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TODAY'S POSTS: 
- Deal Alert: Southwest Flash Sale With Fares From $34 One-Way  
- How to Get Great Value From Delta SkyMiles  
- Maxing Out Bonus Spending Categories — Reader Mistake Story  
- TPG Readers and United Employees Share What They’ll Miss Most About the 747  
- Internet May Soon Return to Puerto Rico Thanks to Google Spinoff Project Loon  
- Transatlantic Business-Class Battle: Delta 777-200 vs. Air France 777-200  
- Stay in the Westin Palace Madrid for Just 5 Cents Per Night To Celebrate Its 105th Anniversary  
- Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $424 Round-Trip  
- Here’s What It Was Like to Be a TPG Reader at United’s 747 Farewell Family Day  
- California Residents Can Earn a Southwest Companion Pass After Just One Purchase 

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Deal Alert: Southwest Flash Sale With Fares From $34 One-Way

By Emily McNutt on Oct 10, 2017 08:03 am
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through ...
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How to Get Great Value From Delta SkyMiles

By David Slotnick on Oct 10, 2017 08:00 am
Among frequent flyers and points and miles buffs, Delta’s SkyMiles program doesn’t have the best reputation. It’s been derided since the early 2010s, with the general consensus being that SkyMiles aren’t worth much, and consequently aren’t worth investing in. That idea has continued to spread over the last few years as Delta has removed award charts, added ...
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Maxing Out Bonus Spending Categories — Reader Mistake Story

By The Points Guy on Oct 10, 2017 07:00 am
We often publish stories from readers that illustrate how points and miles can help you get where you want to go. However, it’s important to learn from our mistakes as well as our successes, so I’m calling on you to send us your most epic travel failure stories. Email them to info@thepointsguy.com and put “Reader Mistake Story” in the ...
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TPG Readers and United Employees Share What They’ll Miss Most About the 747

By Emily McNutt on Oct 09, 2017 08:00 pm
Saying goodbye to the Queen of the Skies was harder for some than expected. At United Airlines’ Family Day and 747 farewell, TPG readers, United employees and AvGeeks flocked to get a last look at two of the big birds, awing at their grandeur. For some, seeing the Queen for one last time seemed like ...
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Internet May Soon Return to Puerto Rico Thanks to Google Spinoff Project Loon

By JT Genter on Oct 09, 2017 07:30 pm
The recovery is coming along slowly for Puerto Rico. Two and a half weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island, 88% of residents are still without power and 83% of cell towers are still offline. But, there’s a solution that just got a green light on Friday. Google’s Project Loon spinoff has received approval ...
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Transatlantic Business-Class Battle: Delta 777-200 vs. Air France 777-200

By The Points Guy on Oct 09, 2017 07:00 pm
Not all business-class products are created equal and even on the same airline, there can be vast differences in the quality of seats and service. Looking at American Airlines’ 777-200 business-class cabins, for example, and you’ll either wind up with the airline’s second-best seat or the worst premium seat on any of its aircraft. This makes it very ...
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Stay in the Westin Palace Madrid for Just 5 Cents Per Night To Celebrate Its 105th Anniversary

By Lori Zaino on Oct 09, 2017 06:00 pm
Starwood’s Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid is running a very special promotion to celebrate its 105th anniversary. 10 lucky winners will be able to spend the night at this marvelous hotel for just 7.5 Spanish pesetas per night, which is approximately 5 US cents  — the cost of a room back in 1912, when it ...
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $424 Round-Trip

By JT Genter on Oct 09, 2017 05:40 pm
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through ...
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Here’s What It Was Like to Be a TPG Reader at United’s 747 Farewell Family Day

By Zach Honig on Oct 09, 2017 04:00 pm
Each fall, United hosts employees and their family members at the airline’s annual Family Day event at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This year, there were some very special guests in attendance, and I’m not just talking about the two soon-to-be-retired 747-400s that employees and their families were able to tour. TPG was invited to ...
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California Residents Can Earn a Southwest Companion Pass After Just One Purchase

By JT Genter on Oct 09, 2017 02:25 pm
One of the best deals in travel is the Southwest Companion Pass ,which allows the holder to designate one person who can travel with them for (almost) free on Southwest Airlines flights through December of the next year after earning it. All you have to do is pay the taxes on the free ticket, which means ...
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