News in brief:
Virgin East Coast four day sale
Virgin East Coast is running a short sale until Thursday night. The discount is apparently a full 50% on all sale tickets, although the deals cannot be combined with any railcards you hold.
The sale is valid for travel between 5th September and 4th November but excluding half term week of 21st to 30th October.
My very positive review of the new food offering in First Class on East Coast is here. A review of the refurbished First Class lounge at Kings Cross will follow later this week.
HfP in the Daily Mail
The Daily Mail ran an online story yesterday about the recent cutbacks to the British Airways food and drink offering. My recent articles on the topic were referenced as you can read here.
Similar stories have appeared elsewhere in recent days which cannot make pleasant reading for BA bosses.
An impressive meal in Club Europe
Ironically, at the same time as the Daily Mail was using my articles as the basis for a piece criticising BA cuts, I had one of my best Club Europe meals in a long time.
The picture above is a very decent cod and mash dish I got on the way down to Spain on Saturday. I had no complaints at all. There even a salad alternative for anyone who didn’t want a hot meal. BA did well 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.)