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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, plus a few new stories. If you’re an avid TPG reader, you’ll want to skip ahead to the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

The sunset view of Paris with the Eiffel tower

Paris Police Are Warning Tourists About Gangs of Hotel Thieves

“Hotel rats” are a pretty big threat to tourists staying in France.

A view of a zip line which is part of the Chico Largo canopy tour on the Island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)

Death in Honduras Adds to Growing List of Cruise Zip-Line Accidents

The tragic incident is only contributing to the problem of unsafe zip-lines.

Airbus Unveils Its Newest Plane, the A220

Well, it’s actually an old plane with a new name.

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Say Goodbye to Southwest Airlines Peanuts, an Airline Icon

May the famous plane peanuts rest in peace.

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6 Credit Cards That Can Get You Over $1,000 In Value

Some of the cards even surpass the $2,000 mark.

Is Jerry Seinfeld the Reason That the Amex Black Card Exists?

We did a deep dive of Seinfeld’s claim that he’s the reason that the Amex Black Card exists.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia. (Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.)

Get 15,000 Bonus Amex Points for Spending $750 With Four Seasons

You read that right!

Never Again: A Review of TAP Air Portugal’s A320 in Economy From Lisbon to Accra

TPG’s Lori Zaino said that “the six-hour flight in TAP’s economy class would end up being one of the worst flights [she’s] taken in recent memory.”

In Other News. . .

Google Pay is adding mobile boarding passes and event tickets

Now, Android users are finally get something Apple kids have had all this time.

The Category 2 Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama costs 15,000 Club Carlson points per night.

Radisson Rewards summer promotion double points July 9-Aug 31

You can get double points on 2+ night stays at eligible Radisson locations during the promotion.

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express

Aside from the 75,000 points welcome bonus, Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more, earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive a $200 airline fee credit each year.

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  • Welcome Offer: Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's 1.5 points per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
  • Get one year of Platinum Global Access from WeWork. With this membership, you can access 300+ premium, inspiring workspaces in 75+ cities. To get this exclusive offer, enroll between 2/15/2019 and 12/31/2019.
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