More news in brief:
British Airways transatlantic promotion launched
Yesterday I mentioned a transatlantic bonus from American Airlines. I suspected a British Airways version would be around somewhere and now I have found it.
Full details are here on ba.com. Once registered, you will receive 1000 bonus Avios for full fare economy, 2500 for World Traveller Plus, 5000 Avios for business and 7000 Avios for First Class returns to the USA, Rio or Sao Paulo. You must fly by April 27th and travel can be on either BA or American Airlines.
Note one tweak. The BA version says that only W and E booking classes in World Traveller Plus earn the bonus. The American Airlines version says that W, E and the cheaper T booking class count. This may be a typo or there may be different earning rules.
Need a new washing machine?!
Tesco Direct is offering 5,000 Clubcard points with a £370 Hotpoint washing machine. Take a look here. That is 12,000 Avios points or 12,500 Virgin Flying Club miles, on top of your base points. The offer runs until April 7th.
Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios? You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk! Why not check it out now?
South West Trains £15 day trip tickets
Reader Davide sent me details of this interesting promotion from South West Trains.
Until April 4th, you can travel almost anywhere on their extensive network for a flat fee of £15 (£7 for children) for an off-peak day return. You cannot travel on Sunday or Monday and there are some exclusions west of Salisbury and Bournemouth.
If you have some time off over Easter then this might be worth a look.
From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab. This gets you £3 off your first ride.
Uber launches in Wakefield
Of all the places Uber could have picked for its 5th UK city (after London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham), I wouldn’t have picked Wakefield! This is an interesting move for them – if Uber can make money in Wakefield, which has a population of only 75,000 in the central urban area and 300,000 if you add in surrounding districts, then there are few boundaries.
If you live, work or occasionally visit Wakefield, remember that you can get £15 of free Uber credit by signing up via our refer-a-friend link or downloading the app directly to your phone and adding code ‘HEADFORPOINTS’.
£10 Kabbee sign-up code still available
Finally, as we’re talking taxis, Kabbee has extended its exclusive £10 sign-up code for HFP readers to the end of March. If you are in London, especially outer London, it is worth a look. Kabbee brings together cars from over 70 minicab firms in one seamless app. The links you need are in this article.