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Bits: 1000 Avios from Marriott posting, British Airways to launch Nashville?

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News in brief:

1,000 Avios for joining Marriott Rewards posting

Two months ago I published an article, see here, showing how you could get 1,000 Avios points simply for joining Marriott Rewards – no stay required.

This was obviously very generous, and if you had a family British Airways account it made sense to sign up everyone in it who was not already a member.  Unfortunately Marriott found the response too overwhelming and the deal was pulled shortly after.

The good news is that Marriott seems to be honouring the deal.  You may already have 1,000 Avios in your account.  If you don’t, go to the Marriott site here and log in.

In the corner, you may see this:

Marriott 1000 Avios

…. which means that the points are on their way and will be with Avios soon.


British Airways to launch Nashville?

Reports in the US media state that British Airways is about to launch a new route to Nashville, potentially as soon as this week.

Interestingly, “incentives are likely to be included”.  This is likely to involve discounts on airport fees or a payment to BA to be spent on jointly marketing Nashville and British Airways.  If you see a sponsored post of HfP soon discussing the joys of Nashville, you’ll know where the money came from.

The good news for Avios collectors is that, on the day tickets go on sale, the usual two Club World and four economy Avios seats will be opened up on every flight.

If you were thinking about a US holiday but couldn’t get Avios redemption seats on the dates you needed to travel, this could be a solution.  Availability is virtually guaranteed if you choose Nashville and book as soon as the announcement is made.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.)

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