A quick heads up that British Airways is running a special promotion on short-breaks in Europe at the moment.
When you book a Club Europe break, which means booking both the flight and hotel via British Airways, you can save up to £50.
If you are planning a trip to Europe but do not need a hotel, it is still worth comparing prices. You may find that you can book the grottiest, cheapest hotel British Airways offers and still come out ahead compared to booking the flights on their own.
If you are booking well in advance, you also get the benefit of being to pay just a £150 deposit now, with the balance not due until 10 weeks before travel. You don’t get that benefit with normal flight bookings.
(I think BA Holidays also accept 3V cards, and they are definitely happy for you to pay off the balance in numerous small instalments!)
The offer closes on Monday.
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.