How to Maximise a Companion Voucher With 50,000 Avios, and More News From This Week

Aug 24, 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:

How to Best Maximise a BA Companion Voucher With 50,000 Avios

So you’ve got 50,000 Avios and Companion Voucher. What are the best ways to use them to get the most value?

A British Airways Boeing 747-400 (Registration G-CIVH) lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. © 2019 Patrick T. Fallon for The Points Guy

Did British Airways Send You 9,000 Avios for a 25 August Birthday?

It’s BA’s 100th birthday. And to celebrate, it’s targeting Executive Club members who share a birthday on 25 August.

Just 2 Weeks Left to Register for Marriott Bonvoy’s Endless Earning Promotion

If you haven’t yet registered for Marriott’s promotion, it’s not to late to do so in order to earn bonus points on your next stays.

The Christmas market at Old Town Square, Prague. (Photo via Shutterstock)

6 Christmas Markets You Can Get to From the UK for Less Than £50 Return

Some of Europe’s best Christmas markets are well within reach — and affordable — from the UK.

How to Still Fly the British Airways A350 Club Suite From 6,800 Avios

BA is still using its A350s with the new Club Suite on some routes to Madrid.

How to Get A Free (or Almost Free) Stopover in the Middle East

Read this guide for advice on how to work a free stopover in the Middle East on to your next trip.

Private Jet On Airport Runway

How Much Would the Royal Family Have to Pay to Offset Their Private Jet Flights?

The Royal family made headlines this week when news broke that Harry and Meghan flew private. So just how much would they have to pay in order to offset their flights?

EXETER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A aircraft operated by the airline Flybe, taxis down the runway at Exeter Airport near Exeter on October 18, 2018 in Devon, England. The value of shares in the Exeter-based airline Flybe, have fallen dramatically recently after the company issued another profit warning, blaming poor demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs.(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Flying Under the Radar: Prince William and Kate Take £73 Flybe Flight to Scotland

Later in the week, William and Kate took a Flybe flight to Scotland — quite the opposite of a private jet experience.

How Do Those Dimming Dreamliner Windows Work?

If you’ve been on a Dreamliner, chances are you’ve been curious how those fancy windows work. Read up on the tech here.

Prepping an Airbus A350: TPG UK Goes Behind the Scenes at Heathrow Airport

TPG UK got behind-the-scenes access at Heathrow Airport with Malaysia Airlines. Check out what it was like to turn an A350 around.

Which British Airways Avios Redemptions Can’t Be Booked Online?

Not all awards were created the same — especially with British Airways Avios. More specifically, in order to book some awards, you’ll have to call BA.

Featured photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy.

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