Big changes to Amex British Airways credit cards, and more news from this week

Jun 5, 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:

Higher annual fee and devalued Companion Voucher: American Express details massive changes to BA cobranded cards

This week, American Express made a few changes to both versions of its BA cobranded cards. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes.

No countries added to green list, Portugal moves to amber and 7 countries move to red list

The government disappointed many this week when it didn’t add any new destinations to the green list. Instead, it moved Portugal from green to amber and seven other countries from amber to red.

How amber arrivals can use Test to Release to reduce their quarantine period

If you’re returning to England from an amber countries, find out how you can use Test to Release to make your quarantine stay shorter.

Earn up to 30 Nectar points per £1 spent by linking your credit or debit card

If you’re interested in boosting your Avios balance, you’ll want to link your Nectar account with a credit card to earn up to 30 Nectar points per pound spent.

Why it makes sense to pay £12 per month for thousands of bonus Avios

We take a look at the new Barclays Avios Rewards scheme, which allows members to earn 1,500 Avios per month. Here’s why it makes sense.

United Airlines announces deal with Boom Supersonic for faster-than-sound commercial flights

United Airlines is betting big on supersonic travel. The airline ordered Boom aircraft, which are set to take to the sky by 2029.

Thailand is reopening, may offer hotel rooms for less than £1 per night in Phuket

Thailand is reopening to fully vaccinated travellers and might begin offering hotel rooms for less than £1 per night.

First look: What it was like to fly JetBlue’s new Mint business class

JetBlue introduced its new Mint business-class product this week in the U.S. Eventually, this is the product that will fly between London and New York beginning in August.

Why you won’t be able to swim at this new 10-story-high, see-through pool

Finally, a new swimming pool in London made news this week. But here’s why you probably won’t be able to swim in it.

Featured photo by John Gribben/The Points Guy.

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