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News in brief:

Qatar Airways running good Business Class deals from Edinburgh

Qatar Airways appears keen to build up interest in its Edinburgh service.

There are some good deals bookable before 21st October.  These are valid for travel at any point in the next year, subject to occasional black out dates.

Edinburgh to Dubai is £1,250 in Business Class – a decent price.  Most of Asia and South Africa is around £1,800 – £1,900.

Until 18th October (tomorrow!), these combine with the NEWLOOK2015 promo code.  This takes the fare down to £1,156 for Edinburgh to Dubai.

To put these deals in context, the best sale deal on Qatar from Manchester to Dubai is currently £1,860!

You earn Avios and BA tier points when you fly Qatar and the Edinburgh service is operated with a new Boeing 787 featuring the latest business class seat which I reviewed here.  It is an impressive 1-2-1 layout.

You can see details of the Edinburgh deals on this page of the Qatar website.

Qatar A350

Tesco running 1 month free trial of Delivery Saver

This is slightly off topic for HfP but – given the Clubcard link to Avios and Virgin, and the fact that it is the weekend – worth a quick mention.

Tesco is currently offering a one-month free trial of Delivery Saver.  This allows you to receive your online grocery deliveries free of charge (minimum spend £40).  You also get all of your Tesco Direct orders delivered for free via their ‘next day delivery’ service (minimum spend £10), free delivery on Tesco Wine and F&F orders and first dibs at selecting delivery slots in the run up to Christmas.

You can sign up via this link.  You need to make a note in your diary to cancel after the one month trial is up, otherwise you will begin to be charged the standard fee of £3 to £6 per month.


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 (43)

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  • Reney says:

    Off topic, but would like some help.

    This is the first time I have a priority pass and will be traveling from Terminal 3 at heathrow, there are two lounges listed on the website which do people recommend for early morning? Also the both state a dress code, I like to be comfortable on a flight, am I going to be turned away from a lounge if I am in trainers?

    Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Trainers are fine, don’t worry.

      No 1 Traveller has a decent reputation in T3, not sure about Servisair. No reason why you couldn’t visit both of course!

      • Roj says:

        No 1 T3 is far better than Servisair, but can become too busy to let you in. Jeans, trainers, t-shirts etc all OK if you are just a nice polite clean fragrant person.

      • James67 says:

        I have seen some better dressed people begging on the streets than some of folks in the lounges, including myself at times,

        • Roj says:

          Reminds me of my first flight out to HK as one of a couple of grad trainees joining the bank, some unshaven scruffs in tracksuits seated near us soon introduced themselves as various senior people in the same organisation 🙂

        • Rob says:

          Oh I agree, I don’t look too great myself in an arrivals lounge at 6am, unshaven, probably wearing the clothes I slept in the previous night!

  • David says:

    Flew EDI-DOH-CGK last Monday in J. Flight was full in J and had decent loads in Y by the looks of the queues at boarding. Despite only booking 6 days in advance I was able to get £1,950 return (back into LHR) compared with over £3k LHR out and back.

    A pleasant service and the 787 cabin felt very spacious with the central overhead bins not present.

  • Peter Taysum says:

    For Tesco delivery saver, there’s also the benefit that they GUARANTEE if you would have spent less without it, they give you the money back, so consider NOT cancelling…

    • Brian says:

      The brand match guarantee is valid anyway, isn’t it? Not only with the delivery saver…

      • Darren says:

        Think Peter is referring to the fact that after the year if it had been cheaper to use PAYG deliveries rather than Delivery Saver Tesco refund the difference.

    • harry says:

      The pre-order on games guarantee is just against their own (Tesco prices), not vs competitors.

      BTW 500 points on various games still going strong = 1200 Avios, finishes 23 Oct.

      Brian – thanks for Plymouth tips the other night.

  • Andrew says:

    I’m trying to plan my Honeymoon and was looking at EDI-DOH,DOH-DPS on 13-OCT-2016 and returning NRT-DOH,DOH-EDI 04-NOV-2016 which has fantastic pricing for similar searchable dates.

    Here’s my issue, the Qatar offer site says they need to be booked by today 21-OCT-2015 with a Travel Period of 25-SEP-2015 to 14-NOV-2016 however the furthest ahead it allows you to book is 16-OCT-2016. Do you think the offer will be extended or is it just a typo?

    • Andrew says:

      The Offers are now bookable until the 4th November, hopefully they will extend again

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