This is an excellent offer … almost as good as the £777 deal to Seoul that British Airways ran recently.
You can fly, return, from London or Manchester to Chongqing for just £815 including all taxes.
The flights are with Finnair so you will be changing planes in Helsinki. The flight would earn 440 British Airways tier points – very close to the 600 required for a Silver card – plus a big pile of Avios points.
You need to be a member of Finnair Plus, Finnair’s loyalty scheme, to book this. However, it is free to sign-up, and during the booking process you can put in a British Airways Executive Club number instead of your Finnair one.
The small print:
- Book by 17th December
- Must stay for 6 nights or a Friday or Saturday night
- Must return home before 31st May
- You cannot do a stopover in Helsinki
- No changes / no refunds
A visa is required for travel to China, don’t forget.
I haven’t dug out a map of China, so I’m not sure how easy it is to hop from Chongqing to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong etc.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
(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.)