A look at Air Force One’s journey to Newquay, and more news from this week

Jun 12, 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:

President Biden travelled to Cornwall, but was Newquay’s runway long enough to accommodate Air Force One?

This week, President Biden travelled to Cornwall for the G7 Summit. But was the specially configured Boeing 747 able to land at Newquay Airport (NQY)?

What it’s like flying in British Airways economy to Europe right now

TPG staffer Ben Smithson flew with BA this past week. Here’s a look at his experience and what you should know if you plan to travel soon.

Travel between the US and UK moves closer to a comeback after Biden, Johnson joint task force announcement

With President Biden’s arrival in the U.K., the two nations have made positive progress towards reopening transatlantic travel.

The 2 countries and territories you can visit from the UK without quarantine on either end

This week, Portugal moved to the amber list. With the move, there are now only two countries or territories that Brits can visit without quarantine on either end of their trip.

Everything you need to know about the American Express British Airways Companion Voucher changes

We answer all of the questions you have about the upcoming changes to the cobranded BA Amex cards.

Can you still get value from the no-fee British Airways American Express Card after the upcoming changes?

With that in mind, can you still get value from the fee-free BA Amex card?

How I’m earning at least 1,500 Avios every single month without leaving the house

If you want to rack up your Avios balance quickly, consider the Barclays Avios Rewards programme, which allows you to earn 1,500 Avios every month.

Cash-strapped Heathrow does away with free airport bus services from this weekend

As of this weekend, Heathrow is getting rid of its free bus services for passengers and employees.

New Orleans’ most luxurious hotel is opening next month

A new Four Seasons is opening in New Orleans next month. Here’s what you need to know about it.

A new Spanish airline gets its first Airbus A350 as it prepares for June launch

A Spanish leisure carrier is set to launch flights on its brand new A350 aircraft.

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