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

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News in brief:

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.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (37)

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  • 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

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