Skip the line at Disney World, TPG launches new community and more

Dec 7, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG this week. Here’s what you need to know:

How to skip the line at Disney World’s newest attraction

(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)
(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Star Wars fans, you’ll be able to enjoy the newest attraction without sweating through one of the longest lines we’ve ever seen.

The government is changing rules for emotional support animals

(Photo by nadisja / Getty Images)
(Photo by nadisja / Getty Images)

This legislation is important for people who truly need them.

United converts elite upgrade system to PlusPoints

Here’s a detailed breakdown on how to use the new system.

Here’s why Norwegian’s new cruise ships will be much smaller

(Photo courtesy of Norwegian)
(Photo courtesy of Norwegian)

Among other things, smaller ships can travel to very different destinations.

TPG launches a new online community for women

Traveling together is much sweeter when your companion is free. (Photo by undrey/Getty Images)
Traveling together is much sweeter when your companion is free. (Photo by undrey/Getty Images)

Join us on Facebook here.

Which American Airlines expenses trigger the Amex airline fee credit?

(Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy)
(Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy)

Most expenses qualify, but some require a bit more work than others.

This is your last chance to get TPG’s hand-picked travel kit

(Photo courtesy Birchbox)
(Photo courtesy Birchbox)

Get the Grooming Globetrotter from Birchbox before it’s gone.

5 reasons why TSA PreCheck is still valuable today

PreCheck and CLEAR saved tons of time when changing terminals (Summer Hull / The Points Guy)
PreCheck and CLEAR saved tons of time when changing terminals (Summer Hull / The Points Guy)

You’ll still thank your lucky stars for this perk when you’re running late to the gate. And here’s what to do when your boarding pass isn’t marked correctly.

Here’s why Trump flies into London’s low-cost airport

Officials wait for US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump to disembark from Air Force One after landing at Stansted Airport, northeast of London on December 2, 2019, as they arrive ahead of the upcoming NATO alliance summit. - NATO marks its 70th birthday at a summit next week but the celebration could well turn into an arena of political combat between the alliance's feuding leaders. Heads of state and government will descend on London Tuesday bracing for a scrap over spending and how to deal with Russia, in a huge test of unity within NATO -- billed by its own officials as the 'most successful alliance in history'. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Stansted (STN) is no stranger to the business of welcoming Air Force One and the U.S. presidents it transports.

New York’s no longer one of the world’s Top 10 tourist destinations

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)
(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

Believe it or not, none of the new Top 10 are in North or South America.

Featured photo by Summer Hull / The Points Guy.

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