22 classic cruise ships that may never sail again, and more news from this week

Jul 4, 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:

Your favourite cruise ship may never come back: 22 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped

The coronavirus pandemic may mean early retirement for your favourite cruise ship. Here’s a look at 22 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped.

(Photo by Javier Rodriguez / The Points Guy)

The worst 5 premium-economy cabins in the sky today

You’ll definitely want to avoid these. A look through the five worst premium-economy cabins flying today.

British Airways Boeing 777-300 Extended Range Edition aircraft specifically 777-36N (ER) as seen on final approach landing at London Heathrow International Airport LHR EGLL in England, UK over the houses of Myrtle Avenue on 29 October 2019. The B777 long-haul wide-body airplane has the registration G-STBB and 2x GE jet engines. British Airways BA BAW Speedbird is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom with main base hub Heathrow Airport. The airline has 278 airplanes, is a member of Oneworld aviation alliance and is owned by International Airlines Group IAG. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

British Airways will resume some long-haul flying from Gatwick in July

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, BA has been flying just from Heathrow in London. As of July, it’ll resume flying some long-haul routes from Gatwick.

Emirates to bring back on-the-ground premium experience as of 1 July

This week, Emirates brought back the on-the-ground premium experience for first- and business-class passengers — including chauffeur service.

(Photo by Josh Gribben for The Points Guy)

Virgin Money giving cardholders £40 credit towards annual fee

Cardholders of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card got a £40 credit to use towards their annual fee.

British Airways special Landor livery Boeing 747-400. Photo by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

What and where are the oldest aircraft still operating in the UK?

Want to take a trip down memory lane? Here’s a look at some of the oldest aircraft still flying in the U.K. today.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines. Photo by photosounds/Shutterstock

13 of the coolest European fifth-freedom routes you should know about

AvGeeks, you’ll want to bookmark this page. Once flying resumes, here are 13 cool fifth-freedom routes in Europe to add to your bucket list.

After months of delays, British Airways finally gets its first 787-10

The airline was originally set to take delivery of this aircraft in February. However, delays meant that it wasn’t until this week that BA’s first 787-10 made its way to Heathrow.

(Photo by Nicholas Ellis/The Points Guy)

RIP: These airlines have stopped offering first class due to the pandemic

A look at the airlines that have stopped offering a first-class product as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Feature image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line.

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