TUI is moving its Orlando operations to tiny Melbourne airport, and more news from this week

Nov 9, 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:

TUI moving all Orlando flights from Sanford to Melbourne Airport

As of 2022, if you’re flying to Orlando from the U.K. with TUI, prepare for at least a one-hour drive to popular theme parks. The carrier is switching its Orlando operations from Sanford to Melbourne Airport.

British Airways passenger aircraft are pictured at London Heathrow Airport, west of London on May 3, 2019. - London Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with environmental charities and local councils, on May 1, 2019, lost a court battle to prevent an expansion of Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport. Opponents to the introduction of a third runway at the west London airport cite the negative impacts on noise and air pollution, habitat destruction, transport congestion, and climate change. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Everything you need to know about British Airways’ fare classes

If you’ve seen a “J” next to your class of service on your ticket, know what it means and what it will earn you.

A British Airways aeroplane takes off from the runway at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 in west London, on September 13, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Is a Tier Point run worth it for British Airways Silver status?

On the fence about setting off on a Tier Point run for Silver status? Be sure to check if the benefits are worth the time and money investment.

Caught in the middle: Why can’t airlines figure out service in premium economy?

With the introduction of a premium economy product for many carriers, there’s still a divide in service expectations.

Flying Delta economy to the U.S.? Your service has just been upgraded

If you’re preparing to fly with Delta between the U.K. and U.S., prepare yourself for an increase in the inflight service.

(Photo by JT Genter/The Points Guy)

Business class in all but the seat: Virgin Australia Premium Economy 777-300ER from Los Angeles to Sydney

On a long flight to Australia, you’ll want to be sure you’re comfortable. Find out what the premium economy experience is like with Virgin Australia.

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

The complete guide to London Southend Airport

Flying with a low-cost carrier can often mean flying out of London’s Southend Airport. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Dubai Marina Skyline Sunlight. Photo by Getty Images

When are the best and worst times to visit Dubai?

There are definitely good times and bad times to head to Dubai. Be sure to read this guide before booking a trip.

(Photo by Emily McNutt / The Points Guy)

It’s Kiwi to me: A review of Air New Zealand’s 777-300ER in business class

While service excels, Air New Zealand’s business-class seat lags behind the competition.

(Photo by Liam Spencer/The Points Guy)

5 reasons I no longer carry cash on me in the U.K.

At the end of the day, it comes down to earning points and miles on every purchase. Plus, coins are clunky.

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