News in brief:
Virgin Flying Club offer on Boston flights
Virgin Flying Club is running a special deal on the new Manchester to Boston route in Upper Class.
For bookings made by 2nd May, you can book Manchester – Boston for 70,000 Flying Club miles return on off-peak dates and 90,000 miles return on peak dates.
There are also special mileage deals for upgrading from either Economy or Premium Economy.
The standard cost for Manchester – Boston in Upper Class would be 95,000 miles off-peak and 115,000 miles peak.
Full details are on this special page of the Virgin Atlantic website.
Redeem Delta Skymiles with Westjet
If you have Delta Skymiles from travel in the US, or from an American Express Membership Rewards transfer, you now have a new redemption option.
Delta now allows redemptions on Canadian airline Westjet, albeit only in Economy.
One-way redemption costs are:
- Domestic Canada / US – 12,500 Miles
- Mexico / Caribbean – 17,500 Miles
- Hawaii – 22,500 Miles
- Europe – 30,000 Miles
You can find out more on the Canadian Kilometres site here. I can’t find much information on Delta’s own site just yet.
Double earnings on the Tesco debit card begin today
It is a while since this announcement was first made so it may have slipped your mind. From today, the Clubcard earning rate on the Tesco Bank debit card is quadrupled when you shop in Tesco or buy Tesco petrol.
You will now earn 1 Clubcard point (2.4 Avios or 2.5 Virgin Flying Club miles) for every £1 spent in Tesco and charged to a Tesco debit card.
This rate is guaranteed to remain in place until at least April 2019.
This now makes the Tesco debit card four times as generous as the Tesco Clubcard MasterCard! The MasterCard earns 1 Clubcard point per £4 in Tesco and 1 per £8 elsewhere.
Full details are on the Tesco Bank site here. Thanks to Jonathan.