What it’s like flying Emirates first class during the pandemic, and more news from this week

Dec 5, 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:

What it’s like flying Emirates first class during the pandemic

One of our staff’s experience flying Emirates first during the pandemic.

My Madeiran quarantine nightmare: TPG reader mistake story

Heidi’s story is definitely something to bear in mind when planning for your next trip.

You can now book a lie-flat economy seat with Lufthansa

Move over, Skycouch! Lufthansa’s new “Sleeper’s Row” is giving Air New Zealand’s sofa-style seating arrangement a run for its miles.

TPG’s parent company buys Lonely Planet in major expansion of travel portfolio

The Points Guy parent company Red Ventures is announcing it is buying the travel company Lonely Planet.

Get a free hotel stay, meal and transportation with Emirates Dubai Connect

The airline is looking to drum up tourism’s return to Dubai.

Virgin Atlantic to trial pre-departure rapid COVID-19 testing for Barbados flights

On select flights to Barbados, Virgin will test passengers prior to boarding.

Goodbye plastic: BA brings back real glasses for first class in 2021

Finally! Glassware and proper plates are soon to return to BA’s first class.

EasyJet tightens hand luggage allowance — but it isn’t all bad

Until now, the European low cost giant has been the most generous with its hand luggage allowance.

Christmas gift guide: TPG’s 11 travel-friendly picks for 2020

There’s something for every budget, making it easy to shop for just about anyone on your list.

Amex Offer: Spend £10 with small businesses and get £5 back

Get £5 back each time you spend £10 or more a maximum of 10 times when you shop at small businesses.

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