News in brief:
BA offering bigger baggage allowances via some travel agents
A HfP reader who travels to India on a regular basis dropped me a note with an interesting observation.
The current free luggage allowance for long-haul World Traveller (economy) tickets is 1 x 23kg suitcase.
….. if you book via ba.com.
It seems, in order to avoid losing business from people who decide to compare prices and terms first, British Airways is quietly offering better deals via some travel agents.
ticketstoindia.co.uk states clearly on its home page that it has negotiated better luggage deals with some airlines. Price up a BA economy ticket and you will see that you are offered 2 x 23kg suitcases for free rather than just one. Lycafly apparently operates the same way, as does Southall Travel. Something to bear in mind if you often find yourself in World Traveller and paying for an extra suitcase.
Qatar Airways to launch flights from Dublin
This timetable is not firm as it relies on deliveries of Qatar’s troubled A350 order from Airbus. These aircraft are required in order to free up a Boeing 787 for the Dublin route.
Dublin to Doha would be an attractive Avios redemption for many people who could hop over to Dublin to avoid Air Passenger Duty on a redemption from the UK.
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.
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