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Try the new Cathay business seat and win a luxury holiday to Hong Kong!

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Today (Wednesday) and Thursday, Cathay Pacific is showing off its new 2-metre flat bed business class seat in London.

They have erected a little tent on the roof of One New Change, the new monster shopping centre opposite St Paul’s Cathedral on Cheapside. You can pop along between 11.30am and 5pm both days, try out the seat and grab a free soft drink. I was down there yesterday.

Cathay A350-900

More interestingly, every visitor can enter a competition to win a very impressive trip to Hong Kong. The winner gets:

  • 2 business class tickets from Heathrow to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific
  • 3 nights in a Grande Deluxe Harbour View room at The Peninsula hotel, including breakfast
  • Round-trip airport transfers in a Rolls-Royce

The winner must book before 31st December, to travel before 30th September 2013.

(It is worth noting that Cathay Pacific Gold Card members – of which there are many in the UK because it comes free with the Amex Platinum card – were invited to a champagne and canapes party tonight or tomorrow night.

This follows another champagne party Cathay threw at Canary Wharf with Panerai watches a couple of months ago, and the Christmas party they had at The Ritz last year. It is almost worth getting the card just for the social events, even if you already have BA status!)

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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (2)

  • Ed E says:

    Would anyone like to meet there this afternoon for a glass of something soft? 15:00-ish?

    • Raffles says:

      There is also a bar on the roof of New Change, albeit not a free one! And astonishing views of St Pauls and South Bank.