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Latest travel news:

Get 30% off Virgin Atlantic redemptions in ALL CLASSES! Routes include Miami, San Francisco, Antigua, Tel Aviv and many more.

EXCLUSIVE: We get a hard-hat tour of the new Qatar Airways Al Mourjan lounge in Doha.

Norse Atlantic has announced two new routes from Gatwick – Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are already on sale.

American Airlines is to restart three transatlantic routes from Dublin for Summer 2023.

TfL has revealed the new DLR trains rolling out over the next few years.

Virgin Atlantic is ending its flights to Pakistan.

Ryanair has unveiled four new domestic routes from Edinburgh.

Regent Hong Kong, the refurbished InterContinental, is now taking room bookings ahead of its opening next month.

Humberside and Birmingham airport lounges re-open.

BA First Class

Other British Airways & Avios news:

How to use Avios to book First Class flights on British Airways. Whilst BA does make First Class flights available for redemption, they’re not quite as easy to book as in Club.

How do British Airways Executive Club household accounts work? An in-depth look at how to set up these accounts to pool Avios with friends and family.

Get bonus Avios when renting a car with Avis.

We’ve been taking a closer look at the new Avios Reward Flight Saver pricing on British Airways:

New reviews this week:

Rhys heads to Zanzibar via Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines (yes, there’s no limit to where you can get sent when you work for us!). Take a look at:

Meanwhile, Rob reviews the new Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4.

Credit card news:

Barclaycard has increased the cashback on its Barclaycard Select Cashback card to 3% for your first three months. This is a FREE credit card for SME and sole traders.

American Express seems to have dropped Jumeirah One as a redemption option on its International Currency Cards.

Hotel news:

Get a 3-month FREE trial of mycitizenM+. The paid-for membership scheme gets you discounted rates, late checkout and more.

Get a 100% bonus when buying IHG One Rewards points. Click here to buy.

Get a 25% bonus buying World of Hyatt points. Click here to buy.

Other interesting articles:

Find restaurants participating in the Amex Platinum dining credit with this global map. A reader has put pulled together all the restaurants in a more user-friendly way.

Redemption availability was wide open midweek for Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali resort for the rest of 2023. If you’re lucky, you might still be able to secure some.

How does Hilton’s ‘guaranteed connecting rooms’ feature work?

Get a £2 one-way car rental in France with Enterprise. A repeat of the offer last summer, except this time you can drive the cars back north.

Deals you missed

Marriott Bonvoy VIP suite redemptions for the Elton John concerts in the O2 in April were snapped up within an hour. Sorry! You may have another change to get a VIP seat though …. keep an eye on HfP.

eBay offered 30 Nectar points per £1 spent for a brief period on Valentine’s Day.

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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