News in brief:
Blacklane announced as new Miles & More partner
Global professional driver service Blacklane has been added to Miles & More’s list of partners offering miles for every ride you take. You may remember that Blacklane generously sponsored a Head for Points competition last year.
The basic earning rate is 1 mile per £, $ or € depending on the country you are using the service in. You can book your ride via the app or website by entering your pick up and drop off points and choosing a time and car. Unlike Uber you will get a fixed price and not be charged anything extra if, for example, traffic is slow.
If you sign up between now and 31st December, you will get a 1,000 Miles & More miles sign-up bonus when taking your first ride. As Lufthansa miles are relatively hard to earn if you are UK based, this is worth a look.
450 Avios with Iberia wine deal
Iberia‘s UK wine partner Vinoseleccion is offering 450 Avios (dropped into an Iberia account) when buying 6 bottles of LAN Edicion Especial Reserva 2009.
The wine is currently on offer for just £45 which is 50% off their regular price. Vinoseleccion delivers for free in UK mainland.
New BA routes at Gatwick airport scheduled
British Airways has announced some changes to their longhaul schedule at Gatwick from March 2017.
This is what is new:
- Orlando (MCO) – one additional flight on Thursdays from 30th March 2017
- Kingston (KIN) – one additional flight on Tuesdays from 26th March 2017
- Punta Cana (PUJ) – changes to dates and one additional flight from 28th March 2017 (now flying Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
These flights were added into the BA reservations system on Wednesday. This means that there is a good chance of Avios availability for these new flights still being available which could be handy, especially for Orlando.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.