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The newsletter is a little shorter than usual this week due to reduced news over the Bank Holiday.

This week’s top travel news stories

EXTENDED TO AUGUST: Get a 7-night Virgin Voyages cruise, for two, for 80,000 Virgin Points. It is, honestly, the redemption of the year given that these cruises can sell for up to £3,000. Image above.

Virgin Atlantic returns to Dubai from October. The route last operated in 2019.

Next year, Virgin Atlantic will also relaunch Manchester – Las Vegas flights.

We’re having a party – and you’re invited

Save the date: the 2023 Head for Points Summer Party is coming this month. Join 500 readers at the UK’s biggest frequent flyer event – and potentially win an amazing raffle prize worth £7,000. Tickets go on sale next week – we will send you an email on Monday with more details.

Other airline news:

Lufthansa buys Italy’s ITA. Soon to join Star Alliance and drop SkyTeam?

Norse Atlantic launches flights to Miami. It will replace the Fort Lauderdale service.

Virgin Atlantic reintroduces Twilight Check-In at Manchester Airport.

Iberia is returning to Heathrow Terminal 5.

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

easyJet relaunches London Southend – Paris flights.

Credit card news:

This card keeps your American Express Membership Rewards points active if you cancel Amex Gold or The Platinum Card.

Reviews this week:

Rhys was in Liverpool, where he reviewed two new hotels:

Hotel news:

Is InterContinental Ambassador, the paid membership program, worth it?

There are some decent London hotel deals available via Holiday Extras.

How to earn Avios with Airbnb.

Get 2,500 Virgin Points by activating Tesco Clubcard auto-conversion.

Other interesting articles:

O2 and Virgin Media customers get free lounge access for delayed flights.

Catch a heritage tube train to Heathrow. TfL is running a special service to celebrate 160 years of the London Underground.

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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