Higher AA Fares, A New Polaris Lounge at Newark, the Place Where 747s Are Recycled and More

Jun 9, 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. 

American Airlines CEO Says Higher Airfares Are Likely Coming

Higher oil prices means higher fares on the popular US carrier.

The Stars Have Aligned: United’s New Polaris Lounge at Newark

Editor-at-Large Zach Honig reviewed the huge new addition to Newark (EWR).

Where 747s Go to Die (and Live Again): Touring Tupelo’s Aircraft Recycling Facility

Take a tour of the facility that takes old 747s to be “reincarnated into other objects.”

This Man Didn’t Get Up Once (or Use the Bathroom) on a 17-Hour Flight

The University of Sydney was testing the effects of jet lag and found that one person didn’t stand once in a 17-hour flight.

So…Who Will Pay Kim Jong-Un’s Hotel Bill?

TPG looked into this unanswered question about President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un’s meet up in Singapore.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? June 2018 Monthly Valuations

Find out what points were devalued this month.

Smooth Operator: United’s 737 MAX 9 in Economy Plus

Take a look inside United’s first 737 MAX 9 flight from Houston (IAH).

In Other News. . .

Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus Visa card will now feature the same rewards as the AS Visa Signature card

Check out this Reddit post to read about Platinum Plus Visa card rewards.

eMiles Is Closing

“Effective June 15, 2018, eMiles Redemptions will close, so please be sure to log-in and redeem, as unredeemed points will expire on June 29, 2018.”

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Wyndham Rewards and La Quinta Returns Unveil 1:1 Point Transfer and Status Match

You can now transfer your Wyndham points to La Quinta and vice versa following Wyndham’s acquisition of La Quinta early this year.

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