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The latest travel and aviation news:
BIG NEWS: the new Avios supermarket partner is Sainsbury’s and Nectar! In a massive shake-up for Avios, you’ll now be able to transfer points freely between the two programs, opening up a whole new world of potential earning and redemption opportunities.
British Airways has launched a new flash sale with 1 million seats available from £40 one-way.
Latest travel corridors update:
All travel corridors are now suspended. Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been added to the travel bans list.
American Express news:
Amex Platinum cardholders get another free £175 to spend at Waitrose, Deliveroo etc.
We’ve updated our article outlining how a couple can maximise the Amex sign-up bonuses now that Nectar is an Avios partner. You can now get over 186,000 Avios if you haven’t had an Amex for two years!
How to use your Amex Platinum to get Star Alliance Silver status and fast-track Gold – for a limited time only.
British Airways news:
BA has completed the wifi rollout on the short haul fleet and offers some new codeshares with Loganair.
Here’s how BA Gold members can redeem Avios for ANY seat with the ‘Gold Priority Reward’ programme.
Get €350 resort credit at select Marriott hotels when booking in the British Airways Holidays sale.
Here’s how to get Hilton Diamond with just 9 nights under the new status match.
A quick overview of the Jumeirah One loyalty scheme is here.
Other interesting bits:
When should you hoard your miles and points and when should you spend them? Rob looks at why ‘earn and burn’ isn’t always the answer.
Offers you missed:
The Tesco / Avios partnership reached the end of the line this week, and with it the option to convert Clubcard points to Avios.
Don’t forget to read our article about your new Avios earning and spending options under the new Sainsbury’s partnership.