Earn free Avios with these Qatar Airways promotions and more news from this week

Mar 26, 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:

Earn free Avios with these Qatar Airways promotions

Qatar Airways has officially implemented Avios as its new frequent flyer point program, replacing Qmiles. Here’s how to earn free Avios when you sign up for a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account.

Points Booster is back: How to purchase Virgin points for 1p each

Right now there’s a neat way to purchase Virgin Atlantic Points for a very low price with its Points Booster promotion.

Future flights: Incredible cabin innovations that could soon be realities

The shortlist for the 2022 Crystal Cabin Awards have been announced, treating us to a glimpse at the next-gen world of air travel. Hailed by organisers as “a creative playfield where designers, engineers and visionaries come together to plan the future of the aircraft passenger experience.”

How to transfer your Avios between British Airways, Qatar Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus accounts

It’s not only possible to transfer your Avios between BA, Qatar, Iberia and Aer Lingus, but it’s easy and free.

Buy Hilton points with up to a 100% bonus for a limited time

Hilton’s latest buy points promotion allows you to buy Hilton Honors points for as little as 0.5 cents each. This is below TPG’s valuation and a good deal.

Why UK hotel rates are going to increase at the end of this month

On 1 April – in news that’ll come as no joke to anyone planning an Easter holiday – the government is due to raise the VAT rate on most goods and services in the hospitality sector from 12.5% back to its pre-pandemic level of 20%.

British Airways’ confusing new mask rules explained and why it’s a damp squib

Last week, British Airways left travellers confused after apparently backtracking on their plans to drop face masks on 16 March. They have now clarified their rules around when you have to wear a mask on their flights.

It’s official: Australia is scrapping its pre-travel testing

It’s getting easier to visit Australia again, with government officials revealing they’re scrapping the pre-departure COVID-19 test rule from the middle of April.

A wonderful way to wakeup: A review of the W Melbourne

TPG reviews the new W Melbourne, which opened during some of the world’s strictest and longest pandemic lockdowns.

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