From which cabin are you most likely to get upgraded, and more news from this week

Jan 11, 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:

From which cabin are you most likely to get upgraded?

Ah, the elusive upgrade. If you aren’t flying in a premium cabin, you may be hoping for a bit of luck. Here’s how to improve your chances — even if just by a little bit.

Already worn: A review of British Airways’ A350 in economy from London to Dubai

While the ground experience at Heathrow was smooth and the seats were comfortable, the cabin was already dirty and meal service was on the slow side.

How Middle East airspace closures may affect your travel

What you need to know about flying to, from or through Middle East airspace right now.

Here’s what you need to know about travelling to the Middle East right now

Similarly, if you have travel planned to the region, here’s what you should know before you go.

These are the most powerful passports in the world this year

The U.K. passport didn’t even crack the top-10.

What are the strange noises and sensations you experience on a flight?

If you’ve flown before, chances are that you’ve heard some strange noises. Our resident pilot breaks down those noises and sensations you might experience while on board.

A plane of my own: A review of Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 777-200 in business class from Singapore to Hong Kong

A terrific meal as well as great service and IFE content for days helped to make this Singapore Airlines experience one to remember.

A beginner’s guide to visiting Tokyo: Everything you need to eat, see and do

If you’ve got Tokyo on your bucket list, you’ll want to be sure to read this guide before you go.

From Singapore to Tenerife: Best holiday hotspots for February 2020

Got the travel bug? Settle it with this guide of the best destinations to visit from the U.K. in February.

The best British Airways World Traveller (economy) seats

If you’ve got a long-haul flight in BA economy, make the experience as comfortable as possible by picking the best seat.

Pot of gold: A review of Aer Lingus on the A321neo in business class from Dublin to Philadelphia

Aer Lingus’ new A321neo aircraft is a solid option for getting across the Atlantic. If possible, choose the throne seat for the most privacy and best experience possible.

Featured photo by Emily McNutt/The Points Guy.

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