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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.

The Best Business Credit Cards of 2018

The first big step in separating your business finances is getting a business credit card… So which is best for you?

Amex Introduces New Business Gold Card With 4x on Select Categories, Points Rebate & More

The Business Gold gives you the most points back in the categories you spend the most in.

Man Says Southwest Booted Him From Plane for Not Checking $80K Violin

“They only offered me one option – either the violin goes in the hold, or you get off … so I had to get off the flight.”

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Southwest Is Testing out a Speedier Boarding and Deplaning Process

Decisions, decisions. Southwest’s new boarding and deplaning process allows flyers to choose the front or the back door.

9 of the Best Priority Pass Lounges Around the World

These lounges in Priority Pass’ portfolio are beyond pristine.

 

American Express Membership Rewards Adds New Valuable 1:1 Airline Transfer Partner

Your Amex points just got more valuable.

 

Delta Passenger With Seat ‘Covered in Feces’ Only Got 50K SkyMiles for That Crap

What a mess.

 

WOW Indeed: Icelandair to Acquire Struggling WOW Air

WOW’s saving grace was once a competitor.

 

Fit for a Princess: A Review of the Conrad Hong Kong

TPG’s Adam Kotkin found it to be an ornate hotel, but it could use a little updating.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card in use

It’s Official: Chase Is Going Contactless

Your contactless card will be en route later this year.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Annual Fee
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