BA Companion Vouchers can now be used for solo travel and more news from this week

Jun 18, 2022

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG U.K. this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Big news: British Airways Companion Vouchers can now be redeemed for solo travel

British Airways and American Express have announced an exciting new way to redeem your Companion Vouchers.satu

14 most beautiful UK beaches to enjoy the sunshine at this weekend

Whether you just want to visit for a weekend, or are looking for some longer ‘staycation’ inspiration, feast your eyes on some of the most impressive, interesting and naturally spectacular beaches on U.K. shores.

Inside the bonkers world of luxury holiday fixing for the super-rich

From diamonds hidden in ice caves to private jets for teddy bears — if you have the bank balance, nothing is impossible. We speak to the ultra-connected elite travel bookers arranging holidays for the world’s most affluent travellers.

What to do if you’re affected by train strikes next week, and how to claim compensation

We break down how next week’s rail strikes will disrupt travel and what, if any compensation you’re entitled to should your plans be affected, delayed or need to be cancelled.

First look: New Norwegian carrier Norse Atlantic Airways’ inaugural flight from New York on the Boeing 787

I just flew from the U.S. to Europe for under £200, and I’d do it again — but maybe not to Oslo.

Emirates’ first class passengers can get complimentary home (or hotel) check-in but there’s a catch

Emirates has just taken its first-class game to new heights following an announcement that the airline is rolling out a home and hotel check-in service for its passengers. The catch? You must be based in (or staying at a hotel in) Dubai or Sharjah.

Reach Flying Blue elite status with 1 return trip and donation to a good cause

Flying Blue has a new and exciting way to reach the next level in their loyalty program. Travellers can now purchase extra options with their flights to help a good cause, like reforestation projects or the use of sustainable aviation fuel. These options can be paid for in either cash or Flying Blue miles.

A first look inside the Madrid Edition, the city’s newest luxury Marriott hotel

The Madrid Edition is one of the most exciting new hotels to open in Spain, with a great location, cool design and excellent restaurants, plus a rooftop pool that’s becoming one of the city’s hottest hangouts.

AirAsia X is bringing back low-cost London to Malaysia flights after a decade-long absence

The Malaysian low-cost, long-haul carrier has announced new routes to London, Istanbul and Dubai launching late 2022.

Now live: Earn double points and a free night certificate with Marriott Homes & Villas

You can earn double points and a free night certificate when you book an eligible rental with Homes & Villas by Marriott by June 22.

​​Review: Singapore Airlines A380 business class from Frankfurt to New York

Singapore Airlines business class is one of the most premium ways to fly between the U.S. and Europe. The experience includes gourmet meals, comfortable seats that recline into beds and excellent service.

Featured image by Ben Smithson / The Points Guy

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