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Qatar Airways Qsuite 787-9

The latest travel and aviation news:

We exclusively reveal the new business class seat Qatar Airways will fly on its new 787-9s. It’s not what you expect as you can see above.

Here is our take on the ‘Green List’ of countries where UK residents can travel without quarantine from 17th May.

Credit card news:

American Express adds a new £120 Deliveroo credit to Amex Gold cards.

Amex slashes the earning rate on the Platinum cashback cards.

We look at the best credit card sign-up deals in May

Curve launches cashback rewards.

How to buy a car with an American Express card.

British Airways news:

British Airways adds Gibraltar and Faro flights from London City, Manchester and Edinburgh. Avios availability is wide open. There are new Avios options with Vueling from Newcastle and Belfast too.

Late on Friday, BA also announced Newcastle to Faro.

BA has debuted a new TV ad – their first since the 2019 Centenary – called ‘You make us fly’.

Hotel news:

Register now for IHG’s new summer points promotion.

What is Marriott’s Residence Inn brand? Whe check it out in Edinburgh.

The brand new Le Meridien Maldives is bookable from just 30,000 Bonvoy points per night – if you act fast.

Hilton is still offering 25% discounts for key workers.

Heathrow airport

Other interesting bits:

Get £100 off easyJet Holidays.

A new Bicester Village sale has launched and ties in nicely with the current Amex offer.

The CAA rejects Heathrow’s demands that it be allowed to recoup £2.9 billion from passengers to recover covid losses.

How to earn Avios, miles and points from Europcar rentals.

Emirates is ending redemptions in First for airline partners.

Tickets to see Arsenal play at the Emirates Stadium, either in the Emirates Box or in the stands, are available again for Skywards miles or American Express Membership Rewards points.

Offers you missed:

There was a 4x bonus Nectar promotion at eBay this week.

The TAP Portugal £999 business class sale to North America ended.

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