TAP’s New A330neo, Sir Richard Branson on Talking Points, Uber Elite Status and More

Dec 1, 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.

Airbus Delivers World’s First A330neo to TAP Air Portugal

Replacing the original A330 series, the A330neo has an upgraded business class but the same 2-4-2 economy configuration.

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Talking Points Episode 3: Chatting With Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson

Brian Kelly talks all things Virgin with the one and only Sir Richard Branson.

How to Instantly Earn Uber Elite Status

Your previous six months of activity on Uber products will count toward your rewards.

Air France Boeing 777 Business Class seating

Polynesian Posh: Air France (777-200) in Business Class From Papeete to Los Angeles

TPG Senior Strategist Darren Murph’s Air Flight flight made for a very photogenic trip from Papeete to Los Angeles.

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The Oneworld Alliance May Be About to Gain a New Member, Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc’s CEO is coming to New York City and people are speculating that the airline is joining Oneworld.

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Credit Card Perks You Can Gift for the Holidays

TPG’s Mark Spivak outlined the most underrated gifts you can give a fellow traveler this holiday season.

I Just Experienced the Future of Boarding a Plane — Here’s What I Learned

Two words: facial recognition.

CANADA - 2018/04/21: Sing and logo of the Marriott Hotels and Resorts. The chain is repeatedly voted as one of the best places to work. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

 

Marriott Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

There are a few ways to protect yourself.

The TWA Hotel's Lockheed Constellation full assembled. Image by Aaron Flacke / MCR Development.

The Crazy History Behind the TWA Hotel’s Retro Airplane Restaurant

If you’re a real AvGeek, you’ll probably want to get a bite to eat on this plane-turned-restaurant.

How to Have a Drink at 1,588 Feet in the Highest Hotel Bar on Earth

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong’s restaurant might just be on your bucket list now.

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