As I wrote last month, the July / August edition of National Geographic Traveller (UK edition, £3.95) has a three page article on frequent flyer miles. It starts on page 164.
For better or worse, I feature heavily in the article.
The article is now available online, for free. You can read it here.
Unfortunately, the article is inaccurate in a couple of places as glossy magazines have a very long lead time. The interview I did with the magazine was done in December 2014. When I talk about taking an airberlin flight ‘last year’, I mean 2013. As this was before the Avios devaluation was announced, some of the numbers quoted in the article regarding the miles needed are now out of date.
There is also an element of hyperbole to the piece that is not really my normal style but which I did for impact ….
There are nuggets of information which the general reader who happens to have a few Avios will find useful. I cover little-known facts (outside of our circle) such as converting American Express points to Avios and that airberlin and Aer Lingus offer long-haul Avios redemptions with minimal tax.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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