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The latest travel and aviation news:

Later this year, JetBlue will face up to transatlantic behemoths British Airways and American Airlines. This is the Mint Suite it will fly to London.

Are your Avios account now at greater risk from hackers?

The first new-look Sheraton hotels have opened – here is what the brand is becoming.

Heathrow Covid-19 testing

Latest travel corridors update:

Mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals from certain destinations are due to start on the 15th February.

Credit card news:

Your Lufthansa Miles & More Diners Club and Mastercard account will close in April – what does this mean?

Amex is launching a new annual £100 or £150 cashback credit with Dell on its Business cards.

We also take a look at the best use of Amex Membership Rewards points, now that the Avios/Nectar deal is live.

Do supplementary cardholders have the same Section 75 chargeback rights?

Virgin Money has launched cashback offers for holders of the Virgin Atlantic credit cards.

What is the difference between Amex Gold and Amex Platinum?

Here’s how to maximise the value of the Amex / Financial Times cashback offer.

Our credit card reviews continue with the Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Mastercard (15,000 points sign-up bonus) and the free Virgin Atlantic Rewards card here.

When is it worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card?

British Airways news:

Earn 10 Avios per £1 in the Hackett sale here.

How many aircraft now have the new Club Suite seat in 2021?

British Airways trials ‘health passport’ VeriFLY on flights to the US.

Hotel news:

Marriott has launched a new double points and double elite nights promotion – plus your 2021 elite nights bonus should now have posted.

It’s that time of year again when Marriott publishes its list of redemption price changes. Here are the hotels that are increasing and decreasing in price.

IHG Rewards Club rebrands and gets a new logo.

Hilton is opening a huge new beach resort with a waterpark in Qatar.

Domes of Elounda resort Crete

Other interesting bits:

Get 12 copies of the Economist for £29 and earn 1,200 Avios in the process.

How do Emirates ‘My Family’ household accounts work?

Offers you missed:

The British Airways and Virgin Atlantic winter sales ended this week.

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