Our First Look Inside British Airways’ A350, and More News From This Week

Aug 3, 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:

An Inside Look at British Airways’ Brand-New A350

The day has finally come for British Airways to receive its first-ever Airbus A350 aircraft. And it was worth the wait. TPG UK Content Producer Dan Ross got a first look inside.

The Cheapest Ways to Fly to the Maldives With Avios

Getting to the Maldives can actually be quite reasonable if you have Avios and know how to use them. Time to cross this destination off your bucket list.

an easyJet Airbus A319-100 with Ryanair Boeing 737-800 taxiing and diggers and construction vehicles behind. (Photo by: aviation-images.com/UIG via Getty Images)

7 Ways to Improve Your Low-Cost Flight Experience

Flying with low-cost carriers doesn’t typically mean a glamorous or comfortable experience. That said, there are some tips in order to make your journey a bit more enjoyable.

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 plane lands at Heathrow Airport in Middlesex (Photo by Steve Parsons - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

How to Fly Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A340 Before It Retires This Year

Virgin Atlantic is retiring its A340s this year. Find out when you have until to fly it.

a Rolls-Royce RB-211-535 jet engine, wing and winglet flying near clouds on a Continental Airlines Boeing 757-224 flying enroute BRS-EWR as flight CO77. (Photo by: aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

35 Years Old and Still Going: a Rolls-Royce Jet Engine’s Fascinating Story

Jet engines are built to last a long time. Like, a really long time.

(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

What Are Hotel and Airline Status Matches and How Do You Get One?

If you’re loyal to one hotel or airline programme and your circumstances change, you might want to consider taking part in a status match.

The Science Behind a Beautiful Aircraft Takeoff

For the pilots, it’s not just accelerating and watching the aircraft take off. There’s plenty of planning that goes into a takeoff.

Aer Lingus Welcomes First Airbus A321LR Aircraft

Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first A321LR aircraft, which will initially fly to Hartford in the US.

(Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)

It’s Got Potential: Flying Garuda Indonesia in Business Class on the 777-300ER

Find out what the business class experience was like on Garuda Indonesia.

Featured photo by Dan Ross/The Points Guy.

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