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’.
$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)