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News in brief:

Virgin Flying Club offer on Boston flights

Virgin Flying Club is running a special deal on the new Manchester to Boston route in Upper Class.

For bookings made by 2nd May, you can book Manchester – Boston for 70,000 Flying Club miles return on off-peak dates and 90,000 miles return on peak dates.

There are also special mileage deals for upgrading from either Economy or Premium Economy.

The standard cost for Manchester – Boston in Upper Class would be 95,000 miles off-peak and 115,000 miles peak.

Full details are on this special page of the Virgin Atlantic website.

Boston

Redeem Delta Skymiles with Westjet

If you have Delta Skymiles from travel in the US, or from an American Express Membership Rewards transfer, you now have a new redemption option.

Delta now allows redemptions on Canadian airline Westjet, albeit only in Economy.

One-way redemption costs are:

  • Domestic Canada / US – 12,500 Miles
  • Mexico / Caribbean – 17,500 Miles
  • Hawaii – 22,500 Miles
  • Europe – 30,000 Miles

You can find out more on the Canadian Kilometres site here.  I can’t find much information on Delta’s own site just yet.

Westjet

Double earnings on the Tesco debit card begin today

It is a while since this announcement was first made so it may have slipped your mind.  From today, the Clubcard earning rate on the Tesco Bank debit card is quadrupled when you shop in Tesco or buy Tesco petrol.

You will now earn 1 Clubcard point (2.4 Avios or 2.5 Virgin Flying Club miles) for every £1 spent in Tesco and charged to a Tesco debit card.

This rate is guaranteed to remain in place until at least April 2019.

This now makes the Tesco debit card four times as generous as the Tesco Clubcard MasterCard!  The MasterCard earns 1 Clubcard point per £4 in Tesco and 1 per £8 elsewhere.

Full details are on the Tesco Bank site here.  Thanks to Jonathan.

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Comments

  1. the real harry1 says:

    they’re pretty stupid about all this
    https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/apr/01/airline-food-waste-landfill-incineration-airports-recycling-iberia-qantas-united-virgin

    why not just allow ‘force’ most passengers to choose their meal choice at booking stage?

    • Genghis says:

      Agreed. It saves money and passengers like it (I like to choose my meal ex-LHR)

    • Because while this is a benefit you’d like, a large chunk of passengers change their flights – and by definition these are the higher-yielding ones. No matter how many Ts&Cs you put in shouting ‘not applicable if you change your flight’ you’d still annoy too many of these people. The logistics of moving catering from one flight to another (they’re built a few hours in advance) is extremely difficult and there’d be just as much waste.

  2. Tesco has now reopened applications for the current accounts but new applicants need to transfer in £750 each month and have 3 direct debits in order to qualify for the 3% interest

    • Interesting, the direct debit requirement definitely makes it more of a pain for folk, although I’m not surprised at them doing it – here’s hoping no retrospective changes for existing accounts!

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