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REMINDER: GET 45,000 AVIOS WITH THE BA AMEX SMALL BUSINESS CARD
A great new bonus of 45,000 Avios launched last month on the British 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.
REMINDER: HIGHER BONUSES ON THE BA AMEX PERSONAL CARDS
As a reminder, here are the limited time credit card sign-up bonuses on the personal British Airways American Express cards which are currently running:
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.
The latest travel and aviation news:
British Airways has committed to a number of customer experience improvements over the coming months, including dedicated check-in desks for premium economy and the return of “premium pre-pandemic” meal service in Club Europe. Is it enough? Click through for full details.
We launched a competition with money-management app Snoop. Everyone gets a free £5 Amazon gift voucher PLUS you can enter a competition to win a £955 Tumi suitcase. You can enter here.
Staff at Heathrow ground handling and refuelling service provider Menzies have committed to strike action over February half term. Assuming it goes ahead it is likely to affect non-UK airlines harder than British Airways. We will keep you updated.
British Airways news:
British Airways has launched a new route to Nuremberg, plus 18 new regional codeshare routes with Loganair.
It looks like British Airways might be refunding FTVs that include companion vouchers after all.
How do you use Avios to get to Australia and New Zealand when all reward availability is full? There’s a way that involves a little-known Avios reward chart.
Here’s how to get 12 months of Hilton Diamond until March 2024 with the relaunched status challenge. Not a ‘status match’, note, but a ‘status challenge’.
We’ve rounded up the best hotel promos for February. Where you should you be staying for maximum points?
Other interesting articles:
Alex Cruz, former CEO of British Airways, could be the top pick to run Air India which recently transferred to the Tata Group after the Indian Government threw in the towel …..
The UK Government wants to change how airlines compensate passengers for flight cancellations and delays. You can have your say here.
Touring Heathrow Terminal 3’s lounges:
Rhys went on a lounge safari at Heathrow Terminal 3 to find out which oneworld lounge is the best. Take your pick from:
- Cathay Pacific First Class lounge T3 review
- Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge T3 review
- Qantas London Lounge T3 review
- British Airways Galleries First T3 review
- British Airways Galleries Club T3 review
Speaking of lounges, American Airlines has reopened its Heathrow arrivals lounge.
If you have a car, here are the best deals for Heathrow parking, including the pods.
Expedia Rewards has changed. Here is what it means for you and your existing points balance.
Offers you missed:
You could have earned 30,000 bonus Avios with the Capital on Tap SME credit card offer which closed on Friday.
Swapi ran a promo that could’ve earned you a £10 Deliveroo voucher for virtually any £50 online purchase.
Top threads from our forums this week:
- What are the best SIM cards for international roaming?
- With Thailand reopening in February what are the best hotels in the country?
- We have a long thread where readers are posting their American Express retention offers if they call up and threaten to cancel
The full forum index is here.
See you next Saturday.