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News in brief:

British Airways sale extended

The current British Airways World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale was due to end today.  Instead, it has been extended by another week to next Tuesday.

Take a look at my original BA sale article here for some of the highlights.

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Problems with the Etihad credit card bonus?

Back on April 5th, I wrote about the very generous 25,000 miles sign up bonus which Etihad Guest had launched on their UK credit card.

There was a snag.  Whilst Etihad was splashing the deal over their site, MBNA – the card provider – had not actually launched it.  Etihad was a few days early.  It was impossible to know this, as the application link on the Etihad site took you directly to the application form.

A lot of HfP readers applied on the back of my article.  If you had trouble getting the bonus to credit but DID succeed, please email me at rob at  In particular, I’d like details of any contacts at MBNA.  I have other HfP readers who I want to help.

South West Trains

South West Trains £20 Summer fares

Finally, one of our occasional rail stories.  South West trains is offering £20 flat fare returns (£8 for children) to almost anywhere on their network until August 28th.

You must travel off-peak and you cannot travel on a Sunday.

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