Southwest’s Hawaii Flights, Women in Aviation, Paine Field’s First Flights and More

Mar 9, 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.

Coconut Palm trees on the beach of the Tropical island of Maui, Hawaii

Southwest Airlines Is Now Selling Tickets to Hawaii

Here’s what you need to know.

Where Are All the Women CEOs in Aviation?

In honor of yesterday’s International Women’s Day, TPG takes a look.

At Long Last, The First Commercial Flights in Decades Are Taking Off From Paine Field

It’s the newest commercial airport in the US.

Believe It or Not, Resort Fees Finding Ways to Get Worse

If you already thought it was bad, get ready.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 31: A gamer uses a joystick as he plays the video game "Forza Motorsport 7" developed by Turn 10 Studio and published by Microsoft Studios on a Microsoft Xbox One X console during the 'Paris Games Week' on October 31, 2016 in Paris, France. 'Paris Games Week' is an international trade fair for video games to be held from October 31 to November 5, 2017. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

Priority Pass Now Lets You Access Gameway Lounges

Now you can game while traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Image courtesy of DIsney

Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy Edge Opening Dates Announced

Mark your calendars.

United Warns Employees After Firing 35+ For Selling ‘Buddy Pass’ Perks

The airline found out when non-rev passengers said they’d paid for first class tickets.

An American Airlines 737 Max 8 plane interior. Single aisle aircraft are not required by the ADA to have a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

American Airlines Grounds 14 ‘Project Oasis’ 737s, Cancels Dozens of Flights

A spokesperson told TPG that the airline“identified an issue with the quality of work conducted on overhead bins on two of these Boeing 737-800 aircraft.”

What Airbnb’s Acquisition of HotelTonight Could Mean for Travelers

Could we soon find HotelTonight’s portfolio of hotels on Airbnb?

(Photo by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy)

Amex Platinum Card Losing Its Complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi Perk

The closest plan to the free Amex option is $14.99 per month — a pretty decent hit to those who frequently use it.

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