Touring Athens’ Abandoned Airport, and More News From This Week

Aug 17, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG UK this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Where Time Stood Still: Exploring Greece’s Abandoned International Airport

This isn’t your average airport. In fact, it hasn’t been in use since 2001. But the facilities have stood still as time has passed. Take a look behind the scenes at Athens’ abandoned airport.

British Airways First Class. Photo by Ethan Steinberg / The Points Guy

Which Is Better? British Airways’ Club Suite or First Class?

So, you’ve got the choice: first or business? Specifically, British Airways’ new Club Suite. Which is better?

British Airways' newest Airbus A380 (Reg: LEL) Taken: 24th June 2016 Picture by: Stuart Bailey / British Airways

8 Ways to Earn More Than 35,000 Bonus Avios This Summer

Get rewarded for your purchases and work your way towards your next award flight.

A380 First Class Showdown: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Singapore

Which of the big birds is best in first class?

Here’s a Big Reason You Should Be Careful When Booking Flights Through Third Parties

A cautionary tale about why you should try to book directly with an airline when possible.

(Photo by Zach Griff / The Points Guy)
Swiss Perfection: A Review of Swiss First Class on Its Flagship Boeing 777-300ER

The experience was good enough for this TPG reviewer to give Swiss’ first-class product a 91 out of 100.

Norwegian Premium Economy. Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy
Should You Bid For an Upgrade on Norwegian?

When does it make sense to bid for an upgrade with Norwegian?

Image courtesy of danielfela/Getty Images.

Arriving in the USA Without an ESTA — TPG Staff Mistake Story

If you’re heading to the US, you’ll want to double and triple check that you have a valid ESTA.

People relaxing on Herzliya Beach, Tel Aviv,Israel

How You Can Fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to the Beach for 28,000 Miles

Fancy a trip to the beach? You can use your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles to fly in Upper Class for cheap.

Featured photo courtesy Alex Macheras.

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