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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, plus a few new stories. If you’re an avid TPG reader, you’ll want to skip ahead to the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

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What Credit Cards Does The Points Guy Have?

More importantly: What do his annual fees add up to?

Capital One Launches Transfer Partners, Adds Two More Airlines

You can now transfer to 14 partners rather than the original 12, but these two have a different transfer ratio.

The Best Programs for Booking Emirates Awards

TPG’s Ethan Steinberg wrote about some of the best ways to redeem some of the best seats in the sky.

Delta Overhauls Boarding Process — Here’s What You Need to Know

Adjusting the boarding groups from six to eight isn’t the only change.

See Royal Air Maroc’s Sleek New 787-9 Dreamliner Interior

New plane, fresh livery and a huge upgrade to first class.

Best of the West: A Review of Delta One Suites on the A350 From Detroit to Seoul

Emily McNutt rated her flight an 82/100, where food and service ranked highly.

Air Canada 777 Tail Hit the Runway Upon Landing — Is That a Big Deal?

“The tail strike was a symptom of problems, not the cause of the catastrophe,” said former Boeing engineer Peter Lemme.

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Stay at the Cadillac Hotel in Miami

TPG’s Nicky Kelvin wrote about his rather unfortunate stay during Art Basel.

In Other News. . .

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 taking off from LAX on October 03, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images.

Alaska Airlines Offers Double Miles on Select Routes

Alaska is celebrating its new routes from Everett PAE. Earn double miles on them between February 11 and March 31, 2019.

The new British Airways lounge at Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO) on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Rome, Italy. © 2018 Patrick T. Fallon for The Points Guy
© 2018 Patrick T. Fallon for The Points Guy

British Airways Extending Lounge Access for up to 5 Guests December 14 – January 6, 2019

Seasons greetings! Guest your friends and family into the British Airways Lounges this holiday season with this limited time benefit.

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