Bits: Rolling Luggage Avios change, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, 3 x Flying Blue miles with Accor

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News in brief:

Rolling Luggage Avios earning change

Last week Rolling Luggage and Avios launched their new partnership with a generous Avios earning rate.

The earning rate was:

  • 5 Avios per £1 spent
  • 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase
  • 750 Avios bonus with your second purchase within 12 months

Rolling Luggage has now changed the Avios bonus by adding a minimum spend to the terms.  This has nothing to do with a rush of orders for £8 luggage tags from their site ….

You will now receive a bonus of 1,000 Avios with your first purchase over £100.  A second purchase of £50+ within 12 months will trigger a further 750 bonus Avios.

At present you can only collect Avios online via their website here. In the next couple of weeks Rolling Luggage will launch their in-store Avios collection.

Luxury Travel Fair

Free Luxury Travel Fair tickets

The Luxury Travel Fair is back at Olympia in London from 2nd-5th November.

To be honest, this is not a hugely exciting event.  It is essentially just a lot of high-end hotels and travel agents in booths.  You don’t, for example, get airlines bringing along their latest business class seats to try out.

The fact that they actually charge for tickets is a bit cheeky.  However, until 15th September you can order free tickets via their website using code LTFTWO in return for a £2.50 handling fee.  If you live nearby then it is worth popping in.  We don’t recommend it at the standard price of £14.50 in advance or £15.50 on the door.

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Triple Accor miles for Flying Blue members

Accor Hotels (Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery, Ibis, Pullman etc) has launched a promotion exclusively for Air France / KLM Flying Blue members.

Le Club AccorHotels members who have chosen automatic conversion to Flying Blue miles can earn triple miles on stays between 1st October and 31st December.

Flying Blue members usually earn the usual 1 mile per 2 Accor points earned, with non-status members receiving up to 2.5 points per €1 depending on brand.

Assuming you are staying at one of their premium hotel brands which earn 2.5 Accor points per €1, this promotion will get you 7.5 Accor points per €1 – equivalent to 3.75 Flying Blue miles per €1.  You will get even more miles if you have Accor status.

Every member can use this offer three times during the promotion period.  There is no minimum length of stay.

The offer page is here.

This offer is valid on advance bookings only, which must be made before 30th September 2017.

One warning – if you switch your Accor earning preferences from points to Flying Blue miles in order to take advantage of this offer, all of your existing Accor points will also be converted into Flying Blue.  If you don’t want this to happen, don’t sign up for this deal.

(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.)

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  1. OT – But Hilton Barclaycard related – I got my wife the card and triggered 10k spend end of July 17, paid it off around same time as well. When does she get Gold status in her Hilton account? Points from 10k spend have come accross

  2. I don’t know if it’s important or already noted but I’m getting this message on each page:

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  3. I’m getting a lot of warnings from the header down the pages. Tried to upload but it just gets kicked to another page of warnings. Anyone else?

  4. OT – does anyone have any experience of the american express platinum transaction dispute process? i realise it is dependant uppon the retailer response to some degree but is it any quicker than the “up to 8 weeks” in practice? amex have placed the debit on hold and i supplied all the inforamtion they asked at the time of opening the case but not heard anything from amex since. the retailer is using various excuses to delay when i contact them. the retailer doesnt yet know i’ve disputed the transaction. any indight into the process and timescales to expect would be welcome

    • i think you’re supposed to try and thrash it out with the retailer before involving amex?

      • excuse, after excuse, after excuse….for days and days

        i belive i have done the thrashing out

        • johnny_c-l says:

          Once you’ve raised a dispute I’d recommend keeping an eye on the status when you’re logged in as I’ve found that they correspond by post which is slow.

          I received a letter once dated a week previous asking for further info to be submitted by the COP the day I got the letter or else the case would be closed.

          If it’s a foreign transaction be prepared for little help from Amex; I must say I was disappointed with the service I received when disputing a transaction recently.

  5. OT – just signed into Iberia and for a brief moment a message flashed up – something to do with a celebratory partnership with Amex and 40% – then it disappeared. Any one else seen it?

    • There is an Iberia Plus / Amex Plat promotion offering 40,000 Avios (
      Is that perhaps what you saw Cate?

      • There is an ongoing Amex Promo in Spain delivering 1.25MR for every euro spent and a (stackable) 25% bonus when converting MR to Iberia. Its a 25th birthday of Amex Spain or something similar. Runs until the end of September and only available on Spanish Amex.

      • Nope it wasn’t EwanG but the 40,000 (or 40%??) was definitely there; in English and on a colorful (fireworks/siesta scene??) red back ground. I’m sorry, only got a quick glance. I waited for the offers to refresh but it had gone.

  6. Quick question: can my GF transfer her Amex MR points to my SPG account? We are registered at the same address.

  7. Nope it wasn’t EwanG but the 40,000 (or 40%??) was definitely there; in English and on a colorful (fireworks/siesta scene??) red back ground. I’m sorry, only got a quick glance. I waited for the offers to refresh but it had gone.

  8. Same here – should be able to make use of it.

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