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Latest travel news:

British Airways launches Sharm El Sheikh and extends Malta.

Barclaycard tweaks the Avios earning on its credit cards.

London City is the first major airport to drop all liquids restrictions. Other UK airports must follow in the next 15 months.

British Airways launches flights to a second Istanbul airport.

China Southern A380

Other British Airways & Avios news:

You can now earn Avios on all China Southern flights.

Get a 30% bonus transferring points into Etihad Guest.

How to earn Avios from Avis car rentals.

Credit card news:

American Express and Marriott have launched great new cashback offers.

American Express has suspended new applications for the BA Accelerating Business Credit Card. We explain why.

Get a 50% bonus when you use American Express Membership Rewards points to pay at selected supermarkets.

Get 10% off at selected UK restaurants with the latest American Express offer.

This week, we revisited our credit card reviews and updated them with the latest info (the second half will follow next week):

Reviews this week:

Rob reviews the new Qatar Airways Gold lounge (for BA Silver / oneworld Sapphire cardholders) in Doha. Image above.

We show you what you get in the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing at Heathrow. Terminal 3. Image below.

Hotel news:

What are the best hotel promotions for April? We take a look.

Extended: get a 40% bonus when buying Marriott Bonvoy points.

Get triple points at Accor resorts including Fairmont Windsor Park and St Andrews.

How does the Millennium & Copthorne ‘My Millennium’ loyalty scheme work?

Other interesting articles:

Get 8,000 points for opening a Virgin Money ISA.

Where can you still fly on a Boeing 747? It’s not (yet) as hard as you may think.

Virgin Atlantic extends its IndiGo codeshare.

Air Canada has extended its Edinburgh-Toronto flying program into the winter season.

Virgin Atlantic has launched an Economy redemption sale – save 20% on selected routes.

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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