The TWA Hotel Opens, the Fastest Way to Get From NYC to DC, New Flights to Tokyo And More

May 18, 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:

First Impressions of the TWA Hotel — Spectacular, But Needs Work

Despite a few hiccups, the aesthetics are all there.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Washington DC.

Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From NYC to DC to Find Which Was Fastest

Spoiler alert: the Megabus didn’t win.

Asakusa, Japan

American, Delta, Hawaiian and United Get Tentative Approval to Serve Tokyo-Haneda Next Year

Read TPG Senior Points and Miles Writer Darren Murph’s breakdown, which explains why this could be a big deal.

(Photo by Dong Wenjie / Getty Images)

JetBlue Is Switching to Pepsi, Making It One of the Few Airlines Not to Serve Coke

Get ready for a whole lot of, “is Pepsi OK?”

American and Hyatt Elites Now Get Reciprocal Benefits

Effective this week, American and Hyatt members can link their accounts together.

New Google Travel Features Could Make Trip Planning Easier Than Ever

The new additions make Google a much more intuitive resource for travelers.

Hilton and Lyft Launch New Partnership With Bonus Points on All Rides

You could get up to 30,000 Hilton points every year with this partnership.

Uber’s Testing a Big Change to Airport Pickups

The pilot program is taking place at Portland International Airport (PDX).

Frontier Airlines with aircraft at gate, while characterized as a low cost carrier, Frontier continues to expand with new routes in the United States. (Photo by robertcicchetti / Getty Images)

Pack Your Bags: Frontier Airlines Formally Launches ‘Friends Fly Free’

To celebrate the official launch, Frontier’s Discount Den members can book eligible flights from now until May 19.

RENTON, WA - MARCH 16: A Boeing 737 MAX 7 taxis before its first flight at Renton Municipal Airport, on March 16, 2018 in Renton, Washington. The aircraft is the shortest variant of fuel efficient MAX family. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Has Completed the Software Update for 737 MAX Planes

Here’s our breakdown of what exactly that means.

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