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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.

Lufthansa

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 from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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)

  • 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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