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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.
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.
British Airways news:
British Airways is set to return to Bangladesh in the coming months.
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!
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.
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.
Fame at last as Rhys was on Chinese and US TV news with the story that British Airways is selling its First Class crockery ….