Should You Pay for Seat Assignment With BA, and More News From This Week

Jun 15, 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:

Should You Pay for Seat Assignment on British Airways

British Airways is one of the few airlines that charges for seats — even if you’re sitting in Club World. But when should you actually spend money for that seat assignment?

Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy

In a Class of Its Own: Norwegian Premium on the 787 From London to New York

Norwegian is one of the largest operators out of London. So how does its Premium offering stack up?

Which Avios Partner Airlines Have First Class, and Which Is the Best?

If you’re looking to spend your Avios to fly in first class, be sure you’re spending them with the right partners.

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Beware of This Common Travel Scam in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca

Don’t fall victim to this common travel scam on your next trip to Palma de Mallorca.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Losing Your Luggage — and What to Do If It Happens

Some simple steps you can take if it turns out your bag didn’t make it to your final destination.

Emirates Rolls out ‘Basic’ Biz-Class Fares With No Lounge Access or Seat Selection

The Middle Eastern carrier, known for glitz and glam, is unbundling its business class fares on select routes.

(Photo by Ryan Patterson / The Points Guy)

Qantas’ First Revamped Airbus A380s to Begin Flying in September

The biggest overhaul on the refreshed A380s will come in the business class cabin, which will get the same seat as in Qantas’ 787s.

How to Fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class From London to New York for £1,700 Return

With Virgin’s latest buy miles promo, you can snag a relative steal on an Upper Class flight to New York.

Featured photo by Nick Morrish/British Airways.

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