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Welcome to your weekly trade round-up of UK business travel and travel loyalty news as well as our latest reviews and features.

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British Airways adds two extra rows to Embraer fleet

The latest UK business travel news:

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 (image above)

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

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

Virgin Atlantic adds extra Nassau and Montego Bay flights

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

Delta Hotels Forest of Arden is leaving Marriott to join Warner Leisure

Save 35% in the Radisson hotel sale

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

Stories we recommend from other sites:

Manchester set to welcome second Malmaison property (Business Traveller)

Finnair names postal service leader as new chief executive (FlightGlobal)

Heathrow slowdown as British Airways lengthens connection times (Independent, including quotes from us)

Jet2 brings Manchester-Porto route forward by a year (Business Traveller)

Hilton Berlin

Our latest reviews:

Conny reviews the Hilton Berlin hotel, with a fantastic location

Top 10 tips for redeeming Avios

The latest UK travel loyalty news:

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

REGISTER NOW: Accor launches a double points promotion in Europe (register here)

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

What are the best hotel promotions for January 2024?

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

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

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Rob, Rhys and Katie @ Head for Points

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Comments (2)

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  • His Holyness says:

    Malcolm launched a new newsletter pretty similar to the old one really?

    • Rob says:

      He did. It was agreed as part of our original deal. What we bought from Malcolm was the email addresses of 7,000 key people in UK business travel. It has been a real step forward for us in getting our message to people outside Virgin / oneworld / Hilton / IHG / Marriott. We’ve also built the biggest LinkedIn business travel newsletter on the back of it.

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