Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – Low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Hilton launches ‘flash sale’ for weekend stays until January

Hilton has launched a seven day ‘flash sale’ which runs until midnight on Sunday. It is offering special deals at 300 hotels across Europe (including the UK), Middle East and Africa, but only at weekends.  Many rooms are discounted by 33%. The rates are valid for […]

Bits: 25% off BA from Gatwick, new Hilton in Cambridge, double Kabbee points and £5 credit

News in brief: British Airways offers from Gatwick British Airways is running a series of offers from Gatwick Airport over the next few weeks.  The first one was due to launch at midnight last night and is described as ‘25% off Winter Sun destinations’. I […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – summary of the top deals

It’s time for the return of our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

Hampton by Hilton Corby no longer 5,000 points per night – a loophole closed!

Last week, Hilton HHonors published a list of hotel reward category changes on its website.  The list is here.  A few of these impact the UK so they are worth mentioning. The most annoying one is that Hampton by Hilton Corby, photo below, has moved from […]

The winner of our Air New Zealand competition is …..

A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who entered our Air New Zealand competition during September. Over 5,000 people entered which was an amazing result. The winner was …. Sue Woodward, who is based in Devon. Well done Sue! Sue will be heading off to […]

Quadruple Avios when you credit your Accor stays to BAEC

Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a new promotion in association with British Airways Executive Club. Accor is offering QUADRUPLE Avios points on stays until the end of December, for bookings made between 1st October and 31st […]

BA version of the ‘125,000 bonus Avios’ promotion found – but only for non-UK EU residents

I wrote an article yesterday about the American Airlines offer which gives you a bonus  of 2,000 to 25,000 AA miles for up to five transatlantic return flights you credit to AA by 31st January.  This is open to UK residents. (If you read that […]

LAST CHANCE: Earn 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for joining TopCashback

This is a quick reminder that 10am on Monday morning is the deadline for the current TopCashback ‘new member’ promotion. You will earn 500 Clubcard points for joining, credited as soon as you have earned £10 of cashback through the site.  This converts into 1,200 […]

Earn 125,000 bonus American Airlines miles with BA transatlantic flights this Autumn!

This offer has been around for a few days.  I have delayed writing about it because it is messy, frankly. (Edit: this article has been amended to remove some confusing references to Avios when I meant AA miles …..!) American Airlines is offering up to 125,000 […]

Bits: 400% Apple bonus with Heathrow Rewards, 10 x Nectar points on petrol, Qatar launch date for Sydney

News in brief: Up to quadruple Heathrow Rewards points on Apple products at Dixons Travel If you are planning on getting a new iPad or Mac, or an old iPhone (6S excluded) before 30th October, Dixons Travel is offering bonus Heathrow Rewards points. The bonus […]

200 free Starwood Preferred Guest points for everyone

If you have a Starwood Preferred Guest account, here is a very easy way to pick up 200 free SPG points.  In most hotel programmes 200 points won’t get you far, but I value an SPG point at 1.5p so you looking at £3 of […]

3,000 miles in ANY airline scheme with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

For just two days, until October 3rd, hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 bonus airline miles with any hotel booking. The only rule is that you must not have used their service before.  Whilst you need to book by the 3rd, your stay can […]

Bits: Free business upgrade on AA from Birmingham, 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis, double discount on SAA

Bits and pieces: 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals Car rental group Avis is offering a special deal via the avisba.com portal. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios on any 3 day rental completed by 30th November.  The car must be a Group C or […]

Good Finnair and SWISS business class deals from the UK

Whilst we wait for another round of cheap Qatar Airways business class fares, two interesting offers have appeared from Finnair and SWISS. Both are worth a look.  Finnair is a British Airways partner and you will earn Avios and tier points if you fly with […]

Act soon: Holiday Inn Kensington has suites with club access for reward nights

This is possibly an IT glitch, but the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in London is offering one bedroom suites for reward redemption. They seem to be available EVERY NIGHT for the next year where reward nights are still available.  Refurbished Executive Rooms are also available. Suites and […]

Bits: Priority Pass relaunch, Cathay devalues, using pay.com to top up Amazon accounts

News in brief: Priority Pass relaunch Priority Pass, the membership scheme which gives you global airline lounge access, relaunched yesterday with a new website and a new logo.  The new logo was certainly overdue! The new site seems to feature more, and larger, lounge photographs to […]