Guaranteed award seats in all classes with Virgin Atlantic and more news from this week

Jul 2, 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:

Virgin Atlantic Exclusive: Guaranteed award seats in all classes and Gold members can book any seat for 2x points

Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club adds two significant new benefits — a guaranteed minimum number of award seats on all flights and a new booking perk for Gold members that allows them to book any seat using double points.

Are you entitled to compensation if your flight is affected by strikes?

It’s not even been four months since travel restrictions were lifted, and already the air industry is facing a “summer of strikes”.

Which UK credit card gives you the best coverage for lost or delayed luggage?

With reports of delayed baggage becoming more common, here is how you can protect yourself with the right credit card.

Spain is cracking down: the new rules you should know or risk being fined

Local authorities across Spain have enshrined a raft of new measures to reign in loutish behaviour by tourists. They include fines for urinating in the sea, drinks limits in all-inclusive resorts, shampoo bans on beaches, and outlawing football strips in certain bars.

When are the Ryanair strikes, which flights could be affected and can you claim compensation?

We dissect the strikes that could affect Ryanair with information and advice to help passengers navigate the strife and avoid a ruined summer holiday.

AirBnB permanently bans parties but increases how many people you’re allowed to sit around quietly with

The online accommodation marketplace has put its foot down on festivities once and for all, issuing an outright ban on “disruptive parties and events”.

When are the easyJet strikes, which flights could be affected and can you claim compensation?

Chaos at Amsterdam mars an otherwise fantastic business-class flight on KLM’s Dreamliner

A review of KLM business class on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner from Amsterdam to New York.

Will the UK government’s 22-point plan to fix the travel crisis actually work?

The formalisation of this strategy might well be the jolt the aviation industry needs to get things on track but it’s hard to ignore that there’s little here in the way of short-term tangible fixes.

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

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