7 New Additions Coming to Disney Parks Around the World, Announced at D23 Expo

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

Every other summer, Disney superfans descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center near Disneyland for the D23 Expo. D23 is the name of the Official Disney Fan Club, and the Expo gathering is truly a sight to behold. The event is full of celebrity appearances, exclusive merchandise, crazy costumes, and major Disney announcements from every division …

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TPG Readers Reveal Their Best IHG Rewards Redemptions

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

We recently asked our TPG Lounge audience to share the best redemptions they’ve ever had with the IHG Rewards program, a timely topic given the unprecedented welcome offer on the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. Here’s a look at some of our favorite answers. (Some responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity). …

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Emirates as New Transfer Partner

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: You can pool the points you earn with no-annual-fee Chase cards, like the Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card, with annual-fee cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and then transfer those Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airlines and hotels. For those readers with a healthy stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points I’ve got good news — Chase …

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Delta Adds New Partners to SkyBonus Program

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Delta recently announced they are adding two new partners to the SkyBonus program. Members will now be able to earn and redeem points with Virgin Atlantic, and Delta is also adding Korean Air to the program but currently only for redeeming points for travel. SkyBonus is Delta’s rewards program for small and mid-sized companies. The …

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Chase Adds Emirates as Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Emirates’ new 777-300ER first class is easily one of my favorite first-class products, but it’s not especially easy to book with miles — assuming you can even fly it on a route that works with your itinerary. However, this top-notch cabin just became more accessible to a huge ground of points and miles enthusiasts, thanks …

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IndiGo Passes Ailing Air India As Country’s Largest International Carrier

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

IndiGo has passed flag carrier Air India as the largest international airline operating to and from India based on passengers carried, reports CAPA India. The low-cost carrier now accounts for 11.7% of total capacity in the country and is now leading in both domestic and international markets in India.  IndiGo benefited from the suspension of service …

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Fear Not: Virgin Australia Introduces ‘Nervous Flyers’ Program

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Virgin Australia is now offering special assistance to nervous flyers, as was announced by The Virgin Group in a press release. The program, which was first teased in October 2018 alongside the introduction of onboard meditation programs via the in-flight entertainment system aims to help passengers with a fear of flying or anxiety related to …

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Jabbrrbox Workspace Pods Expand to Oakland International Airport

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Travelers passing through Oakland International Airport (OAK) can now access new private workspace pods. The pods are designed and operated by the tech startup Jabbrrbox. Jabbrrbox originally offered its private work pods to companies and individual clients, however, has since expanded to airports and public spaces. Oakland International Airport is Jabbrrbox’s 5th airport to feature …

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ICYMI: Buy-One-Get-One Deals on Amtrak, Cheap Flights to Asia and More

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Each Sunday, we round up the top deals you might have missed on TPG this week. From flight deals to limited-time bonus offers, here’s what you need to know. Targeted Bonus of 1x Bonus Points on Amex Cards This week we saw targeted offers for Amex cardholders to earn 1x bonus points on all spend. …

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Business Class Saver Awards, Instant-Clear Upgrade Space on American Airlines’ Longest Flights

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines operates 6,800 flights to 365 destinations in 61 countries. But, when it comes to ultralong haul flying, AA has a fairly small footprint. I count just three flights longer than 7,000 miles — and two of these routes involve Hong Kong. As you’ve probably seen in the news, Hong Kong has been embroiled …

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Take It From Richard Branson’s Daughter: Traveling with Kids In Coach Is Better Than Premium Classes

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

A photo of Holly Branson, daughter of Virgin Atlantic Founder Sir Richard Branson, sitting in coach class with a baby and two toddlers on her father’s airline has gone viral. Branson was on a flight from Antigua to London after spending a holiday on Necker, her father’s private Caribbean island when she posted the Instagram photo, below. …

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BA Sends Email Canceling Flights Due to Strike — But Check Before Making Changes

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

British Airways passengers are enraged about thousands of flight cancellations, thanks to a strike being called by the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) Sept. 9-10 and 27. In response to the potential strike, BA is proactively making schedule changes. “We will do everything we can to get as many people away on their journeys as …

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