Bits: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit, Germania flying for BA, Clubcard to BA competition

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HFP Exclusive: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit on your next stay

We wanted to remind you today of the special deal we are currently running with Hotels.com.

Hotels.com has once again offered Head for Points readers an exclusive promotion code to help boost your Hotels.com Rewards account.

And, unlike many Hotels.com promotions, this one is valid on virtually every hotel on their site – including all branded hotels.

When you make a booking at Hotels.com by 18th February using our special code, you will receive one free extra credit in Hotels.com Rewards.  The minimum stay required is 2 nights, the maximum stay 28 days.  You can only earn one extra credit per account via this offer.

Full details – and the promotional code you need – are in this HFP article.

Germania now flying for British Airways

The flotilla of airlines now operating flights on behalf of British Airways is growing.  BA is struggling with aircraft as it tries to utilise the Monarch slots it recently bought at Gatwick Airport (and which must be used or forfeited) as well as having other aircraft in maintenance for ‘densification’.

As far as we can tell, this is current list of airlines now flying on behalf of British Airways:

From Gatwick:

Germania (no Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)

Titan (with Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)

BA CityFlyer (an Embraer 190 usually working out of London City with 2×2 seating, with Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)

From Heathrow:

Aer Lingus (no Club Europe, free drinks and snacks in Euro Traveller)

The randomness adds a bit of extra excitement every time you book, although the impact services should already be showing at ba.com.

Now Clubcard launches a  BA competition ….. which is best?

A few days ago we wrote about the current quarter’s Clubcard to Avios and Clubcard to Flying Club offers.  BA hadn’t confirmed a special deal at that time but we have more info now.

If you convert your Clubcard points to Avios via a British Airways Executive Club account you can win a trip to Kefalonia.

The prize is two return BA Club Europe flights from London Heathrow and three nights at one of three hotels (the winner can choose between Ionian Emerald 5*, Kefalonia Grand 4* and Avithos Resort 4*).  The winner must be one of the people travelling. The prize is valid between 15th May and 31st August 2018.

Every £5 of Clubcard vouchers you convert gives you one entry.  Auto-conversions get two entries per £5.

The deadline to convert is 31st March.

Should you convert to Avios via BA or avios.com?   Assuming you are bothered about the two competitions, the BA prize is worth around £1,000 – £1,200 I think.  The avios.com competition has a total prize pot of £10,000.  However, the largest avios.com prize is 50,000 Avios which we’d value at £500.  Therefore the question is whether you would like more chances to win a prize (via avios.com) or win the prize with the highest value (via ba.com) ……

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. OT I have in the back of my mind 500 Avios due to credit to Iberia “no later than February in any case” or some other vague phrase. Appreciate that’s not much to go on but does anyone recall what this was for, and when in Feb the points were due to credit?

  2. O/T but wanted to point out that for all the general griping about BA, using avios for short haul travel is still fantastic value. Living in Germany & Switzerland now, and with the de-facto Lufthansa monopoly on many routes out of Stuttgart and Zurich, the prices are astonishing, with very little ability to reduce the cost using miles (miles and more useless for short haul travel).
    Examples: return ROM – STR this weekend on Eurowings – 380 euros each.
    ZRH – VIE – STR on Thursday – 450 Euros.

    I’m really beginning to miss the executive club!

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