Why aircraft have switched runways at Heathrow, and more news from this week
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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:
If you’re an AvGeek, chances are you’ll know that Heathrow typically varies which runway it uses on a set schedule. Here’s how coronavirus has changed that.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with a ton of benefits but also a hefty annual fee. Here’s how TPG UK Director of Content Nicky Kelvin is justifying keeping the card in his wallet even though he’s not travelling.
If you’ve been eyeing a summer holiday to Greece and wondering if it may happen, it’s looking promising. But you’ll have to wait until late summer.
This week held lots of news for some of the U.K.’s largest airlines. BA owner IAG said it plans to take a “meaningful return to service” in July. However, the company’s CEO warned that we shouldn’t expect to see passenger demand to return to 2019 levels until 2023.
Meanwhile, for Virgin Atlantic, the airline unveiled its plans to come out of coronavirus as a much smaller entity. For AvGeeks, that means the early retirement of the carrier’s 747s.
Good news for points and miles collectors this week as BA launched its best-ever bonus when buying Avios. Find out when it makes sense for you.
The U.K.’s largest airport announced this week that it plans to trial new initiatives for detecting and preventing the spread of coronavirus. As part of that, it will start scanning passengers’ temperatures.
Why this TPG staffer always chooses to board last, no matter where he’s sitting on the plane.
Disney Shanghai will open its gates on 11 May. But when will the other parks follow suit?
I had my dream trip to Mauritius completely booked. And then the coronavirus happened. Find out how and why I’m planning my dream trip to the island nation for once we can travel again.
If the coronavirus crisis has taught us one thing about booking travel, it’s to avoid booking through online travel agencies. Here are six reasons to avoid doing so.
Finally, if lockdown has you planning your dream holiday, consider these far-flung destinations.
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