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British Airways Eurotraveller Tom Kerridge spiced cauliflower tortilla wrap
BA’s new Euro Traveller food

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.

Heathrow Covid-19 testing

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:

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:

Save an extra £100 on a British Airways Holiday this week.

We take a look at what an Avios point is worth.

The Tesco Clubcard and Avios partnership is coming to an end this week. Here are your options.

Hotel news:

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and night credit when you book multiple rooms?

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

The first commercial flight from Heathrow took off 75 years ago

Other interesting bits:

With the Qatar blockade easing, will Avios redemptions to Dubai on Qatar Airways be possible again?

Will buying Olympic and Paralympic tickets guarantee visa-free travel to Japan this year?

Introducing Snoop: a new money saving and management app.

Virgin have confirmed that mistakes on the Virgin website do not accurately reflect changes to redemptions on Delta flights.

Heathrow (quietly) celebrates its 75th birthday.

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.

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