News in brief:
Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals
Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion. This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow.
If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, you can save up to £69 which is the maximum standard one-way surcharge.
Your car needs to be picked up from Avis at Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport or Stansted Airport and be dropped off at one of the following locations:
Airports: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Prestwick;
Downtown: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Queen Street Train Station, Inverness and Manchester
This offer expires on 12th August and can be booked here. Thanks to Caroline.
BA potential mixed fleet strike
British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew have announced another two week strike, starting on 2nd August.
If the strike goes ahead, it will be the 11th strike since 2016.
Flights from Gatwick, Stansted and London City are not impacted, and the number of Heathrow cancellations during the current action appears to be modest.
During the previous strikes BA has been cancelling flights to Doha, moving passengers to Qatar Airways and freeing up cabin crew, as well as leasing nine fully crewed aircraft from Qatar Airways. This means that more of us will be getting the chance to fly on a Qatar Airways short haul plane this summer.
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.)