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Special report:

Have we been taken for a ride by the new Monarch Airlines? One of the people above claims to be the Chairman of the new Monarch Airlines. The other is (definitely) a US politician from Montana. We investigate.

This week’s top travel news stories:

Virgin Atlantic’s Sao Paulo flights go on sale this week

Get a huge 60,000 Avios sign-up bonus with the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card

Qatar Airways increases Heathrow services

Luxair adds flights to Manchester

Norse Atlantic trims flights to Barbados

Caviar House launches Mile High picnics at Heathrow and Gatwick

British Airways and Avios news:

The story of the Boeing 747 at British Airways

BA restarts flights between Billund and Gothenburg!

JW Marriott Venice

Latest reviews:

Rob reviews the JW Marriott Venice Resort, on his fifth visit …. and he still doesn’t fully love it. Image above.

Virgin Redemption University

Our final article in our guide to redeeming Virgin Points: How to get cheaper redemptions with the Virgin Atlantic credit card vouchers

Hotel news:

Marriott opens a Four Points hotel in Edinburgh

Hilton’s Canopy opens in Cannes, image above

Where can you stay in Hilton’s Stay Longer promotion?

Register now for Marriott’s new ‘1,500 points per stay’ bonus

Club Eurostar will get a new top tier when it relaunches in October

Which Heathrow Airport hotels are walkable from the terminals?

We launch a new series looking at what your hotel points are worth:

What are Accor Live Limitless points worth?

What are Hilton Honors points worth?

What are IHG One Rewards points worth?

Other interesting articles:

Priority Pass is increasing its lounge fees

Flying Blue has a new UK airport parking partner

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 (2)

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  • Redhroogar says:

    May have missed an update from you but thought I’d let you know that the “loophole “ that made far more Business redemption availability from regional airports than direct from LHR even thought the connection would be through there, has been closed according to Gold Agent! Eg I had snagged MAN—LHR-YVR after reading Rob’s heads-up a while ago. Finally found direct flight so cancelled that booking but the availability didn’t reappear.

    • Rob says:

      Would require IT tweaking beyond BA’s usual abilities, given that it driven by cash pricing which varies by starting point! I don’t have an unused 241 to check annoyingly.

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