ICYMI: Travel News Roundup for Saturday, May 6, 2017

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Here’s all the news that caught my eye this week – let me know if you learn something new!

Airlines + Miles

The TSA is reportedly piloting a new requirement in Kansas City (MCI): forcing passengers to remove any paper products from their luggage. Yet another reason to get Global Entry if you don’t have it already. [Schneier on Security]

American Airlines has a new promotion where you can earn up to 10,000 points for transactions with their shopping partners. [Mommy Points]

American Airlines also announced that they plan to cram so many seats into their new 737 MAX planes that some rows will lose two additional inches of legroom. [CNN Money]

Hawaiian Airlines unveiled a brand and livery refresh. It looks pretty slick! [The Design Air]

JetBlue and Icelandair announced a frequent flier partnership. [USA Today]

Credit Cards

Several people report that their Amex Offer statement credits are posting much more slowly than usual. [Travel with Grant]

Bank of America has a new offer for the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card: 30,000 miles, a $100 statement credit, and a $0 companion fare (normally $99). [Frequent Miler]

If you have a Delta Airlines American Express Credit Card, you can get two free premium drinks at a Delta Sky Club through May 14. [Mommy Points]

Hotels + Points

IHG has a promotion for 50% off award redemptions at selected properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, including some all-inclusive resorts! Book by May 7 for travel through June 30. [Travel Codex]

Promotions + Deals

Amtrak has doubled their AAA discount for tickets booked by May 15 for travel through June 12. [The Forward Cabin]

Trip Reports

Shelli’s World Coffee Tour visits Buenos Aires. [Travel with Grant]

I didn’t even know Etihad had a lounge in Dublin. [Travel Codex]

Are there any other travel news stories that I missed?  Let me know in the comments below!

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