How to earn Air Canada status without flying, and more news from this week

Aug 22, 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:

How to earn Air Canada elite status without flying

Air Canada’s new and improved Aeroplan programme is an intriguing option. And even more so because you can earn elite status without actually flying.

Follow the first of BA’s remaining 747s as it flies to retirement in Spain

This week, British Airways sent the first of its remaining 747s to retirement.

Wizz Air to open second UK base at small northern airport, launches 7 new routes

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is expanding its presence in the U.K. This time, by launching a second base in Doncaster.

Video: Coronavirus flight and airport comparison — British Airways vs. EasyJet vs. Loganair

If you missed it, we released our latest video this week where Liam, Nicky and Jean flew three different carriers to see what the flying experience was like during the coronavirus era.

The Points Guy UK new merch has landed!

And if you noticed some flashy merch in the video, you can get your own. Check out our new merch shop — it’s online now!

Portugal finally added to travel corridors list, 3 others now require quarantine

This week finally saw Portgual added to the U.K.’s travel corridors list. Additionally, three other countries were removed from the list.

6 of the best independent coffee shops in London

On your next trip to the capital, try one of these independent shops for your coffee.

Dorset vs Devon showdown: Comparing 2 of the most popular West Country hotspots

Finally, with two of the most popular staycation destinations not far apart from each other, we look at which one is the better choice for you.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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