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The latest travel and aviation news:
Credit card companion vouchers can be a pain for single travellers, but the new Barclays Avios Rewards and Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a formidable combo for the solo traveller.
A further status extension has also rolled out to some – but not all – Executive Club members.
Stay in an overwater bungalow at the new Radisson Blu Maldives for just £176 per night with the current points bonus promotion!
Credit card news:
Don’t forget the astonishing 100,000 points sign-up bonus currently running on Amex Business Platinum and the 50,000 points bonus running on (free for a year) Amex Business Gold. Read more here.
A handful of new Amex cashback offers have dropped including Laithwaites, Morrisons and Uber Eats.
An HfP reader wins a case against Virgin Money for refusing to refund his annual card fee.
British Airways news:
Odd things are happening with British Airways pricing! It appears to be charging lower taxes and fees to inactive Avios members whilst the BA app is overcharging for World Traveller Plus to the US.
British Airways has added Alicante to its roster of Southampton flights this Summer.
What happened with the BA and SITA data breach? Should you be concerned?
The BA data breach litigation continues – and lawyers are looking for those who have been ‘diagnosed with a psychological condition’.
Here’s how Rob saved 62% on his hotel room by buying hotel points.
How to earn Avios or Virgin Points with Best Western – and get a status match.
Dubai Marriott Harbour makes a good family redemption with rooms that sleep 5.
Other interesting bits:
Low cost airline Eurowings is launching new flights from Manchester and Birmingham to Mallorca.
Here’s how to earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint.
When will Heathrow Terminal 3 re-open? Rumours suggest it will be soon.
Collect up to 10,000 Nectar points (6,250 Avios) with Sainsbury’s Energy. LAST CALL – DEAL ENDS 18th MARCH.
We review Aspire Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Aspire airport lounges.
Deals you missed:
See Elton John at the AO Arena in Manchester with your Virgin Points – our readers took all of the tickets within minutes of our daily email going out.