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Bits: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

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News in brief:

British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members

If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match.

The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take the Iberia status match offer we wrote about here instead, as you will at least get lounge access.

British Airways Executive Club will give you nothing higher than Bronze status, which is not worth much.  Well, priority boarding and free seat selection seven days before you fly, but that’s about it.

You will also receive 9,000 bonus Avios when you credit four flights to British Airways Executive Club before the end of the year.  This is more interesting.

I suppose …. if you were being clever …. Emerald or Sapphire airberlin Topbonus members could match with both BA and Iberia.  Use the Iberia card to get into oneworld lounges but credit four flights to BA in order to pick up the 9,000 bonus Avios.

The offer is here on  Note that your BA account must have a German address.

Now TV

1,200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box

Tesco Direct is offering 500 bonus Clubcard points, worth 1200 Avios or 1250 Virgin Flying Club miles, when you buy a £20 NOW TV box before 22nd November.

Even better, you’ll also receive either one month of Sky Cinema, two months of Sky Entertainment or three months of Sky Kids for free as well.  Full details are in my Shopper Points article here.
David Hasselhoff

Ski & Snowboard Show in London

The Ski and Snowboard season is about to start and, if that floats your boat, the Ski & Snowboard Show London at the end of this month is the place to be.

Last year was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to this year’s show – and this is not necessarily due to the fact that David Hasselhoff will make an appearence on the opening day (or that you can have your picture taken AND receive a free t-shirt)!

Snow sports legend David Rice will also be at the Ski & Snowboard Show.

This year’s show will take place in Battersea Park from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October.

There will be a vast amount of exhibitors ranging from chalets companies to ski and snowboard gear as well as a free ice rink, freestyle shows on a 50ft real-snow kicker and Alpine street food.

Tickets are £20 for adults and £10 for children age 11-16 and can be booked on this website.

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Comments (100)

  • Roger says:

    Is anyone else having trouble logging into Amex website and/or App?

  • Gavin says:

    Off topic c/o Aegean forum on flyertalk – 500 award miles for opening the App, works across the Together account (their version of household account)

    A few people have Aegean as their star alliance scheme so worth a mention.

  • Steve-B says:

    @Genghis, catching up on yesterday’s trail, looks like you’re off to IC Porto. We’ve just come back from a long weekend there. Lovely hotel, very attentive front desk staff and well looked after as SE AMB with decent upgrade, so wouldn’t expect that you’ll have a problem retaining those status benefits. Great please to visit… people/ architecture/ ambience is excellent… you’ll enjoy. Just remember PP card as BA CE won’t get you lounge access.

    • Genghis says:

      Cheers Steve. I’m looking forward to it though not till June next year. We’re travelling onto Galicia overland and then onto Bilbao (my wife loves the restaurant scene there) with Air Nostrum (at some people’s valuation methods getting 7p / avios! 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    4 month cinema pass Nowtv box is currently available at Argos for £20