Bits: Virgin Flying Club / Kaligo offer, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief:

50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo.com

Hotel booking site Kaligo.com is offering 50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on bookings between now and 31st March.

Both new and existing Kaligo.com customers can take part.  The only condition is that bookings are made via this special page and that you stay before the year-end.

Remember that bookings via Kaligo.com – and its competitors PointsHound, Rocketmiles and Agoda PointsMAX – do not earn points or status benefits in hotel loyalty programmes so they are often best used for stays at non-chain properties.

You can also earn Avios via Kaligo.com – here is their BA home page.

Atlantis Dubai

Up to 25% off and quadruple Avios at Atlantis The Palm Dubai

British Airways has launched another Avios promotion in association with Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai.

Atlantis The Palm is one of the major resorts in Dubai with a huge range of facilities including its own water park.  It is now running a special Avios deal for British Airways Executive Club members:

  • 20% off the Best Available Rate on Deluxe Rooms and Imperial Club rooms plus earn triple Avios (6 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
  • 25% off the Best Available Rate on Suites rooms plus earn quadruple Avios (8 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
  • Unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Aquaventure Waterpark during your stay

Booking Dates:  before 31 March 2017
Staying Dates:  before 23 December 2017
Blackout Dates: 8 – 22 April 2017, 27 May – 3 June 2017 and 26 – 30 September 2017

The package is only available if booked via this special BAEC page on the Atlantis site.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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Comments

  1. Weird, do Kaligo have no associated hotels at the home of Golf?

    St Andrews shows a multitude of responses, none of them relating to a wee coastal Scottish University town

    Anyone got recommendations for St Andrews hotels, considering the Fairmont.

    • Fairmont is a lovely hotel with stunning views (when it’s sunny lol) located a couple of miles outside the main town, it’s not easy to walk back and forth unless you do a coastal walk. Highly recommended tho.

    • Check out itison to see if they have anything on offer at the Old Course Hotel. If you are going by car (recommended otherwise you will need train plus bus) you might want to consider points earning or spending at DT Dundee or Hampgon which is supposed to be opening soon. I recommend a drive to Anstruther for fish and chips or a dinner at one of the harbour restsurants.

      • Agreed – Balgove Larder just as you arrive at St Andrews from Dundee is also recommended for lunch or tea/coffee! – word clearly getting out about it though as it was a big queue when I was there last time and they’re apparently planning on expanding.

  2. Only slightly OT and I think it’s been mentioned before…but do hotels recognise status/issue points for stays booked via Amex travel?

  3. OT – Rob, I’ve just noticed the list of Avios Day-To-Day Earning Partners on the right – you’ve got Charles Tyrwhitt as offering 8 points per £1, but their website says it’s only 4…

  4. ankomonkey says:

    Norwegian have the same 50% bonus with Kaligo as Virgin. Presumably BA will follow if Norwegian are doing it…

  5. O/T Trying to book a Hilton stay on points, website is not listing any points reward nights just paid for nights, could they be updating their systems for the new “perks” already?

    • Make sure the Honors Points box is ticked!

      Simple but important…!

      Upgrade to new system is due end of Feb, so that is about now….

      • Box was ticked, it just didn’t show any points details just cash rates…. if they are changing the system now I hope my points rate doesn’t go up, thought I had until nearer end of Feb to book at current rates :-(

  6. OT Amex Offers

    Any ideas on how can I get offers such as Amex HolidayEatras on my Amex issued Amex card.
    In this case the card is only 2 weeks old but since the offers is going for sometime this is not available on my new card yet. Although other cards such as MBNA cards can be used via Amex Connect but there is no way to get this offer on Amex card directly.

    • the real harry1 says:

      people ring up Amex & ask

      • Tried that already but Amex CS replied that they cannot apply offers manually.

        Might just wait and see if they do some monthly run and start offering old offers to new customers at the end of the month.

        Also tried the MSE + HE trick, I get the MSE discount but leaving the basket unpaid for an hour or two does not power the price as you hinted. Am I missing something?

        • the real harry1 says:

          I’ve done the hang basket bit a couple of times with DriveFly @ LHR on HE – yes, if offered a paltry 15% I let it hang, wait an hour or so then click back & try again, hey presto 30% discount

          I was also just messing around with a dummy parking booking at Gatwick a few days ago, did the hang basket thing and a couple of the parking cos offered a higher discount when you come back later

          I need to book a couple more @ LHR now my wife has sorted out her hols so will let you know if I still see it next week

  7. does the avios/20% offer allow you to modify or cancel atlantis booking and get full refund? This would be for 14-20/12/17.