Southwest Airlines Is Ending All Flights From Newark Liberty and More

Jul 27, 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.

(Photo by Zach Griff / The Points Guy)
Photo by Zach Griff / The Points Guy

American Airlines Loses World’s Largest Airline Title to Delta and United

American Airlines is no longer the world’s largest airline, losing its title to both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the second quarter.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, on March 28, 2019. (Photo by Mark Ralston/Getty Images)
Photo by Mark Ralston/Getty Images

Southwest Airlines Is Ending All Flights From Newark Liberty

Southwest Airlines will pull out of Newark this fall, ending all flights at the New York City-area airport in November. Southwest tied the decision to the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.

An Equifax logo is seen in this photo illustration on 20 October, 2017. The consumer credit reporting agency was hacked twice in 2017. In the last attack in July financial data belonging to over 145 million Americans was stolen including social security numbers, credit card numbers and addresses. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Equifax Hack Settlement Will Provide At Least $125 to Each Affected Consumer

Almost two years after a massive data breach that affected 147 million Americans, Equifax has now agreed to a “global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and territories.”

(Photo courtesy of Marriott Homes and Villas)
Photo courtesy of Marriott Homes and Villas

How to Deal With Strict Hotel Occupancy Limits in Europe and Beyond

Don’t despair if you can’t find a hotel room large enough for your crew in Europe. It might actually be a blessing in disguise since you can often rent an entire condo for less than the price of a hotel room.

**STRICT EMBARGO** LONDON, UK: New Club World seat developed through Project Vector, photographed on 10 Decemeber 2018 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)
Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways

5 More US Destinations to Get British Airways’ New Club Suite Biz Class

The new British Airways Club Suite, the airline’s first new business class since the 2006 introduction of the current and now-dated product, is coming to more US destinations beginning next January, after debuting on flights from New York JFK in October.

ANKARA, TURKEY - AUGUST 31: Uber and Lyft application logos arae seen on a screen in Ankara, Turkey on August 31, 2018. (Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

I Almost Always Choose Lyft Over Uber — Here’s Why

Here’s why Lyft remains TPG Credit Card Writer Madison Blancaflor’s favorite (and most used) rideshare app.

Boeing rolled out the first 777-9 in March. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
Photo courtesy of Boeing

Boeing Confirms Its Updated 777X Widebody Won’t Fly Until Next Year

Boeing’s update to the venerable 777 will not fly until “early 2020,” said the company’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The 777-9 aircraft, which was due to fly this year, is delayed due to issues with the GE Aviation GE9X engines.

Photo by Zach Honig/TPG

World’s Most Frequent Flyer Beats 20-Million-Mile Record

That’s right: Tom’s now completed an absolutely mind-boggling 21 million butt-in-seat miles, exclusively on paid United Airlines flights — earning lifetime Global Services status many times over.

Photo by Tais Policanti / Getty Images
Photo by Tais Policanti / Getty Images

The Best Airline Credit Cards with In-flight Discounts

Here is a rundown of the airline credit cards that provide discounts on inflight purchases currently available to new applicants, and how much you can expect to save with each.

Cityscape image of Chicago downtown at sunrise.
Cityscape image of Chicago downtown at sunrise.

Meet the TPG Team at Our ‘PointsCon’ Event in Chicago

On Thursday, August 8, at the Chicago Sky Deck, we will be holding a second event in which you can join us for a night of fun, food, drinks, conversation and exclusive face time with the TPG staff!

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