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British Airways BA Amex Premium Plus American Express

DEAL OF THE WEEK #1 – Get a huge 40,000 Avios with the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card

The British Airways Premium Plus American Express card relaunched this week. For a limited time, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Avios.

Whilst the annual fee is £250, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus.

Our main article on the 40,000 points bonus is here. Make sure you read the bit about whether or not you qualify for the bonus.

You can apply for British Airways Premium Plus Amex with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.

DEAL OF THE WEEK #2 – Got any sort of small business? Get a 60,000 Avios with the British Airways Accelerating Business card

The British Airways Accelerating Business credit card also relaunched this week. The sign-up bonus has switched from On Business points to Avios, and for a limited time the bonus is a slightly crazy 60,000 Avios.

Whilst the annual fee is £250, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus.

Our main article on the 60,000 Avios points bonus is here.

It is easy to qualify for this bonus. As long as you have some sort of small business income and have not had an American Express Business card in the past 12 months, you qualify for the 60,000 Avios.

You can apply for British Airways Accelerating Business Amex with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.

Virgin Atlantic A350 leisure The Booth

In other news …..

The latest travel and aviation news:

We got an exclusive first look at the new private dining option available on Virgin’s new A350s. Called The Booth, the new dedicated space will be available from December and looks very snazzy. A picture is above.

Big changes to the British Airways American Express cards rolled out this week, including to the all-important companion vouchers. You can also get an increased sign-up bonus of 40,000 Avios on the Premium Plus (or 10,000 Avios on the free card) until November.

Amex has re-launched the BA Accelerating Business card and pimped it up with a huge new 60,000 Avios sign-up bonus. The card is well worth considering if you have an SME or are a sole trader (no VAT registration needed to join On Business via this route).

Got an Amex Platinum card? Amex has dropped £200 of free dining credit at high-end restaurants. Bon appetit!

Credit card news:

You can get £100 cashback at Preferred Hotels with a new Amex offer.

You can still get the 60,000 Membership Reward sign-up bonus with the American Express Platinum Card. Here’s why Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the best Amex Platinum benefits.

Virgin Money has compensated a reader who was caught out by the new monthly credit card earning cap.

British Airways news:

British Airways has re-opened its Concorde Rooms in Heathrow and New York JFK for anyone flying First or in possession of a Concorde Room card. We have some photographs.

British Airways pilots are supporting a new low cost carrier at Gatwick even though it will mean pay cuts. Here’s why.

Here’s how you can get BA Executive Club Silver status in one European trip.

Hotel news:

You can get 1,500 bonus points per stay in Marriott’s new bonus promotion.

Use your Marriott Bonvoy points for football matches, concerts and other experiences with Marriott Moments. Genesis and Erasure are some of the bands currently on sale for points. Manchester United VIP hospitality seats are also bookable.

Manchester Terminal 2 1903 lounge view

Other interesting bits:

Rhys was given a tour of the new Manchester Terminal 2 extension including the two new lounges. His 1903 Lounge review is here whilst the Escape Lounge is reviewed here.

Earn Virgin Points in-store at Morrison’s supermarkets.

We take a look at Virgin’s ‘Points plus Money’ feature. Is it a good deal?

The Plaza Premium lounge is re-opening tomorrow after being closed for several weeks.

Here’s how to maximise the recent Telegraph offer on your Amex.

Is the ebookers BONUS+ loyalty scheme worth joining?

See you next Saturday.

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