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The latest UK business travel news:
London City Airport wants to increase its flying hours. The Saturday afternoon closure may become a thing of the past.
British Airways has cancelled two routes from London City Airport. Guernsey and Santorini will not be returning in Summer 2023.
Finnair is relaunching flights to Osaka despite the costs and delays of avoiding Russian airspace.
Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:
Radisson Blu opens in Lanzarote (Travel Daily)
Qatar Airways boosts Edinburgh services (UK Aviation News)
Ryanair introduces four new routes from Belfast International (Business Traveller)
Trip of the week:
We went to Madrid to go inside Iberia’s latest A350. It has a brand new business class seat including a fully closing door. It’s the first ‘next gen’ A350 to be delivered, with a 10cm wider cabin interior.
Our latest travel reviews:
Rhys reviews the iconic TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport. Does it recapture the romance of the Jet Age? Image above.
On the same trip we reviewed the New York Times Square Marriott Marquis, the biggest hotel in New York.
Over in Ireland, we review The Shelbourne, Dublin’s grand dame hotel.
We look at the Currensea travel money card. It is a good alternative if you don’t have a credit card with 0% FX fees. There is a £10 incentive for trying it out.
The latest UK travel loyalty news:
Emirates secretly devalues Skywards redemptions with a 20% miles increase for premium cabins.
Get a 25% bonus when buying World of Hyatt points. The annual cap has also been doubled. You can buy here.
How to earn Avios, miles and points from Europcar rentals. It has become a new conduit for earning Avios.
Our coverage of how British Airways has repriced long haul Avios redemptions continues:
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See you on Monday 9th January. Have a great New Year.
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