British Airways are planning an Avios outage this weekend and more news from this week

Nov 13, 2021

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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:

Heads up: You won’t be able to access your British Airways Avios accounts this weekend

A friendly reminder that you won’t be able to spend Avios this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know right now.

An emotional return: What it was like on the first British Airways flight to the US on reopening day

After 602 days, the United States has finally opened to British travellers. TPG’s Ben Smithson was onboard the first British Airways flight for this historic day.

The whale is back! Onboard the first post-pandemic British Airways A380 flight

Nicky Kelvin boarded the first flight of the A380 superjumbo since it was temporarily grounded due to the pandemic.

Keep your vaccination certificate handy: What it’s like visiting New York City right now

Here is everything you need to know about visiting New York City right now from one of the first British travellers to enter after the loosening of border restrictions.

TPG reader question: Is there value in the Marriott Bonvoy credit card?

This week’s reader question is about a popular hotel-branded credit card – how does it compare to other cards? Let’s dig in.

8 underrated destinations in Italy you need to visit

Whether you want to experience Italy’s most famous attractions or get off-the-beaten-path, Italy has so much to offer for a holiday. From Umbria to Ponza, by way of Lake Orta, here are some hidden Italian gems.

Working from anywhere just got easier with Airbnb’s new features

Airbnb just dropped more than 50 new features for users and hosts, including a handful of new tools that make “work from anywhere” easier than ever.

Why the one Greek island I’d always avoided is now one of my favourites

Ben Smithson had avoided Santorini for years because of the crowds, high prices and difficult mobility. A chance to visit off-season changed all that.

Hyatt adds 11 new luxury hotels, including a French winery and a Japanese ryokan

In partnership with Small Luxury Hotels, World of Hyatt members can earn and redeem points at range of new luxe hotels around the world.

When you’ve got to get away: Here’s how to find the cheapest flight to anywhere

This easy trick will show you the cheapest flights from your home airport and surrounding area to an array of destinations all over the world.

Feature photo by Ben Smithson / The Points Guy

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