Welcoming Mommy Points, Best Family-Friendly Airlines, Shoe Suggestions for Frequent Flyers and More

Jul 28, 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.

Meet Mommy Points: Two Kids, Hundreds of Flights and Millions of Miles

It was a momentous week for TPG – a new vital member has been added to our team, and you may recognize her.

Mother holding daughter at airport (Photo by Granger Wootz/Getty Images)

The Best Airlines For Families in 2018

Would you be surprised at which airline is made the No. 1 slot?

young man waiting for the plane at international airport with the flight information board. (Photo by Manuel-F-O/Getty Images)

What Shoes You Should Wear When You Travel by Air

TPG broke down some tips on keeping your feet comfy, but make sure those shoes stay on your feet!

The ‘Flying Bum’ Is Coming Back With a Luxury Redesign

An unfortunately-named aircraft is trying to step up its game with new interior design.

12 Major Mistakes People Make With Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Please, please don’t do these 12 things.

Photo courtesy of the Mariott Waikoloa.

Marriott Confirms Date for New Program and Award Chart Launch

More information on the Marriott merger unfolds. Now, we’ve got some important dates.

6 Tasks to Complete Before Marriott and SPG Combine on August 18

The big day is quickly approaching, so don’t let these tasks sneak up on you.

American Airlines Adds Carry-On Bags to Basic Economy Fares

That’s right: Basic Economy just got a little less burdensome.

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 06: A radar screen is seen as air traffic controllers keep watch using Data Comm, part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation system in the control tower at Miami International Airport on March 6, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Data Comm is operational at 55 air traffic control towers around the country, supplementing voice communication between controllers and pilots with digital text-based messages designed to make for safer, more efficient operations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Listen to an Aer Lingus Pilot Argue With JFK Air Traffic Controller

“And before I go, we didn’t create any situation, we flew the aircraft in a safe manner, and my boss will be in contact with your boss. Good day.” Yikes.

(Photo by yenwen / Getty Images)

How My Credit Card Saved Me $15,000 — Reader Success Story

Read how TPG reader Kathryn saved $15,000 thanks to her Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.

One More Thing. . .

BA is currently offering an hour of free WiFi to customers, courtesy of Visa.

You really can’t lose with free WiFi.

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