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Bits: Laithwaites offer update, 15% Iberia discount, Finnair A350 daily from London

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News in brief:

Wine Explorer link fixed

I ran an article yesterday about Wine Explorer, the new BA wine venture in association with Laithwaites.  You will receive 1,000 Avios points with your first order.

For some odd reason, the link I provided in that article did not work.  When you clicked ‘pay now’ you received a message saying that the offer has expired.  I couldn’t know this in advance as the error only emerged at the point you clicked to order.

It DOES seem to work if you click this link.  Thanks to Nick for helping with this.


15% Iberia discount code – today and tomorrow only

Iberia has a new discount code aimed at the UK market which expires on Tuesday.

The code you need is MARCH15.  You input this after you have selected your flights.

Impressively, the discount seems to be taken off the total fare including taxes.

It is valid on flights booked by Tuesday 28th February, for travel in March.

You must book a return flight on Iberia or Air Nostrum from the UK to Spain (all destinations), Panama, Guayaquil, Lima, Caracas, Cali, Medellin, Bogota, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile or El Salvador.

You can book on the Iberia site here.

Finnair A350

Finnair now flying the A350 daily to Helsinki

I flew Finnair’s impressive new A350 business class to Helsinki last year – my review is here.  You can’t go wrong – you get a fully flat bed on a brand new aircraft with impressive 1-2-1 seating.

For cargo purposes, Finnair has been scheduling A350’s into Heathrow on a regular basis.

From 27th March, there will be an A350 flying to Helsinki every day.  Finnair has an impressive network of routes to Asia and, as long as the connections make sense, you could now fly the entire trip from London on an A350.

Remember that, as a oneworld partner, you earn Avios and BA tier points on Finnair.  You can also redeem Avios for this flight.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

Comments (38)

  • the real harry1 says:

    Wine Explorer – take screenshots of the 1000 Avios offer, folks

    People have been getting 250 Avios instead of 1000

    T&Cs don’t mention anything about only 250 Avios if they recognise you/ your address & repeat customer etc

  • Andrew says:

    I’m already signed up with Laithwaites on a subscription package. Does anyone know whether I would count as an existing customer for this Wine Explorer deal?

  • Ben says:

    For the life of me, I cannot find where to Iberia code gets entered! I’ve tried and tried. Frustrating, as I was looking for a TP run (to MAD on A340) to get me to gold – although price has doubled since this morning… Where does it go in? Someone tell me how stupid I’m being!

    • Ben says:

      OK – may be a browser issue. Safari and Firefox not displaying it, but IE does on my work session.

      • Ben says:

        Or it might actually be about referrals. The code/voucher box doesn’t display when I’ve gone through Google Flights, only when I’ve gone to IB direct. Nothing quite like replying to your own post twice…

  • vindaloo says:

    Which of the several flights each day that Finnair operates between LHR and HEL will use the A350?

  • anon says:

    The NZ Sauvignon Blancs are a great deal. Three wines from Marlborough region and one from Hawkes Bay. £66 for 12 bottles of nice wine +1000 Avios – cannot go wrong. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  • Nick_C says:

    My NZ Sauvignon Blancs arrived this afternoon. As ordered and at the correct price. I emailed Laithwaites about the missing 750 avios. They replied in less than 20 minutes, and promised they will hit my account within 14 days.

    (The wines were also nicely chilled thanks to the cold weather, but I resisted the temptation!)

    • the real harry1 says:

      strange – we both our wine now but no points at all unlike several others here – too soon to do anything about it…got the screenshot