6 countries added to green list, and more news from this week

Aug 28, 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:


6 countries added to green list, Montenegro and Thailand added to travel ban red list

In the latest update to the U.K. traffic light system, seven destinations have been moved from amber to green with two moving from amber to red.

Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class
(Photo by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy)

What happens if you book a Club Suite or Virgin Suite but get downgraded?

What are your rights if you don’t get to fly the newest product? Let’s find out.

(Photo by Ryan Patterson/The Points Guy)

Alitalia stops selling tickets, prepares to shut down and be replaced

Italian national carrier Alitalia announced Tuesday it would stop issuing tickets and will effectively shut down operations as it prepares to step down and be replaced by a new airline.

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

What are the differences between Euro Traveller and Club Europe on British Airways?

You may know that business class seats cost more than economy on short-haul flights to Europe, but what are the differences and is it worth the extra money?

(Photo by @robertmello2au via Twenty20)

British Airways will resume Sydney flights in March 2022

The airline’s longest route has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak since March 2020.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

10 things to do when you get the Platinum Card from American Express UK

So you’ve got the Platinum Card. Here are the first things you should do.

(Featured image courtesy of British Airways.)

British Airways will soon serve roast dinners in Club World and First

Passengers in British Airways premium cabins can enjoy a great British tradition on board their next flight.

(Photo by Kirill Rudenko/Getty Images.)

One of the world’s most beautiful cities is about to become more accessible

After more work, Venice will become wheelchair accessible for first time in history.

(Photo by Joseph Hostetler/The Points Guy.)

Do you really have to check out of a hotel?

While it may seem inconvenient, there are a couple of compelling reasons to check out of a hotel.

(Featured image courtesy of Hans Airways.)

Another new startup airline is planning flights between the UK and India

There’s another new startup airline planning to fly between the U.K. and India — and it’s already beginning to hire pilots in anticipation of its debut later this year.

(Featured photo by Patrick Donovan/Getty Images.) 

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