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Say goodbye to Alex and his hi-viz vest!

The latest travel and aviation news

British Airways has been dominating headlines this week, first with the news that CEO Alex Cruz would be stepping down. Sean Doyle, who has been in charge of Aer Lingus the past two years but was at BA before that, will take over.

BA then hit the headlines again after it was fined £20m for the 2018 data breach, where it was found to be illegally handling private data.

We broke the third big story of the week with the announcement that Avios and Tesco Clubcard would be breaking up, leaving British Airways without a supermarket partner unless it announces a replacement. We think it will ….

Latest travel corridors update

Italy is back on the naughty list but you won’t have to quarantine from Crete ….

American Express news

You can get triple Avios and £50 Amex cashback with NH Hotels.

This week, most Amex Platinum cardholders got £400 free from Amex to spend at selected Marriott hotels!

British Airways

British Airways has extended some 2-4-1 companion vouchers by six months AGAIN – check your account now.

Plus, another update to BA’s ‘Book with Confidence’ policy.


Double dip on a Marriott stay with your free £400 for Amex Platinum cardholders and $100 and breakfast with our luxury hotel booking partner.

A number of Marriott Bonvoy deals were launched this week including:

Marriott Bonvoy has also extended its 2,500 bonus points per stay offer into November, and you can nab yourself a £95 deal at Marriott’s luxury boutique The Dixon hotel in London.


Virgin Atlantic announced it will be launching direct flights from Manchester to Delhi and Mumbai.

Double dip if you collect Flying Blue miles and stay in Accor hotels.

Gatwick will introduce £5 charge to drop off passengers from 2021.

The Virgin / Delta terminal at New York JFK gets a new Amex Centurion Lounge.

Offers you missed:

This week, we ran five 24-hour competitions to win overnight stays at a variety of Marriott properties including the W London, St Pancras Renaissance, Sheraton Grand Park Lane, University Arms Cambridge and more. You missed a lot!

Slightly off our beat, Amazon was offering £10 free credit for Prime members.

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