TPG’s Credit Cards, A Terrible Week for Pets Traveling on United, World’s Happiest Country and More

Mar 17, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed this week.

What Credit Cards Does The Points Guy Have?

Take a look at TPG’s credit cards and just exactly how many points and miles he’s racked up.

Dog Dies After Flight Attendant Forces Passenger to Put Carrier in Overhead Bin

A flight attendant on a United flight forced a passenger to stow her dog in the overhead bin causing the dog to suffocate. There’s been a huge outcry around the country and travelers are wondering why the passenger was forced to stow her pet away.

How to Keep Your Dog or Cat Safe When Flying

After the preventable death of a dog on a United flight, TPG compiled a list of ways to keep your pet safe on board.

Report Finds Finland is World’s Happiest Country

According to the World Happiness Report, Finland is the world’s happiest country. Check out which other countries ranked in the top ten.

United Mistakenly Flies Kansas Family’s Dog to Japan

It’s been a rough week for United passengers’ pets. After the horrific story of a pet dying in an overhead bin, the airline accidentally flew a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.

Video: Helicopter Crashes Into New York City’s East River

On Sunday evening, a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City. The pilot survived, but the five passengers were killed in the accident.

Passenger Plane Crashes in Kathmandu; At Least 38 Confirmed Dead

US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 was traveling from Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC) to Kathmandu (KTM) when it crashed as it was preparing for landing. At least 38 were confirmed dead.

In other news…

Choice Privileges Is Offering A 30% Discount On Purchased Points

The bonus is tiered so that you can get a bigger bonus with more points purchased. The offer is valid through April  19, 2018.

JetBlue Airways Airbus taking off from LAX. (Photo by Shutterstock.com)

JetBlue Wants to Give the Biggest Winter Hater a Free Flight Somewhere Warm

JetBlue is challenging residents of Boston and San Diego to “flip the forecast” with an Instagram contest to win two round-trip tickets to win a free vacation. The airline tested out this experience with a unique pop-up in both cities.

First Hilton Killed Award Charts, Now They’re Doubling/Sextupling Some Award Prices Without Notice

View From the Wing reached out to Hilton about their policy changes. Take a look here to read what the hotel-chain said about discretely changing their award prices.

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