An incredible new Amex Offer, and more news from this week

Sep 4, 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:


Incredible Amex Offer: Spend £200 on fine dining restaurants, get £200 back

Use your American Express platinum on fine dining and get £200 back.

What it’s like flying 2 of the world’s best airlines during the pandemic

How two of the world’s best airlines — Emirates and Etihad — stack up during the pandemic.

Earn up to 40,000 bonus Avios with increased welcome bonuses for British Airways American Express credit cards

Following the Companion Voucher changes from 1 September, you can earn increased welcome bonuses from British Airways American Express credit cards — for a limited time only.

Vernazza in Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo by Marius Roman / Getty Images)

Italy eliminates quarantine for vaccinated and tested UK travellers

British travellers no longer have to quarantine upon arrival in Italy, as long as they are vaccinated and can show a negative test result.

(Image courtesy of British Airways)

British Airways has reopened its lounges in New York and London — with upgrades

British Airways has reopened its ultra-exclusive Concorde Room lounges at New York-JFK and at London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5 as it continues to bring its airport lounges back online.

(Photo by Jan Sandvik / EyeEm / Getty Images)

You will need a ticket to enter the Italian city of Venice next summer

The famous Venice canals will look a little different next summer, as all visitors will need to pre-book a ticket to enter the city.

(Photo by Liam Spencer/The Points Guy)

Everything you need to know about EasyJet’s Hands Free baggage service

EasyJet now charges you a hefty fee to take your full-sized cabin bags on board flights.

The scenery in Bora Bora is stunning. (Photo courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises)

6 things to consider before booking your first overwater bungalow

Before you plunk down a grand or more a night to stay in one of these incredibly unique accommodations, keep in mind that not all villas-on-stilts are created equally. Here are six things to consider before moving ahead with booking that dream trip to Fiji, Bora Bora or the Maldives.

Great deal: Earn 60,000 Avios with the British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card

The British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card has a great new offer with 60,000 Avios for new and approved applicants.

The passenger oxygen switch (Image by Charlie Page/TPG)

Changing pressure: How the crash of Helios 552 made flying safer

Here’s how Helios flight 552 made flying safer for everyone.

(Photo by Robert Smith/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Should I book direct with Virgin Atlantic or with Virgin Holidays?

There are benefits to booking directly with an airline, and benefits to booking a package holiday. But which is a better deal?

Featured photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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