News in brief:
Five day Flybe sale launched
Flybe has launched a five day ‘Farecracker’ sale which runs until 23rd February. The fares are valid for travel between 8th March and 21st April.
Remember that you will also earn a handful of Avios when you fly with Flybe. Full details of the sale fares can be found here.
Up to quadruple Heathrow Rewards points on Apple products
Heathrow Rewards has launched one of its regular promotions on Apple products.
When you buy ‘something Apple’ from Dixons Travel before 29th February, you will receive:
Double points (2 per £1) when you spend £399 – £699
Tripe points when you spend £700 – £999
Quadruple points when you spend over £1,000
Heathrow Rewards points transfer at 1:1 into Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Miles & More, Etihad Guest and Emirates Skymiles.
If you are looking for an iPad, remember that Tesco Direct is currently offering 2,000 Clubcard points (worth 4,800 Avios) on certain models. This offer runs until the 22nd.
New Priority Pass lounge options in Paris
Finally, Priority Pass – the independent lounge access card – has launched two new options at Paris CDG.
In Terminal 1, you can now use the Star Alliance lounge which includes an outdoor terrace and showers. In Terminal 2D, you can access the Sheltair Lounge.
This adds to the existing options of the Air Canada lounge in 2A and the Icare lounge in 1. If you are flying with BA, I think (and I could be wrong) that the Air Canada lounge is the only one you can access given the layout of Terminal 2.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 9th November 2021. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.