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The latest travel and aviation news:

Virgin Atlantic are giving 50 people the chance to say a final goodbye to their 747s with a champagne dinner and aircraft tour including crew rest areas and cargo hold. Tickets go on sale on Monday – more details here.

Shop Small is back! Get up to £50 back on your Christmas shopping with American Express.

Heathrow is planning to introduce £5 drop-off and pick-up fees for passengers arriving by car.


Latest travel corridors update:

There are no additions or removals to the quarantine list, but additionally exceptions have been made for elite sportspeople, those in the performing arts and journalists.

American Express news:

Check your Amex cards for a new Avios spending offer – details here.

What can your business do with American Express Membership Rewards points?

Five ways existing Amex card holders can earn extra Avios from their cards.

How to boost your Amex spend by using PayPal for online purchases.

British Airways news:

British Airways is set to return to Bangladesh in the coming months.

Get 12,500 Avios with a subscription to The Spectator.

Mango House Seychelles LXR Hilton render
LXR Mango House in the Seychelles

Hotel news:

Get off-peak redemptions with Marriott Bonvoy for stays until the end of February 2021.

We take a look at 10 exciting new Hilton openings in 2021.

Get top-tier Hyatt status for just 15 nights in 2021 – and potentially as little as £525!

Get 10% off Melia bookings and double Avios with Melia bookings.

Marriott launches ‘Business Ready,’ a loyalty scheme for SMEs.

This week’s ‘My Favourite Hotel’ review is of the Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge in Sri Lanka.

Get 200 bonus Avios per night with IHG when taking Avios rather than IHG points. Is it worth it?

Other interesting bits:

easyJet is changing its luggage allowances from 10th February – you will now have to pay to take a larger carry-on item.

Want to try your hand at an aircraft simulator? Charity PilotsTogether are running a raffle to raise money to support pilots who have been made redundant.

Get a free night at Hoxton Hotels when spending £100 on dinner per person.

Loganair is moving its Isle of Man service from London City to Heathrow.

How to maximise Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points.

Fame at last as Rhys was on Chinese and US TV news with the story that British Airways is selling its First Class crockery ….

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