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Bits: Lufthansa and Cathay business class sales, bonus Clubcard points on toys and Will Young

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News in brief:

Lufthansa launches a business class sale

Lufthansa has not, historically, been very aggressive in targeting the UK market.  I was a little surprised to see this sale launched.

The prices are not bad, although of course a few places on the list are a bit too hot for comfort in the Summer.  India is from £1399.  Hong Kong is interesting at £1699 and the rest of Asia is around the £1799 mark.

You need to book by May 26th for travel in July and August.

Lufthansa is in the process of moving to fully flat business class seating.  You definitely want to avoid the old sloping seats.  This is the latest list of which planes have been converted.


Cathay Pacific business class sale

On the other hand, if you are heading to Asia, I would choose Cathay Pacific over Lufthansa any day.  As well as being a generally better business class product, you will also earn Avios and British Airways tier points.

£1799 to much of Asia is not a bad deal – click for details.  These fares must be booked by the 19th for travel by July 12th.

Cathay Pacific 350

Tesco toys deal

Tesco Direct is offering 500 bonus Clubcard points when you spend £25 on Fisher-Price toys.

This is a decent deal if you are in the market for some toys, possibly as gifts.   500 Clubcard points will get you 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles, and of course you have the toys as well.

This offer ends tomorrow so take a look today.  The special Fisher-Price page is here.

Will Young CD offer

Finally, you will receive 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) if you pre-order the new Will Young CD, 85% Proof, for £10.

The link to buy is here.  The deal ends on May 24th.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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.)

Comments (2)

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  • Phillip says:

    The Lufthansa group has always had some really cheap fares hovering just over £1000 in Business Class from the UK to India between LH and LX. It’s one of the markets they always try and get people off the BA or ME3 flights!

  • headformiles says:

    No thanks Lufthansa, ugliest first class cabin i’ve ever experienced, can’t imagine what business would be like..

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