May Points and Miles Valuations, First Look at Alaska's JFK Lounge and More
Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed this week.
TPG breaks down how points and miles stack up for the month of May.
With the merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin American complete, the airline has officially opened its long-awaited lounge at New York’s JFK Airport.
See how much the relative costs of luxury travel accommodations are for super-rich Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
With the new Amex Offer, you can earn 3,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $300 or more with Hilton — on room rate and room charges.
Lesser-Known Perks of Small-Business Credit Cards
All of the best business credit cards offer a menu of additional perks outside their respective rewards programs.
Cold War stereotypes and jokes aside, Aeroflot won this particular space race when it came to seat space and comfort. It also boasts good service and a low cost.
Viking Cruises is rolling out the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary with its new ‘Ultimate World Cruise‘ — an eight-month voyage throughout six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports.
In other news…
Alaska Airlines and Air France-KLM Officially End Partnership
This was announced back in December, but the partnership officially ended this week, which means you can no longer credit Air France-KLM flights to Alaska's MileagePlan.
IHG Rewards Club Members Can Take 50% off with “Reward Nights Sale” in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
The sale runs from 8:00pm EDT on Monday, April 30, 2018, to 11:00am EDT on Monday, May 7, 2018, for stays from May 1 through June 30, 2018. Redeem Rewards Club points by visiting www.ihg.com/rewardnights, or the participating hotels’ websites.
A Wall Street Journal report on how top management, using updates from the cockpit and passengers’ phones, put the emergency-response plan into action in Philadelphia and Dallas.