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News in brief:

Earn 500 Avios with Deliveroo – new and existing customers

British Airways Executive Club has a new partnership for UK customers of online food delivery app Deliveroo.

If you have never ordered from Deliveroo before, you will receive 500 Avios points with your first order.  (You could open a new account via someone else in your household with a BA account if you are already a Deliveroo customer yourself.)

For new and existing customers, there is a second bonus.  You will receive 500 bonus Avios for every £100 spent with Deliveroo between 1st June and 1st September.

This is how the deal works:

  1. Download the Deliveroo app or visit the deliveroo.co.uk
  2. When placing your order use the promotional code AVIOSUK on checkout
  3. Deliveroo will send you a promotional code within 30 days of your order
  4. Visit aviosvouchers.com and enter your promotional code to claim your Avios

Further details can be found on ba.com here.

Deliveroo Avios offer

New British Airways cabin crew strike dates announced

If you thought that British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew had given up their fight for improved working conditions, you were wrong.  Whilst a new pay deal has been agreed in principle, it includes sanctions against crew who went on strike which are not seen as acceptable.

‘Mixed Fleet’ crew who are members of Unite will be striking on 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th June.

Because of the myriad of BA cabin crew fleets, this will not have a huge impact on services.  During previous strikes, British Airways has managed to ensure that every passenger flew on the day they were meant to fly.  That said, some flights to popular destinations will be merged together and some passengers will find themselves on chartered aircraft.

The strike will only impact Heathrow flights.  Gatwick and London City flights will operate as normal.

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Comments (65)

  • Little money says:

    When is the next BA sale likely? (I read that they often appear in June)

  • Rob hutch says:

    Avios supporting Deliveroos zero hours contracts based business? They’ll be teaming up with Wonga next. One to avoid this.

    • Lou says:

      I could never order anything via Deliveroo until there has been significant organisational changes. My heart is so heavy for those couriers who risk their lives on the road so that they can make ends meet on the pitiful pay offered. It has to stop

    • Mr Dee says:

      Forgetting how they treat their workers, the service is unreliable and there as for premium restaurants there is no review system so literally you could be ordering from a low quality burger type van making itself out to be a restaurant (Yes I have seen this)

  • Genghis says:

    OT. Just over 25k cc points added this morning from the ink deal

    • Doug says:

      Why do I get 800 per £2.50 not the 600 always mentioned here, not complaining. If I temp switched to Virgin and then back again to Avios would I likely lose the special rate?

      • the real harry1 says:

        you have got a ‘grandfathered’ rate – lucky you

      • Alan says:

        You’re on the old, more generous, grandfathered rate. I don’t think switching affects this but will wait for someone with direct experience to come along – I’m on the 600pt rate!

      • avidsaver says:

        I get the same. This is an old “grandfathered” rate for being a higher spending customer in the deep distant past! I’ve not transferred recently but changing between Avios or BA Exec to Virgin and back again has never effected this 800 rate.

      • David Ottley says:

        It is because you were a premier customer at Tesco Clubcard years and years ago when spending over a certain figure at Tesco’s in a collecting period made you one. The benefits were subsequently preserved for Avios (Air Miles at the time). I too get the increased rate. Don’t worry, you’ve certainly earned it!

        • Fenny says:

          I have a Tesco World MasterCard, which is probably the only reason I’m on the old rate. I’ve never spent a bucket load at Tescos, but always got 800 points. And no, it’s not affected by switching to Virgin miles and back again. I mix and match my redemptions depending on offers.

    • Anna says:

      Got mine as well.

    • Tom says:

      Offer been pulled on Tesco website… No cancellation emails yet but I suspect they are on their way!

    • Grimz says:

      Nothing for me yet. No email for cancelation of order either yet so still hopeful!

  • Jaff says:

    Hi Rob,
    I am due to fly my first first ( BA promotion of free upgrade when buying a J ricket) to JFK on 17 June so my heart sank when I read this post regarding cabin crew strike action.

    Is the impact likely to be high on transatlantic services?

  • IslandDweller says:

    Gareth. There are clear links to increased accidents if you require workers to complete a task in a set time no matter what the circumstances (and they get zero pay if they don’t hit the deadline). Furthermore, indications from initial Court tests are that they do match the criteria to be counted as employees, but they don’t get any support network (health and safety policies??) from Deliveroo. This is straight back to Victorian exploitation. I won’t touch it with a barge pole.

  • the real harry1 says:

    O/T split tickets (rail travel)

    might be useful to run this again as a reminder – one of the articles that can give outstanding savings if HFP readers can use the tip

    just bought my kids their latest half-term split tickets – they take the train to school

    the split ticket cost was about £110 vs £130 for not splitting

    £20 x2 kids
    x 6 half terms
    = £240 per annum

    also works on one-hit rail journeys, not just season tickets

  • Neil says:

    Would love to get the 500 Avios from Deliveroo, but for some very annoying reason they don’t deliver to me. They deliver to basically everyone else in the same area as me (South London), but for some reason my postcode seems to have fallen through the cracks and I can’t get it.

    I even get the drivers going down my road, and they even pickup food from the places that are at the end of my road (literally 20 seconds walk), but have a different postcode.

    Contacted them a couple of times but they don’t seem to understand what I’m on about and just say “We’ll let you know when it’s available in your area”.

    • Crafty says:

      I know someone who works there who could get it sorted if you email me.

  • Ben says:

    Hi,
    I am due to fly back from Johannesburg to London Heathrow on the 16th June (when the strike starts). Do you think as the crew will already be in Johannesburg my flight will be as normal or will I be stuck out there?

    Thanks

    Ben

    • Rob says:

      All long-haul flights go out, don’t worry about that. The worst that can happen is that they close down First Class, as they have in the past on some flights, to free up some crew.

      • Ben says:

        Ahhh, ok thats great. Its a work trip to defo not flying first 😉

        • Nick says:

          More importantly than that, CREW ALREADY DOWNROUTE DO NOT STRIKE. They work their full pattern. Crew in JNB on the 16th would have left London on the 14th, when ops were normal (there’s no dispensation to start striking early!). At the same time, flights back from South Africa will be affected for two days after the ‘official’ strike as these are the return legs of affected sectors. That said, there are far more likely routes to be hit than that, so either way the risk is low.