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American Express Business Gold 60,000 points

STILL RUNNING: Get 120,000 points with Amex Business Platinum and 60,000 points with ‘free for a year’ Amex Business Gold

American Express is currently offering the biggest payment card sign-up bonus we’ve seen in the UK. Ever.

If you apply for American Express Business Platinum, you can receive 120,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus. This converts into, amongst other things, 120,000 Avios or 120,000 Virgin Points.

If you apply for American Express Business Gold, which is FREE for Year 1, you can receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus. This converts into, amongst other things, 60,000 Avios or 60,000 Virgin Points – and from a card which is free for 12 months.

T&C apply to the bonuses – read our articles for details:

Sole traders are welcome to apply as well as Limited Companies. If you don’t have a business of your own, please forward this email to any friends who may be interested.

The application form for Business Platinum is here and for Business Gold is here.

Latest travel news:

Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam

On Thursday Virgin Atlantic officially became a SkyTeam alliance member, joining partners such as Delta, Air France and KLM. It now makes Flying Club a much more interesting frequent flyer program.

Our coverage included:

Other news

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is planning to launch flights to Seoul. The route, due to start up in the next 12 months, is required by the UK regulator as part of the Korean Air / Asiana merger.

Lufthansa has unveiled its new Allegris cabins (image below). New seats are coming across all cabin classes, with an impressive First Suite on offer and seven new business class seat types.

Qatar Airways has become the official airline sponsor for Formula 1.

Qatar Airways adds eleven weekly flights to London.

ETIAS, the EU equivalent of ESTA, has been delayed again.

Luton Airport’s DART train is to launch on 10th March.

Virgin Atlantic confirms a change of management for its international Clubhouses. Plaza Premium is no longer involved.

Norse Atlantic adds another four US routes from Gatwick.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

BPme is offering a 200 Avios bonus with your first conversion of BPme Rewards points.

New reviews this week:

Rob reviews Qatar Airways business class on the A380. This is an older generation seat – can it keep up with more recent seats? Image above.

We reviewed the new art’otel Battersea Power Station hotel, London, in the heart of this massive redevelopment project. Image below.

artotel battersea power station

Credit card news:

What are the most valuable UK credit card sign-up bonuses?

Hotel news:

Is World of Hyatt the best hotel loyalty scheme?

Marriott drops ‘Points Advance’ completely. The change means you now can’t ‘borrow’ points when booking hotels.

Hyatt launches its Spring bonus points promotion.

Cardiff Marriott hotel has completed a full refurbishment including a new Executive Lounge.

IHG One Rewards is offering tickets for upcoming EPCR Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup rugby games for just 5,000 points per pair.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JFK entertainment area

Other interesting articles:

We published The HfP guide to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses – its everything you need to know. Image above.

How does Club Eurostar work?

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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