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Ends Sunday: Win VIP tickets to BST Hyde Park concerts!

We have two pairs of Diamond VIP Experience tickets for BST Hyde Park to give away thanks to ALL – Accor Live Limitless. You can choose from the P!NK, Billy Joel or Take That concerts.

These packages let you:

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British Airways & Avios news:

Qatar Airways resumes non-stop flights to Auckland – with Avios availability. Did you know Business Class from the UK to Australasia on Qatar Airways is just 180,000 Avios return?

Get up to £300 extra off your next holiday in the British Airways sale. Offer ends Tuesday.

How British Airways killed the value of Gold Priority Rewards.

How to maximise your Avios when flying BA partners by crediting to Iberia or Qatar.

Best Western drops Avios.

Turkish Airlines new menus

Other airline news:

Turkish Airlines launches new menus …. and teases a 600 aircraft order. Image above.

Get excellent £1,300 SAS business class fares from London to the US.

Credit card news:

Which of the FIVE special credit card bonuses currently running should you get?

Nectar Connect doubles up with Amex cashback offers and is working well for readers.

What is the best use of your Amex Platinum 60,000 points sign-up bonus? Special offer runs to 13th June – apply here.

Get 40,000 points and a free night with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card.

Reviews this week:

Regular reader Tom sends us his review of Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Image above. It’s not quite what he expected for $8,000 per night ….

Hotel news:

Hilton Brighton Metropole rebrands to a DoubleTree after extensive refurbishment.

IHG clarifies its rules on gifting reward nights.

Get triple Accor Live Limitless base points on your next stay.

Get 15,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when you stay at a Domes resort in Greece.

The Hampton London City hotel has opened – albeit just off Brick Lane.

Get a 40 – 50% bonus buying Marriott Bonvoy points. Click here to buy.

Should you swap points between Accor Live Limitless and Club Eurostar?

Other interesting articles:

Bristol Airport’s Aspire lounges have rebranded as Escape and 1903 now that Manchester Airports Group is managing them.

We were quoted in The Sunday Telegraph on how to use American Express Membership Rewards points. What did their readers make of our advice?

‘Frequent Flyer – The Video’ is the best short film ever made about air miles.

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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