Why I always board a plane as soon as possible, and more news from this week

Jun 20, 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:

Who you calling gate lice? Why I always board an aeroplane as soon as possible

Between less stress at the airport, a better shot at overhead bin space and having more time to get settled in, here’s why this TPG staffer always tries to board the aeroplane as soon as possible.

Looking forward to a drink mid-air? You’ll have to wait a while longer with Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet

Both Virgin Atlantic and EasyJet have announced that they plan to temporarily suspend alcohol service on their flights in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

Nostalgia in the air: 14 UK airlines gone but never forgotten

This week, TPG U.K.’s Daniel Ross took a trip down memory lane. Although they may not be flying any longer, see how many of these U.K. airlines you remember.

When does it make sense to pay for an EasyJet Plus membership?

EasyJet Plus is an intriguing option for business travellers. Here’s a breakdown of what you should consider before purchasing a membership.

What happens if you ignore government advice to travel right now?

While many airlines are resuming flights and the temptation to book a summer holiday is high, here’s what you should know about travelling right now against FCO advice.

Norwegian to relaunch short-haul routes from UK at least 8 months earlier than planned

Norwegian’s announcement this week that it plans to resume short-haul routes to the U.K. as of 1 July was a welcome piece of optimistic news. Originally, the carrier didn’t expect to resume these routes until April 2021.

Football is back: Our favourite Premier League aircraft liveries

The three-month drought is over, and football is back! We take a look at some of our favourite aircraft liveries emblazoned with Premier League club logos.

A trick to extend your Companion Voucher expiry: TPG reader success story

How this TPG U.K. reader was able to extend their Companion Voucher expiry.

The path to becoming an airline captain — how pilots climb the ranks

TPG U.K.’s resident Dreamliner pilot Charlie Page walks us through how pilots climb the ranks.

The top 5 premium-economy cabins in the sky today

Finally, if you’re looking for something that fits perfectly between economy and business, premium economy is the way to go. That said, some premium economy products are better than others. Here are the five best premium-economy cabins in the sky.

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