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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.
More importantly: What do his annual fees add up to?
You can now transfer to 14 partners rather than the original 12, but these two have a different transfer ratio.
TPG’s Ethan Steinberg wrote about some of the best ways to redeem some of the best seats in the sky.
Adjusting the boarding groups from six to eight isn’t the only change.
New plane, fresh livery and a huge upgrade to first class.
Emily McNutt rated her flight an 82/100, where food and service ranked highly.
“The tail strike was a symptom of problems, not the cause of the catastrophe,” said former Boeing engineer Peter Lemme.
TPG’s Nicky Kelvin wrote about his rather unfortunate stay during Art Basel.
In Other News. . .
Alaska is celebrating its new routes from Everett PAE. Earn double miles on them between February 11 and March 31, 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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