French Soccer Team Celebrates at CDG, Amtrak Brings Back 1955 Dome Car, Neeleman Orders Planes for Startup Airline and More

Jul 21, 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.

France's midfielder N'Golo Kante (L) shakes hands with a member of plane staff as he disembarks with teammates upon their arrival at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport on the outskirts of Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

See the French World Cup Team Parade the Trophy at Paris’ CDG Airport

The championship team flaunted its new trophy as soon as they set foot in France.

WELLS, ME - AUGUST 17: Peter McArdle, an Amtrak train host, takes in the views from the 1955 dome observation car on a northbound Downeaster train. Amtraks Great Dome rail car will travel along with the Downeaster on four trips each day until Sept. 18. (Photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Amtrak Is Bringing Back Its Historic Great Dome Car

The 1955 train car is making a temporary comeback for some of the best views Amtrak offers.

An Airbus A220-300 gives a display during the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)

JetBlue Founder Buys 60 Airbus A220 for New US Startup

It’s all for his new airline, Moxy, which is set to launch in 2021.

bouquet of beautiful flowers on wooden table. Floristry concept. Spring colors. the work of the florist at a flower shop.

10 Ways You Could Be Earning Airline Miles Other Than Credit Cards

It’s the perfect breakdown of ways you could be maximizing beyond your card.

How Airplanes Get to Farnborough, the Biggest Aviation Show

It’s actually not that easy. . .

A British Airways 747-400 lined up on runway Two-Two Left at JFK. Photo by Alberto Riva / The Points Guy

Pax Britannica: British Airways (747-400) in First Class From Accra to London

TPG’s Jack Witty hopped on a flight after the PeaceJam conference in Ghana – and the seat ate his charging cable.

Should I Hold on to Both the SPG and Marriott Cards After August?

There’s no short answer to this reader question.

 

In Other News. . .

Le Club AccorHotels Quadruple Points Select New Hotels July 16 – October 14, 2018

You can already be getting quadruple points at select AccorHotels.

The family-friendly Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu, Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort)

Hilton Giving Away 100 $100 Gift Cards + Grand Prize Trip To 1/3 Destinations

You can win a trip for two to Hawaii, China or Italy.

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - OCTOBER 23: A Boeing 777 passenger plane belonging to the American Airlines flies into the clouds after lifting off from Hong Kong International Airport, on 23 October 2017, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)

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Now, you can get a 5 – 10% discount on American Airlines fares.

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