The items you should always pack in your carry-on bag, and more news from this week

Feb 1, 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:

6 items you should always pack in your carry-on bag

If you’re flying, make sure you don’t leave home without these six items in your carry-on bag.

Brexit day: What you need to know about travelling to or from the EU

Now that the United Kingdom is officially out of the European Union, what is changing for U.K. travellers? Hint: not much as of yet.

What spread of deadly coronavirus means for travellers

The latest on what you need to know about the coronavirus and what it means for your travels.

Myth-busting: Will a face mask keep you safe from viruses on a plane?

Speaking of the coronavirus, will a face mask keep you safe from contracting it?

Bringing BA status within reach: Earn 160 Tier Points with these short-haul destinations

These short-haul itineraries are the best for earning Tier Points.

Everything you need to know about Ryanair’s visa check requirement

Why does Ryanair require some passengers to have their visas checked?

Where’s the menu? A review of South African Airways biz class on the A350, New York to Johannesburg

South African has taken delivery of four A350s — two originally intended for Air Mauritius and two for Hainan. So what was the business-class experience like? Check out the full review.

Choosing between local currency or home currency when using your cards abroad

If you’re travelling abroad and given the choice of a charge in your home currency or local currency, you should always select to be charged in the local currency.

Business-class battle: Comparing ANA The Room and Qatar Qsuite

Does ANA’s new The Room business class reign supreme?

Wizz Air adds auto check-in, for a hefty price

If you want Wizz Air to check you in automatically, expect to pay for the service.

Featured photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy.

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