News in brief:
Kate Spade New York at Heathrow Terminal 5
Kate Spade New York has opened a shop at Heathrow Terminal 5.
The brand continues to grow internationally and Heathrow T5 is their first shop at a UK airport.
The pop-up shop will be open for the next 8 months.
New ski routes on BA from Manchester
British Airways has announced two new Winter-only routes out of Manchester. These will use the Embraer 190 aircraft which are usually based at London City Airport but sit unused over the weekend.
Every Saturday from December until April there will be flights to Salzburg (below) and Chambery.
In addition BA has announced that after a short break from October, the weekly service to London City Airport will resume in December. There will be with flights to Manchester on Fridays and down to London on Sundays.
All flights can be booked on the BA website. Avios seats are also now available – even if you based in London, it may be worth taking the train to Manchester if you can use points and avoid the astonishingly high fares on the Salzburg route on key weekends.
20% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn in Germany
Radisson has launched another promotion, this time focussed on Germany.
If you book your Radisson Blu or Park Inn stay in advance by 31st August, you will get 20% off the Best Available Rate.
Full payment has to be made when booking.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)