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 (October 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.