Ryanair’s ‘Frequent Flyer’ Program Has Only 1 Small Issue: No Miles to Earn

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Ryanair has just launched its own annual frequent flyer subscription. But, unfortunately, you won’t be able to earn miles on it. Not too different from its “Ryanair Plus” program, which offers customers 20kg checked bag, priority boarding, two cabin bags and a reserved standard seat for an added fee of £24 per ticket, “Ryanair Choice” …

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Amtrak Launches 2-For-1 Valentine’s Day Sale on Routes Nationwide

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Feeling the love this Valentine’s Day? Good, because Amtrak is having a two-for-one sale from today, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 18. Travelers can purchase two tickets for the price …

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Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Spain on Full Service Carriers From $251 Round-Trip

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Deal Alert: Emirates Valentines 2-For-1 Day Sale From $797 Round-Trip

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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This Is the Unique Gift American Airlines Top Elite Flyers Are Getting in 2019

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Got Concierge Key? Great — because, now, you might also be privy to an extra special welcome gift from American Airlines for earning your high-level elite status. According to some reports from the TPG lounge and other readers, Concierge Key members have been receiving personalized metal luggage tags repurposed from a decommissioned MD-80 aircraft. The metal …

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Deal Alert: US to Colombia on Full-Service Airlines From $238 Round-Trip

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows …

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Hawaiian Adds an Array of New Drinks to Its Inflight Menu

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Starting in February, Hawaiian Airlines is adding a variety of new additions to its inflight drink menu. Ranging from seasonal beer to locally roasted coffee, passengers can now get a taste for the Hawaiian lifestyle before touching down on the islands. A highlight of the new menu is Hawaiian’s use of local resources and industries. For example, …

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Delta and Coca-Cola Axe Controversial ‘Plane Crush’ Napkins

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Step aside, “New Coke.” Coca-Cola has a new shockingly bad ad campaign to top the list. Passengers aboard Delta Air Lines flights were unpleasantly surprised to come upon some suggestive napkins as a part of a new promotion. “Because you’re on a plane with interesting people and hey … you never know” was written on one side …

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Rome’s Ciampino Airport Evacuated After 3 WWII Bombs Were Found

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

About 750 passengers and staff evacuated Rome’s Ciampino International Airport (CIA) Thursday after three undischarged bombs were found during on-site construction work. The explosives are believed to be leftover from World War II. Due to the remnants of war from WWII found during the maintenance works to the aircraft aprons, Ciampino Airport, following the instructions from the …

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Alaska Airlines Unveils New ‘Captain Marvel’ Livery

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Alaska Airlines will now feature a rendering of Captain Marvel on one of its Boeing 737s. The new, special-edition livery was introduced on Tuesday at Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) to celebrate the March 8 debut of the new Captain Marvel film and International Women’s Day. Captain Marvel, which will star Academy Award winner Brie Larson, …

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United Changes Protocol Following 14-Hour Delay at Goose Bay Airport

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Following the United Airlines flight that left 250 passengers stranded on the tarmac for 14 hours at Goose Bay Airport (YYR) in Newfoundland, the airline has decided to seek new designated landing spots for future flight stops. Goose Bay, going forward, will only be used for emergency situations. Originally en route from Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong, passengers aboard …

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British Airways Tries Not Cleaning Aircraft Cabin Between Flights

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

British Airways has decided to experiment with inflight hygiene. Last week, BA ran a “no clean” trial between busy flights from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Dublin Airport (DUB) — the route that was previously named the busiest in Europe in 2018. The trial was to see if cutting out the usual cleaning process between flights could save …

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Elon Musk Just Test-Fired a Rocket Engine to Bring People to Mars

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Humankind might have just gotten one step closer to visiting Mars. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and space tourism venture, just test-fired the flight version of its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time. First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!! pic.twitter.com/S6aT7Jih4S — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, …

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