News in brief:
Qatar Airways adds 2nd Heathrow A380
Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it is adding a second A380 aircraft out of Heathrow to Doha from July 1st.
The even better news is that this is replacing an A330 service which features Qatar’s oldest, sloping, business class product. The service will depart Heathrow at 21.30, arriving at 06.10 in Doha. The return will depart Doha at 12.35, landing at 17.55.
Unlike the new Boeing 787 fleet, the A380 aircraft do include a First Class cabin of eight seats (picture below).
As a British Airways partner, you earn Avios and tier points when you fly Qatar and can redeem your Avios points for their flights.
500 Clubcard points with the Amazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the Amazon equivalent of Google Chromecast – a small dongle that you plug into a HDMI socket on your TV and use for wireless streaming from your mobile phone or tablet. If you subscribe to Amazon Instant Video you can stream with the Fire TV Stick without requiring any additional device.
What it can and cannot do depends on what phone or tablet you already own. I recommend taking a look at the Tesco site for details.
If you order before May 13th, you will receive 500 bonus Clubcard points. These will convert into 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles. You can order via Tesco Direct here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)