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ENDS SUNDAY: Get points worth 50,000 Avios with Capital On Tap’s small business Mastercard

If you have a Limited Company (sole traders cannot apply), Capital On Tap is offering an exclusive Head for Points sign-up deal on its small business credit card.

You receive points worth 20,000 Avios when you make your first purchase and a further 30,000 points if (admittedly a tall order) you spend £30,000 within the first three months. This is a good deal even if you only earn the initial 20,000 points – don’t get hung up over whether you can qualify for the additional 30,000 points.

Our full article on the deal is here. You can apply here – but only until 15th May.

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The latest travel and aviation news:

Air France has announced a new business class seat with a door, joining the growing number of airlines choosing to install suites in business class.

The EU has removed its blanket recommendation for masks on flights, leaving it up to individual countries to choose their own policies.

The Elizabeth Line finally has an official opening date and it’s sooner than you think. Learn how it will – or, more accurately, won’t – change your journey to Heathrow in the short term.

British Airways news:

Thank you, next: BA’s latest head of customer experience resigns after just a year on the job and joins a growing list of short-term appointments in the role.

Avios news:

Get 100 free Avios when you try BA’s Speedbird Cafe with this Amex offer.

You will soon be able to earn and spend Avios on Virgin Australia thanks to the new Qatar Airways partnership.

Here’s how you can make excellent tax savings on long-haul Avios 2-4-1 redemptions from Dublin, as long as you have one of the new style companion vouchers issued from September 2021.

When should you convert Amex, Heathrow Rewards or HSBC points to Avios? On receipt, or wait?

Credit card news:

Is it worth taking out the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card just for the limited time 30,000 point bonus?

Plus, where does 30,000 Virgin Points get you? (You can apply for the 30,000 bonus points offer here.)

Amex launches excellent new Hyatt cashback offer – get £100 back when you spend £250 across the majority of Hyatt properties in Europe before the end of August.

There are four weeks left to get the 60,000 bonus points when you apply for the Amex Platinum charge card. Here is why it could be a good deal for you, despite the (refundable) fee.

If you have a John Lewis credit card, it is either about to be closed or reissued by a new bank. The Partnership has ditched HSBC and moved to NewDay.

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Hotel news:

Marriott Bonvoy has released another raft of VIP tickets for the O2 on Marriott Moments, including Queen and Alan Partridge (performing separately, not together!)

Here’s how the IHG One Rewards bonus points package can get you elite status quickly and virtually for free.

Rhys heads to The Netherlands to review the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht (photo above), one of Hyatt’s boutique brands.

How does the Andaz compare with his stay at the W Amsterdam the day before?

Speaking of Hyatt, what is Hyatt Prive and does it combine with Amex’s £100 cashback deal?

Here are the best hotel promos for May.

Accor is taking over management of the QE2 ship, now a floating hotel, in Dubai.

Emirates premium economy cabin

Other interesting articles:

Emirates will start selling its new Premium Economy cabin shortly, offering another option on flights to and from Dubai. London will be one of the launch routes.

The final rail partners have finally ditched Nectar.

Interesting threads from our forums this week:

The full forum index is here.

See you next Saturday.

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