I am a strong supporter of redeeming your Avios points on airberlin. I have flown them twice from New York to Berlin one-way this year in Business Class, for a grand total of £1 in taxes (plus 40,000 Avios). You can check out my reviews here and here.
They also offer an extremely cheap way of getting to the Middle East, since their Berlin to Abu Dhabi route is a touch under 3,000 miles and thus falls into the ‘50,000 Avios return for Business Class’ category (plus £51 of tax!).
airberlin has just announced upgraded schedules to the United States for Summer 2014:
Berlin to New York JFK will increase from 7 to 10 flights per week
Dusseldorf to New York JFK will remain at 10 flights per week
Berlin to Chicago wil increase to 7 flights per week
airberlin flies to five US cities in total – New York, Chicago, Miami, Fort Myers and Los Angeles.
Details of how to redeeem Avios on airberlin can be found in my Avios Redemption University article here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(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.)