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The latest travel and aviation news:

Get 100,000 points with the biggest UK card sign-up bonus EVER on the Amex Business Platinum card.

plus 50,000 on the ‘free for a year’ Amex Business Gold!

(We’d just like to pause here to give you time to take this in. These are the biggest card sign-up bonuses EVER SEEN in the UK. In fact, there had never been a bonus over 50,000 miles before this week, and now Amex has doubled the record in one go. If you only take up one mileage promotion in 2021, make it this one.)

Virgin Atlantic has extended status and vouchers.

Credit card news:

A full review of the Amex Business Platinum card is here, taking into account the new 100,000 point sign-up offer.

Amex Business Platinum cardmembers also get £150 off £1000 spend.

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

An in-depth look a the UK Centurion card reveals what benefits this invite-only card bestows.

We take a look at the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying!

British Airways news:

IAG released its 2020 financial results – and the good news is it is sitting on a decent pile of cash and has reduced its cash burn.

BA Holidays has launched a number of European summer holiday offers.

Has the refurbishment of BA’s A380s been signed off?

Our British Airways guide links to all our key articles about the airline and Avios. We also published a guide to BA’s new First Suite seat.

British Airways has deferred £450 million in pension plan payments.

Which BA economy tickets can be upgraded with Avios?

Hotel news:

Save up to 30% in IHG’s European flash sale.

Hilton is offering a ‘3rd night free’ offer on select luxury brands in Europe.

A £99 deal for a night at the Hard Rock hotel in London is still live and proved hugely popular with readers – you can book for dates into early 2022.

Accor is still expiring points despite the pandemic – here’s what you can do.

Marriott is running a new ‘buy points’ promotion.

United

Other interesting bits:

You can redeem Nectar points for M&S vouchers if you know the secret route.

You can win 1 million Virgin Points with Virgin Red.

Lufthansa Miles & More offers a 25% discount for children.

United launches Boston-Heathrow route.

Deals you missed out on:

British Airways added a new Maldives service with lots of Avios availability – but it disappeared quickly after we wrote about it.

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