Archives for July 2012

2,500 Clubcard points with Tesco Homephone

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Thanks to reader Jonathan, I was alerted to this interesting […]

Moral issues arising from the Travelocity $200 promotion over the weekend

There were some interesting fun and games going on during Sunday, and I don’t mean down at the Olympic Park. On View from the Wing on Sunday, Gary Leff posted an unbelievably juicy discount code.  It offered a $200 discount on any ‘flight and […]

Priority Club PointBreaks list finally released

I wrote a post last week about the possible decline of Priority Club’s PointBreaks, the specially reduced redemptions that can be 90% cheaper than a standard redemption. The new list is now available and it is as poor as I expected.  Click on the hotel […]

“48,000 members have flown since launch”

This banner ad is currently running at … and I find it a little odd. The Avios scheme launched in November 2011.  The figure of 48,000 members who have flown since launch only runs to 20th April, but that is still a five month period.  On this […]

Last chance to buy Avios points with up to 30% bonus

A quick heads up that the current offer of up to 30% bonus Avios points when you purchase Avios will expire on 2nd August. To quote from the recent email I received: If you want to give your  Avios balance a real boost, or purchase […]

40,000 Avios sign-up bonus for BA Premium Plus Amex card ends on Wednesday!

The current bonus of 40,000 Avios points for signing up for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card ends on 1st August.  This is a fantastic offer, substantially more than the usual bonus of 18,000 Avios.  If you have been thinking about getting the […]

Update on upgrading travel agent tickets with Avios

Here is a quick update on my post from two weeks ago explaining how BA will now allow you to upgrade travel agent fares using Avios. An interesting tweak has emerged since the soft launch.  This is the relevant rule: Upgrading using Avios Points for […]

20% discount when you buy Starwood Preferred Guest points

Starwood is offering a 20% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints between 20th July and 31st August.  The link is here. At the top end, 20,000 points will cost you $560.  These can be converted in 25,000 airline miles in the majority of programmes.  The […]

For those people who cleaned up with the Lloyds TSB Avios credit card promotion …

If you managed to earn, lets say, over 100,000 Avios from the Lloyds TSB ’10 times the Avios’ credit promotion earlier in the year, here is the perfect souvenir for you on ebay. Don’t all bid at once.  

Where are the Priority Club PointBreaks?! And should we care?

The wailing and grinding of teeth amongst lovers of Priority Club’s PointBreaks promotion is reaching fever pitch!  Has their favourite promotion disappeared for ever? For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here is a catch-up.  Priority Club is the loyalty programme for Holiday […]

15% off ex-UK Finnair business class flights to Asia and India

This offer may be of interest to anyone heading down to Asia or India in the near future. Finnair is offering a further 15% discount on its already very competitive business class fares from London or Manchester (with a plane change in Helsinki) to: Bangkok […]

Turkish Airlines has matched my BA Gold, I am now Star Gold for two years!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a lengthy piece on Star Alliance airlines who are taking pity on ex-BMI Diamond Club members and matching their old BMI status to enable them to retain status in Star Alliance. This status match offer was not much […]

Checking OneWorld availability via Iberia Plus instead of

I will, at some point, do a full post about seeing full OneWorld availability using websites other than BA’s. For a moment, though, take a look at a couple of screenshots that I did whilst researching yesterday’s article on redeeming Avios points via Iberia Plus.  […]

Dramatically cut your taxes with long-haul Iberia redemptions

When an Avios collector in the UK looks for a long-haul redemption, British Airways is the obvious choice of airline.  There are, of course, also BA’s partner airlines in the OneWorld alliance to choose from.  Often overlooked, though, is BA’s sister company Iberia. Now, there are […]

Analysing Star Alliance credit card opportunities for UK residents

With BMI’s departure from Star Alliance, those of us who regularly fly on Star Alliance member airlines are having to look for a new home for their miles. One of the key determinants, for me, when joining a mileage programme is the ability to earn […]