The world’s largest aircraft lands in Glasgow, and more news from this week

Aug 8, 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:

World’s largest aircraft lands at Glasgow’s smallest airport

The world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 landed at Glasgow’s smallest airport this week. Planespotters from the region fled to Prestwick to catch a glimpse of the massive six-engine aircraft.

Will I have lounge access? A complete list of the lounges currently open in major UK airports

A look at the lounges at all the U.K.’s major airports. Which are open and which remain closed?

Passengers confined to cabins as coronavirus appears on another cruise ship

This week saw plenty of news form the cruise industry — including this Paul Gauguin ship where passengers were confined to their cabins.

7 August bank holiday long weekend breaks from £18 return

It’s not too late to plan a holiday for the August bank holiday weekend. Here are seven trips you can take, starting from £18 return.

Indian low-cost carrier secures slots to fly to London Heathrow next month

For the first time, the Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet will begin flying between London Heathrow and India, starting next month.

5 of the best train rides from the UK to Europe

If trains are more your thing this summer, here are five of the best journeys you can take from the U.K. to Europe.

8 cabin locations on cruise ships that you definitely should avoid

If you’re a new cruiser, you’ll want to avoid booking rooms in certain parts of the ship.

A huge Avios reward for my online shopping — TPG success story

Finally, see how TPG U.K. General Manager Christian Kramer was able to secure thousands of Avios for a purchase with Kiehl’s.

Featured photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy.

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