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BONUS DOUBLED – Get a huge 60,000 points PLUS £200 travel credit, and great benefits, with American Express Platinum

American Express has launched an exceptional deal on The Platinum Card. The bonus is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to:

  • 60,000 Avios
  • 60,000 Virgin Points
  • 60,000 Emirates, Etihad, Flying Blue, Alitalia, Asia Miles, Delta, Finnair, Qantas or SAS miles
  • 40,000 Singapore Airlines miles
  • 120,000 Hilton Honors points
  • 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 180,000 Radisson Rewards points
  • 4,000 Club Eurostar points

….. and many other non-travel rewards.

Even better, American Express is throwing in a £200 travel credit too. Once you have triggered the 60,000 points (£6,000 spend in six months required) you will also be given £200 to spend at Amex Travel.

Whilst the annual fee is £575, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus.

Our main article on the ‘60,000 points plus £200 travel credit’ bonus is here. Make sure you read the bit about whether or not you qualify for the bonus.

You can apply for The Platinum Card with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.

The representative APR is 704.6% variable, including the annual fee.  The representative APR on purchases is 31.0% variable.

In other news …..

Latest travel news:

Win 1 Million Virgin Points with Virgin Red and HfP! Our latest competition gives you the chance to become a points millionaire. Click through to enter.

British Airways launches ‘Avios-only’ flights – where every seat on selected flights is available for redemption.

Get 60,000 points and £200 travel credit with the Amex Platinum Card. Amex has relaunched its biggest ever bonus.

Aer Lingus is moving to New York JFK’s Terminal 7 – and into BA’s old Concorde Room lounge.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

What happens to your British Airways account and Avios when you die?

BA is rerouting its one-stop flights to Buenos Aires.

The ‘reward flight finder’ feature in the BA app is still broken.

Credit card news:

You can now exchange your future Barclaycard upgrade vouchers for 7,000 Avios.

Get 40,000 points and a free night with the Marriott Bonvoy Amex card. A new sign-up offer has launched.

A generous new £250 Amex cashback offer has appeared for United Airlines. Get up to 50% back.

Our series of travel credit card reviews continues:

Reviews this week:

Rhys reviews the Plaza Premium lounge in London Gatwick’s North Terminal – formerly the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.

In New York, Rhys attends the opening night party of Virgin Hotels New York City – here is his review.

Sinead reports back from the JW Marriott Maldives.

Hotel news:

You can now transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to another person, online, for free!

Get a Hilton Diamond status match with just 14 nights. You’ll instantly get Gold for 90 days.

Get your third night free at Hilton’s luxury hotels in Europe, Asia and beyond.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points at bars and restaurants without staying.

Earn 3,000 Accor points without even staying at a hotel! The points are worth €60.

Other interesting articles:

The story of the forgotten West London and Imperial Airways Empire air terminals. Image above.

Earn bonus Heathrow Rewards points on fashion purchases.

Order airport takeaways with Priority Pass. The new feature lets you pre-order food for pick-up.

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

Comments (3)

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  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    I hadn’t read the original article this week but I notice for Membership Rewards you’ve listed ‘Alitalia’ as an airline partner. In the UK list there’s no sign of the replacement for Alitalia, ITA Airways, in the membership rewards list although they’ve just been added to Amex Italia this month so they may appear in the UK in due course.

    The old Alitalia loyalty scheme, MilleMiglia, is actually still alive but has no connection to ITA because the EU would not allow the Italian government to transfer the loyalty scheme to the new airline.

    • Rob says:

      Sorry, my mistake.

      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        Do you know if ITA will become a UK transfer partner at some point? Probably quite a few ITA members in the UK due to the status match but I doubt that many are active.

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