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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.

British Airways BA Amex American Express 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.

Heathrow go arounds storm eunice

Win 25,000 Avios with our reader survey!

We are running a reader survey this week, to help us learn more about you and what you want. To encourage you to complete it (it is all multi-choice and will only take a couple of minutes), one reader will win 25,000 Avios.

Click here to complete our HfP reader survey. Thank you for your time. It closes on Sunday night.

The latest travel and aviation news:

Yesterday’s Storm Eunice caused disruption at airports in the South East including Heathrow, with plenty of go-arounds and one flight diverted as far as Geneva! Here’s a little explainer about how airlines handle extreme weather.

British Airways has raised the carrier imposed surcharges on tickets including Avios redemptions by £60+.

Iberia is launching three new routes to the United States including San Francisco and Washington DC. Low-tax Avios redemptions are currently wide open.

British Airways news:

It’s been almost two years since British Airways retired its fleet of Boeing 747s. Here’s a look back at how the 747 got started at Boeing plus the story of the 747 at British Airways.

Credit card news:

A rare American Express cashback offer at John Lewis has popped up on some cards.

Our annual reviews of UK rewards cards continued this week:

Hotel news:

Got an early morning flight from Heathrow and are looking for the most convenient hotels to stay at? This article discussing hotels within walking distance of the Heathrow terminals is for you.

World of Hyatt’s annual reward category shuffle sees several UK hotels get cheaper whilst nine of Hyatt’s top hotels are getting more expensive (although still offering fantastic savings on cash rates).

Hilton Honors has launched another buy points sale with 80-100% bonuses up for grabs. You can click here to buy.

Marriott has jumped on the bandwagon too, with a 50% bonus for buying points. You can click here to buy.

Marriott Bonvoy has loaded more O2 experiences on Marriott Moments. Spend your points on a night in their VIP suite watching a top act (once, erm, they’ve fixed the damage to the roof caused by Storm Eunice ……)

Other interesting articles:

Sinead reviews Singapore Airlines’ premium economy – how does it compare to Virgin Atlantic and British Airways? And how was it travelling with a 10 month old?

Book before Monday and you can get a discount on Virgin Atlantic flights to Barbados.

Until next week, you can save 33% on Railcards with The Trainline.

Make big tax savings with Miles&More Flex Plus redemptions until the end of April. Rob saved £530 in taxes and charges by using just 17,000 extra miles.

Offers you missed

Lufthansa, SWISS and Singapore Airlines were selling astonishing £1,250 return business class flights to Australia (yes, Australia, yes, £1,250 return in business!) but they sold out quickly.

Interesting threads from our forums this week:

The full forum index is here.

See you next Saturday.

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