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Finnair Avios

Special report:

Finnair will adopt Avios next year! We look at what it means for British Airways Executive Club members.


This week’s top travel news stories:

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LATAM launches direct flights between London and Lima, bookable with Avios and Virgin Points

Southampton’s runway extension opens – what changes?

Aer Lingus launches two new US routes

Emirates adds a 7th Heathrow flight

Finnair adds additional services to Bangkok

The adult LEGO Concorde arrives next month!

Credit card news:

The problems that a family of three has with the BA Amex 241 vouchers

What is the best credit card to use for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

British Airways and Avios news:

BA’s On Business rewards program for SME’s remains down, six months on

A bug that Executive Club Gold cardholders should know about

Don’t get caught out – as Rob was – by the BA rules for unaccompanied children

Attend a Gala Concorde dinner in Manchester

What can BA’s ‘You First’ phone line do for you when flying First Class?

Latest reviews:

Review: the Blush Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4, operated by Plaza Premium. Image above.

Virgin Redemption University

We continued our new series of articles looking at how you can redeem Virgin Points with Virgin Atlantic and its partners.

Hotel news:

Becky Hill plays Hilton’s latest Secret Socials gig, image above

Marriott and Hilton launch two new hotel brands in New York City

New bonus for buying Marriott points (click here to buy)

Other interesting articles:

What is Virgin Atlantic’s policy for unaccompanied children?

Get 2,500 points by setting up a Tesco Clubcard / Virgin autoconversion

Which loyalty experts can you hear at World Aviation Festival, Lisbon, next month?

If you work in the aviation or travel loyalty sectors, World Aviation Festival in Lisbon should be on your radar for next month.

Taking place from 26th to 28th September at FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre), it is the best place this year to hear from senior management at the world’s leading airline groups. Over 5,000 attendees will listen to over 500 speakers.

World Aviation Festival also has a loyalty track to its conference programme. Whilst the organisers don’t make a big deal of it, I have been to the last two events and – if carved out as a separate loyalty event on its own – it would probably be the largest travel loyalty conference in Europe this year.

This week we published an article highlighting the wide variety of airline loyalty specialists you can hear if you attend.

Head for Points is the Official Loyalty Media Partner for the event and will be around over the three days. Our promo code gets you an exclusive 25% discount on your ticket.

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.

Don’t forget to register for Hilton’s major new Autumn promotion by clicking here (full article here).

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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