A New Way to Get Your Hands on the Southwest Companion Pass, January Valuations, Safety During the Government Shutdown and More

Jan 12, 2019

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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.

Houston Hobby // Stephen M. Keller, 2018
Houston Hobby // Stephen M. Keller, 2018

This Is Not a Drill: You Can Now Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With One Credit Card Bonus

But the offer only lasts through February 11.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? January 2019 Monthly Valuations

Find out why TPG valued IHG Rewards differently this month.

Image by Nivek Neslo / Getty Images

How to Avoid Dragging Your Child by Their Jacket Through the Airport

There are ways to get around it, like plopping your kid on a luggage cart, for one.

The Capitol building stands behind caution tape at a construction site in Washington, D.C., U.S. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Is It Safe for Airline Passengers to Fly During the Government Shutdown?

The lengthy government shutdown has caused a stir at airports, posing questions regarding safety.

(Photo via Shutterstock)

22 Ways to Be a Healthier Traveler in 2019

These are the best ways to avoid stress and sickness everywhere you go this year.

Magic on a Budget: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in Orlando, Florida

Budget hotel. . . but make it Disney.

Capital One Adds Exclusive Restaurant Reservations as New Card Holder Benefit

Foodies rejoice! Your dining experience with Capital One just got better.

(Photo via Shutterstock)

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Credit in 2019

So you can finally get that new credit card you’ve been eyeing.

This Low-Cost Carrier Is Expanding in Hawaii Before Southwest Gets There

Your move, Southwest.

Inside Terminal D of passengers and airliner taking off at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Opens New John S. McCain III Terminal 3

“It’s very bittersweet, obviously, I wish he were here. He would have loved this more than anything,” said Cindy McCain.

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Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at US restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
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  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
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  • $250 Annual Fee.
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Annual Fee
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Balance Transfer Fee
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