Qantas rejects Boeing and Airbus offers for Project Sunrise, and more news from this week

Nov 23, 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:

Qantas rejects Airbus and Boeing offers for ultra-long-haul Project Sunrise

Qantas told both plane manufacturers to go back to the drawing board for aircraft for the airline’s Project Sunrise flights.

Emirates Airlines first A380 arriving on February 03, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. After its very first flight from Dubai to Sydney and onto Auckland, New Zealand the aircraft was on the ground for 90 minutes before leaving for the flight to New Zealand.

Emirates CEO explains why other airlines have struggled to make the A380 work

Emirates’ CEO explained why the carrier was able to make it work while other carriers have struggled to maintain it.

British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10 will debut in February

The new aircraft will fly between London and Atlanta.

(Photo by Nick Ellis/The Points Guy)

3 reasons to fly premium economy (and 1 reason not to)

If you’re debating whether to splurge for premium economy or stick with economy, read this first.

Virgin Atlantic reveals fifth A350 destination, additional frequencies to U.S. and India

As of late 2020, Virgin Atlantic will fly its A350 to a total of five destinations.

(Photo by Getty Images/ brytta)

TUI details relaunch of flights from 5 U.K. airports to Sharm el-Sheikh

TUI is the first U.K. airline to detail its routes for its return to Sharm el-Sheikh Airport (SSH).

(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

‘Closest I’ve ever been to business class’: Singapore Airlines in premium economy on the A350-900ULR from Singapore to LAX

Find out why this passenger thought that Singapore Airlines’ premium economy product was close to a business-class experience.

How to book mixed-class Companion Voucher itineraries

If you have a Companion Voucher but not enough Avios to fly you in Club World both directions, you might be wondering how to book a mixed-class Voucher.

Photo Taken In Sydney, Australia

Business-class bargain to Australia: TPG U.K. reader success story

How this TPG U.K. reader was able to upgrade his trip to Australia to business class.

(Photo by Nicholas Ellis/The Points Guy)

Awesome Aussie: A review of Qantas first class on the A380, Melbourne to LAX

An excellent ground experience, onboard service and comfortable bedding were great, but a long meal service and somewhat dated hard product hurt its TPG rating.

Featured photo by Ben Mutzabaugh/The Points Guy.

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