Pilots Concerned About the Boeing 787’s Firefighting System Malfunctioning

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Aircraft fleet woes continue for Boeing, with the Guardian citing unnamed pilots who have voiced concern over the safety of the 787 Dreamliner after learning that an engine firefighting system has the potential to malfunction. On Feb. 19, 2019, the FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) based on reports of the warpage of internal engine fire handle components on …

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American Airlines Flight Cancellations Triple, Judge Orders Mechanics to Stop “Interference”

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines just scored a big victory in its ongoing labor dispute with its mechanics. At 5 p.m. CT on Friday, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against AA mechanics and its unions to refrain from “any form of interference with American’s airline operations.” In the scathing order, the judge notes that the restraining …

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Taj Mahal Visitors Will Be Fined for Staying Longer Than 3 Hours

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

The Taj Mahal thinks visitors are overstaying their welcome. In this week’s battle against overtourism, the Taj Mahal has made yet another attempt to whittle down the nearly 50,000 visitors that pass through its doors every day. Now, guests at the Taj Mahal will have a three-hour time limit when visiting the UNESCO World Heritage …

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Disabled United Airlines 757 Shuts Down Newark Airport, Expect Delays and Cancellations

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

An “aircraft incident” involving a United Airlines Boeing 757 caused a complete shutdown at Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR) for about an hour on Saturday. The airport has reopened, but travelers can expect ongoing delays. Flight activity at EWR has resumed following an earlier incident, but delays are expected to continue. Passengers should call their carrier …

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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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Score Discounted Awards by Combining Qantas Flash Sale With Amex Transfer Bonus

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Qantas Frequent Flyer has been in the points and miles news a lot recently. On May 31, Qantas became the 19th airline partner of American Express Membership Rewards. A few days later, the partnership kicked off in style with a 20% transfer bonus now through June 30. And now, there’s yet another bit of good …

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Last Chance: Transfer Chase Points to British Airways With a 30% Bonus

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

A couple months ago, the travel world rejoiced as Chase announced its first-ever transfer bonus — a very solid 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards points transferred to British Airways. The promotion is nearly at an end, however, with just two days remaining to take advantage of this offer, which expires at 11:59pm ET on June 16, …

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Remote, Picturesque Faroe Islands Gaining Nonstop Flights to New York and Paris

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, has announced new nonstop flights between the islands and Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport and New York City. Soon, one of the most otherworldly archipelagoes in the world will be served from two of the planet’s most populous cities and raises the possibility that its made-for-Instagram landscapes …

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