Marriott and SPG’s New Loyalty Program, Allegiant Under Fire, Southwest Flight 1380 and More

Apr 21, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed this week.

Marriott and SPG Announce Details of Their New Unified Loyalty Program

TPG breaks down the new loyalty program between Marriott and SPG.

Everything We Know About Chase’s Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card

TPG Editor-at-Large, Zach Honig, lays out exactly what will happen with the co-branded Marriott and SPG credit cards after Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood.

Allegiant Under Fire for Safety Record Following Damaging ’60 Minutes’ Report

A “60 Minutes” report revealed that low-cost carrier — and extremely profitable — Allegiant Air has one of the worst safety records of any airline in the world.

Southwest Flight 1380: What You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about the engine failure on Southwest Flight 1380 that left one passenger dead.

Meet the Pilot Who Safely Landed Southwest Flight 1380

It should come as no surprise that Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women to fly a Navy fighter jet, was able to safely land Southwest Flight 1380 after an engine failed and blew out a window.

Glenn Beck Will Sell You the World’s Oldest Civilian Jet, Cheap

Glenn Beck’s 52-year-old twinjet is the oldest operating airliner in the world, and it’s for sale.

Aeroflot May Stop Flights, Ending All Russia to US Air Service

The Russian Foreign Ministry is pointing fingers at the United States for taking too long to issue visas to Russian crews, which may end flights between the two countries.

In other news…

SPG 35% Discount on Points Is Back

Now through the end of May, you can save 35% on all purchases of 5,000 or more Starpoints.

Cathay Pacific to Launch ‘Restaurant-Style’ Business Class Meal Service

The airline will be offering this new style of eating onboard long-haul routes.

United Mileageplus Members Can Now Earn Bonus Award Miles with Simplisafe

Earn 5,000 bonus miles if you sign up for Simplisafe — a home security company.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Annual Fee
$250
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