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Rhys ticks an item off his bucket list!

The latest travel and aviation news:

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have both launched their winter sales.

British Airways cancelled a number of long haul routes for 2021 including Bangkok, Osaka, Calgary and more. Here are your refund and rebooking options.

We also said goodbye to Virgin’s last 747 in an amazing farewell event that let us get up close with the Queen of the Skies.

Namibia

Latest travel corridors update:

Uruguay, Namibia and the US Virgin Islands are back on the quarantine list.

American Express news:

Here’s our round-up of the best card sign up deals for December.

British Airways news:

This article looks at BA’s special Christmas lounge opening hours.

BA has dropped Buenos Aires as a direct flight and is now offering it via a short stop in Sao Paolo.

We take a look at the British Airways Avios multi partner chart when using multiple airlines here. A different chart applies when you book just one oneworld airline.

Marriott County Hall London South Bank
Marriott County Hall

Hotel news:

Hilton is opening a resort in Crete in May 2021.

Here’s how to earn IHG Rewards Club points with OpenTable restaurant bookings.

If you have Hilton Diamond you can now gift Gold to a friend!

Rhys reviews Marriott County Hall on London’s South bank.

This week’s ‘My Favourite Hotel’ review is of the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Other interesting bits:

Rob is in Dubai this week – here’s his review of The Regenerative Clinic’s covid testing facilities in London.

Heathrow’s third runway is back on the table with the latest Supreme Court ruling.

Aegean changes its rules to stop you getting Avios!

NHS staff get £30 free Uber credit.

Get a free 3 month trial of Love Home Swap – is 2021 the year you try a free home swap instead of a hotel?

Offers you missed:

We are running 5 competitions with Jones Bootmaker – you still have time to enter todays and Sundays if you pop over to the website.

£20 off easyJet bookings with Mastercard.

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