How the Royal Family Flies, and More News From This Week

Jun 8, 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:

How Does the Royal Family Fly

Members of the Royal Family fly all around the world. But how exactly do they get to their destination?

Photo courtesy of Stansted Airport.

Why Does President Trump Fly Through London’s Low-Cost Airport?

Surely he’s not at Stansted to catch the next Ryanair flight to Ibiza.

An airplane approaches an airport in San Diego, California. (Image by K.C. Alfred / Getty Images)

The Future of Ultra-Long-Haul, the Boeing 737 MAX Program and More Takeaways From IATA’s Annual Gathering

At IATA’s annual meeting in Seoul, there were some hot topics discussed, including the future of the 737 MAX program, Qantas’ ‘Project Sunrise’ and much more.

Fly to North America From 79,500 Miles Return in Business With June’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards

Find out how you can take advantage of June’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards.

(Photo by Maskot / Getty Images)

21 Apps All Travellers Need to Download This Year

Getting away this summer — or even later this year? Download these apps to make sure you have a great trip.

TPG UK Thursday Competition: Enter to Win a Pair of Seven Feet Apart Sneakers

Enter now for your chance to win a pair of our favourite travel sneaker.

International travelers leave the Customs and Immigration area of Dulles International Airport (IAD) June 29, 2017, outside Washington, DC, in Dulles, Virginia. The US began implementing a ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, amid fresh controversy about who is exempt: those with "close family relationships" can get visas, but grandparents and grandchildren don't count. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Visa Application Now Requires Submission of Social Media Accounts

The US now requires visa applicants to submit their social media accounts.

(Photo by Daniel Ross / The Points Guy)

King in the North: A Review of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the 747 From Manchester to Atlanta

TPG UK’s Dan Ross said the service on board his Virgin Atlantic flight was some of the best he’s ever had. But what about the rest of the experience?

Which Virgin Atlantic Destination Provides the Best-Value Upper Class Redemption?

On what routes should you plan on using your Flying Club miles in order to get the most value?

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