News in brief:
Los Angeles in Premium Economy for £1,000
Air New Zealand is having a flash sale on flights to Los Angeles which ends TODAY. They sell this route because they fly London Heathrow to Los Angeles to Auckland, picking up and dropping off on the way.
Economy is £650 which, for the peak Summer season, is not bad. Business Premier is £2,500 which, to be honest, is not earth shattering. £1,000 for their Premium Economy seat is probably the best deal of the three.
You need to book via the normal ANZ website by midnight on Monday for travel between 1 April and 31 August, or 15 November to 15 December 2015. Air New Zealand is a member of Star Alliance so you can earn miles with any Star Alliance airline. (Thanks to Tony)
My Hilton credit card free night arrived in 13 days
Regular readers know that I recommend the Hilton Visa credit card to beginners to this hobby.
You get a free weekend night, valid for 6 months, at any Hilton, Conrad (Conrad London pictured above), Waldorf-Astoria etc hotel globally for spending just £750. It is a great introduction to the value you can get from points and miles promotions.
I recently got this card again after a two year break. On Saturday 31st January I used it for the first time as part of my tax payment. The email containing the code required to book my free night arrived on Friday 13th February.
Given that the credit card charge would have taken a few days to reach Barclaycard, this is quite impressive.
I should also say that the free night voucher for spending £10,000 on my IHG Rewards Club Premium Visa also turned up in a similar timeframe a few weeks ago.
40% bonus when you buy United Airlines miles
Finally, United Airlines is offering a discount of up to 40% when you buy their miles.
As few Head for Points readers have a large United collection I will not go into the scheme in details. If you were thinking of topping up your account, now is not a bad time.
The offer ends tonight. The discount is either 25% or 40% depending on how many you buy. 15,000 is the minimum purchase to save 25% whilst purchases of 30,000 to 150,000 save 40%.
This offer may combine nicely with the current United redemption sale on Star Alliance partners which runs until February 28th for travel until the end of the year.