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Qatar Qsuite

The latest travel and aviation news:

The big news this week is the introduction of ‘basic’ business class fares at Qatar Airways that won’t include lounge access or seat selection.

Amazon and American Express have launched TWO new co-branded business credit cards. Rob takes a look at how they compare with existing SME cards.

Two weeks ago, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport opened. We now have our first look at this long-delayed project including the lounge offering.

Get 10,000 bonus points by booking a Hilton ‘Workspace’ day room!

Get cheap Bollinger (and other champagnes) for Christmas with an Amex and Laithwaites offer!

Latest travel corridors update:

Despite the national lockdown, a number of countries including the majority of the Middle East have been removed from the quarantine list. To celebrate, British Airways has launched a Dubai offer.

Greece has been added.

American Express news:

Singapore Airlines Krisflyer offers generous sweetspots for redeeming American Express Membership Rewards points.

How you can buy Amex Membership Rewards points for 1.5p per point which can be cheaper than buying airline or hotel points directly.

British Airways news:

British Airways lost an arbitration case over Future Travel Vouchers.

There are three new Avios redemption opportunities from Newcastle as Iberia Express launches a handful of winter sun flights!

British Airways is offering a 30% bonus when transferring hotel points to Avios.

Sani Mountain Lodge

Hotel news:

Save 5,000 Avios on a hotel booking with BA Executive Club.

The W Paris will rebrand whilst Mondrian returns to London.

Alistair reviews his favourite hotel – the Sani Mountain Lodge in Lesotho.

And finally, the mystery is solved: why is the top floor of the Atrium Hotel at Heathrow being removed?!

Other interesting bits:

Double dip with Virgin Flying Club and American Express offers at Morrisons.

MBNA is adding Amex-style cashback rewards to its credit cards.

We take a look at precautions Heathrow and Malaysia Airlines are taking to ensure safe travel.

Get 10,500 Avios with a Capital on Tap Visa card if you have a small business.

What is the best Star Alliance credit card?