Why we’re now checking in bags more often when we fly and other news from this week

Jan 15, 2022

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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:

Why I’m now checking in a bag more often when I fly

After years of flying with hand baggage only, I’m now checking in a bag far more often when I fly. Here is why.

What Boris Johnson’s potential resignation could mean for UK travel

As pressure mounts on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign, how could a change in leadership affect the travel industry and future COVID-19 restrictions for travellers?

Now even cheaper: Earn British Airways silver status in just one trip to Europe from only £467

If you’ve ever looked longingly at those red carpet priority lanes and airport lounge doors it has never been cheaper and easier to earn status in just one trip with British Airways.

​​Cathay Pacific reopens London Heathrow lounge

One of the finest airline lounges at Heathrow, Cathay Pacific has now reopened its flagship loafing area in T3 following closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everything you need to know about France’s new rules for UK travellers

With France once again open to British travellers, there are also new variations on the rules and requirements to enter. Here’s everything you need to know.

Visiting the Seven Wonders of the World using miles & points: Petra, Jordan

If the stunning rock carvings of Petra in Jordan are on your travel bucket list, here’s how to do it with miles and points.

Earn Virgin Points with no annual fee: A review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card

Is the Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card right for you?

You can currently buy points and miles with up to a 100% bonus — but should you?

A look at some of the better buy points promotions available right now.

Fly to San Francisco from 32,350 miles return with Flying Blue January Promo Rewards

A look at this month’s special fares from Flying Blue.

Why I loved my first ever all-inclusive hotel

After avoiding the concept for years, I finally tried it out — here’s why I loved my first all-inclusive hotel.

British Airways further extends elite status and reduced qualification thresholds

BA extends reduced status tiers for Executive Club members through 2022.

REVEALED: The world’s most powerful passports — how did yours rank?

The team behind the project claim that what sets their table apart from other passport power rankings is that it goes beyond the markers of ‘visa-free travel’, instead focusing on more tangible aspects of travel and living abroad.

Self-isolation period in UK cut to five days, here’s what you should know

The Health Secretary has today announced that the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19 will be reduced to five days.

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