airberlin – the best place to turn for low tax Avios redemptions – has added some new Caribbean options for Winter 2014.
As per my Avios Redemption University article on airberlin, you should be able to book a business class flight on these routes for around £75 of taxes, compared to £500 with British Airways.
Last Monday, I posted about the new British Airways direct service to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. airberlin is also ramping up its service to the country for 2014.
From November 2014, there will be two stop flights per week from both Dusseldorf and Munich to Varadero in Cuba and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. That will mean a total of eight flights per week from Germany to each destination.
airberlin will continue its existing services to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Cancún in Mexico and Curaçao. It also flies to Phuket, with a stop in Abu Dhabi, although that service is ending in October. Etihad is taking over the route.
Seats are already available for sale on these new flights, so Avios seats should also be available via ba.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.