News in brief:
Get up to 35% bonus when you buy Avios
If everything went to plan, a new ‘buy Avios’ bonus should now be live over at avios.com. I’m not sure if ba.com will have it or not on the BAEC ‘buy Avios’ page. Historically you could get a better deal via the Iberia ‘buy Avios’ page but the fall in the value of the £ makes that less likely.
Between now and 26th September, you will receive:
1,000 – 15,000 Avios = 10% bonus
16,000 – 34,000 Avios = 20% bonus
35,000 – 80,000 Avios = 30% bonus
85,000 – 100,000 Avios = 35% bonus
The page to buy is here. This is certainly not a bargain – at the top end, you are still paying £1,615 for 135,000 which is a toppy 1.2p each. If you need to buy a few to get your account up to the right level for a redemption, however, you will find you get a better deal today than you did yesterday.
Hilton HHonors launches triple Miles & More miles – triple Avios to follow?
Hilton HHonors has launched a new promotion with Lufthansa’s Miles & More programme. This allows you to earn TRIPLE Miles & More miles when you choose ‘points and miles’ and credit the miles element to M&M.
It is valid for stays until 30th November. You need to register here.
This would mean you earn double Hilton HHonors points via ‘Double Up’ and triple Lufthansa miles on the same transaction.
It is now likely that a similar triple Avios deal will be launched by Hilton over the next couple of weeks. This would follow the pattern of recent promotional periods. I will let you know on HFP when it turns up.
PS. The photo above is the Hilton in Venice