What makes PartnerPlusBenefit more powerful than BA’s On Business is that flights from 11 airlines earn points. The participating airlines are Air Canada, LOT, Lufthansa, germanwings, Eurowings, Austrian, ANA, Swiss, Brussels Airlines, United and TAP Portugal.
Unlike BA’s On Business scheme, which only lets you redeem for flights and upgrades, PartnerPlusBenefit is more flexible. As well as free flights and flight upgrades, you can also redeem for Orbitz giftcards for hotel bookings, chauffeur services to Heathrow, car parking at Heathrow, Heathrow Express tickets and FlyNet internet vouchers for long-haul Lufthansa flights. You can even redeem for cash!
A generous sign-up bonus – a FREE business class upgrade
PartnerPlusBenefit is currently offering 1,500 BenefitPoints for signing up (1,000 BenefitPoints) and registering a credit card (an additional 500 BenefitPoints).
You need to register a credit card as this is the main method they use for tracking flight purchases made by your company. It will pick up your purchases even if you book via a corporate travel agent.
The 1,500 bonus points for signing up are enough for:
a one-way upgrade to business class within Europe, or
3 x one-way Heathrow Express tickets
€50 hotel gift cards are 1,600 points.
The sign-up page is here if your company is not already registered. Your travellers will still receive their standard miles in their personal accounts when they fly, so it is a genuine extra benefit on top.
Double points on flights to Geneva from the UK and Dublin as BA triples London City frequencies
Swiss will launch a new service from Dublin to Geneva next month, flying four times a week. To promote the launch, you will receive double PartnerPlusBenefit points on all Swiss flights taken between the UK and Ireland and Geneva until June 30th.
You need to register for this Swiss promotion via the ‘Special Promotions’ page in your PartnerPlusBenefit account.
If you are heading to Geneva on a regular basis, it is also worth noting that British Airways recently announced a substantial increase in flights from London City – a service that competes directly with Swiss.
Currently flown only during the Winter (and only five flights a week), BA will move to a year-round service of 18 flights per week from September 6th. There will be three departures on weekdays, one on Saturdays and two on Sundays.