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(EDIT, January 2014 – since this post was written, the scheme has been devalued.  You can now only earn roughly 150 Avios from it.  The points now post within 48 hours, not necessarily overnight.)

Avios.com has launched a Facebook app called Avios Suitcase.  This is currently in beta mode, ahead of a wider roll out.  However, anyone can join – and there are 390 Avios to be collected for free if you do.

First, you need to search for ‘Avios Suitcase’ in the Facebook search bar.  You will then be invited to install an app.  Note the warning:

Avios Suitcase will receive the following info: your public profile, friend list, email address, News Feed, birthday, status updates and likes.

Avios Suitcase

What is Avios Suitcase?

It is probably best if I quote from the site:

Avios suitcase is a new innovation we are trialling where you can collect Avios for your everyday actions in social media. You can play for fun or link your Avios Travel Rewards Programme account to start building a balance you can spend on flights. You could be sharing links, watching videos, checking into places where you collect Avios or even getting friends on board. Check in regularly as we challenge you to complete tasks, collect stickers and watch as your Avios suitcase balance grows.

How does it work?

It’s not fully clear to me yet, to be honest!

However, I do know that, simply by ‘unlocking my suitcase’ (ie clicking a button) I earned 100 Avios points!

I then linked my avios.com account number to Avios Suitcase.  That earned me another 150 Avios!

I then ‘liked’ the Avios Facebook page.  That got me another 20 Avios.

I then had 270 Avios which theoretically would go across at the end of the month.  However, in reality they went across overnight!  I joined on Monday and I got the Avios overnight on Monday.

You can, I believe, get up to 390 Avios by sharing certain things to your wall to earn two other ‘badges’ but I didn’t do that.

It is not yet clear what the big plan is for Avios Suitcase.  However, you might as well join up and give it a go.  Once you’ve banked your Avios, you can easily delete the app from Facebook.

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Comments (89)

  • Frenske says:

    Gosh I think I am back at kindergarten but now grown ups are happy they got a sticker from the Miss/App.

  • Jonny says:

    I’ve also managed to get 340 pts. Which isn’t too bad. Can anyone tell me if you get further Avios for:

    1- Linking twitter account (bit reluctant as it can post on your behalf)
    2 – inviting facebook friends.

    perhaps one of these can get me up to 390 (or beyond!)

    • Clive says:

      Tried both and neither added extra points.

    • Trevor says:

      I also did a valid invite/accept and didn’t get anything, even though day later now and it is “Invite friends and collect Avios”

  • David says:

    Simples !! 🙂 290 collected… dont do Twitter, but it will be interesting to see how many more points I can get for being on FB anyway !!

  • Susan says:

    Still can’t unlock The Pioneer despite sharing the 4 others. Will try again later, hopefully will click through.

  • Michael Baku says:

    Made it 390. Thanks Raffles!

    • Andrew says:

      What did you do to get the remaining 50 points? I’m stuck on 340.

      • Nick says:

        This. I’m going crazy trying to work it out – I’ve never worked so hard for something worth 50p at most!

  • Craig says:

    I managed 360 points somehow…

  • Jack says:

    When i try to enter my Avios account number for this and e-rewards it just tells me its not a valid number. it’s a household account so i’ve tried both my individual and household account numbers and get the same message either way. Anyone else having this issue?

    • Ed E says:

      There is maintenance going on on the avios.com site at the moment so it may not be able to verify your details. up from 06:00 tomorrow morning so may work then.
      Ed

    • Rob says:

      BA or avios.com number?

      • TimS says:

        I used the same (household) avios number for both the Avios Suitcase and Avios Suitcase SA yesterday and both sets of 340 points are already showing in my UK Avios account this morning!

        Thanks again Raffles!

  • Nick says:

    My 340 avois are showing this morning after updating my AW account.