Why the UK skies need Virgin Atlantic, and more news from this week

May 2, 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 the UK skies need competition: The case for Virgin Atlantic

Without Virgin Atlantic, the U.K.’s skies become much quieter and less competitive. Here’s why we think Virgin going bust would ultimately be bad for consumers.

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

U.K. airlines continue to push back the dates they’re expecting to resume passenger flights. Check out the latest.

Sitting on a pile of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles? Here are your options

If you’ve got a load of Flying Club miles, here are some options for using them.

The easiest and quickest way to find British Airways and Virgin Atlantic award seats just got even better

One of our favourite tools for searching for award availability just got even better. Find out why and how you can use the tool.

Heathrow consolidation: The airlines still flying here and from which terminal

A number of airlines have stopped flying to Heathrow altogether. However, for those that are still operating to the U.K.’s largest airport, this is the terminal they’re using.

Norwegian will keep majority of its operations suspended until April 2021

The low-cost carrier said it’ll keep its European short-haul and long-haul operations suspended until at least April 2021.

Flying after coronavirus: health screenings in airports and emptier planes

What we might expect to see in air travel when flying resumes on a large scale.

9 ways cruising will be different when it starts up again

Cruising will likely never be the same in the aftermath of the coronavirus. Here are nine ways we think it will be different.

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

The best uses of 100,000 British Airways Avios

If you have 100,000 Avios sitting in your Executive Club account, here are some ways you could use them.

Let down by Lufthansa: A review of the Lufthansa business-class lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2

Finally, Lufthansa’s lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. Read the full review.

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