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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.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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