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STILL RUNNING: Get a huge 100,000 points (converts to 100,000 Avios) with American Express Platinum!

American Express has launched an exceptional deal on The Platinum Card – apply here. The bonus is more than tripled to 100,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to:

  • 100,000 Avios
  • 100,000 Virgin Points
  • 100,000 Emirates, Etihad, Flying Blue, Asia Miles, Delta, Finnair, Qantas or SAS miles
  • 66,666 Singapore Airlines miles
  • 200,000 Hilton Honors points
  • 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 300,000 Radisson Rewards points
  • 6,666 Club Eurostar points

….. and many other non-travel rewards.

You receive 75,000 points after spending £10,000 in six months. You will receive a further 25,000 points if you keep the card for 15 months.

Whilst the annual fee is £650, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus. Pro-rata refunds are not available on any Amex card after 29th February 2024, so you need to ensure you cancel before then if that is your plan.

Our main article on the 100,000 points 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 …..

This week’s top travel news stories:

British Airways vs Air France: who has the best short haul economy snacks? The Air France option is pictured above.

British Airways relaunches flights to Abu Dhabi with Avios availability wide open

Priority Pass adds four London airport restaurants to its offer – except for Amex cardholders

British Airways goes aircraft shopping – what will replace its Boeing 777 fleet?

Will the Star Alliance credit card come to the UK? I chat to Star Alliance CEO Theo Pangiotoulias

Aspire unveils plans to refurbish and expand into BA’s old lounge at Newcastle Airport

You can now pre-book Priority Pass visits to lounges in Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bristol

Other British Airways and Avios news:

How do British Airways boarding groups work?

Get 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis

No more Avios from TopCashback from the end of the year

Credit card news:

Get £75 off £300 spend with Amex Travel – if you are lucky enough to be able to register

What’s the best American Express card application strategy if you earn less than £35,000?

Get £70 cashback in the latest IHG offer on American Express cards

Get a 20% bonus transferring points from HSBC Premier credit cards to Flying Blue

Harrods American Express adds a hotel status benefit

Hotel news:

Get excellent airport parking and hotel stay packages via this little-known IHG link

What can you expect from InterContinental’s ‘global brand evolution’? We talk to the brand head

Latest reviews:

Rob reviews Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville – an iconic hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, that doesn’t always work

Meanwhile, closer to home, Rob tries the Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

Other interesting news:

Go to Sydney in business class for ~£2,275

Nectar devalues Caffe Nero – is it still the best Nectar points redemption?

Save up to 10% on Malaysia Airlines flights from London

Last chance to provide feedback on Gatwick’s northern runway plans

Luxury ridehailing app Wheely adds ‘New First Class – easily the smartest way to get around London

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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