Bits: 240 Avios with £24 of rioja, in the Terminal 5 Concorde Room, 4000 Flying Blue miles with Europcar

News in brief:

240 Avios with six bottles of rioja

British Airways Wine Explorer, run by Laithwaites, is fairly well known.  The latest offer is The Christmas Collection, 12 mix and match bottles for £119 plus, for new customers, 1000 Avios.

Far fewer people know that Iberia has its own UK-delivery wine deal with vinoseleccion.

Here is their latest offer.  You receive a half-price case of six bottles of rioja for just £24 including free UK delivery.  You will also receive 240 Avios in Iberia Plus – which is a good way of ‘activating’ a new Iberia Plus account to allow transfers in and out via ‘Combine My Avios’.

In the Terminal 5 Concorde Room

The Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is the dedicated lounge for ticketed First Class passengers and British Airways Executive Club Gold Guest List members.

I am not a big fan of it, as I wrote when I last reviewed it three years ago.  The atmosphere doesn’t work for me, neither does the lack of self-serve food options.

If you are wondering what joys you are missing out on, if you have never made it past the hallowed door, take a look at the new furniture that has just been installed.  It appears that a local Wetherspoons or retirement home closed down and BA couldn’t resist a bargain.  Click to enlarge:

(Photo by Corporate-Wage-Slave, originally posted on Flyertalk)

British Airways Concorde Room

Up to 4,000 Flying Blue miles with Europcar

Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France scheme, has launched a very generous ‘quadruple miles’ offer with Europcar.

For bookings before 8th December, for rentals completed by 15th December, you will receive:

  • 800 miles for a one-day rental
  • 1,200 miles for a two-day rental
  • 1,600 miles for a three-day rental
  • 2,000 miles for a four-day rental
  • 3,200 miles for a 5-7 day rental
  • 4,000 miles for a 8+ day rental

4,000 Flying Blue miles could amount to a generous rebate on your rental cost.

Full details are on the Europcar website here.  Note that the offer is not valid for rentals in the US or Canada.

PS.  Flying Blue is due to unveil major changes to its programme today – more on HFP tomorrow

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  1. Ian Cowan says:

    Anyone had their wine yet? Or a contact email/phone-call from Vinoseleccion as promised in their confirmation email? Their UK phone number (01908 code) brings up a foreign (presumably Spanish) ringtone then a recorded message, even during their advertised customer service hours. Hmm.

    • Nothing here – ordered on 6th November and no contact after the intiial email, credit card has not been charged.

      I’ve sent an e-mail to them – will see if they get back…

      • the real harry1 says:

        nothing to worry about

        they’re getting more stock sent over to UK

        • Yeah looks like it will get here fairly soon – got a reply from Vinoseleccion:

          Thank you for your message. I confirm that your order of Bene Placitum Reserva has been received correctly and it is being processed. Delivery date is approx. about 1 week as the wine is completely sold out in UK and had to be sent from Spain.

          I kindly inform you that until the order is not processed, Vinoseleccion will not make any charge.

          Our apologies for this inconvenience

  2. Received message this morning telling me delivery is today, ordered on Nov 8th! So I guess the new stock has arrived. This is the first contact I have had since I ordered.