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Important dates for your diary (April 2015)

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages.

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There is no debate over what is the biggest story this time.  April 28th is the day that the Avios scheme undergoes its first major devaluation.  I have written a huge amount about this so I will not start repeating myself again.  My series of 10 articles on the changes can be found here.

Monday 27 April

Last day to book redemption flights at the current Avios rates!

Last day to complete a return transatlantic flight to earn bonus Avios with BA or AA.

Last date to register for double Avios on selected BA London City routes (fly by May 31st). Article.

New departure lounge opens at Stansted – a HFP reader should be visiting on day one so I should get some photos!

Tuesday 28 April

The Avios devaluation takes place!

Friday 29 April

Last day to get a discount of up to £400 on a long-haul BA flight using ‘part pay with Avios’ (this is usually restricted to short-haul flights).  Article.

Thursday 30 April

Marriot Rewards ‘MegaBonus’ promotion ends

Last day to transfer Heathrow Rewards points to Etihad for double points.  Article.

Last day to book IHG Rewards Club redemptions at the old rates.  Article

Last day to get a £10 sign-up credit with London minicab app Kabbee via our POINTS10 code.  The offer drops to £5 from May 1st.  Code must be used within 14 days.  Article.

IHG Rewards Club ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion ends

Last day to earn 1,500 – 2,000 bonus Avios with a Hilton Group stay

Thursday 14 May

Last day to enter the United Club lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 – or any other United lounge – with a Priority Pass.  Article.

Comments (26)

  • ChrisTheZuli says:

    hey,

    I’m able to trigger the 241 voucher by upgrading my card. Is there anywhere on how to get best value and how to go about using it?

    It sounds too good to be true to essentially have a BOGOF BA flight anywhere we like?!
    I’m on Twitter if anyone has advice for me there @christhezulu

    • Alan says:

      You do realise, Chris, that these vouchers are for redemption seats and therefore need Avios availability for two. You also need to pay the taxes for the second ticket, which can be pretty large!

  • frozen magic says:

    frozen magic

    Important dates for your diary