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Aspire lounge Newcastle entrance

Airport lounge reviews special:

In association with Priority Pass, we visited five airport lounges across the UK which Priority Pass can get you into:

You can save up to 50% on a Priority Pass via this Black Friday offer.

The latest travel and aviation news:

We ran a huge amount of Black Friday coverage last week. Luckily for you, we summarised 30+ deals in this one article. Most will continue over the weekend.

The British Airways Holidays deal got an article to itself.

In corporate news, Virgin Atlantic is reportedly seeking another £400 million whilst IAG has got another problem in its attempt to buy Air Europa.

Credit card news:

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points? We take a look.

British Airways news:

You can earn triple Avios at Bicester Village, above, until the end of the year.

British Airways has changed the rules on how household accounts work, to your advantage.

Hotel news:

Rob stayed at a Hyatt in Paris and was able to upgrade his room to a suite, which also got him club lounge access, for just 6,000 World of Hyatt points. Most Hyatt hotels offer similar deals.

Hilton is losing hotels in Glasgow, Maidstone and Arundel. Reader feedback suggests they won’t be missed.

Radisson is offering 30% off bookings AND 1,000 bonus points in its Black Friday deal.

You can’t buy tickets for cash but Marriott Bonvoy has seats at Capital Radio’s Jingle Bell Ball available for points, if you want to catch Ed Sheeran etc.

In one of his less glamorous jobs, Rhys checks out the Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport.

He also reports on the Pendry Manhattan West hotel where he stayed on the recent Virgin Atlantic press trip.

Learn how to get €5-€10 of Accor points by joining ClubOpinions and completing one survey. It prevents points expiry if nothing else.

Save 30% when you buy World of Hyatt points.

easyjet advent calendar

Other interesting bits:

easyJet launched a £695 advent calendar for charity. And, surprisingly, it is excellent value for money. For a start, you get eight return flight tickets valid on any service costing less than £375 return, representing a huge saving on peak Summer services. There are lots of other benefits too.

Offers you missed:

eBay ran an astonishing Black Friday offer yesterday for just 60 minutes. You got 50 Nectar points (31 Avios) for every £1 you spent. HfP readers went to town, unsurprisingly.

See you next Saturday.

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