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Everyone who successfully applies for a Barclaycard Avios credit card via our special links will receive an entry.

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Latest travel news:

A major upgrade at Paris CDG airport is improving passenger experiences across the terminal. The new concept, called ‘Extime’, features better shopping experiences, new lounges and impressive gate seating areas. Photo above.

The new railway station at Inverness Airport has opened.

Aer Lingus is moving Knock flights from Gatwick to Heathrow.

Fly to 18 destinations in Southern Africa with a new British Airways codeshare. With Comair gone, BA has partnered with Airlink.

The Elizabeth Line will run faster services to Heathrow from May.

Ryanair adds flights to Venice from various UK airports.

Leeds Bradford extends its lounge opening hours.

Aer Lingus Regional is launching Belfast City to East Midlands and Newcastle to fill the gap left by the failure of Flybe.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

How many Avios do you need for redemptions on Qatar Airways? We finally have a chart, with pricing for all destinations from London.

Get 15,000 Avios with The Economist. The frequent BA-Economist offer is back, and once again stacks nicely with £60 Amex cashback. Pay as little as 0.86p per Avios.

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights – plus their summer schedule.

Fly British Airways Club Suite on short haul flights. BA has scheduled widebody services on a couple of European flights, making it easier than ever to try the new business class seats.

Credit card news:

Which Barclaycard Avios Mastercard is best for you? You can win 1 million by applying for either – so which one should you get?

Hotel news:

Does the weak £ make Marriott Bonvoy’s flight redemptions a good deal?

How to salvage your Radisson Rewards points with a transfer to Choice Privileges. After gutting the program last year, this is the best way to exit the scheme.

Is Marriott Bonvoy the best hotel loyalty scheme? Our series on hotel programs continues.

Accor launches a Spring sale – and the rooms are fully refundable.

New reviews this week:

Rhys stays at the Lost Property St Pauls hotel. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, this new hotel offers characterful rooms right in the City of London. Image above.

Rob reviews the Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4. It can be accessed with Amex Platinum or DragonPass.

Rhys reviews the new Extime lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle T2B. This airport-operated lounge has received praise from regular travellers – it’s not hard to see why. Image below.

Other interesting articles:

eBay is launching a big Valentine’s Day deal. Collect 30 Nectar Points (19 Avios) per £1 spent for a short window of time.

You can now pay to use the Star Alliance lounge in Amsterdam. It is the latest alliance lounge to accept cash on the door.

Marriott has cut the number of elite nights you earn at the Protea chain.

That’s the lot!

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

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