These Passports Will Help You Breeze Through UK Immigration, and More News from This Week

May 25, 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:

JetBlue Launches New Buy Points Promotion Offering Up to a 50% Bonus

This points purchase might make sense if you’re a few points shy of a good redemption.

Emirates’ New 777 First Class Begins Flying to the US

While it might be a while before this cabin is featured, you’ll love a glimpse inside.

Hilton Honors Offering Diamond Status Match Through March 2021

You now have an extra year to get your status matched.

Hertz Devalues Gold Plus Rewards Program With No Prior Notice

Keep an eye out on good redemptions to work against the devaluation.

Booking.com Makes a Big Move Against Resort Fees

This change might just help to alleviate pesky resort fees.

This image shows where a planned 'Terminal F' would go at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (Photo: Courtesy of DFW Airport)

A New Terminal Is Coming to American Airlines’ Biggest Hub

Say hello to DFW’s new Terminal F.

The launch of Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas, the worlds largest cruise ship.Aerial views off Miami. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

One of the World’s Biggest Cruise Ships Is About to Get a Massive Makeover

You may be wondering, “how massive?” Well, It’s a $165 million project.

Cathay First Class on a 777-300ER. (Photo by JT Genter / The Points Guy)

Meet the TPG Intern Who’s About to Jet Around the World in Style

He pretty much has the best job in the world.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport on May 28, 2014 in London, England. Border Force is the law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for the security of the UK border by enforcing immigration and customs controls on people and goods entering the UK. Border Force officers work at 140 sea and airports across the UK and overseas. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

US Passport Holders Can Now Use ePassport Gates at UK Airports

The gates should speed up the immigrations process for eligible travelers.

a man sitting on a baggage trolley full of luggage and skis in the easyJet check-in area. (Photo by: aviation-images.com/UIG via Getty Images)

AA Slashes Oversized-Bag Fees By 80% for Some Sports Equipment, Music Gear

Bring your archery equipment for the same price as a carry on!

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