Virgin Atlantic’s A350 leisure configuration in Upper Class reviewed and more news from this week

Aug 6, 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:

Leisurely luxury: A review of Virgin Atlantic’s A350 leisure configuration in Upper Class from Manchester to Orlando

A review of Virgin Atlantic’s leisure configured Airbus A350 aircraft from Manchester to Orlando featuring ‘The Booth’ social space.

Worth waking up for: Why I swear by daytime flights

Ever landed in London from an overnight flight from New York feeling dreadful? Here is a secret.

Rate my redemption: open-jaw first and business class to the United States, using 155000 Avios

This reader has used a Companion Voucher and taken advantage of the little-known open-jaw rule to the United States. Is this a good redemption?

You can snag £260 round-trip flights from Europe to New York right now

Icelandic budget airline Play has round-trip flights to multiple European destinations from the U.S. East coast for less than £260 on sale right now.

Best ever welcome bonus: 60,000 Membership Rewards points + £200 travel credit with the Platinum Card from American Express

The welcome bonus for the feature-packed Amex Platinum card has doubled to a huge 60,000 Membership Rewards points, plus there’s also a valuable new £200 Amex Travel credit.

​​9 ways to earn bonus Emirates Skywards miles this summer

From hotel stays to outlet shopping, here are nine ways to earn more Emirates Skywards miles this summer.

How businesses can earn and redeem 150000 Avios with the British Airways American Express® Accelerating Business Card

The British Airways American Express® Accelerating Business Card allows businesses to earn valuable rewards to reduce their everyday business expenses. Today we are looking at how a business with £60,000 of expenses across a 12-month period can earn and redeem 150,000 Avios just by using this Card.

The EU has postponed the ETIAS “e-visa” until November 2023

Europe’s new European Travel Information and Authorization System screening program will require a fee and registration for all British travellers beginning in November 2023. Here’s what you should know.

Global Entry flyers will speed through some airports even faster now

International travellers who are Global Entry members will have even faster access when clearing customs. Global Entry is using facial scanning and paperless processes to streamline the screening process.

Lounge day passes: 3 times it may be worth it, 4 times it’s not

While some airport lounges no longer allow day passes, others still do. Sometimes it may be worth the cost, but others when you’re better off not buying one.

Disneyland Paris is now home to a new Avengers Campus — Here’s what it’s like

Avengers Campus Paris is ready to inspire and train the next generation of heroes. Here’s what you can do, eat, buy and experience in this all-new land.

Photo by Ben Smithson / The Points Guy.

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