The do’s and don’ts when visiting an airport lounge, and more news from this week

Jan 25, 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:

The 8 do’s and don’ts in an airport lounge

If it’s your first time visiting an airport lounge, you’ll want to read this guide first. And above all, don’t miss your flight because you lost track of time in the comfort of the lounge.

Automatically earn up to 10 bonus Avios per pound when you shop on the high street

Register your cards with the new programme in order to make sure you’re automatically getting bonus Avios for select purchases on the high street.

Deal alert: Earn 160 Tier Points with biz class flights to European destinations from £195 return

Some of these great deals are still alive. You can fly to select destinations in Europe to earn 160 Tier Points.

Virgin Atlantic delays A340 retirement yet again

The airline keeps pushing back the retirement of its aging A340 fleet. Now, they’ll continue operating until at least March.

Amex Offer: Spend £300 with British Airways and get 3,000 bonus Avios

Check to see if you were targeted for this Amex Offer to earn 3,000 bonus Avios.

A special meal fail in first class: TPG reader mistake story

Why one reader won’t be ordering a special meal in first class again.

My apartment in the sky: A review of Etihad’s First Class Apartment on the A380, Abu Dhabi to New York

Etihad’s First Class Apartment is one of the best first-class products in the sky. Find out what the experience was like on an A380 flight to New York.

Why there are almost no transoceanic flights in the Southern Hemisphere

There are loads of transoceanic flights in the Northern Hemisphere (think New York to London). But, why does the Southern Hemisphere not get the same kind of traffic?

Why keeping an additional credit card for emergencies did me more harm than good

If you’re planning on keeping an emergency card around, be sure you don’t fall victim to this same mistake.

Nothing premium here: Review of Air France premium economy on the A380

Decent service and better legroom than coach weren’t enough to save this experience from the terrible seat, dated entertainment screen and no Wi-Fi.

Featured photo by Eric Rosen/The Points Guy.

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