Introducing Air Italy, A TPG Anniversary, Pilot Sucked Halfway Out of Cockpit and More

May 19, 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.

Meet Air Italy, the Airline That Wants to Make Milan Great Again

Air Italy hopes to turn Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) into a major hub. Read about how the new airline plans to do so.

Today Is My One Year Anniversary at TPG — Here’s What I’ve Learned

TPG Social Media Editor, Samantha, shares what her year at TPG has been like and everything she’s learned. Pro-tip: Don’t use a debit card.

Sichuan Airlines Pilot Sucked Halfway Out of Cockpit After Windshield Breaks Mid-Flight

“Suddenly, the windshield just cracked and made a loud bang. The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window,” the co-pilot of the Sichuan Airlines told Chinese newspaper Chengdu Economic Daily.

Nyet Impressed: Aeroflot (777-300ER) Premium Economy From New York to Moscow

Check out this review of Aeroflot’s Comfort Class on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER from New York-JFK to Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF).

The Best Credit Card for Buying Starpoints

Take a look at exactly which cards you should be using to rack up Starpoints.

Man on United Flight Defends Passenger Who Was Body-Shamed

A passenger on a United flight noticed the man sitting next to her referred to her as “a smelly fatty” in a text message. Devastated, another passenger sitting behind them stepped in.

Get 2,500 Rapid Rewards Points If You Have to Wait More Than 10 Minutes at TSA PreCheck

Southwest’s new offer awards bonus points to passengers who have PreCheck if they’re in line at the security check point for more than 10 minutes.

Mandarin Oriental Leaves Vegas, Waldorf Astoria Takes Over

Starting this September, you’ll no longer be able to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Take a look at what the famed hotel will become.

In Other News…

An Olympic Airways jet landing at Ellinikon back in the day. Photo credit: Alan Lebeda.

Olympic Air Joins Aeroplan as a New Airline Partner

Starting this week, Aeroplan members can earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with Olympic Air.

Image courtesy AccorHotels
Image courtesy AccorHotels

AccorHotels Strikes Deal to Buy Chile Hotel Group Atton

The announcement of the acquisition came this week.

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