My earlier article today said that the first avios.com sale offer would be revealed at lunchtime. However, you don’t need to wait, as I have them all for you here!
These are the headlines – I have no idea what the terms and conditions are, whether deals are limited to various routes etc.
50% off Avios required for long-haul flights – noon Mon 6 to noon Wed 8
25% off car hire – noon Wed 8 to noon Fri 10
50% off hotel bookings – noon Fri 10 to noon Mon 13
Reward Flight Saver tickets reduced to £1 – noon Mon 13 to noon Wed 15 (see image above!)
50% off hotel bookings (again, a mistake?) – noon Wed 15 to noon Fri 17
40% off Eurostar – noon Fri 17 to noon Mon 20th
The first offer – 50% off long-haul redemptions – goes live at noon. I don’t know yet if it will be just for economy flights or for all classes, and if all routes are included.
What this list does tell us is that ba.com cannot be offering exactly the same deals as avios.com, because they do not allow Eurostar bookings.
Meanwhile, over at ba.com ….
The first ba.com sale flights have been loaded in the system.
New York, for instance, is coming up at 20,000 Avios in World Traveller. Unfortunately, all other flight classes are still showing at full price. Given that taxes are £353, this is still a pretty poor deal unless you are booking for peak season or need the flexibility to cancel which a cash ticket wouldn’t give you.
The full destination list is Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Denver, Shanghai, New York, Toronto, Washington. World Traveller (economy) only for travel by 31 May. It says you must depart from London but its worth trying with a regional connection.
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:
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.
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.
(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.)