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Luton DART review

Latest travel news:

The Luton DART transit opened this week, offering direct connections to the terminal. We gave it a go, along with the new Luton Airport Express train from St Pancras. Rewards, the agnostic loyalty scheme, has been gutted. Returns are going from 10% to 2% of spend.

Air France and KLM will start charging seat selection fees in business class.

What can we learn from the Flybe administration report?

British Airways is adding English sparkling wines to its Club World menu.

Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare with Korean Air is now bookable.

Virgin Atlantic Korean codeshares

Other British Airways & Avios news:

Royal Air Maroc, a BA partner, has launched flights from London to Tangier, bookable on Avios.

Get triple Avios at Bicester Village this week plus an Amex cashback offer.

Credit card news:

Review: the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card. Why do we recommend this card to miles and points beginners?

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh review

Reviews this week:

Rob heads to the opening of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh where he met Sir Richard Branson and reviewed the hotel.

Rob visits the Qatar Airways Platinum lounge in Doha. This is the status lounge for BA Gold members and other oneworld Emerald passengers.

Hotel news:

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points. The popular offer is back.

A new Hampton by Hilton is opening in Whitechapel.

Other interesting articles:

Where does Virgin Atlantic fly? We take a look at the route map.

Get a decent Finnair business class deal to Delhi.

The security staff strikes at Heathrow T5 are going ahead. Here is BA’s guidance for those affected.

Get up to 20% off your next LNER train trip.

How does Skywards+, the paid Emirates loyalty scheme, work?

That’s all, folks

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.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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