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The latest travel and aviation news:

JetBlue has confirmed the launch of its new London to Boston flights, which will operate from both Heathrow and Gatwick. Tickets are now on sale.

Is your name Elizabeth? Do you know an Elizabeth? You could get free afternoon tea at Marriott London County Hall in June.

The Library Marriott London County Hall

Avios news:

Irish Avios collectors have suffered a blow as SuperValu Real Rewards ends its partnership with Aer Lingus and closes another Avios collection route.

New Amex offer: get £100 back when you spend £200 on Eastern Airways flights.

British Airways news:

There is a new British Airways Avios offer on some Amex cards for spending £200 with BA.

Credit card news:

Get 40,000 points and Gold status with the current Marriott Bonvoy Amex offer until the 3rd May.

Here’s how you can use PayPal to pay an online retailer with your Amex card even if they don’t natively accept American Express.

InterContinental Amstel

Hotel news:

Rob reviews the InterContinental Amstel, his favourite Amsterdam hotel.

Slightly less luxurious is Rob’s review of the Courtyard London Gatwick hotel.

Meanwhile Rhys went to Tenerife and reviewed The Ritz-Carlton Abama resort – he was pleasantly surprised.

Finally, the last review from Rhys’ trip to Thailand is Le Meridien Chiang Mai.

Here’s how you or someone you know can get 4,500 bonus points if you are a new Hilton Honors member.

Got some Accor points to burn? Taste of London redemptions have returned for this summer. 3,000 points gets you a five course tasting menu with wine pairings for two people – bargain.

Speaking of Accor, all UK MGallery hotels have left the brand.

The W Algarve will, finally, open next month.

Other interesting articles:

Emirate’s impressive First Class suite on the Boeing 777s is back – at Stansted, of all places.

Etihad revealed its new business class seat on its A350s. It’s a clone of BA’s Club Suite, albeit with much nicer styling!

Virgin Atlantic has launched its new on-board experiences for its leisure-configured A350s including wine and cognac tastings.

The Competition and Markets Authority has kicked the can down the road and extended its interim measures on the BA and AA joint venture until 2026.

Finally, here are the best hotel promos for April as well as all offers closing in the next few weeks.

Interesting threads from our forums this week:

The full forum index is here.

See you next Saturday.

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