Amex Platinum Holders Get up to $60 of Food and Beverage Credits at The Wing Locations

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

American Express is expanding its partnership with The Wing, a network of work and community spaces designed for women. Its new American Express Platinum Perk at The Wing gives card holders and non-card holders alike credit to use at The Wing’s in-house cafe. The Platinum Perk will give those who hold the Platinum Card® from …

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Amsterdam’s Last Floating Florist Is Closing Due to Overtourism

Written by Laura Itzkowitz @ The Points Guy

The last florist at Amsterdam’s floating flower market is shutting its doors, according to Dutch newspaper, De Trouw. And overtourism is to blame. A colorful and fragrant fixture on Amsterdam’s Singel Canal, the Bloemenmarkt claims the distinction of being the world’s only floating flower market. But sadly, it’s not what it used to be. Though the …

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Vandals Stole Artifacts From a National Historical Park in Oregon — Here’s How You Can Help

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

In the latest edition of people behaving terribly in the country’s national parks, vandals have illegally excavated artifacts at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon earlier this week. According to a statement from the National Park Service (NPS), unauthorized diggers tore up land at a known archeological site near the Netul Trail, which …

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ANA Flying Honu A380 Touches Down in Honolulu for the First Time

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

All Nippon Airways’ much-anticipated service between Tokyo and Honolulu, with its new A380s in special Honu livery, is one step closer. Ahead of the May 24 start, one of the three A380s completed the first two round-trip test flights between Tokyo (NRT) and Honolulu (HNL) this week. View this post on Instagram Test fright to …

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Why You Won’t Be Flying Russian or Chinese Planes Soon

Written by Seth Kaplan @ The Points Guy

Boeing and Airbus. Embraer and Bombardier. A large chunk of aircraft manufacturing is dominated by duopolies. And even within the duopolies, competition is limited. Despite the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX, the prevailing wisdom is that Boeing’s single-aisle bestseller will recover, if nothing else because Airbus is sold out for years, leaving nowhere to buy …

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Here’s How United Recycles the Amenity Kits Left on Board

Written by Grant Martin @ The Points Guy

Not sure what to do with your amenity kit after an international flight on United? It’s safe to leave it behind. This week, United pulled together 200 volunteers in its downtown Chicago headquarters to take part in the latest chapter of its Eco-skies program. Through a partnership with Clean the World, a hospitality-focused nonprofit based …

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United Airlines Is My Favorite for Last-Minute Award Flights (Especially Because I Have These 2 Cards In My Wallet!)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  There’s a way to avoid United’s $75 close-in booking fee!  We’ll show you how. I’ll admit, I’m not great at planning things far in advance, and I’ll often let a good deal dictate my travel plans.  There are also instances where something comes up, like a family emergency or severe weather event, and …

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How I Used the $300 Annual Statement Credit From My Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Credit Card (It Was SO Easy!)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

There’s less than a week left to apply for the increased offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card!  Through April 24, 2019, you can earn a 100,000 Marriott point intro bonus after meeting the card’s minimum spending requirements.  The welcome bonus can easily get you hundreds of dollars in free travel at otherwise expensive Marriott hotels and resorts. Plus, one …

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New Sanctions Put the Future of Cuba Travel in Question

Written by Laura Itzkowitz @ The Points Guy

During a speech at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, on Wednesday, National Security Advisor John Bolton said the Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Cuba. “We are also announcing that the Department of the Treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict nonfamily travel to Cuba,” Bolton said. “These new measures will …

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Measles Lands an Israeli Flight Attendant in a Coma — How You Can Check Your Immunity Status

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

A 43-year-old El Al flight attendant has been in a coma for 10-days after contracting measles, CNN reported Wednesday. She’s thought to have contracted the virus in either Israel or New York, two places where measles cases have been appearing at a rapid rate in 2019. The hospitalization of the flight attendant is due to …

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We’re Hiring — Join the Team at TPG

Written by Scott Mayerowitz @ The Points Guy

Love to travel? Love telling stories? Fantastic! We’re hiring. The Points Guy started out as, well, one guy. But now we’re a large team — and we’re growing even larger. And we want you to join the TPG family. We’re looking for summer interns and plenty of full-time positions, including a points-and-miles expert, an aviation reporter, …

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