Fly a private A340 to Barbados, and more news from this week

Jul 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:

You can now fly a private all-business-class A340 between the UK and Barbados

The private A340 features just 100 seats — and some couches at the rear of the aircraft. If you’ve got your eye on Barbados, this could be a socially distant way to get you there.

5 of the coolest ferry journeys from the UK

Not ready to fly just yet? Consider a ferry — and you can take your own car with you!

I flew for the first time since restrictions were lifted: 7 things you should know

TPG U.K. Content Producer Dan Ross took to the skies for the first time in months this week. Here are seven things he learned from his experience that you should know.

Your UK holiday could now be significantly cheaper thanks to 15% VAT reduction

This week, the U.K. government announced several economic initiatives. Included in that, you could potentially save big on your staycation hotel stay.

TAP Portugal offering lucrative status match to Star Alliance Gold

If you have status with BA, this is a good opportunity to expand your horizons and get a status match with Star Alliance.

A380 finds new purpose: The world’s biggest passenger jet is now flying without most seats

The coronavirus has largely meant trouble for the A380. Now, one carrier is turning its superjumbo to a cargo aircraft.

British Airways plans to fly 67 routes by the end of July

By the end of the month, British Airways plans to fly 67 routes to both long-haul and short-haul destinations.

The coronavirus crisis claimed another cruise line

The coronavirus had claimed some airlines, and now, another cruise line.

Flight review: Crossing the Atlantic on Air France’s 777-300ER in business class, New York to Paris

Finally, a flight review from pre-coronavirus times. Here’s a look at Air France’s 777-300ER in business class from New York to Paris.

Featured photo by Caledonia Jets.

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