News in brief:
Tallinn tier point run on British Airways
Tallinn is being launched by British Airways as a new route next year as we wrote over the weekend.
In the meantime, British Airways is running a very attractive offer if you want to check out the city.
For £234, ba.com will sell you a Business Class return flight from Heathrow to Tallinn. You can fly on either BA or Finnair. This will earn you 200 tier points for the return trip because you need to change planes in Helsinki for a Finnair ‘all economy’ connection.
Even better, selected Finnair flights between Heathrow and Helsinki are operated by long-haul A350 aircraft which means you will get a flat bed. I reviewed the Finnair A350 here and it is VERY impressive.
This is a very attractive deal which gets you a weekend away in a very attractive city and give you a leg up towards status (re)qualification. Pop over to ba.com and have a play around with dates.
Tesco to Virgin Flying Club transfer bonus launched
Virgin Atlantic has launched a transfer bonus if you convert your Tesco Clubcard points – 10%.
I’m not sure what prompted them to offer something so weak. 20%-25%, which we have seen recently, seems like a minimum bonus to make it worth the effort. An extra 10% of anything will never make a bad deal into a good deal.
At least there is some bonus, which will be a small benefit to anyone desperately trying to top up their Virgin Atlantic account before a lot of redemptions go up in price on 16th January.
You can find full details here. The deadline to convert is 13th November.
500 Avios with Iberia wine deal
In the absence of any codes for bonus Clubcard points on Tesco Wine deals, you may be interested in this new Iberia Plus wine offer.
Via their UK wine partner Vinoseleccion, you can order a six bottle of case of two wines for half the usual price – £50 instead of £100 – and receive 500 Avios and get free delivery.
Remember that you will need an Iberia Plus account to receive the Avios, which can later be transferred into British Airways Executive Club or avios.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.