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This week’s top travel news stories:

BA Cityflyer to add two extra rows – 8 seats – to its Embraer fleet at London City – but legroom remains the same in rows 1-12

Cheap sub-£1,300 transatlantic BA business class fares are on sale from Dublin

Goodbye banana bread: British Airways introduces new economy snacks on board

Virgin Atlantic adds extra Nassau and Montego Bay flights

ENDS TODAY (SATURDAY): boost your Avios for 0.92p each with a special offer on Avios Balance Boost

REGISTER NOW: Accor launches a double points promotion in Europe

British Airways First Wing and Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing security channels are now closed for scanner upgrades

Take a look inside Luton’s new No1 Lounge

Norse Atlantic drops two US routes from London Gatwick

SAS launches Heathrow – Bergen flights

Status Matcher: what tier matches can you get from your existing airline and hotel status cards?

British Airways and Avios news:

Our top 10 tips for earning and redeeming Avios – our new introductory guide

Use Avios for Plaza Premium lounges – bus is it a good deal? (Edinburgh pictured above)

Where can you fly on Iberia with your American Express 2-4-1 companion voucher?

Credit card news:

How do Barclaycard Avios Mastercard upgrade vouchers work?

Amex Platinum sign-up bonus increases permanently to 40,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to 40,000 Avios

Why the only thing better than transferable points are INSTANTLY transferable points

Hotel news:

What are the best hotel promotions for January 2024?

Get a good Birmingham hotel deal with Secret Escapes, valid until August

Save 15% on IHG One Rewards redemptions this weekend if you have elite status

Delta Hotels Forest of Arden is leaving Marriott

Save 35% in the Radisson sale

Hilton Berlin view

Reviews this week:

Conny reviews the Hilton Berlin hotel, with a fantastic location

Other interesting news:

Gatwick Airport launches an EV charging station

Save in the Qatar Airways January sale – and get 4,000 Avios if you’re new to Privilege Club

What a Freedom of Information request tells us about abuse of LNER’s loyalty scheme

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here and will be updated on the site tomorrow.

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 Katie @ Head for Points

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