Bits: BA hand baggage fares, hotels.com sale, 4000 free Alitalia miles, Finnair starts Dublin, Virgin sale

BA To Fly To Serve

My inbox continues to exceed the space available for full length articles!  So here is a summary: British Airways makes ‘hand baggage only’ fares less attractive You will probably have received an email from BA yesterday regarding ‘hand baggage only’ fares.  Introduced two years, initially […]

Hilton ‘Double Your HHonors’ promo for March-May now active – combines with Avios and Virgin offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced that it is cutting back on global promotions and spending more effort on individual targeted deals for specific customer segments.  The slightly clumsily executed ‘100,000 free points for some but by no means all Diamond members’ offer was part of this. […]

2,015 Virgin Flying Club miles for a Hertz rental

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Back in 2013, Hertz and Virgin Atlantic ran a very generous promotion which gave 2,013 Virgin Flying Club miles on a rental.  In theory you were meant to rent for at least three days but it actually paid out irrespective! A similar offer has just […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

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Looking at the latest batch of Flying Club deals, I was attracted by this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first wine order from Virgin Wines. Virgin Wines used to be part of Laithwaites, which runs most of the mail-order wine clubs under […]

The disappearing Tesco / Avios competition, and watch out for the Clubcard Flash Sale

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Whilst not necessarily a case for Sherlock Holmes, I feel a search party is required to track down the missing Tesco / Avios competition for Spring. Last week, British Airways emailed a lot of Executive Club members with details of a competition to win a […]

Virgin status match still running if you fly Little Red – and why you should do it

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(EDIT:  The status match seems to have ended on March 1st) The major Avios devaluation last week has left many people questioning their future loyalty to British Airways Executive Club.  Many are worried if they can retain status under the new tier point arrangements. It […]

30% bonus on Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club conversions – excellent timing?

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Tesco has launched a 30% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. This means that you will receive 325 miles per £1 of Clubcard vouchers you convert, rather than the standard 250. I assume that this deal was planned before […]

1000 Avios, Miles & More, Etihad or Virgin miles with new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

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Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in conjunction with Etihad Guest, although you can redeem the bonus with any of their partners. This sign-up bonus is different to many we have seen […]

Bits: Hilton Paris Opera opens, new Post Office FX-free cards, more on Virgin / Hilton promo, IAG / Aer Lingus

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Here are some more summaries as I try to empty my inbox! Hilton Paris Opera opens It is hard to believe that, for the last couple of years, Hilton has not had a single property in central Paris.  There was the hotel at La Defence […]

Virgin Flying Club’s new Hilton promo – triple miles on EVERY stay

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In recent weeks I have written about new airline miles promotions that Hilton HHonors is running with British Airways Executive Club and Lufthansa Miles & More. The BA version is generous – 1,500 bonus Avios on your first stay and 2,000 bonus Avios on the […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ promotion is worth a look

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When I wrote about the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club ‘25% off Economy redemptions’ sale last week, I said that I would do a follow-up article on their parallel offer for ‘Miles Booster’.  Apologies for the delay but here it is! The current Virgin redemption sale has two other […]

100 free Virgin Atlantic (or American) miles for almost nothing

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Hotel booking site PointsHound is similar to Kaligo and Rocketmiles.  In return for booking your hotel through their site, you are rewarded with a chunk of airline miles. British Airways Executive Club is not a PointsHound partner.  However, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is. For a limited […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]

Virgin increases credit card sign-up bonus to 10,000 / 25,000 Flying Club miles

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I said that I would write about Virgin Miles Booster today.  However, some more interesting news has popped up as Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards. If some of the text sounds familiar, […]