How EasyJet’s new cabin baggage policy has alienated this once-loyal flyer, and more news from this week

Jul 31, 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:

Why I’ve fallen out of love with EasyJet over its new cabin baggage policy

It’s a move that has aligned EasyJet with the ultra-low-cost carriers of Europe.

England to allow fully vaccinated Americans and EU travellers without quarantine from next week

This week, the four devolved nations of the U.K. announced that as of 2 August, travellers who were vaccinated in the U.S. and EU can enter without the need to quarantine if they’re coming from an amber country.

Hotel quarantine cost could rise to £2,250 to deter red list travel

The government is reportedly considering increasing the cost of hotel quarantine.

Heathrow Airport will soon charge £5 for passenger drop-offs

Beginning later this year, Heathrow will add a new £5 fee for dropping off passengers outside the terminal.

Ryanair expects end-of-year travel boom after disappointing spring

Ryanair is optimistic for the end of the year.

What is the Common Travel Area, and how does it work?

Ireland could be a good destination for Brits — and that’s because it’s part of the Common Travel Area.

Singapore is looking to allow quarantine-free travel by September

The city-state is hoping to open to international tourists by the end of the year.

British Airways sale: Caribbean return flights and 7 nights accommodation from £499 per person

BA launched a new sale this week — check out some of the best deals on offer.

You’ll soon be able to hike a new trail connecting Europe with Asia

Finally, for the outdoor enthusiasts, this new trail could be a great bucket-list addition.

Featured image by Zach Honig/The Points Guy.

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