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The latest UK business travel news:
Exclusive: Virgin Atlantic cancels Sao Paulo before flights even start (for the second time!) It will try again in 2025.
Stories we recommend from other sites:
Norse Atlantic flies first-ever Dreamliner to Antarctica (UK Aviation News)
Heathrow rail links suspended next weekend (Travel Weekly)
Dutch government scraps plans to cut flights at Amsterdam Schiphol (Business Traveller)
Our 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! Image above.
Further afield, Rhys concludes his Hong Kong trip with a Cathay Pacific The Pier Business lounge review.
He then headed to Taiwan (he did have a couple of days in London in between!) to review Hotel Resonance Taipei, part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection.
The latest UK travel loyalty news:
Redeem Avios on transatlantic JetBlue flights with ZERO surcharges (for now) – you can also redeem Avios on JetBlue domestic flights in the US. Image above.
Amex brings back the British Airways Accelerating Business Card for small businesses. Get 30,000 Avios for signing up. Having a personal BA Amex is not a problem. You can apply here.
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