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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. 

An Airline With No Planes Just Bought 20 Boeing Dreamliners

You probably haven’t heard of Bamboo Airways, but after that ambitious Boeing order, it may become more familiar.

Which Credit Card Gets You Into the Most Lounges?

The card ranked No. 1 will get you access into 1,303 lounges.

Laguardia Airport in New York. (Photo by JasonDoiy / Getty Images)

The LGA AirTrain Route Seems Unnecessarily Convoluted

For some reason it overshoots the airport…

SWAT Storms JetBlue Flight After Receiving a Hijacking Alert

A passenger on the flight reported that “SWAT came and told us to pull our phones away and leave (our) hands up.”

Gold elites get Marriott and SPG Gold status through RewardsPlus, earning you extra points and perks at hotels like the St. Regis Maldives.

Marriott Releases Full Award Rates; 70% of Properties Will Cost the Same or Less

It looks like there are some perks to the new program following the Marriott and SPG merger.

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Insane: 60k Marriott Points for St. Regis Maldives, Bora Bora, Al Maha and More!

You don’t want to miss out on this deal.

A Night at Baha Mar’s Most Exclusive Hotel: A Review of the Rosewood

In the words of Travel Editor Melanie Lieberman, “it delivers.”

The Hotel That Exceeded My Expectations: A Review of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

The food wasn’t amazing, but the service was.

In Other News. . .

Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

New Uber Discount Code for New York Parks

You can get up to $10 off two rides to or from select parks in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

British Airways Has A Hilarious New Safety Video

Sir Michael Caine is in it!

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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