Virgin Atlantic delays A340 retirement, and more news from this week

Nov 2, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG UK this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Virgin Atlantic delays the retirement of its A340 aircraft yet again

The carrier has delayed the retirement of its four-engine A340 aircraft yet again. This time around, the carrier said it will continue flying the aircraft through early January 2020.

If you’re flying with BA on one of these seven routes, you’ll want to make sure you’re heading to the right terminal at Heathrow. Some have swapped between Terminal 5 and Terminal 3.

Qantas' Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 3 - Image by Dan Ross / The Points Guy

Passengers are now able to purchase access to the Qantas lounge at London Heathrow (and several other locations) for a price of £55.

Image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

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A Lufthansa Airbus a319NEO in the new livery

The airline will start flying between Frankfurt (FRA) and Bristol (BRS) beginning in spring 2020.

View of the skyline of New York. Photo by Getty Images

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