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Iberia business class A350

Special report:

Which airlines have lie-flat business class seats on intra-Europe flights?

British Airways to require photo ID for domestic flights

This week’s top travel news stories:

British Airways to insist on photo ID for domestic flights from 1st September

Monarch is returning to the UK skies – but can it succeed?

ULEZ comes to Heathrow on 29th August – you may need to pay £12.50 to drive to the airport

Get a big Virgin Points bonus on new Virgin Atlantic cash flights – and there is a sale on too!

The W Edinburgh hotel is finally taking bookings

NEW: You now spend spend Virgin Points on LATAM flights

IHG launches (another) new hotel brand – Garner

Save 30% in a new Radisson Hotels sale

Norse Atlantic drops Kingston flights before they even launch

easyJet adds another London Southend route

New RailAir route launched from Watford to Heathrow, whilst Woking gets a doubled frequency

British Airways first dining room terminal 3

British Airways and Avios news:

British Airways ‘First Dining Room’ in Terminal 3 seems to be admitting Gold Guest List, image above

BA adds additional Faro flights for early 2024

Air Transat club class review

Latest reviews:


Rhys reviews Air Transat Club Class (premium economy) on an A321LR from London to Toronto


Whilst in Toronto, he checks out the Kimpton Saint George Toronto hotel, part of IHG One Rewards

He also popped over to San Francisco and reviewed the Canopy San Francisco SoMa hotel, part of Hilton Honors (ex Virgin Hotels)

Virgin Redemption University

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

See Madonna from Marriott Bonvoy o2 suite

Hotel news:

See Madonna and more as new Marriott Bonvoy O2 concert tickets released, image above

Learn about Hotel du Vin’s ‘stay on a Sunday and get a cheap room if you pay for dinner’ deal

Other interesting articles:

What are the three ways of earning airline tier points from a package holiday?

Can you access airport lounges flying Aer Lingus with British Airways elite status?

Excellent £1,225+ SAS business class flights from UK to USA are back – no Saturday required

Get a SIXT car rental status match from your Marriott Bonvoy or Virgin Atlantic status

Get a Railcard for £19

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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