Transferring AA Miles to Etihad, New Amex Lounges, Updated Points Valuations and More

May 4, 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:

Etihad A380 First Class Apartments

Etihad Award Flights Bookable Online With American Airlines Miles — Business Class Space for Four

Take a look at TPG‘s Summer Hull’s deep dive into the best Etihad products and availability for booking with AA miles.

Amex Platinum Cardholders Have 2 New Airport Lounge Options

If you’re traveling through T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI soon you’ll have a spot to lounge.

What Are Points & Miles Worth? May 2019 Monthly Valuations

There were a couple “movers and shakers” this month.

A British Airways Boeing 747-400 (Registration G-CIVH) lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. © 2019 Patrick T. Fallon for The Points Guy

We Pieced Together the New Partner Award Chart for British Airways

The TPG take? “While there’s no good news to report, the bad news isn’t nearly as bad as expected.”

(Photo by JT Genter / The Points Guy)

What It’s Like to Fly With the World’s Most Senior Flight Attendant

She’s friendly with regular commuters and she compliments passengers as they board.

Capital One Adds JetBlue as Transfer Partner, Launches With 50% Bonus

This is exciting, but be sure to watch out for that transfer ratio.

Cathay Pacific First Class

Amex’s Big Premium Flight Discounts Are Now Bookable Online

This perk could save cardholders thousands.

(Image courtesy of Disney Parks)

How to Make a Reservation to Visit Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The park region opens on May 31 for those with a reservation.

This file photo shows the Gasparilla Bar past security at Tampa International Airport. (Photo courtesy of Tampa International Airport.)

Two Airports Now Allowing Non-Ticketed Visitors Into Terminals

So you can hug your loved ones right before you board.

Beach in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. (Image by M Swiet Productions / Getty Images)

Summer Airfares Are Predicted to Drop for These 10 Vacation Destinations

Keep your eyes glued to these fares.

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