Virgin Atlantic is flying just 3 routes, and more news from this week

Apr 4, 2020

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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 will fly just 3 routes for much of April

For much of April, Virgin Atlantic will fly to only three destinations.

British Airways should do more to help its elite members

TPG UK Director of Content Nicky Kelvin dives into why BA should be doing more for its elite members at this time. While the future is uncertain, many of its most loyal flyers are being left in the dark.

Eerie drone footage shows decimated operations at one of London’s busiest airports

London Stansted released drone footage from above for a look at what the airport looks like with aircraft parked and few flights in operation.

There were only 6 Airbus A380s airborne in the entire world yesterday

It’s no surprise that airlines have had to take extreme measures in response to the coronavirus crisis. For many, that has meant parking aircraft. At one point this week, there were only six superjumbo A380s in the air.

4 ways coronavirus will change the future of travel

Travel as we knew it will likely never be the same. Here are four ways we think travel will change after coronavirus.

British Airways temporarily leaves Gatwick airport as North Terminal closes indefinitely

BA has consolidated its London operations to Heathrow’s Terminal 5 as London Gatwick closes its North Terminal.

How to stop your points and miles from expiring

Since you’re not travelling right now, you may be worried about your stash of points and miles. Here’s how to keep them from expiring.

Do frequent flyer miles survive airline bankruptcies? It depends

Several airlines’ financial situations are in question. Whether or not your points and miles will survive a bankruptcy depends.

Take a peek at Germany’s sleek new Airbus A350 ‘Air Force One’

Germany will soon receive its first new aircraft to ferry around the German head of state and other high-level officials. Take a look at the aircraft.

The pilot’s view of landing at London Heathrow

Our Dreamliner pilot takes us through what it’s like to land at London Heathrow.

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy.

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