News in brief:
The Facebook ‘Avios Suitcase’ game is over
For the last couple of year, it has been possible to pick up the odd hundred Avios here and there in avios.com by using the Avios Suitcase app on Facebook.
You didn’t even need to do anything to get the points – just click on various links. Some tasks insisted that you post various things to social media.
There haven’t been any new ‘suitcases’ added for a while. The Avios Twitter team has now confirmed that the game is over.
The app still exists on Facebook (with ‘900+ monthly users’). I’ve no idea what happens if you go into it now for the first time – you may or may not still be able to earn the points.
Good Finnair deals to Asia
Finnair has launched a new batch of sale fares from the UK to Asia. There are a few reasons why you should find this interesting:
You can fly from Manchester and now Edinburgh as well as London
You can earn BA tier points and Avios when flying Finnair
Depending on route, you may get the impressive new Finnair A350 business class seat I reviewed here (the A350 has a special website here)
The following prices are available for bookings made by 15th March. Travel dates vary but the end date will be between mid June and late July. You must stay away for a Saturday night.
Finnair also flies to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Nagoyo, Osaka, Shanghai and Tokyo but these are more expensive at between £1,500 and £2,000 return.
Full details and flight rules for these offers can be found here.
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.
(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.)