Readers Favorite Hotel Perks, Best Ways to Maximize Your Trip to Chile, July Valuations and More

Jul 7, 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.

This Is the Hotel Perk Travelers Value Most

Free breakfast came out on top against room upgrades, lounge access and other hotel perks.

Torres del Paine mountains, Patagonia, Chile. (Photo by MBPROJEKT_Maciej_Bledowski / Getty Images)

7 Best Ways to Get to Chile on Points and Miles

TPG‘s Eric Rosen broke down the best way to maximize your trip to Chile airline-by-airline.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? July 2018 Monthly Valuations

Check out how much your points are worth this month – and see how the SPG and Marriott merger’s new award rates might affect future valuations.

Philippine Airlines Is Bringing a Nonstop A350 to New York

At 16 hours, the route from MNL to JFK will be the eighth longest non-stop flight.

One Week Left to Earn 100k Points With the Marriott Premier Plus Card

Spend $5,000 in 3 months and get $900 worth of points back – but time is running out!

cabin of airplane with unrecognizable passengers on seats waiting to take off. (Photo by Demkat/Getty Images)

FAA to Passengers: Shrinking Airplane Seats Aren’t Our Problem

Apparently it’s not the FAA’s place to regulate.

Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash

The 5 Travel Rewards Credit Cards to Sign Up for in July

These cards’ current offers might make you think twice about applying for them.

Your Exclusive Look Inside Emirates’ $150 Million 777 Retrofit

Watch the 777-200LRs get a complete refresh with TPG‘s Editor-at-Large Zach Honig.

In Other News. . .

Amazon $10 Free With 1-Click Payment

Pro tip: if you have a Discover card, add it to your Amazon account to increase your chances of being targeted for this offer.

[Targeted] AmEx Offer: Sam’s Club, Spend $50+ & Receive $15 Statement Credit 

You might want to check out this targeted offer if you’re a regular Sam’s Club customer.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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