A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery, and more news from this week

May 16, 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:

When will international travel return? A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery

Holding on hope for a holiday? This guide may help. We look into what we know so far about when each country around the world plans to reopen in the aftermath of the coronavirus.

7 ways Las Vegas will look very different when the lights turn back on

Vegas is known for its flashy lights, crammed casinos and clubs and popular pool parties. But that may look vastly different when the destination reopens.

British Airways’ parent company says it may review July restart date following PM’s mandatory isolation announcement

Last week, BA’s parent company IAG announced that it planned to make a meaningful return to service in July. However, this week brought news of a mandatory 14-day isolation when arriving in the U.K. for some passengers. As a result, IAG’s CEO said the airline may have to rethink its July plans.

Everything we know about the UK’s mandatory 14-day self-isolation for travellers

Speaking of the U.K.’s mandatory self-isolation requirement, here’s what we know so far. Be warned, however, that details remain vague.

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

Airlines continue to drop information about when we might expect to see a return to service. Here’s the latest.

10 things you should know about the British Airways Companion Voucher

If you’ve got a Companion Voucher with British Airways — or have your eyes set on earning one — here’s everything you need to know.

Meet Miles, the teenage AvGeek who reached BA Gold status by 9 years old

Gold status with BA at age 9?! Yes, you read that right. Here’s how this mega AvGeek achieved it.

How pilots operate cargo flights on passenger aircraft

“Once airborne, one of us must then take a walk around the cabin every 30 minutes or so to ensure that nothing untoward is going on”, Charlie Page writes. “This walk is one of the eeriest parts of the flight. With all the cabin lights off and all the seats empty, it feels like a ghost ship. All the usual engine noises are there, just with none of the people. No smiles from passengers, no banter with the crew. A sombre and sobering experience”.

Featured photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy.

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