The Most Comfortable Way to Earn BA Silver Status, and More News From This Week

Jul 20, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG UK this week. Here’s what you need to know:

The Most Comfortable Way to Earn British Airways Silver Status

If you’re eyeing British Airways Silver status and want an easy — and comfortable — way to get it, look no further than Qatar Airways.

British Airways Expands Avios + Pay Options, Offers Reward Tickets From £1

BA’s expanded how you can use your Avios. This time, you can use them to pay taxes and fees on Reward Flight Saver flights and pay as little as just £1.

SOUTHEND ON SEA, ENGLAND - JULY 03: An Flybe Embraer E175 aircraft takes off from Southend airport on July 3, 2018 in Southend on Sea, England. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)

Regional Carrier Flybe Cuts Routes Across the UK as of October

The carrier is cutting flights operated by its leased E195s.

British Airways New 777 Club Suite Coming to New York From October

Likely in an effort to compete with Virgin’s new A350 on the New York route, BA is adding one of its retrofitted 777s with Club Suite to the London to JFK route.

Leased EasyJet Plane Will Surprise Passengers This Summer With Legroom for Days

Up to 44 inches of pitch? On an EasyJet flight? Yes, it will be a thing this summer on some flights from Gatwick (LGW).


Tips & Tricks For Staying Comfortable on a Long Flight

First of all, know what kind of aircraft you’re flying. Check out this guide for other tips on staying comfortable on long-haul flights.

Why Some Airlines Fly the A350 Long-Haul, and Others on Domestic Routes

The A350 is an aircraft optimised to give airlines a good return. So why do some fly it on short-haul flights, while others on long-haul?

LAS VEGAS MCCARRAN INT'L AIRPORT, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES - 2018/03/14: A Janet Aviation Boeing 737 returning into Vegas from an undisclosed location. (Photo by C. van Grinsven/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Up Close With Janet, the Super-Secret US Airline

If you’ve never heard of Janet, you’re not alone. Very little information about the top-secret US government airline exists.

Worlds Apart: A Review of the Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge in Doha

While there are showers and a nap room inside, the food and drink options could be improved.

How Many Avios Seats Does British Airways Release on Each Flight?

The optimal time to book a reward flight with British Airways is 355 days out.

Featured photo by Patrick Fallon/The Points Guy.

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