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American Express Business Gold 60,000 points

ENDS SOON: 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:

Air France and KLM are quietly returning to Heathrow Terminal 4 at the end of the month. Image above.

Aer Lingus CEO says she wants to increase direct US flights from Manchester. The current routes appear to be a big success.

How Lufthansa became the first airline to introduce heated seats onboard. This is a genuine innovation for premium passengers.

United adds a second Edinburgh flight this summer.

Qatar drops its stringent insurance requirements.

Icelandic airline PLAY launches Glasgow flights.

Aer Lingus adds Liverpool-Dublin flights via Aer Lingus Regional.

Air Passenger Duty will increase again in 2024 in a little-reported Budget announcement.

Air Canada launches flights from Montreal to Amsterdam.

Emirates unveils a new livery. Scroll down to see it.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

You’ll now earn fewer tier points when flying to Cape Town. It seems to have moved a few miles closer to London, pushing it into the sub 6,000 miles bracket.

The BA and Priority Pass lounge in Amsterdam is temporarily closed. Refurbishment and possible extension are on the cards.

BA’s On Business portal is currently offline – and has been for almost a month.

New reviews this week:


Rhys reports from three Mexico hotels:


Meanwhile, Rob headed to Berlin:

Credit card news:

What is the best Virgin Atlantic credit card for you? Now that you can redeem across SkyTeam, they are a lot more interesting.

Got the Marriott Bonvoy Amex? Get 7,500 Marriott Bonvoy points when you spend £100 on F&B at various London hotels.

Hotel news:

Marriott has announced the opening of the St Regis Kanai Riviera Maya.

Lots of Accor promotions are currently running:

Accor Live Limitless released tickets for the BST concerts in Hyde Park for redemption.

Other interesting articles:

What SkyTeam benefits do you get as Virgin Flying Club Silver?

How to earn Avios or Virgin Points at Best Western hotels. You can also get a status match.

Get free Deliveroo Plus Silver status with Amazon Prime.

That’s all, folks

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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