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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 best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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