Upgrading a flight within Europe to lie-flat business class for £16, and more news from this week

Nov 16, 2019

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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:

How I upgraded my economy flight to lie-flat business in Europe for £16

See how this TPG U.K. staffer was able to book a flight within Europe and then upgrade his experience to a lie-flat seat in business class for just £16. Plus, he earned valuable Tier Points.

Crowd on busy Christmas-illuminated street

Earn up to triple Avios on Christmas shopping with the British Airways eStore

See how you can earn up to 3x Avios on your purchases for a limited-time only. Perfect timing for holiday shopping season!

An EasyJet Airbus A320 bearing an Austrian registration at Milan's Malpensa airport, January 2019 (Photo by Alberto Riva/TPG)

EasyJet and Jet2 purchase all Thomas Cook’s UK landing and takeoff slots

The two low-cost carriers have purchased all of the now-defunct Thomas Cook’s slots at U.K. airports.

How we got expired British Airways Avios back for no fee

See how this TPG staffer was able to get her mother’s expired Avios back for no fee.

A Virgin Atlantic plane taxis past a British Airways plane at Heathrow Airport. British Airways has launched legal action in a bid to halt a planned 12-day strike by its cabin crew, which threatens travel chaos for a million passengers from next week. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)

Finding British Airways and Virgin Atlantic reward seat availability just got a whole lot easier

A new reward finder specifically aims to make finding availability for Virgin Atlantic and British Airways flights easier.

The European lounge that your American Express Platinum Card will get you into that a Priority Pass won’t

If you’re in Stockholm, you’ll want to be sure to utilise your Platinum Card from American Express U.K. for access.

An information board for the new Elizabeth Line at Tottenham Court Road station in London as the latest developments in the Crossrail project continue to progress. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)

Faster than the Tube: A new train line will eventually connect Heathrow to central London

Check out the latest info on the Crossrail, which could make your journey between central London and Heathrow quicker and cheaper.

Limited-time only: Get a Priority Pass membership for up to 40% off

For a limited time, you can get a Priority Pass membership at a discounted rate. But is it worth it?

Flight attendant serving champagne to businessmen in first class on airplane

11 tips for surviving a long-haul flight in economy

Take it from us — there are ways to make your long-haul economy flight more enjoyable.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Golden elegance: A review of China Airlines business class on the Airbus A350

A comfortable and spacious seat, as well fantastic food made for a great business-class experience with China Airlines. Check out the full review.

Featured photo by Christian Kramer/The Points Guy.

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