Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7 – What is the cheapest way to buy Avios?

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. What is the cheapest way of buying Avios points? It is inevitable that, at some points, you […]

Bits: £1080 business to Bangkok from London, Tesco cuts hotel partners, Rip-Off Britain

News in brief: £1080 Garuda business class deal to Bangkok Garuda Indonesia is currently offering an excellent business class fare to Bangkok via Jakarta.  Unlike many of the deals we feature, this involves departing from Heathrow and not positioning yourself in Europe. The cheapest price […]

Bits: Amex launching free London events to promote the BA Amex, Curve Card now available to the public

News in brief: American Express launching three London events to promote the BA Amex card Amex got in touch yesterday to let me know that it is running three free events in London this month to promote the British Airways American Express card. The theme is ‘beating […]

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow Rewards Avios and airline transfer bonus and new ‘Premium’ benefits

Heathrow Rewards is launching a revamp of its ‘Premium’ tier today.  To promote it they are launching a transfer bonus to Avios and most of their other airline partners. Let’s start with the airline transfer bonus.  You will see that you get a higher bonus […]

Bits: change coming to Amex sign-up bonuses?, change already here at Tesco Clubcard

News in brief: Changes may be coming to Amex’s sign-up bonus criteria Two readers have contacted me in recent days to say that they have been told by the American Express call centre that imminent changes are coming to the way sign-up bonuses are earned. […]

Bits: last day for the Qatar Airways sale, Etihad Guest’s shock non-devaluation as flights get cheaper!

News in brief: Last chance to book in the Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique sale Here is a quick reminder that the Qatar Airways January sale ends today – see here for the UK site. On the face of it, Business Class discounts are lower than […]

How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that comes with the […]

Bits: double Avios with Shell, good Australia deals, Accor competition

News in brief: Earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club Shell Drivers Club is offering double points on all fuel purchases until 14th February.  Full details are on their website here. Double points means two points per litre on Shell Fuels and four points per litre on Shell […]

How to book Eurostar tickets using Amex Membership Rewards points

With the new Eurostar loyalty scheme, Club Eurostar, now fully operational (my thoughts are here) – and with American Express Membership Rewards still onboard as the only Club Eurostar transfer partner (15:1 rate) – I thought it was worth looking at the ease with which you can […]

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

Yesterday I looked at how to use both BA and avios.com Household Accounts as part of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. As we’re talking about Household Accounts, I wanted to look at an extra quirk linked to these which lets you get around the rules […]

Bits: HSBC World Elite bonus developments, 25% bonus on Amex Travel MR redemptions, Cathay sale

News in brief: HSBC Premier World Elite bonus developments (positively!) There has been an interesting development in the saga of the HSBC Premier World Elite credit card bonus (which I am legally obliged to tell you has a representative APR of 59.3% variable including the £195 fee […]

STILL RUNNING: Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

It is a good few months since I last talked about this deal so – as it is still running – I thought I would look at it again today for the benefit of new readers. AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and […]

British Airways Europe flash sale – one way flights from £23!

British Airways has launched a short flash sale on many of its European routes.  The headline prices are as low as you will ever see, with headline fares from £23 each way. You don’t have long: The Heathrow sale is now over – you had […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains how and why you can create a household account in British Airways Executive Club […]

Bits: IHG opening Hotel Indigo in Venice next year, KLM’s good ex-UK business class deals, Dave’s blog

News in brief: Good IHG Rewards Club redemption option in Venice IHG has announced that a Hotel Indigo will open in Venice next year.   Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena will be located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance to the Castello district, […]

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