News in brief:
New BA Holidays offers to the USA
British Airways has launched a new round of ‘flight and hotel’ deals to the USA, partnered with Club World flights.
These deals are nowhere near as good as the £1,100 deals we saw to New York before Christmas, but you will get far better weather with these trips than you would from a January weekend on the East Coast!
The current offers are bookable until 14th February. You must travel in July or August 2017.
The headline saving is ‘up to £1,100 per person’. What this means is:
Club World + 3 nights in Miami from £1,686 per person
Club World + 5 nights in Fort Lauderdale from £1,854 per person
Club World + 5 nights in New Orleans from £1,922 per person
Deals are also available to Oakland in California but BA is not advertising any ‘from’ pricing.
Full details can be found on this special page of the BA Holidays website.
New Finnair deals
Until 21st February, Finnair is offering some excellent fares to Asia. You can see the deals on their site here.
These prices are for flights from London, Manchester or Edinburgh via Helsinki. Here is my review of Finnair’s excellent new A350 business class product.
Remember that, as a oneworld alliance member, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on these fares.
The headline prices are:
- Beijing £1,335
- Chongqing £1,249
- Guangzhou £1,339
- Seoul £1,395
- Shanghai £1,335
- Singapore £1,475
- Xi’an £1,225
If you wanted to get to Hong Kong, it should be easy enough to use Avios to get a Cathay Pacific connection from any of the Chinese destinations.
Travel dates are:
Beijing and Shanghai, 4 February – 30 June 2017
Chongqing and Guangzhou, 1 May – 30 June 2017
Seoul, 1 March – 30 April 2017
Singapore and Xi’an, 1 March – 30 June 2017
You can find our more on the Finnair special offers page here.
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:
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.
(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.)