Why it’s never been cheaper and easier to earn elite status with British Airways Executive Club, and more news from this week

Sep 18, 2021

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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:

Why it’s never been cheaper and easier to earn elite status with British Airways Executive Club

If you thought earning elite status was too expensive or time-consuming, there’s never been a better time to consider earning British Airways Executive Club status.

British Airways is extending and adding new UK service this winter

This gives Brits more options for planning short holidays toward the end of the year, as well as more flexibility for business travellers.

I just boarded the most luxurious cruise vessel ever built for expedition travel; here’s the first thing that blew me away

Crystal Cruises is moving into the expedition cruising space with a new vessel, the 200-passenger Crystal Endeavor.

TPG reader question: When are Avios seats released?

The best way to find the Avios seats you want is to book as far in advance as possible. But just how far in advance can you book?

Pilot chat: What those complicated phrases really mean

Here’s your low-down to some of the technical phrases you may hear pilots say and what they mean in plain English.

7 reasons why Apple’s new iPhone 13 lineup could be worth the upgrade

Thanks to battery boosts, camera upgrades and expanded 5G availability, this year’s iPhone 13 lineup is the best one yet, especially for travellers who use their devices around the clock.

Here’s why Amazon Prime and the Amex Preferred Rewards Gold card are a great combination

If you have Amazon Prime and the Amex Gold there’s a new offer to make your Deliveroo credit even tastier.

Great deal: Manchester to Jamaica in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class nonstop from £948 return

If the idea of some Caribbean sunshine would brighten up your winter plans, there’s an amazing deal on Virgin Atlantic’s business-class flights to Jamaica.

Forget the Maldives: Finding paradise in our own backyard at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Paradise is closer than you think.

4 reasons to fly Saga Class on Icelandair’s new Boeing 737 MAX over the larger 767

Saga Class flyers can expect a premium economy seat with business-class amenities and service.

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