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The latest travel and aviation news:
Well, it wasn’t Greggs or Waitrose … British Airways has now announced who will be replacing M&S as food supplier on short haul economy flights. A new pre-order system will also be implemented as well as a continuation of free water and snacks for all economy passengers.
We also take a look at when you shouldn’t use your Avios for flights – other airline schemes can offer FAR better value on some routes, as Rob found when planning his holiday.
Latest travel corridors update:
You will now need proof of a negative test to re-enter the UK from abroad.
American Express news:
Check your Amex offers: you may be lucky and find £50 (or £15) cashback with PayPal!
We have launched our 2021 reviews of travel rewards credit cards. Here are the latest reviews:
- The free American Express Rewards Card (ARCC) is a great choice if you want to keep your Membership Rewards points active
- Is The Platinum Card worth the annual fee?
- Is the Preferred Rewards Gold card still the best beginner’s credit card?
- What are the benefits of the original green American Express Card?
If you still have the old legacy Amex Gold charge card you save £140 when you swap to the newer Gold credit card.
British Airways news:
We take a look at what an Avios point is worth.
Other interesting bits:
With the Qatar blockade easing, will Avios redemptions to Dubai on Qatar Airways be possible again?
Here’s how to book Oman Air flights with Etihad Guest miles now that BA has dropped Muscat.
Offers you missed:
We gave way 50 Award Wallet upgrade codes this week … but they were snapped up pretty quickly!