A look inside Virgin Atlantic’s refreshed Heathrow Clubhouse, and more news from this week

Jul 17, 2021

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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:

Pelotons and planespotting: Inside the reopening of Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow Terminal 3 and refreshed Clubhouse

Fancy a Peloton ride before your next flight? That’s now possible at the refreshed Virgin Clubhouse. We take a look inside.

England moves Balearic Islands to amber list, 4 destinations move to green list and 4 move to red

This week, England moved the Balearics to the amber list. As of 4 a.m. on 19 July, there are quite a few changes to the traffic light system.

Which European countries are allowing UK tourists entry, and under what conditions?

Which European countries are letting U.K. tourists in? And what will you need to visit? We break it down.

British Airways improves short-haul catering ordering, pre-pandemic priority boarding returns next week

BA has finally resumed onboard ordering via the Speedbird Cafe. Plus, priority boarding is resuming and three lounges are reopening.

Returning to England from an amber list country — Top tips and what you can expect

We break down what it’s like to travel to England from an amber country.

How to book all your COVID-19 tests for return from an amber country for just £162

Here’s a look at how you can book all of the necessary COVID-19 tests for return from an amber country for £162.

Heathrow passengers face long queues as more than 100 staffers told to self-isolate

This week, passengers at Heathrow faced long delays as staff were told to self-isolate.

7 reasons flying Iceland’s newest airline was a great experience

There’s a new airline in town — well, at Stansted that is. Here’s what it was like to fly Iceland’s new low-cost carrier Play.

How to maximise the Barclays Avios Rewards Upgrade Voucher

We take a look at the ways you can maximise an Upgrade Voucher with Barclays Avios Rewards.

Why you should transfer your Membership Rewards points to Avios before redeeming them through Amex Travel

Finally, a look at why you should transfer your points to BA before redeeming them through Amex Travel.

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy.

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