Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Bits: more free Avios Suitcase points, free Wi-Fi call credit for IHG Platinum & Ambassadors

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

More news in brief:

Avios Suitcase adds new points-earning badges

If you have been visiting the Avios Suitcase app on Facebook occasionally, it is worth checking back.  New ‘badges’ – Avios Apple Watch App, Instagram Avios For Apple Watch, Twitter Avios For Apple Watch – are now available.

Simply by clicking on each and completing a short task, you will earn a few points.  Other new badges may also be showing depending on how long it is since you visited.

The points are not huge – usually 20 per badge.  They are credited to avios.com and not British Airways Executive Club, although you can merge them using ‘Combine My Avios’.

You can learn more about Avios Suitcase in this HFP article here.

Avios Suitcase

$10 of free wi-fi call credit for IHG Rewards Club Platinum and Ambassador members

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / HI Express / InterContinental / Crowne Plaza etc scheme, has launched a free ‘IHG Translator’ app for iOS and Android devices.

Covering 12 languages, all IHG Rewards Club members get access to 40 key phrases, a free audio lesson per language and local travel information.

If you have IHG Rewards Club Platinum or Ambassador status, you get free access to the Premium level.  This gives you use of a voice translator, 3 minutes of free access to a live dial-up translation service and over 2,000 phrases per language.

Here is the interesting part.  The Premium level also includes $10 of free Wi-Fi telephone credit for a service which works in a similar way to Skype.   This can be used to call anywhere in the world.  Even if you have no interest in the translation features, you may want to download it just for the free $10 of call credit if you are eligible.

(Thanks to Paul and Uncle G)

Comments (47)

  • Adam says:

    All stickers now showing, i just tried again this morning checking in to the missing stores and for some reason they appeared – so keep on trying if doesnt accept stickers first time round 🙂

  • AndyGWP says:

    You snooze, you lose!

    All ‘check-in’ stickers have now gone… I hadn’t had chance to do them and have now missed the chance it seems… ah well! 🙂

    The instagram, twitter and facebook share are still there so managed to get a quick 360 avios 🙂

  • Mark says:

    Just wondering… has anyone actually received the avios yet? I got 10 from the suitcase a few days ago, and nothing since….

    • Jovan says:

      I only got 10 as well…

      • Palcsaky says:

        I didn’t get any. All the points have disappeared from my suitcase account but none have been credited to my avios.com account. Anybody knows what’s going on?

  • Jovan says:

    Raffles, any chance you can get a follow up on this [points coming out of the Suitcase app but not arriving into Avios account]?

    • Rob says:

      To be honest, I didn’t think it was a widespread issue?

      • TimS says:

        I only got 10 points this month too, and nothing for any of the check-ins for the various Apple Stores but like others, my suitcase balance has re-set to zero.

      • Mark says:

        Same here, just 10 points and now a zero balance 🙁