Why I skip the airport lounge, and more news from this week

Dec 28, 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:

Here’s why I skip the airport lounge and head straight to the gate

Airport lounges were once an area of relaxation. Now, with more travellers with access, they often feel overcrowded. Here’s why one TPG staffer now usually skips the lounge.

5 things airport lounges need to do ASAP to stop overcrowding

In an effort to return the lounge experience to an enjoyable one, here are five things lounges could do to stop the overcrowding problem.

The craziest things I’ve done for airline elite status this year

TPG U.K. General Manager Christian Kramer is an avid flyer. Here are some of the craziest things he did to get British Airways’ highest level of elite status this year.

When should you book flights for next Christmas?

With Christmas over, it’s now time to start thinking about how you’re going to get home next year.

10 years of the Dreamliner — why pilots love flying the 787

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a favourite for pilots and passengers alike. Find out why.

EasyJet in-flight announcements to become more gender-inclusive

The low-cost carrier is ditching the phrase “ladies and gentlemen”.

The best seats on the refurbished British Airways 777 with Club Suite

With more and more of BA’s 777 undergoing retrofitting, here are the seats you’ll want to choose.

We caught bedbugs from travelling — and then the nightmare began

Find out how you can prevent the same nightmare from happening to you.

What flying was like 20 years ago

Flying was very different just 20 years ago.

Good, not perfect: A review of Cathay Pacific’s A350 in premium economy, San Francisco to Hong Kong

Cathay’s premium economy offers a great ground experience and comfortable seat, though was lacking in some of the soft product elements.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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