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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.


5 Ways Families Can Easily Earn 5x Points on the Chase Freedom

Check out how your family can maximize Chase Freedom’s 5x points back this quarter.

The Best Time to Take Your Dream Hawaiian Vacation Is Right Now

With plentiful, cheap flights, Hawaii is easier to get to than ever.

AIRPORT GRAN CANARIA, LAS PALMAS, SPAIN - 2018/04/14: Primera Air nordic Boeing 737-800 landing at Gran Canaria/Las Palmas airport coming from Sweden. (Photo by Fabrizio Gandolfo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

This Is What Forced Primera Air to Declare Bankruptcy

Here’s everything that led to the downfall of low-cost carrier Primera Air.

How Suite It Is: Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on the Big Island in Hawaii

JT Genter stayed at his very first resort — this is what he thought about it.

Etihad to Hand Over Keys to London-Heathrow Lounge

Another lounge operator will be taking over. . .

What Are Points & Miles Worth? October 2018 Monthly Valuations

See what happened to Citi ThankYou point valuations this month.

 

Ultimate Guide to the New Singapore Suites

TPG’s Eric Rosen broke down exactly how to get on what we’ve ranked as the world’s best new first class.

We Went on One of the Most Beautiful Train Rides in the World — With Sri Lanka Railways

Breathtaking views, but “you’ll want to bring your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper.”

New Amex Gold Card Offers 4x on US Restaurants and Supermarkets, Annual Dining Credit

The Premier Rewards Gold Card: revamped. And metal.

Order a Metal Amex Gold Card in Less Time Than It Takes to Make Coffee

Set your coffee to brew while you order your new metal card.

American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com. It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms apply.
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Annual Fee
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