Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

What you missed on Head for Points last week

Links on Head for Points may support the site by paying a commission.  See here for all partner links.

Welcome to the Head for Points weekly newsletter, full of the latest Avios, travel loyalty and travel credit card news, hints and tips.

If you are not a subscriber, you can sign up to this free Saturday newsletter by filling in the form here. Please forward it to any friends or family who you think may be interested in joining our 32,000 subscribers and improving how they travel. The newsletter also runs on the Head for Points website every Saturday.

(We also offer daily emails. You would receive each article in full on the day of release, so you won’t miss any short-notice deals or offers. If you want to switch, create a fresh subscription to the daily emails via this form. You will then need to unsubscribe from the weekly email by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of this newsletter.)


A great new bonus of 45,000 Avios launched this week on the Britsh Airways Accelerating Business American Express card.

This card is aimed at small businesses and sole traders. You can get the bonus even if you have a personal British Airways Amex card. The only people who are excluded are those who have had an Amex Business card in the past year.

This is a VERY generous offer if you run your own business, however small. You can find out more in our article here.

You can apply here. The offers runs to 28th February.

British Airways BA Amex American Express cards


As a reminder, here are the limited time credit card sign-up bonuses which have launched in the last couple of weeks:

British Airways American Express

Until 28th February, you will receive 10,000 Avios when you apply for the free BA Amex credit card. Click for our full article or apply here.

British Airways Premium Plus American Express

Until 28th February, you will receive 40,000 Avios when you apply for the BA Premium Plus Amex card. Click for our full article or apply here.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa (for small business)

Got an SME? Until 4th February we are running an exclusive offer for Head for Points readers on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa card. This is an EXCELLENT deal.

You get points worth 30,000 Avios just for signing up and spending £5,000 (the annual fee is £99) and you earn 1 Avios per £1 spent. The card has NO FX fees and, as a Visa, it is accepted everywhere.

Click here to learn more about the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa or click here to apply.

PS. Don’t think you can spend £5,000 in three months? Here’s why the card could be worth it even if your small business can’t reach the minimum spend threshold.

The latest travel and aviation news:

Vueling is planning a big expansion at London Gatwick, using some ex-British Airways slots, with five new routes announced.

Vueling is expanding its Cardiff to Paris services and bringing back its Spanish routes from Cardiff.

Credit card news:

Pay HMRC? The new Tesco Pay+ debit card earns Clubcard points when you pay your tax. There are no fees.

Which Virgin Atlantic credit card is best for you? Let us help you decide.

Hans Airways will be the UK’s newest long-haul airline when it launches this year (image above).

British Airways news:

The first batch of Winter 2022 routes to be operated at Gatwick by the new BA Euroflyer have been published. Avios seats are wide open.

We’ve been looking closely at Barclays Premier Banking and Barclays Avios Rewards:

Hotel news:

IHG Rewards dominates this category this week:

Marriott is opening a W this Summer on the Costa Navarino in Greece.

BAD NEWS 1 – MeliaRewards seems to be moving to revenue based redemptions from May

BAD NEWS 2 – Shangri-La is definitely moving to revenue based redemptions from May

Other interesting articles:

Save 25% on all No1 Lounges bookings.

We looked at the new Harvey Nichols Rewards scheme, which will be of particular interest to all Amex Platinum cardholders looking to spend their £100 credit.

Rhys was blown away by his stay at Park Hyatt Vienna.

Caffe Nero redemptions are back at Nectar – and offer better value than Avios.

The Etihad sale has some good deals if you’re happy to start in a European city.

Offers you missed:

BA ran a 3-day short haul flash sale, with prices from £28 one way.

Top threads from our forums this week:

Creation Financial Services bashing

Amex Offers and Customer Service – gone to the dogs?

Help extending a BA Amex 241 voucher

The full forum index is here.

See you next Saturday.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.