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GOLD OFFER ENDS TUESDAY: Grab two strong American Express sign-up bonuses
Time is running out on a number of aggressive American Express sign-up bonuses across airline and travel rewards cards right now, including:
- 30,000 Membership Rewards on the Amex Gold card (ends 9th November) – APPLY HERE
- 60,000 Avios on the BA Business Amex (ends 15th November) – APPLY HERE
The latest travel and aviation news:
easyJet has once again made changes to its cabin bag policy. It has quietly dropped ‘Hands Free’ which let you check a cabin bag in for cheap and has introduced the ability to pay for larger cabin bags.
British Airways continues to roll out its new Club Suite business class seat, but how many aircraft will have it in 2022? We take a deeper dive as BA announces it is planning to roll it out to the entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of next year.
Credit card news:
The sign-up bonus on the Sainsbury’s Nectar credit card has been boosted to 10,000 points (equivalent to 6,250 Avios) until 1st December.
New Amex offers: get 10,000 Membership Rewards points with a Rimowa luggage purchase
British Airways news:
There’s a great opportunity to match your British Airways status to SkyTeam, including to the top tier, via the new ITA Airways launch.
You have until tomorrow to save 25% when booking Avios redemptions with Aer Lingus.
Rob’s recent family holiday to Barbados made use of several little-known Accor Live Limitless benefits to maximise his returns. For example, did you know that Accor lets you earn points AND status when booking TWO rooms? You can also get the ibis Business Card to get Accor Gold – and more than double the number of points you earn per stay.
Rhys reviewed the Waldorf Astoria in Berlin and was impressed with what he saw.
Expedia Rewards has been shaken up for 2022 and is getting less rewarding for most users. Plus, it looks like Hotels.com may have removed the £4 booking fee when booking a free reward night online.
There’s one free night promotion you can take years to complete: the Hyatt Brand Explorer. You can get a free voucher for staying at five different Hyatt brands.
Other interesting bits:
How does Heathrow Rewards work? We take a look.
HfP Update: new office, new (old) staff! We’ve moved to 1 Poultry in the heart of the City of London.
Offers you missed:
Midpoint, the currency transfer service, offered a 100% Avios bonus on transfers this week, ending yesterday. Sorry! (If you have a large FX transfer coming up, we might be able to persuade Midpoint to extend the deal for you on a one-off basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do.)
You also missed the massive welcome bonus on the Amex Platinum and BA Premium Plus Amex cards which closed this week. You still have time to get Amex Gold before the bonus drops on Tuesday – apply here.
Work in loyalty? We gave away free tickets to join Rob at Loyalty Summit at The May Fair Hotel in London on the 18th November, alongside many of Europe’s top travel loyalty practitioners. The free ticket offer is now over but you can still come for the bargain rate of $199. Rob accepts that paying $199 for his ramblings is not necessarily a great deal but there are some very well respected loyalty experts speaking too …..!
You can see a list of other offers closing soon here.
See you next Saturday.