How TPG is joining the fight for equality, and more news from this week

Jun 6, 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:

It’s on us: How TPG is joining the fight for equality and justice

TPG and TPG U.K. renounce racism and discrimination in any form. Commitment means nothing without sustained action backing it. As a media company, we’ve established a partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), starting with a $100,000 donation.

With COVID, a wrecked economy and George Floyd, my focus is not on travelling right now

We will come out of these dark moments: the pandemic, the injustice, the high unemployment rates, the changes to the travel industry. I am cautiously optimistic — but who we are on the other side of these crises remains to be seen”.

When will we start flying again? UK airlines share when flights will resume

Here’s the latest on what we know from airlines that fly to and from the U.K.

From just 50p + Avios: 6 underrated destinations less than a 2-hour flight from London

If you’d rather stay a bit closer to home this summer and beyond, consider taking advantage of a high-value BA Reward Flight Saver. Here are six destinations that are less than a two-hour flight from London and will cost you as little as 50p.

After more than 1 week, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is back up and running

For a period of more than a week, Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club was down. As of this week, however, it’s back up and running.

Mandatory 14-day isolation for UK arrivals takes effect 8 June

Beginning this Monday, 8 June, the U.K.’s mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all international arrivals takes effect. The policy will continue to be reviewed every three weeks.

How far can airborne covid germs really spread on a plane?

If you’re going to be flying in the near future, you may be wondering just how safe the air on your plane is.

Greece backtracks, says British tourists will be allowed to enter this summer

The popular summer holiday destination has reversed course, now saying that Brits will be allowed to enter the country.

My ridiculous £765 mileage surcharge: TPG reader mistake story

Be sure you don’t fall victim to the same thing!

15 of the most beautiful villages in Europe

Finally, if it’s time to get planning your secluded holiday away in Europe, consider one of these beautiful villages.

Featured photo by a katz/Shutterstock.

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