News in brief:
Slowest mileage credit ever?
I thought I had it bad when Apple took almost a year to credit some Gate 365 e-store Avios points from an iPhone purchase. But no.
Reader Roger sent me an email from Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme, which notified him of a credit of 700 miles to his account. This came from market research group eRewards. They were for an online survey he took in 2011.
Hotels.com New York family competition
hotels.com is running a competition for anyone signing up to its newsletter to win a New York holiday. What makes this different to most is that the prize is for the whole family (well, as long as your family consists of a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children).
Linked to the new ‘Night At The Museum’ film, the prize also includes a museum sleepover. The flights are in economy but you can’t have it all! You can enter here – the deadline is June 21st.
Air New Zealand ‘2 for 1’ in Business Class to LA
Air New Zealand flights from the UK to Auckland route via Los Angeles, and it is possible to buy tickets just to LA. Until May 31st, the company is offering a 2-4-1 deal in business class.
It works out at £1,797 per person, return, which is not bad at all – noticeably lower than the current British Airways Club World sale. Air New Zealand is in Star Alliance so you would earn miles in any of the Star programmes such as Lufthansa’s Miles & More.
You must travel between 1st September and 30th November. Additional seats can be added for the same price of £1,797 each. This fare is ONLY available via the Air New Zealand website – see this page for more details.
Addison Lee launches ClubLee
Finally, if you are a regular user of London cab group Addison Lee, you may be interested in their new ClubLee loyalty scheme.
There are three elite levels – Silver, Gold and Black – and a basic White level. Each level has exclusive discounts – at Silver level, for example, you receive 25% off all trips you take at weekends.
There is also a 20% discount code, SUMMER20, linked to the launch of ClubLee. This seems to work for anyone – I did a test on a new account and it worked fine for a dummy trip from my house to Heathrow.