New coronavirus strain pushes travel into winter hibernation, and more news from this week
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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:
While Christmas holiday travel meant for a slight uptick in passenger numbers, the industry is bracing for a long dreary winter of weak demand.
Spurring that downturn in travel is the new strain of the coronavirus, which has drastically cut off the U.K. from the rest of the world. A number of countries banned flights to and from the U.K.
In some good news, BA announced that it will resume first- and business-class service for some flights as of 20 January 2021.
A great story of how points and miles can add up to real savings.
If you’re planning your 2021 travel now, consider a visit to one of these countries that depend on tourism.
Flexible traveller? Consider flying one of these airlines.
Basic economy, but make it hotel.
If you’re sat on the sofa, full of leftovers and still in the Christmas spirit, consider turning on one of these nine festive movies filmed at airports.
Finally, we take a look at 14 airlines that are no longer flying in the U.K. skies.
Featured photo by Fabian Gysel / Getty Images.
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