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oneworld Amsterdam airport lounge

The latest UK business travel news:

Take a look inside the new oneworld Amsterdam lounge, photo above, which British Airways passengers will use. It is now open.

…. and the new Aspire Amsterdam lounge next door, photo below, which is the Priority Pass lounge in the non-Schengen area

BA’s last A350 arrives: how is the Club Suite rollout progressing?

Eastern Airways switches its Orly flights from East Midlands and Southampton to Charles de Gaulle

The new Japan Airlines A350 seats will soon be flying to London

Avis Budget opens a new rental car centre at East Midlands Airport

Etihad Guest makes sweeping changes, including negative changes to mileage expiry and reward cancellation fees

The refurbished Edinburgh Marriott Holyrood Hotel is now open – this is the ex-Macdonald hotel

Get £1,280 business class flights to Dubai with Lufthansa and SWISS

Where does British Airways fly to from Heathrow Terminal 3? It’s your change to try the excellent Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges

Stories we recommend from other sites:

KLM to increase flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Southampton (Business Traveller)

Aurigny to launch twice-daily London City service from Guernsey (UK Aviation News)

Loganair appoints new chief executive (Travel Weekly)

Loganair to expand Heathrow services (Business Traveller)

British Airways Edinburgh lounge

Our latest reviews:

Review: the ‘refreshed’ British Airways lounge at Edinburgh Airport. What’s new?

The latest UK travel loyalty news:

Get 60,000 or 120,000 points with the new Amex Business Gold or Platinum sign-up offers – these convert to 60,000 or 120,000 Avios!

Get 20% cashback at 1,000+ restaurants for three months on the Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Card

Is the new bonus offer from Virgin Atlantic’s credit cards a reason to start collecting Virgin Points?

Marriott Bonvoy Moments releases more O2 concert tickets

Get a 20% discount when buying World of Hyatt points – click here to buy

How to earn Marriott points flying Emirates and Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels

Amex pro-rata fee refunds: what happens on 29th February?

Hyatt launches its hotel bonus points promotion for Spring 2024

British Airways closes the Avios-earning Prepaid Mastercard – read to see how to get your remaining funds back

What do Qatar Airways Avios redemptions cost from the UK?

Get triple Avios at BA Holidays when you pay with a BA Premium Plus American Express card

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