Oneworld is getting a new member, and more news from this week

Feb 15, 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:

Alaska Airlines plans to join Oneworld, forms alliance with American

In shocking news from the U.S. aviation world, this week we found out that Alaska Airlines is set to join the Oneworld alliance as of mid-2021.

Amex reveals updated opening dates for new Centurion Lounges, including Heathrow

If you’re travelling through Heathrow’s Terminal 3, you will soon have access to a Centurion Lounge. The LHR outpost is set to open sometime in the first half of 2020.

You can now redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Air France and KLM flights

And in terms of a potentially bigger impact for U.K. flyers, you can now earn and redeem Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Air France and KLM flights. Virgin Atlantic as an option just became even more appealing.

7 incredible ways you can now use your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles

And with that partnership, there are certainly some sweet spots. Here are seven potential ways to spend your Flying Club miles.

British Airways extends China route cancellations due to coronavirus

The airline has suspended operations to China until 31 March 2020.

Flying Embraer’s super posh, quiet £7.8 million private jet

Nothing screams posh quite like a £7.8 million private jet. Take a look inside.

The ultimate guide to British Airways Avios

We’ve updated our British Airways Avios guide. Check out everything you may have missed.

8 of the most challenging airport approaches for pilots

Just because you’ve had a comfortable ride as a passenger, these approaches are particularly difficult for the pilots at the front of the aircraft.

Finding a refurbished business-class seat: TPG reader success story

How this reader managed to drastically improve their flying experience.

The cheapest and most expensive places to ski in Europe

If you want to plan a ski trip to Europe on a budget — or splurge — be sure to check out your best options.

Incredible, but with room to improve: Review of Emirates A380 first class, Dubai to LA

A massive lounge, great food and drink, well-designed suite and flawless service were on par with a standard Emirates first-class expectation. However, a disorganized boarding proces, narrow seat and unusable Wi-Fi set the score back.

Featured photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy.

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