News in brief:
1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals
Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December.
If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, you will receive 1,000 bonus Avios points. This is on top of your base Avios, which will be worth 3 Avios per £1 or 700 Avios, whichever is the larger.
You will also receive an additional 250 Avios if you pay with a British Airways American Express card.
Full details of the offer can be found on the special Avis / BA website here.
Cathay Pacific sale extended
The Cathay Pacific Sale has been extended until 31st October. If you are looking for flights to the Far East, Australia or New Zealand, you can possibly find a good deal.
A flight in Premium Economy from London to Hong Kong for example costs from £879. For a flight starting in London this is a very good price. The full list of offers from London and Manchester can be found here.
Remember that, as a oneworld partner, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points when flying Cathay Pacific.
Triple Avios to Latin America
British Airways is running a generous ‘triple Avios’ promotion until 11th December as I covered here.
If you are heading to Latin America, however, you may feel that you are missing out as BA’s coverage in that region is not great.
Luckily Iberia Plus has stepped into the breach. Iberia is offering triple Avios on all flights between Madrid and Latin America until 15th December.
You must register for this offer. Log in to your Iberia Plus account online and you should be taken to a page of current promotions which will hopefully include this one, from where you can register. Unfortunately if it is not shown on your ‘promotions’ page there is no other way of signing up.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(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.)