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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.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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