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Get £20 off a £400 British Airways or Virgin ticket with Opodo

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Opodo is currently advertising a £20 discount code for British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flights over £400.

You must book by 31st December using discount code OPODO20.

There are no other BA or Virgin discounts at present for long-hauls from Heathrow, so this is as good as it gets.

Note that BA flights booked through Opodo incur an £3.70 per person, per segment (ie £7.40 per person return) booking fee.  There is no fee for booking Virgin Atlantic flights as far as I can see, so this is a far better deal when booking with them.

There is a credit card fee of 2.5% (so using an Amex will cost more than if booking via – debit cards are free, however).

Don’t forget the two hotels sales currently running as well – 33% off Hilton weekend nights for the whole of 2014 and 30% off Radisson / 50% off Park Inn for weekends until August 2014.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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.

Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.

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 (3)

  • Alan says:

    If you’ve still got access to a UK bank account then I’d have thought you’d have been OK as you could still receive the payment out via BACS.

  • Rob says:

    Yes, you can open an account and have it pay into your UK bank account.

    They do look at IP addresses, though – it is possible you may need to use an IP anonymiser (found online easily enough) to fool them into thinking your initial registration login is from the UK.

  • neuromancer says:

    I hope they check the IP just for registration, as I don’t want to use an anonymiser when I buy something. The one time I used one when paying, I had my PayPal account blocked. (I did not lose any money, but the account is blocked forever).

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