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The latest travel and aviation news:
Terminal 3 at Heathrow is reopening on Thursday. Virgin Atlantic and Delta will be the first airlines to return. We are there on Thursday morning for lunch in the Virgin Clubhouse lounge.
The EU has launched an investigation into IAG’s proposed acquisition of Air Europa in Spain.
Credit card news:
If neither you nor your partner have had any Amex cards in the past two years, you can earn 201,666 Avios by following this sign-up strategy.
Regular readers will know that we value transferable points, such as Amex Membership Rewards, higher than we value non-transferable ones such as Avios. Even better are points which transfer INSTANTLY, ensuring you never miss a deal. But which American Express Membership Rewards partners offer instant transfers?
Got an Amex Gold, BA Amex or BA Premium Plus Amex? Until the end of July, you can get 6,000 points or Avios for adding a supplementary card to your account.
Marriott Bonvoy has a crazy 41 airline partners to whom you can transfer your points at a surprisingly good rate. With the Marriott Amex currently offering a bumper bonus of 40,000 points, we look at which airlines participate.
If you’ve got Amex Gold, you can get an easy 1,000 Membership Rewards points by registering for this offer.
We ran our monthly round-up of the best credit card sign-up offers available in the UK.
You can get 50% extra value if you redeem Membership Rewards points at Amex Travel between now and the year end – but it is still not the best deal.
British Airways news:
You’re in the money ….. if you registered for the British Airways data breach lawsuit. The airline has agreed to pay up. We know how much you’re getting – even though you don’t – and it is only a fraction of what the lawyers were promising you. What a surprise …..
You can earn 1,000 bonus Avios when you stay 2+ nights at any IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, InterContinental etc) hotel this Summer.
Earn 5,000 Avios when you spend £200 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels this Summer.
Leading Hotels of the World has scrapped its $175 membership fee and is now free to join, for life. This is what you get.
You can now register for Hyatt’s very generous Summer promotion offering triple points.
Radisson has launched a less generous offer worth 1,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points per night. It’s fine for a cheap stay but a bit tight if you are spending large sums. You MUST register here before booking, and existing bookings must be rebooked.
Our new series on hotel points valuations moves on to ask ‘what are IHG Rewards points worth?‘.
We published our monthly summary of the best hotel bonus point offers.
Hilton opened The Fellows House in Cambridge under its Curio brand – photo below.
Other interesting bits:
Both Virgin Atlantic and BA Holidays have launched special promotions to entice vaccinated people to book to Amber List destinations.
A new Priority Pass option has opened at London Heathrow, but you can’t use it if your Priority Pass is issued by American Express.
Qatar Airways is running a new sale until Monday – here are the highlights.
See you next Saturday.