News in brief:
American Airlines transatlantic bonus – includes BA flights
American Airlines has launched a bonus for flying between the UK and the USA, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo on either AA or BA.
Until April 27th, you will receive 1,000 bonus miles for each full-fare economy return flight, 5,000 miles for each round-trip business class flight and 7,000 miles for each return first class flight.
To get the bonus, you must credit your flights to American Airlines AAdvantage and not British Airways Executive Club. If you have BA status, remember that you will lose your tier bonus if you credit to AA which will wipe out much of the benefit.
Full details can be found here. You need to register via that page to receive the bonus.
United Airlines offering ‘buy miles’ bonus of up to 50%
If you have a United Airlines balance that you want to top up, the airline is running a new promotion with a bonus of ‘up to 50%’.
The size of the bonus is a random thing rather than based on how many you buy – you need to visit the United ‘buy miles’ site here to see what you get. The offer runs to March 23rd.
Nectar Hive closed
I wrote about Nectar Hive in November. It was a way of ‘saving’ your Nectar points and earning interest on the balance. Unfortunately, Nectar has decided that the Hive was not such a great idea and has decided to scrap it after a trial.
If you took part, your points will be moved back to your main Nectar account. People seem to be receiving three months of interest as compensation for the closure.
This page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Nectar redemptions – ie everything which gets you more than the standard 0.5p per point.