Taj Mahal Visitors Will Be Fined for Staying Longer Than 3 Hours

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

The Taj Mahal thinks visitors are overstaying their welcome. In this week’s battle against overtourism, the Taj Mahal has made yet another attempt to whittle down the nearly 50,000 visitors that pass through its doors every day. Now, guests at the Taj Mahal will have a three-hour time limit when visiting the UNESCO World Heritage …

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How The Next-Generation Acela Trains Are Coming Together In Upstate New York

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

There’s a new Acela Express coming to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and it will make the running time between New York and Washington, DC about 15 minutes faster. Beginning in 2021, passengers between Boston and Washington will ride on Next-Generation Acela, the train that will slowly start to replace the original Acela two years from now. …

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Iconic Italian Street Eats All’Antico Vinaio Is Coming to New York for the First Time

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Start spreadin’ the news: All’Antico Vinaio, the iconic Italian street eatery that your friend who studied abroad in Florence still won’t shut up about, is coming to New York City for one month as a pop-up shop. This is the first time the Florentine panini spot will be expanding out of its native country, and …

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Couple Says They Fell Ill at the Same Dominican Republic Resort Where 3 Americans Mysteriously Died

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Following the mysterious deaths of three Americans at the Grand Bahia Principe hotel in La Romana in the Dominican Republic, a couple from Colorado now claims that they fell ill at the very same resort in June 2018. ABC News reported that Kaylynn Knull and her boyfriend, Tom Schwander, began feeling ill on their vacation …

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LAX Power Outage Causes Cancellations and Delays for Southwest and United

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Wednesday night, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a power outage that caused a ripple effect of delays and cancellations. The terminals serving Southwest and United appeared to be affected the most. Hundreds of passengers were briefly stuck on grounded aircraft, according to The Associated Press. The outage was caused by a glitch at a …

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Video: TPG Gets the Celeb Experience at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Glitter, anyone? This week, Brian finally touches down in Rio De Janeiro to experience the first part of his first-ever Carnival. There was music, costumes, fireworks, top-notch food, private planes, famous DJs (hi, Diplo!) and of course, the main event — the epic, colorful, fantastic, one-of-a-kind Sambadrome parade. Staying up until 6am has never been …

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Air France Wants to Eliminate 210 Million Single-Use Plastic Items by the End of 2019

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Air France says it will eliminate single-use plastic items from its flights, hopping on the green bandwagon with other airlines and hotel brands that have enacted their own environmentally-friendly practices in recent months. Air France says it has been making strides to be a greener airline since 2015, when it stopped supplying plastic drinking straws …

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You Can See a Controversial Banksy Mural on Display in New Orleans Right Now

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

A once-defunct Banksy mural has made its way back into the public eye in New Orleans this month, for this first time in over a decade. The artwork, created by the famously elusive British street artist, is a 1,600-pound graffiti mural Nola.com said is, “as important to the New Orleans zeitgeist as NOMA’s portrait of …

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How to Prevent Your Southwest Rapid Rewards Points From Expiring

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Yesterday morning, we got a tip from a reader about an unfortunate experience he had with his Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Account. Mike Wilkes had accumulated over 400,000 Southwest Rapid Reward points for a summer of trips with his family. That’s worth about $6,000, according to the latest frequent flyer valuations from The Points Guy. …

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Mastercard Will Refund Your Subway Fare This Summer With MTA’s New Contactless System

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Now is a pretty sweet time to have a Mastercard. Following the recent roll-out of “tap-and-go” contactless subway turnstiles in New York City, Mastercard is introducing Fareback Fridays — a program that will refund passengers for their trips every Friday in June and July if they use their contactless Mastercard method of payment at the …

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