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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.
Higher oil prices means higher fares on the popular US carrier.
Editor-at-Large Zach Honig reviewed the huge new addition to Newark (EWR).
Take a tour of the facility that takes old 747s to be “reincarnated into other objects.”
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.
TPG looked into this unanswered question about President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un’s meet up in Singapore.
Find out what points were devalued this month.
Take a look inside United’s first 737 MAX 9 flight from Houston (IAH).
In Other News. . .
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.”
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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