News in brief:
New Opodo discount code launched
Until the 29th (Friday), Opodo is offering a £15 saving when you book a flight for £200 or more. You need to be careful about any fees they add which may reduce the value of the bonus but you should still come out ahead.
The code is 6AQHD3AQ and you can book here.
KLM launching flights from Southampton and Inverness
I get the odd email from HfP readers who would like to see more coverage of Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France programme. I see their point, because outside London there is a hard core of flyers who prefer to fly long-haul via Amsterdam than transfer in Heathrow to a British Airways flight.
From mid May, those numbers will be increasing further as two new routes are added to the KLM route map.
Flights from Southampton launch on 16th May. There will be two flights per day midweek and one per day at weekends.
A day later, flights also start from Inverness. There will be one daily flight to Amsterdam.
More details and flights times can be found on the KLM website here.
Radisson and Park Inn Nordic sale
Radisson and Park Inn are running a UK-focussed sale focussing on hotels in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. These are notoriously expensive places to stay so any ability to get a discount is welcome. Radisson also has excellent coverage in Scandinavia due to its earlier ownership by the airline SAS – my review of Stockholm Airport’s SkyCity hotel is here.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (January 2022)
Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)