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The latest travel and aviation news:

Heathrow is adding an £8.90 charge to ALL flights and is hoping it can increase passenger charges.

You can now link your Virgin Flying Club account to the new Virgin Red app and earn 500 Virgin Points in the process. Plus Virgin Atlantic has improved its status match offer.

Here’s how to extend your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher until April 2023.

Heathrow Covid-19 testing

Latest travel corridors update:

Mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals from certain destinations are due to start on Monday.

Credit card news:

Our card reviews continue with a review of the American Express Platinum Cashback card as well as the Nectar American Express card.

British Airways news:

Earn bonus Avios with eBay.

Here’s how to maximise your Avios by crediting flights to Iberia rather than British Airways.

We have our first examples of Avios / Nectar fraud.

When should you accept a British Airways ‘Future Travel Voucher’ instead of a cash refund?

Hotel news:

Marriott has added 19 all-inclusive beach resorts bookable from this summer.

We take a look at which hotel loyalty scheme requires the least spend for top tier status.

Rob reviews the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah.

We have an exclusive InterContinental offer and Hyatt offers rates for extended stays.

Other interesting bits:

Gatwick has announced when it will introduce the car drop-off charge.

Earn Virgin Points by recycling old printer ink cartridges.

How to use – a handy guide that helps to maximise your airmiles.

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