Happy Anniversary: First Nonstop Trans-Atlantic Flight Took Place 100 Years Ago Today

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

On a wind-swept field in Galway, Ireland, an unusual monument marks the spot where aviation history was made a century ago when aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight. This achievement is marked on June 15, 2019, the 100-year anniversary of their flight. Only 19 years after brothers Orville and …

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This Family Is Getting $5,000 to Redo Their Trip to Paris

Written by Melanie Lieberman @ The Points Guy

We’re partnering with Capital One on our Purposeful Travel Hub. If you have unique ways you like to give back when you travel or just love exploring new places with family and friends, we want to hear about it. Share your most treasured travel moments and purposeful travel tips with us using #MeaningfulMoments. Sometimes, you plan the vacation …

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The Battle for London: Which Middle East Carrier’s A380 Is Best in Economy?

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Following the success of TPG UK’s four-class review of the same British Airways flight, the team set out on another mission to do another comparative review that would be useful for flyers. Since so many Brits (and Americans) fly the three major Middle East carriers (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways) and their ideal geographical positioning to …

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Life in Paris, Part 3: Nothing Lasts Forever

Written by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Posted: 6/12/2019 | June 12th, 2019 The end is here. After four months in Europe, I head home tomorrow. When I came to Paris earlier this year, everyone asked if it was forever. And, when I said I wasn’t sure, people would reply, “Oh, so you aren’t really moving there, huh?” — as if to […]

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After 137 Years, La Sagrada Familia’s Construction Is Finally Legal

Written by Caroline Blair @ The Points Guy

After 137 years of construction, Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia received a building permit on Friday. The basilica first applied for a building permit in 1885 and has been waiting for approval by the City Council of Sant Martí de Provençals, which in the meantime has become a Barcelona neighborhood. The permit approves architect Antoni Gaudí’s original blueprints. …

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Hilton Amex Offer: Spend $500 At Select European Properties & Get $100 Back

Written by Stephen Pepper @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

There’s a new Hilton Amex Offer that can save you up to 20% on stays in Europe. Be sure to check the list of participating properties though as not all Hilton Honors properties in Europe are eligible for this offer. The Deal Spend $500+ on room rate and room charges at select Hilton brand hotels in Europe and get a $100 statement credit. Direct link to offer – add to any Amex card. Direct link…

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Take the Family to Florence: A Complete Planning Guide

Written by Barbara Schultz @ The Points Guy

For a lot of parents, the idea of a long-haul flight and European travel with young children is daunting. Still, from the time my kids arrived, I was counting the days and our pennies until the time was right for our family of four to visit some of my favorite European destinations. When we finally …

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