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The latest travel and aviation news:
Which British Airways long haul routes have the best Avios redemption availability in Club and First? We’ve put together a list of all the destinations with two or more seats available per day.
Pre-departure tests are now required for travellers returning to the UK.
Don’t forget you can get £5 back at many independent shops this week with Amex Shop Small.
Credit card news:
Don’t forget to claim your free Dell credit if you have a Business Gold or Business Platinum American Express card!
Is the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card worth it for the 15 elite nights if you’re close to reaching status for 2022?
Could Virgin Money be planning a Curve-style card aggregator? A survey suggests they are.
British Airways news:
If you’re an NHS employee you can apply for 60,000 FREE Avios as part of BA and IAG’s NHS appeal. These are worth at least £480 (the value if converted to Nectar points to spend at Sainsbury’s) so it is well worth applying. Please send a link to this article to any NHS friends or family.
Don’t forget you can get up to 10,000 Avios if you’re in the market for household, business, medical or landlord insurance. The company involved also an excellent track record for customer service.
The BA Amex 2-4-1 companion vouchers changed in September. Is it worth triggering your next voucher early?
Finnair has launched a number of new routes you can redeem Avios on, including Seattle.
Plus, did you know you can earn Avios on United Airlines? Here’s how to get higher rates than BA economy.
IHG has signed on three European hotels to its new ‘Vignette’ collection brand and opened a new voco hotel near New York’s Times Square.
Here’s how to transfer hotel points and airline miles to friends and family – and why it isn’t always worth it.
Radisson has launched a new ‘Dream Deals’ sale with 20% savings on Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza stays.
Our round-up of the best hotel promotions for December is here.
Other interesting bits:
Rhys reviews Virgin Atlantic’s Premium cabin on a flight to New York – is it still one of the best premium economy products out there? Plus ….. Virgin Flying Club is offering a 60% bonus when you buy points.
App in the Air has launched its digital health passport.
Is the new Pizza Express Club loyalty scheme worth joining?! You get some free dough balls if nothing else ….
Offers you missed:
Both Hilton and Marriott were offering bonuses when you bought points this week. Both have now ended.
Our summary of offers closing soon is here.
See you next Saturday.