Bits: Good business fares with KLM, 23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios, new Miles & More deal with The Economist

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News in brief:

Good business class fares with KLM

KLM has currently got some good Business Class fare offers running.  The lead prices based on departure from Heathrow are:

Abu Dhabi from £1,269

Bangkok from £1,489

Bangakore from £ 1,459

Beijing from £1,869

Dubai from £1,229

Taipei from £1,549

There are also some good fares in Economy. All sale fares are here.  The flights must be booked by TOMORROW, Monday 26th February.

KLM 747 business class

23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios redemption via

In Lesson 15 of our Avios Redemption University series we discussed Avios redemptions on Flybe.

What’s interesting is that a standard cash ticket bought on Flybe does not include checked luggage whereas an Avios redemption via does.  (Flybe tickets booked via should also come with a free suitcase although you are told otherwise during the booking process – for safety book on

According to the website this can be a suitcase up to 20kg.  It turns out that this was changed to 23kg in May 2017 and, last week, the website was finally updated to reflect this.

Thanks to Graham for this information.

New Miles & More miles offer with The Economist

As Miles & More miles are harder to collect in the UK than Avios, it’s worth taking a look at the current promotion with The Economist.  It is, however, worse than their previous offers.

If you subscribe by 28th February you can earn up to 7,600 Miles & More miles depending on whether you want to read the magazine digitally, on paper or both.

There are three options:

Print Only or Digital Only for £145 each: 5,800 miles (was 8,700 miles last year)

Print and Digital for £179: 7,600 miles (was 11,400 miles last year)

You are technically paying 2.5p per mile when subscribing to either the print or the digital version.  If you choose the print and digital package you will pay 2.4p per mile – and in both cases you will obviously get the magazine on top.  This is too much money per mile if you are not at all interested in reading The Economist. If you were to buy a subscription anyway, this is an ok deal.  If you are self-employed you should also be able to write off the subscription as a business expense.

The page to subscribe is here.

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  1. HappyHarry says:

    On the BE luggage allowances:

    If you redeem on and your flight is BE or BA coded, then you get 23kg for free
    If you redeem on and your flight is BA coded, you get 23kg for free
    If you redeem on and your flight is BE coded, you get NO CHECKED ALLOWANCE

    This caught be out recently but ti be fair to BA it is very clearly stated on their website…

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