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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. 

5 Summer Reads for Aviation Enthusiasts

If you’re a passionate AvGeek, you might want to pick up these books.

People waiting at baggage claim line terminal of the international airport. Airplane travelers waiting for luggage from a conveyor belt. (Photo by izusek/Getty Images)

Baggage Handler at Honolulu Airport Shamed for Tossing Bags

Twitter reacted to the handler carelessly tossing bags down a metal chute.

 

Air India 777-300ER
Air India plane. (Photo by Nick Ellis)

Air India Is Still for Sale — And Nobody Wants to Buy It

After two months of being up for sale, the national flag carrier still has no takers.

A 10-Hour Domestic Flight — In Coach: Hawaiian’s A330 From Honolulu to JFK

Check out what happened on Reviews Editor Nick Ellis’ 10 hour flight – in coach.

Singapore Reveals Start Date for the New Longest Flight in the World

The new longest flight in the world is coming. Heads up: It launches this October.

Image by krisanapong detraphiphat / Getty Images

Why Buying Points and Miles Without a Bonus (Almost) Never Makes Sense

In most instances, you won’t want to buy points and miles without a bonus.

Here’s Why It’s a Great Time to Be an Airline Pilot

In the commercial pilot workforce, it’s a job seeker’s market.

In Other News. . . 

Air New Zealand and Qantas Announce New Partnership

Read up on what the new partnership between Air New Zealand and Qantas means for your travel.

Pictures: Delta’s $1.86 Billion Investment at LAX

Delta has some cool renderings of what they have coming for LAX.

Image by Getty Images.
Image by Getty Images.

$1870 NYC to Bali in Business Class Roundtrip

That’s right. NYC. Bali. Business Class. Roundtrip.

American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com. It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms apply.
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Annual Fee
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