Why flight crews front load their carry-on luggage, and more news from this week

Mar 7, 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:

Why flight crews always front load their carry-on luggage

If you’ve ever wondered why airline crews always carry their bags in the same way, you’re not alone. Here’s the reason.

Coronavirus: Is my airline waiving change fees or cancelling flights?

Most airlines around the world have issued travel waivers and/or cancelled flights as the result of coronavirus. Find out if yours has.

Complete guide to travelling during the deadly coronavirus outbreak

If you’ve got upcoming travel booked, here’s what you need to know about travelling in the midst the coronavirus outbreak.

How to ward off coronavirus in your hotel room

Speaking of, if you want to disinfect your hotel room, here’s how to best do so.

Great news: Virgin Atlantic credit cards axe European foreign transaction fees

Virgin Money has done away with the 2.99% fee it’s charged on most foreign transactions. Hopefully more issuers in the U.K. follow suit.

Great or goofy? This is what the future of aircraft cabins looks like

The future of aircraft cabins sure looks different than everything we’re used to seeing.

Here’s how one flight attendant can make or break a flight

It’s hard to emphasize just how much difference a good crew can make to a flight experience.

Some very expensive phone calls: TPG reader mistake story

Moral of the story? Always know exactly what your travel insurance covers, and always know your rights when travelling, as your airline might not actually tell you what you are entitled to.

5 reasons why you should pay more to avoid flying low-cost

If you have the choice between low-cost or full-service, here’s why you might want to consider paying a little more to fly with the full-service carrier.

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