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This week’s top offers

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for September? This article takes a look at the best card deals on offer this month.

This week, The Economist launched a new promotion offering up to 18,000 Avios if you take out a subscription.

This article looks at the cheapest British Airways Club Europe flights that will net you 160 tier points.

Finally, we take a look at whether you should trigger your next British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher this month due to the 6 month extension.

Latest travel corridors update

Another week, another last-minute change: Portugal is back on the quarantine list after it was removed three weeks ago. Hungary is also added to the list whilst Sweden is removed.

The government is also taking a new regional approach to the list, adding seven Greek islands to the quarantine list whilst mainland Greece remains safe to fly to.

American Express news

A round of new offers hit American Express cards this week, with several generous cashback deals at Marriott and Hyatt.

British Airways

Get an extra £100 off with this BA Holidays promotion.

British Airways has also extended its Reward Flight Saver to more long-haul routes. This article examines whether redemptions are now cheaper.

And, despite the massive slump in travel, IAG still intends to break even in Q4 despite forward bookings being worse than expected.

Despite that, Moody’s has downgraded IAG and British Airways debt and Willie Walsh declares he likes state aid, after all!

British Airways BA cabin crew

Cabin crew are still negotiating with British Airways management. This week, BA claimed that no compulsory redundancies had been made at Heathrow thanks to strong uptake of voluntary redundancy packages.

It has also emerged that Unite the Union encouraged British Airways management to fire Mixed Fleet crew instead of legacy fleet members.


This week, reader Chris reviewed the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme in Turkey – one of the few all-inclusive resorts you can book on points.

The latest entry from our ‘My Favourite Hotel’ series comes from Julie who recommends Mingary Castle in Lochaber, Scotland.

If you’re looking for a hotel offer, Melia are offering a 40% bonus on points purchases whilst Hyatt is offering a 25% discount on points purchases.

We have also summarised the latest Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Accor and Hyatt coronavirus refund policies to make your life a little easier!


This week we exclusively revealed that No1 Lounges will reopen, starting next Thursday with Gatwick North.

On the flipside, it seems like the BA Newcastle lounge may be closing soon.

If you are interested in how airports and airlines work, you may be interested to see how the airlines want to resolve the 80/20 slot rule for the Winter.

And finally, our 2020 guide on how to get a discount on Heathrow Express train tickets.

Offers you missed:

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And finally…

If you want a behind the scenes look at Head for Points, this article explains some of the choices we made during the HfP redesign process.

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