How to ensure an upgrade on your next flight, and more news from this week

Feb 8, 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:

How to ensure an upgrade on your next flight

Want to improve your chances at getting an upgrade on your next flight? Read this to make sure you’re sitting at the front of the aeroplane.

AvGeek Blind Dating: TPG UK and Virgin Atlantic want to help you find love this Valentine’s Day

It’s not too late to sign up to find love this Valentine’s Day. TPG U.K. has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to get singles together in the name of finding love. The winning couple will win a dream trip to New York City.

How to get a second British passport

While it’s not exactly the clearest process, it is possible to get a second passport. Here’s everything you need to know to get a second British passport.

British Airways to shift all Tokyo operations to Haneda

If you want to get to the city centre of Tokyo sooner, you’re in luck if you’re flying with BA. Later this year, British Airways is moving all of its daily nonstop frequencies to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, which is much closer to the city.

All about the Boeing 777X

Boeing’s newest plane has taken to the skies. Here’s everything you need to know about the aircraft.

British Airways introduces new blanket and cushion for long-haul economy passengers

Flying long-haul in economy doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. British Airways has unveiled new blankets and cushions for economy passengers.

Caviar on tap: Flying Etihad’s first-class Apartment from JFK to Abu Dhabi

Etihad’s Apartment is a showstopper. There’s something special about having an apartment in the sky. Read up on TPG U.K. Director of Content Nicky Kelvin’s experience flying the Etihad Apartment.

Coming soon: Direct Eurostar service from Amsterdam to London

Since 2018, you’ve been able to take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam, but never in reverse. That’s about to change as of April.

I’d rather risk missing a flight than waste my time at the airport

Is risking a missed flight worth it? For this TPG staffer, it is.

What are airlines doing with the jets that should be flying to China?

What are airlines doing with all of those aircraft that should be flying to China?

Serious shortcomings: A review of Ethiopian Airlines in economy on the 787-8 from Newark to Lome and back

Ample meals and comfortable seats weren’t enough to save Ethiopian Airlines’ economy. No power outlets, no Wi-Fi and MIA flight attendants made this experience a sour one.

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy.

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