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Would you fly this to the Maldives?

This week’s top travel news stories:

Exclusive: Virgin Atlantic cancels Sao Paulo before flights even start (for the second time!) It will try again in 2025.

American Express Shop Small returns in December – make sure you are ready by saving the offer

Can ‘all business class’ to the Maldives work? Rhys tours Beond before its inaugural flight – image above

Redeem Avios on transatlantic JetBlue flights with ZERO surcharges (for now) – you can also redeem Avios on JetBlue domestic flights in the US

Virgin Group wants to run Channel Tunnel trains to Europe

easyJet is offering home luggage collection for Gatwick customers – FREE for FLEXI customers

Here’s the full schedule for lounge closures and refurbishment at Luton Airport

We’ve been shortlisted for three industry awards

Accelerating Business BA Amex credit card

Credit card news:

Amex brings back the British Airways Accelerating Business Card for small businesses – what is it? Get 30,000 Avios for signing up. Having a personal BA Amex is not a problem. You can apply here.

Why Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the best Amex Platinum benefits – remember that the card comes with 100,000 bonus points at present

Hotel news:

CitizenM has launched a hotel sale, with six months of mycitizenM+ for all bookers

Which? magazine reveals the best and worst UK hotel chains

Hilton opens in Monaco as a well-known property joins Curio Collection

Latest reviews:

After 11 years, we’ve finally updated our review of the British Airways Galleries First Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5. If you book the last flight of the night it turns out that you can take pictures without the crowds!

Further afield, Rhys returns from Hong Kong with two lounge reviews:

Other interesting news:

Get triple Club Eurostar points if you’re a member of (or join) the Accor Live Limitless hotel scheme

Get 8,000 Virgin Points (4,000 Clubcard points) with Tesco Mobile

Priority Pass adds Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and Edinburgh airport restaurant deals – unless you’re with American Express

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

We try Wheely’s ‘Perfect Airport Pickup’

Why does Nectar’s shopping portal perform so badly?

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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