Paris Thieves, Zip-Line Accidents, a New Airbus Plane and More

Jul 14, 2018

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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.


Say Goodbye to Southwest Airlines Peanuts, an Airline Icon

May the famous plane peanuts rest in peace.


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.

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