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.
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’.