The priciest U.S. airports, how to handle food poisoning on a flight, and more

Nov 16, 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:

I got food poisoning on a flight. Here’s what happened.

Young woman feeling bad during a flight and breathing in vomit bag. (Photo by martin-dm/Getty Images)
Photo by martin-dm/Getty Images

A TPG staffer got violently ill on a long-haul flight from Cape Town to Paris. Here’s what happened, and what precautions you can take if you ever find yourself in the same situation.

Stormtroopers send travelers to a galaxy far away

(Photo courtesy of United)
Photo courtesy of United

One of United’s planes is rocking a new look.

United eliminates award charts in favor of dynamic pricing

First United Airlines 767-300ER in new livery. (Photo courtesy of United Airlines)
Photo courtesy of United Airlines

This almost always means bad news for loyal customers, and things already weren’t looking good.

United no longer the right airline for you? Here are three other Star Alliance partners to consider

NEW YORK - AUGUST 24 : An Airbus A330 operated by Turkish Airlines takes off from JFK Airport on August 24, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

If you’re going to lose out because of United’s changes, here are some alternatives.

Venice is knee-deep in flood water

Photo by Getty Images

A number of historical buildings have been impacted.

These are the priciest and cheapest airports in the U.S.

(Photo by garett_mosher/Getty Images)
Photo by garett_mosher/Getty Images

We based our metrics on factors such as the average price of a flight, the daily parking rates and the cost of a 12-ounce black coffee.

American will now offer different compensation for voluntary bumps

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

Here’s what’s you should know.

Hyatt opened a new resort. Here’s why they shouldn’t have [yet]

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

Nothing was quite right or ready, from the water park to the pool to even the credit card machine at checkout.

Expedia penalizes hotels that charge resort fees

At $39/night, the Palazzo is in a tie for the most expensive resort fee in Vegas.
At $39/night, the Palazzo is in a tie for the most expensive resort fee in Vegas.

In one of the most customer-friendly moves in the travel industry this year, Expedia announced that it will lower search results for hotels with resort fees

ICYMI: Meet the veterans who work for The Points Guy

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: People watch the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. President Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend New York's parade, offered a tribute to veterans ahead of the 100th annual parade which draws thousands of vets and spectators from around the country. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Take a moment to learn about the veterans on our staff here at TPG.

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