The Best Airport Food, How to Fly Delta’s Best Planes Within the US, Team TPG’s 2018 Elite Status Strategies and More

Aug 11, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

Edo Market Place in Tokyo, Japan. A part of Haneda international airport that sells all kind of Japanese products for tourist. (Photo by

The World’s Best Airport Food, According to Pilots

These airports have the most appetizing cuisine to the people who dine there the most.

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How to Fly Delta’s Best Business Class Seats Domestically

Normally, these Delta aircrafts are reserved for long-haul international flights, but you can take advantage of the select domestic routes that they’re being used for.

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Team TPG’s Progress and Strategy for Airline Elite Status in 2018

See where three of the biggest travelers from TPG stand in terms of miles and segments, and how they’re working toward elite status.

How to Get a Special Yellow Version of the Amex Platinum Card

It was specially “designed” by Pharrell Williams.

(Photo by Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

The Best $69 You Can Spend at Disney World

Everything’s a hefty price at Disney, but this expense is probably worth your while.

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This Is What It’s Like to Travel With a Disability in the United States

Traveling can be stressful for everyone — but for travelers with disabilities, the challenges are often still insurmountable.

Getting Home From JFK Is Terrible, and Lyft Data Confirms It

It wasn’t all in our heads: JFK is so hard to travel from.

Photo by Massimo Virgilio on Unsplash

Pocketing This Coveted Souvenir in Italy Could Cost You $3K in Fines

You might think you’re slick by taking this souvenir home for show and tell, but you might just regret it.

The Golden Touch: Gulf Air (787-9) in Business Class From London to Bahrain

TPG’s JT Genter flew Gulf Air’s 787-9 from London to Bahrain. Most of the flight was pretty spot-on, but there was no WiFi on board.

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Redemption of the Week: Booking an Avios Partner Award

This TPG reader knew what he was doing when he used points to avoid a lengthy bus ride in Jordan.

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