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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.

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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.

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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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