American Airlines introduces new Flagship menu items

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines will introduce new dishes in its Flagship cabins, lounges and dining locations beginning next month. In Flagship First and Flagship Business from the U.S. to Europe and South America and on transcontinental flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles or San Francisco, passengers will see new pasta dish …

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Can I book an open jaw or stopover on ANA with Virgin Atlantic miles?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

“Reader Questions” are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. If you were to ask me to name my top airline award chart sweet spot, I would say “using Virgin Atlantic miles to book ANA premium-cabin awards” before you even finished the question. ANA award space isn’t the easiest …

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The Points Guy hires Clint Henderson as Senior News Editor and Tom Grahsler as Director of Video

Written by Ashley Lutz @ The Points Guy

We’re really excited to announce two more great hires who are joining our team at The Points Guy. Tom Grahsler, an award-winning digital video producer, will be overseeing video operations and strategy for TPG. And Clint Henderson, who has worked for ABC News, Fox and MSNBC, is our new senior news editor, running our newsroom …

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United drops Washington Dulles route even as hub grows overall

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

United Airlines will end one of its recent additions at Washington Dulles, dropping service to Elmira, New York, after a year in the market. The Star Alliance carrier will end its twice-daily service between Washington Dulles (IAD) and Elmira (ELM) on Jan. 6, according to Cirium schedule data and confirmed by United. The route replaced …

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Low-cost carrier Air Arabia places order for 120 A320neo aircraft

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Air Arabia is expanding its narrow-body fleet even further. The United Arab Emirates-based low-cost carrier announced Monday at the Dubai Airshow it has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft, featuring 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The carrier is already an Airbus-only airline, with a fleet consisting of 54 A320neo family aircraft, including …

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Targeted: Earn a $700 welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Over the year or so since the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, we’ve seen a number of different welcome bonuses on the various Marriott cobranded credit cards. Almost all of these offers have allowed new applicants to earn bonus points or Marriott free nights, but as reported by Doctor of Credit, there’s a …

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Last-minute strategies for Southwest Airlines elite status

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

The clock is ticking as the end of 2019 fast approaches. Frequent flyers scrambling to earn elite status in 2020 know exactly what this means — it’s time to come up with strategies to ensure they can keep those all-important perks. If you think you won’t hit your goal, here are ideas to reach the …

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25% Citi ThankYou Transfer bonus to Avianca — Book cheap Star Alliance partner awards

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

Through Dec. 11th 2019, you can get a 25% bonus on Citi ThankYou points transfers to Avianca. Avianca is a Columbian-based airline that is excellent for booking Star Alliance partner awards. Transfer bonuses are an easy and great way to get more value out of your points. There are a handful of Citibank credit cards …

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Lucky travelers can score $200 round-trip tickets to Australia — here’s how

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

It’s been a big year for Qantas, from two historic nonstop flights – New York to Sydney (SYD) and London to Sydney – to the airline kicking off celebrations of 100 years since its founding. Now Qantas is announcing what could potentially be the best deal of the year, but you’ll need a fast internet connection …

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