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TSA Is Testing Ways to Eventually Keep Laptops in Bags for Everybody, and More

July 20 2019
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TSA Is Testing Ways to Eventually Keep Laptops in Bags for Everybody, and More
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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.

Disney Storybook Dining, Photo courtesy of Summer Hull/The Points Guy

Free Dining Plans Return at Disney, Save $200 Per Night

Free Disney Dining Plans are returning to Disney World this year, valid for eligible trips starting Sept. 1–Dec. 23 (with many blackout dates — like all of October).

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Is Delta Delaying Flights Indefinitely to Avoid Cancellations?

Is Delta’s extraordinarily low cancellation rate so good because it will delay flights for hours and hours instead of taking a cancellation?

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Get Uber Credits for Making Mid-Ride Purchases

Uber and startup Cargo are trying to turn the backseat into a marketplace and will reward riders for participating.

Image by Edward Russell/TPG.

Air France Unveils Updated Lounge at Washington Dulles

Air France-KLM has unveiled its renovated lounge at Washington Dulles, featuring new fittings and a downstairs space that adds capacity at the DC area gateway.

KnowRoaming's SIM Sticker
KnowRoaming's SIM Sticker

New eSIM Service Offers Cheap, Easy Data on Trips Abroad

KnowRoaming, which has provided a handful of creative solutions for overseas data over the years, now offers an entirely digital eSIM, making it easy to sign up online and get connected in just a few minutes.

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Marriott and Emirates Relaunch 'Your World Rewards' Partnership

Marriott and Emirates have announced the relaunch of Your World Rewards, a program designed to give elite-like benefits to loyal members of both programs.

Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy

Delta, Southwest Gift Cards No Longer Trigger Amex Airline Fee Credit

Delta and Southwest gift cards no longer trigger the Amex the airline fee credits.

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TSA Is Testing Ways to Eventually Keep Laptops in Bags for Everybody

The TSA is testing a screening method that may eventually result in passengers keeping laptops in their bags. The TSA is trying out the new screening in Las Vegas and may one day expand it nationwide.

An American Airlines plane heads to the gate at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, on Christmas day December 25, 2015. (Photo by John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images)
Photo by John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Just How Unreliable Have American and Southwest Become?

It's been a rough few months for passengers of American and Southwest with abnormally high delay and cancellation rates. The woes have now dragged into the the dog days of summer, disrupting thousands of passengers at the height of the busy travel season.

Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / The Points Guy

Meet the TPG Team at Our Exclusive Aviation-Themed Reader Event in Seattle

We’re excited to announce that on July 30 we’re hosting an aviation-themed reader event at The Museum of Flight in Seattle!

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