News in brief:
Marriott launches a UK flash sale
Marriott has launched a flash sale which is running until 5pm next Monday 29th.
It covers 50 hotels across the UK for weekend stays before 10th April.
The headline entry price is £49 but its not clear how many rooms at how many hotels are available at that price. The special booking page is here.
Brownie point for the first reader to recognise the UK Marriott below ….
British Airways dropping ‘unaccompanied minors’ service
BA announced yesterday that it closing its ‘unaccompanied minors’ service, a move which will cost it a lot of business in ferrying overseas boarding school children to and from the UK.
Here is the announcement:
Despite the overall growth in our customer numbers over the last decade, demand for our Skyflyer Solo (Unaccompanied Minor) service has declined.
Having conducted a thorough review of the service, we have concluded with regret that we can no longer offer this service.
British Airways will honour all bookings that have already been made for unaccompanied minors, but new bookings will cease from today (Wednesday February 24, 2016). In line with existing policy, the airline will continue to take bookings for 12 to 18 year-olds who wish to fly independently. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or over.
Existing Unaccompanied Minors may have changes made to their bookings provided all travel is completed by January 31, 2017.
Following today’s announcement, any customer with an existing booking for an Unaccompanied Minor may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.
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:
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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