News in brief:
15% off Leading Hotels of the World with American Express
American Express has teamed up with Leading Hotels of the World to offer a 15% discount on stays of two or more nights.
Stays must be completed by 12th August and you need to book a specific rate code. Full details are on the Leading Hotels website here.
Etihad to buy a major stake in Air Malta
The Maltese Government is expected to sign contracts with Etihad over the next couple of days to sell a ‘substantial’ stake in Air Malta. This is likely to be the maximum 49.9% allowed under European Union rules.
This does seem a little bizarre. There is some logic in their investments in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet, Air Serbia etc which can provide regional ‘feed’ into an Etihad hub. Passengers can then be whisked off to Abu Dhabi and from there to pretty much anywhere.
Malta, population 400,000, is unlikely to provide huge amounts of ‘feed’. The Air Malta fleet of, erm, 10 aircraft is unlikely to justify the time and money that Etihad will invest.
The upside is that Air Malta flights will become available for Etihad Guest redemptions. You can, of course, already redeem Avios for Air Malta flights via avios.com as I discussed here.
Free delivery on ALL Tesco Wine orders – and earn Avios
Tesco Wine recently hiked its minimum order for free delivery from £50 to £75. The recent promotional codes have also required £100 of spending. This means that people who prefer to make smaller orders have been left out.
Until Sunday, Tesco Wine is offering free delivery on ALL orders, however small. You will also earn a few Avios from the standard Clubcard points you receive. With plenty of cases from around £30 there is likely to be something to suit people with restricted storage space. You can find more details on the Tesco Wine site here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)