News in brief:
‘Skies Above Britain’ starts tonight on BBC2
I have been asked by a NATS employee to plug ‘Skies Above Britain’, which I’m happy to do. Starting on BBC2 tonight at 9pm, this five part documentary focusses on the work of air traffic controllers across the UK.
Virgin Atlantic launches economy sale
Hong Kong at £449 looked one of the better non-US deals. You need to travel between Christmas and March for the US deals, dates vary elsewhere.
If you live in the regions and want to visit the US, look at the Aer Lingus deals here which include the connecting flight to Dublin.
Earn 30 Avios per £1 on flower deliveries
Finally, I wanted to mention that you can currently earn 30 Avios for every £1 you spend on flowers from Appleyard.
You need to order via the Appleyard page of the Gate 365 shopping portal here. There are even some discount codes, valid until 21st August, on that page which can be combined with the deal.
The offer runs until 30th September at which point it will return to the usual 7 Avios per £1.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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.)