A UK rewards card benefit that beats the US, and more news from this week

Apr 24, 2021

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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:

Finally, a UK rewards card benefit that beats the US

We were able to confirm that a benefit of the most premium card available in the U.K. won’t be getting a negative change its American counterpart is.

Why you may want to think twice about transiting through Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi this summer

If you’ve got plans to fly farther afield this summer, you may want to think twice about travelling with Emirates, Etihad or Qatar via their hub airports.

Everything you need to know about transiting through European airports during the pandemic

Speaking of transiting airports, we take a look at what the policies are to transit through European hubs right now.

Vaccine passports will be ready for British travellers in time for return of summer holidays

The government said this week that it will have a digital version of a vaccine certificate for travellers to use by the time international travel returns — 17 May at the earliest.

Which countries could be on the UK’s green list?

We take an updated look at which countries may be on the U.K.’s green list when travel is allowed to resume.

Heathrow considering reopening separate terminal for arrivals from red list countries

This week, India was added to the U.K.’s red list of countries. It followed news that the government is pushing Heathrow to open a terminal to be used only for arrivals from red list countries.

JetBlue secures key regulatory approval needed for London routes

JetBlue took another step this week to launching its long-awaited services to London.

The best road trips from London that take 2 hours or less

We take a look at the road trips that you can take from London in two hours or less.

Greece has reopened — but here’s why you should wait to go

Finally, though we’re still forbidden from travelling for non-essential reasons, Greece’s reopening isn’t all it’s made to be. Much of the country still remains in a strict lockdown.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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