News in brief:
25% off a Priority Pass airport lounge card
To celebrate its 25% anniversary, Priority Pass is offering 25% off its airport lounge access cards for a limited period.
If both you and your partner travel heavily, you’d get a better overall deal by paying £450 for American Express Platinum which comes with two Priority Pass cards, each of which gives you a free guest as well. This means a family of four can get into a lounge.
For more occasional travellers, buying a pass outright may make sense. There are various combinations of upfront fee vs on-going cost per visit, although oddly you cannot buy a card which does what the Amex Plat card does, ie unlimited access for you and a guest.
Priority Pass cards start at £51 in the sale, although most people would find the ‘£127 with 10 free visits’ version better value. Details of the various options are here.
Good Asia sale on Finnair
Finnair has launched its Summer sale.
There are special Business Class fares to Asia from the UK via Helsinki, valid until 20th June 2017 for travel between 1st September 2017 and 31st March 2018 (dates vary by route).
What makes this sale attractive is that:
you can start from London, Manchester and Edinburgh
Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points
Finnair is flying brand a new A350 aircraft on many routes with excellent business class seats
Compared to the Club World seat the 1-2-1 configuration is a major improvement. You can read Rob’s review of the new Finnair A350 business class seat here.
During the sale a return flight to Shanghai in Business Class starts at £1,428 (not bad for a flight starting in London) and return flights to Tokyo start at £2,505 (a bit toppy).
Click here to see the prices out of London, Edinburgh and Manchester in both business and economy class.
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:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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.)