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The latest travel and aviation news:

Reminder: don’t miss 100,000 points from the biggest card sign-up bonus EVER in the UK with the American Express business cards.

Has JetBlue managed to secure slots at Heathrow after all? (JetBlue’s Mint seat pictured above.) A glitch on the Heathrow website suggests it has….

British Airways has surreptitiously increased the cost of short haul Avios redemptions. Here’s what the devaluation means.

Credit card news:

Don’t forget the astonishing 100,000 points sign-up bonus currently running on Amex Business Platinum and the 50,000 points bonus running on (free for a year) Amex Business Gold. Read more here.

American Express has launched a bonus Avios offer for anyone with the BA Premium Plus card.

British Airways news:

How ba.com overcharges you on Avios redemptions from Brazil.

IAG has raised an additional €1.2 billion via a junk bond issue, helping to strengthen the group’s financial position.

Join the free online ‘High Life Live’ travel talk with Sandi Toksvig this coming Thursday.

The British Airways lounge in Manchester Airport may not re-open, according to reports.

British Airways has dropped Flight Pass – the bulk buy discount scheme – and will refund buyers.

Hotel news:

IHG is offering an extra 10,000 points for IHG credit cardholders who make a booking during the sale. Plus, here’s how to get IHG Rewards Platinum status with just five nights. (The astounding ballroom at InterContinental Le Grand in Paris is pictured above.)

Get 5,500+ Avios (or other miles) with a £37+ Rocketmiles hotel booking.

Get a bumper 40% – 60% discount by using Radisson points for selected gift cards.

Get a 100% bonus when buying IHG points.

Other interesting bits:

Norwegian 2.0 is here, flying from the UK to the US on former Norwegian 787s. What could possibly go wrong?!

Here’s how you can earn Virgin Points with your Morrissons supermarket shop.

Try and beat Rhys in Virgin Atlantic’s charity quiz and win two Upper Class flights

Rhys had a two-page article published in The Sunday Times last weekend!

DEZERVED is a new ‘member’s only’ shopping platform coming to a loyalty scheme near you soon, launching initially with Lufthansa ….

Deals you missed:

Lots of readers took advantage of the excellent Park Plaza £89 fully flex London flash sale. We are told that this offer MAY return next week due to the huge response – keep an eye on the Head for Points website later in the week or on our social feeds. You will not find a better London hotel deal for Summer 2021.

You also missed the bonus Avios offer (via Nectar) on eBay purchases as well as a 50% bonus on purchases of Qatar Airways Qmiles.

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