News in brief:
All Aer Lingus UK flights to become BA codeshares
BA was already codesharing on most Aer Lingus services from Heathrow and Gatwick. This new arrangement will add the following:
- Heathrow to Belfast City
- Gatwick to Knock
- Dublin to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool
This will mean:
- These flights will be bookable on ba.com under a BA flight number
- You will earn Avios and tier points when flying under the BA flight number
- Aer Lingus services which could previously only be booked as part of a connection to a BA long-haul flight will become bookable on a standalone basis
Last chance to book a Qatar Airways sale flight from £695
I know that I have been banging on about the great Qatar Airways sale fares this week, but I make no apologies for reminding you that these deals end today. If you are planning to book, remember that the fares will probably disappear at midnight in the city of departure and not midnight UK time.
When you have business class fares as low as £695 to the Middle East, £860 to Bangkok or Singapore, £818 to The Maldives and £1,500 to Australia, you should take a close look.
Add in the facts that Qatar Airways has exceptionally high levels of service, has excellent seating on their A380 / 787 / A350 aircraft and earns you Avios and BA tier points when you fly and you have a great package.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.)