United Devaluations, Flying With Weed at LAX, JetBlue Introducing Basic Economy and More

Sep 29, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

United's 787-10 will offer the new Polaris business-class seat. Boeing 777-200 photo by Zach Honig.

United Raises Requirements for Premier 1K Status, Devalues Upgrades

More spend, less upgrades and everything else you didn’t want to read about United’s elite status.

With less than a month to go before recreational cannabis is legal, concerns mount over challenges and uncertainties. The Canadian government wants to launch dual studies into how it is being sold on internet black markets and whether Canadians are more honest on social media than in formal surveys when it comes to how they use cannabis. (File picture taken on September 1st, 2018, inside AGNO Smoke Accessories shop, in Edmonton downtown, Alberta, Canada). On Friday, September 20, 2018, in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Passengers Can Now Fly With Weed at LAX

Expected rules apply, like, “don’t smoke on the plane and don’t act like a maniac.”

Image courtesy of JetBlue.

JetBlue to Introduce a Basic Economy Fare Option

And carry-ons are included? Woah.


Millennials, Mom and Me: Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas From Miami to the Bahamas

The older ship got a $120 million revamp, so we naturally had to test the waters.

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Announcing the Inaugural TPG Awards

Industry awards, celebrities and a chance for readers to attend? Read on.

TPG’s Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the New DFW Centurion Lounge

Let’s just say… if you’ve got an Amex Platinum card, you might want to make your next connection through DFW.

Major Retailers Want the Right to Reject Premium Rewards Cards

Of course, everyone has something to say about it.

New IHG PointBreaks List is Live: Book Hotels From 5,000 Points

Tons of great IHG deals coming right up.


I Just Flew in First Class for the First Time and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same

A lot of firsts for TPG’s Samantha Rosen who recently flew Cathay Pacific first.

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JFK’s $10 Billion Renovation Won’t Include What It Needs Most — a New Runway

Although the airport has seen a 23% annual passenger increase since 2008, the Port Authority still hasn’t prioritized a new runway.

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