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ENDS SUNDAY: HfP reader exclusive for limited companies

If you have a limited company or LLP, we are running an exclusive special offer with Capital on Tap and it’s small business Visa card.

This is a hugely powerful card. You earn points worth 1 Avios or 1p of cashback for every £1 you spend and it comes with no FX fees and no ATM fees.

Until tomorrow, Sunday 13th August, you will receive 10,000 points (worth 10,000 Avios or £100) for making your first purchase, and a further 20,000 points (worth 20,000 Avios or £200) if you spend £20,000 within three months.

This bonus is on top of your standard ‘1 point per £1’, so your first £20,000 of spending will earn a total of 50,000 points (worth 50,000 Avios or £500). This comprises 20,000 base points for spending £20,000 and 30,000 bonus points.

Even if you can’t spend £20,000 within three months, you still qualify for 10,000 bonus points for making just one purchase.

You can find out more in this article. You must apply via this exclusive HfP link to get the bonus.

The annual fee is £99. The offer ends on Sunday night.

This newsletter is a little shorter than usual as the news flow starts to dry up for August.

This week’s top travel news stories:

Norse Atlantic delays the launch of its three new Caribbean winter sun routes

British Airways agrees pay deal with Unite for 24000 staff, reverses ‘fire and rehire’ pay cuts

Aer Lingus appears to be restarting flights to Minneapolis

The mysterious mystery of Gatwick North’s new Flight Lounge

Finnair is adding a second long-haul flat bed service between Heathrow and Helsinki

Other British Airways and Avios news:

Necar Connect is closing – an easy source of Avios is going away

Latest reviews:

Rhys visits the classy Etihad First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi Terminal 3

Virgin Redemption University

We continued our new series of articles looking at how you can redeem Virgin Points with Virgin Atlantic and its partners.

Hotel news:

Bid your Marriott Bonvoy points for a ‘Paddington’ day out in Oxford, image above

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors pointsbuy here

What are the best hotel promotions for August 2023?

Other interesting articles:

Aer Lingus redemptions are still far cheaper when booked at but you can’t use a BA Amex 2-4-1

Whilst the deal is now dead, there were some very cheap business class fares to Hawaii this week, earning a LOT of British Airways tier points

What benefits does Heathrow Rewards Premium membership get you?

A bookable route to New Zealand opens up for Virgin Points

In the trade? Join us at World Aviation Festival next month

If you work in the airline or travel loyalty sectors, World Aviation Festival in Lisbon should be on your radar for next month.

Taking place from 26th to 28th September at FIL (Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre), it is the best place this year to hear from senior management at the world’s leading airline groups. Over 5,000 attendees will listen to over 500 speakers.

World Aviation Festival also has a loyalty track to its conference programme. Whilst the organisers don’t make a big deal of it, I have been to the last two events and – if carved out as a separate loyalty event on its own – it would probably be the largest travel loyalty conference in Europe this year.

Head for Points is the Official Loyalty Media Partner for the event and will be around over the three days.

Click to read more about the event and get an exclusive 25% discount on your ticket.

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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