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This week’s top travel news stories:

Heathrow appoints a new CEO

easyJet scaps free cabin bags for all Up Front seats

Newham Council intends to block London City Airport expansion plans

IHG launches flash one-week sale at UK hotels

Southend Airport gains a winter Geneva service

See Stansted Airport’s plans for a new terminal extension here

Why Caffe Nero remains the best Nectar redemption!

Over 500 people attended our annual Summer Party at Renaissance St Pancras. You can see some photos here and see above. Thank you to everyone who came.

Other British Airways and Avios news:

The two best ways to use Avios to get to Australia and New Zealand

How do you convert Nectar Points to Avios? And vice versa?

Sparkling wine returns to BA World Traveller Plus (premium economy)

Which airlines (including Avios) let you transfer miles into hotel points?

British Airways opened up lots of Avios availability on flights to Sydney

British Airways is matching 100% of charitable Avios donations

BA rebrands its buy-on-board ‘Speedbird Cafe’ for shorthaul flights

Credit card news:

American Express tweaks the rules of the BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – for the better

REMINDER: Get 40,000 points with the Amex Business Platinum – and an extra £100 bonus

Get a 25% bonus on HSBC Premier credit card conversions to Avios

Get £75 back when you spend £200 at Millennium Hotels, including NYC, Paris and Singapore as well as UK

First Direct drops foreign exchange fees on its debit cards

Reviews this week:

Rhys heads to the Grand Hyatt La Manga Spa & Golf in Murcia, Spain. The resort has recently been renovated and rebranded as a Hyatt and features expansive sports facilities.

Hotel news:

17th July is your last chance to salvage value from your Radisson points

Here are the best hotel promotions for July

Other interesting articles:

TFL orders an additional 11 DLR trains for service expansion

Avis Budget adds an office in Glasgow Central Station

Another good Virgin Wines redemption launches

Get a free Greggs sausage roll from LNER!

Is easyJet Plus worth the £215 annual fee?

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

Comments (1)

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  • Damien says:

    At the prospect of getting to book a First class ticket to Japan, I decided to take up a First subscription with SeatSpy. I’d a few redemptions booked already, so I put them in, hoping for a change to biz from economy. Haven’t heard a peep. Worse still. When you pointed out the availability on BA for OZ flights, I thought I’d hazard a look a Maldives ones…. sure enough, I found some on the way out…. checked seatspy (nothing). I rebooked with a new 241 and cancelled existing. I then went and tried a few searches for Japan… single one way economy flight showed NOTHING. Ba’s crappy tool showed a number of dates.

    Is there something wrong with seatspy? cuz I paid for a year to have peace of mind that i’d get a whatsapp when availability happened… but I’m not feeling peaceful.

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