Your flight’s ‘hard landing’ was likely on purpose, and more news from this week

Dec 21, 2019

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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:

Did you have a ‘hard landing’? It was likely on purpose

Why that ‘hard landing’ might have been planned. Plus, pilots prefer the terms ‘snug’ or ‘firm’ for the type of landing.

The difference between British Airways’ Avios + Money and Avios Part-Payment

If you’re looking to use your British Airways Avios, you’ll want to take note of the differences between the redemption options.

New routes added: How to fly the British Airways Club Suite

The airline will deploy its Club Suite on a set of new routes. Check out which and as of when.

The 11 questions pilots get asked all the time

Our resident pilot Charlie Page takes you through the 11 questions that aviators get asked all the time.

British Airways reveals its most popular destinations for holiday travel

While Paris is the most popular short-haul destination, travellers are also going farther away for the holidays.

Emirates likely won’t have first class on new Boeing 787s or Airbus A350s

The airline likely won’t install its famed new first-class product on its 787s or A350s.

7 tips for planning a winter sun holiday to the Canary Islands on a budget

The Canary Islands are always a good idea. Here’s how you can get to planning your trip on a budget.

88-year-old has ‘dream’ Upper Class flight after passenger gives up seat

The perfect feel-good travel story right in time for the holidays.

Can you get walked from a hotel if you check in online?

Getting walked from a hotel is a discouraging experience. If you check-in online though, can it be avoided?

Pleasant surprise: A review of Air China’s 747-8 in first class from Beijing to New York

What it was like to fly in first class on Air China’s 747. Spoiler: It featured a delicious meal.

Featured photo by Alberto Riva/The Points Guy.

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