A review of the worst-rated holiday park in the U.K., and more news from this week

Oct 26, 2019

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before, plus a few new stories. If you’re an avid TPG reader, you’ll want to skip ahead to the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week:

Here’s what happened when I spent a night at Pontins — the worst-rated holiday park in the U.K.

You’ve likely heard of Pontins. You may have even stayed at one. If not, you’re probably wondering what the experience is like. Check out what you can expect with a night’s stay at the worst-rated holiday park in the U.K.

(Photo by Dan Ross/The Points Guy)

24 hours of travel for a 90-second flight: What it was like to be on the world’s shortest flight

Meanwhile, AvGeeks have likely heard of the niche Orkney island flight, which is the shortest commercial flight in the world. Coming in at just 90 seconds, read what the experience is like.

(Photo by Ben Smithson / The Points Guy)

British Airways using leased Evelop Airways A330 for Gatwick to New York flights

BA is turning to a leased Evelop Airways A330 to fly passengers between London Gatwick and New York for a limited time.

(Photo by Nick Ewen / The Points Guy)

Save money on Virgin Atlantic award tickets by booking one-way flights

Use this trick to help save you money on carrier-imposed surcharges on award tickets with Virgin Atlantic.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Qantas flight 7879 lands at Sydney Airport after flying 19 hours and 16 minutes from New York to Sydney on October 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Qantas is the first commercial airline to ever fly direct from New York to Sydney. The flight was restricted to 40 people plus 10 crew to increase aircraft range, and included medical scientists and health experts on board to conduct studies in the cockpit and the cabin to help determine strategies to promote long haul inflight health and wellbeing on ultra-long haul flights. It comes as the national carrier continues to work towards the final frontier of global aviation by launching non-stop commercial flights between the US and the UK to the east coast of Australia in an ambitious project dubbed "Project Sunrise". (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images for Qantas)

Behind the scenes: What it was like on the 19-hour Project Sunrise flight

Qantas’ Project Sunrise test flight was the first-ever commercial flight to fly nonstop from New York to Sydney. Check out the full recap of what it was like.

Amex Offer: Spend £5 on virtually anything and earn 250 Avios

The easiest way to earn 250 Avios? With this Amex Offer. All you have to do is spend £5 with the card and you’ll get the bonus Avios.

Qatar Airways' new 787 Dreamliner arrives on its debut flight into Heathrow Airport. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Qatar Airways delays 787-9 Dreamliner delivery due to new Qsuite design

The airline has delayed taking delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner because of a new Qsuite design.

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

Refreshed but with room for refinement: A review of British Airways World Traveller Plus on the refurbished 777

British Airways has begun retrofitting its 777s — that includes both Club Suite and World Traveller Plus.

How to book a perfect bargain weekend in Europe

Getting some wanderlust from seeing your friends post on Instagram? Don’t hold back — get to booking your own trip. Use these tricks to get a trip for a bargain.

(Photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy)

What happens when you land in a country without entry rights?

An important reminder to always check what’s required when entering a new country.

Featured photo by Ben Smithson/The Points Guy.

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