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The latest travel and aviation news:

Reminder: don’t miss 100,000 points from the biggest card sign-up bonus EVER in the UK with the American Express business cards.

Aer Lingus is now selling tickets for its new Manchester routes launching in July – you’ll be able to fly direct to Barbados, Boston, New York and Orlando.

Could APD increase on long flights to subsidise domestic flights? It’s a possibility.

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.

It’s the 24 month anniversary of Amex’s new sign-up bonus rules. Anyone who closed their account is now eligible for big bonuses again.

British Airways news:

British Airways is selling First class meal kits and Sinead gave it a test drive!

Lots of Club World goodies – including crockery, amenity kits and blankets – are selling new on eBay.

If you have a Lloyds Avios upgrade voucher you can now get an extension – if you ask.

What benefits does Barclays Premier offer, beyond the new Barclays Avios Rewards scheme?

Here’s how you can use British Airways Holidays to avoid paying for your flight until 3 weeks before departure.

Hotel news:

IHG is now letting you claim your 25,000 IHG Rewards points for being Spire Elite.

IHG has quietly enrolled you in its latest milestone bonuses.

This week is the last week you can request Shangri-La status as an Amex Platinum cardholder. Don’t miss out.

Get a good deal on the Hyatt Regency and Hampton Northern Quarter hotels in Manchester via Travelzoo.

Hilton has re-launched its 100% bonus buy points offer.

Other interesting bits:

Virgin Atlantic has released a number of codes that will get you money off your next economy booking.

SeatSpy has fixed its Avios award availability and adds three new airlines to its search.

One reader wins EU261 compensation for a BA flight that was cancelled during Covid.

Avios history: how taxes and charges to the USA got out of control.

Leeds Bradford Airport is getting a new terminal building.

Deals you missed:

Lots of readers took advantage of the excellent Park Plaza £89 fully flex London flash sale.

Short of points? Marriott was offering a 40% – 50% bonus when buying points this week.

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