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ANA business class the room

The latest travel and aviation news:

You can now redeem Virgin Points on one-way flights with ANA. This is still one of the best redemptions you can make with Virgin, from 47,500 points in Business. The new business class seat is pictured above.

Big changes have been made to IHG Rewards pricing. Rob looks at how prices have changed – is this is a devaluation? – as well as how prices vary across just one hotel.

Credit card news:

Amazon has wiped the annual fee on its Business American Express cards, which also come with a £25 gift-card.

Should you consider cashback alternatives to miles and points cards? Rob crunches the numbers.

Changes to Amex Shop Small in Australia could be a precursor to changes here.

British Airways news:

British Airways has added Gibraltar and Jersey flights from London City this summer. They are now bookable on Avios.

BA’s spring sale is also live for bookings until early 2022. Here is a look at the best deals.

Hotel news:

Radisson Rewards has announced it is splitting its business in two with an Americas division in one half and the rest of the world in the other. Rob takes a look at what this means for you.

The InterContinental Venice is finally open – albeit as a Radisson!

Was your IHG Milestone bonus a big mistake?

A number of Marriott hotels in London and further afield are opening for alfresco dining from the 12th April.

Other interesting bits:

Want Star Alliance Gold and Virgin Clubhouse access? You can get it just by transferring your Amex points – no flying needed!

Rumour has it Alex Cruz is in the race to run SAS ….

Aer Lingus has announced it will no longer store your credit card details.

A lot of people look down on the idea of buying points or mile. But as Rob notes, you are already buying points, even if you don’t realise it.

Lufthansa has launched a good sale for flights from Amsterdam.

Offers you missed:

This week marked the end of the UK’s biggest ever card sign-up bonuses on the American Express Business cards ….

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