What happens if you ignore government advice to travel now, and more news from this week

Jun 27, 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:

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

While airlines are resuming flights, the U.K.’s FCO still advises against all non-essential international travel. Here’s what you need to know if you ignore that advice to travel right now.

United Airlines cuts Manchester to New York route

Amid the carrier’s coronavirus cuts, United is axing its route between Newark and Manchester.

Virgin Atlantic will resume at least 19 long-haul routes by October

While it’s altered its plans to resume some routes on 20 and 21 July, Virgin Atlantic plans to operate at least 19 long-haul routes by October.

Summer staycation gets a boost: England tourism to reopen from 4 July

This week saw good news for travellers looking to stay closer to home this summer. The domestic tourism sector — including hotels, B&Bs and campsites — will reopen in England as of 4 July.

Dubai will reopen to tourists 7 July – here’s what you need to know

Meanwhile, Dubai has announced that it will reopen as of 7 July. Here’s a look at what you need to know before you go.

Beware of Ryanair’s fare bundles: TPG reader mistake story

Ryanair’s fare bundles can be good… if you need everything that’s included.

Boris Johnson’s plane takes first flight in new Union Jack-themed paint job

The RAF Voyager that’s used to transport the prime minister and senior members of the royal family got a new paint job this week. Check it out.

You may never board a plane the same way again — because of coronavirus

Some airlines have adopted back-to-front boarding, though it’s slower. What does this mean for the future of the way we board an aeroplane?

Which Canary Island should you visit for your socially distanced holiday?

If Spain is on your mind, the Canary Islands could be a good option. But be sure to pick the best one for what you’re looking for.

Is COVID threatening the future of international first class?

The coronavirus could claim international first class.

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