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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.
Air Italy hopes to turn Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) into a major hub. Read about how the new airline plans to do so.
TPG Social Media Editor, Samantha, shares what her year at TPG has been like and everything she’s learned. Pro-tip: Don’t use a debit card.
“Suddenly, the windshield just cracked and made a loud bang. The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window,” the co-pilot of the Sichuan Airlines told Chinese newspaper Chengdu Economic Daily.
Check out this review of Aeroflot’s Comfort Class on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER from New York-JFK to Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF).
Take a look at exactly which cards you should be using to rack up Starpoints.
A passenger on a United flight noticed the man sitting next to her referred to her as “a smelly fatty” in a text message. Devastated, another passenger sitting behind them stepped in.
Southwest’s new offer awards bonus points to passengers who have PreCheck if they’re in line at the security check point for more than 10 minutes.
Starting this September, you’ll no longer be able to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Take a look at what the famed hotel will become.
In Other News…
Starting this week, Aeroplan members can earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with Olympic Air.
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