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This week’s top offers

This is your last opportunity to get a bargain in the British Airways September Sale with Business Class fares from £119 return which runs until Wednesday.

You can even fly to Athens and get a flat bed Club World seat for £197!

If you’re an Amex Platinum cardholder, check your card offers for another FREE £100!

And this week we launched two HfP exclusive offers:

Free parking at London City Airport, worth up to £145 (ends Monday)

And a FANTASTIC competition to win Business Class flights to Malaysia PLUS stay at the new One&Only Desaru Coast resort! Give yourself something to look forward to in 2021.

Latest travel corridors update

Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curacao have been added to the quarantine list. No countries have been removed.

American Express news

Check your American Express cards for the latest offers, including up to £100 cashback with Hilton, IHG and Leading Hotels of the World.

Why you shouldn’t spend £20,000 on the free BA Amex credit card!

For Amex Gold cardholders, American Express will pay you 0.675p CASH for your Membership Rewards points.

British Airways

This week saw IAG close a €2.75 billion rights issue. IAG shares fell close to the rights issue price whilst BALPA claims easyJet could go bust in 2021.

Interestingly, IAG and British Airways CEOs didn’t take up their full rights – should you be concerned?

And finally a frequently asked question – can you cancel the return leg of an Avios redemption flight after flying outbound?


We have several hotel reviews this week:

You can also get Accor Gold status, 1000 Accor points and 10% off ibis hotel stays with ibis Business.


Virgin has rebranded its Flying Club miles as ‘Virgin Points’ as Virgin companies band together to create a single loyalty scheme.

The congressional committee report on the 737 MAX crashes provided a damning indictment of Boeing and FAA practises last week.

Where can you fly from London City with our free parking offer? (and offer dates extended)

Why the Competition & Markets Authority won’t renew the AA / BA transatlantic JV until 2024.

Reminder: Earn 600 free Avios points for signing up with e-Rewards.

Offers you missed:

Last day for 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points – ended on Friday