News in brief:
BA Holidays Avios bonus being halved
Currently the earning rate is 2 Avios per £1 spent. This is on top of the Avios you earn from the flight and from the credit card used for booking.
For new bookings from 2nd October the rate will be cut to 1 Avios per £1. The upside is that, going forward, you will also be able to earn 1 Avios per £1 spent on hotels, car hire and sightseeing excursions through BA Holidays when no flight is involved. You can see the details at the bottom of this page of The Club magazine.
Thanks to Graham.
Flying Blue promo awards
These routes are being released on the first day of every month and can be booked as early as three months in advance.
The Flying Blue promo awards website is here. The new batch of deals must be booked by the end of September for travel in November or December.
Some of the interesting long-haul premium economy and business class deals include:
Paris to Cayenne (business) – 50% off at 75,000 miles return
Europe to Vancouver (world business class) – 25% off at 93,750 return
Europe to Johannesburg (economy) – 50% off at 30,000 miles return
Europe to Shanghai (premium economy) – 25% off at 120,000 miles return
Europe to Hong Kong (premium economy) – 25% off at 120,000 miles return
Europe to Bangkok (premium economy) – 25% off at 120,000 miles return
Europe to Seoul (business) – 25% off at 150,000 miles return
30% bonus buying Club Carlson points
This is rubbish, frankly, given that there have been promotions as high as 75% lately. I only recommend it if you need to top up your account for an immediate redemption.
On the other hand there is still time to sign up for another Club Carlson promotion which is way better: Free Fridays.
For every two stays you make before 1st July and 30th September, you will receive a free Friday night at ANY Club Carlson hotel worldwide. We covered this offer here.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)