News in brief:
Qatar Airways to launch Cardiff with a Boeing 787
I must be honest. When Qatar Airways announced its plans to launch flights from Cardiff, I assumed that it would use a short-haul aircraft. This is what it does out of some other smaller cities.
This week, however, Qatar Airways announced that Cardiff services will start on 1st May – using a Boeing 787. It will fly daily.
This is very bullish, because Qatar needs to create a brand new market for long-haul travel out of the airport. It isn’t just about enticing flyers to switch airlines, they need to change behaviour and stop people driving down the M4 to Heathrow. They have 254 seats to fill every day.
This is great news for Avios collectors in Wales. Avios availability should be excellent on this route, at least in the early days as the route builds up. We will hopefully see some good sale fares as well.
If you want to know about other Avios redemption ideas from outside London, this HFP article looks at Avios flights from UK regional airports.
Last chance to get 500 Avios or Amex points with £25 Amazon spend
Tomorrow is the last day for the fantastic American Express Amazon offer. It is available for many – but not all – British Airways American Express, Amex Gold and Amex Platinum cardholders.
If you haven’t done yet, check your offers on your online statement page for a combination of:
Get 500 / 1,000 Avios / Membership Rewards points when you spend £25 at amazon.co.uk before 17th September using your BA Amex / Amex Gold / Platinum card
If you are making a purchase at Amazon, we are always grateful if you use our HFP Amazon link which is here (click). We earn a small commission on your purchase which helps keep us ticking over. Thank you.
12% off Charles Tyrwhitt shirts this weekend – and earn Avios
Finally, shirt company Charles Tyrwhitt is offering 12% off everything – no minimum order – this weekend with code UK12CT.
(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.)