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]
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]
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!