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Bits: Have breakfast with Alex Cruz, goodbye Diners Club, PartnerPlusBenefit double points

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News in brief:

Have breakfast with Alex Cruz

British Airways Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz, is speaking at a breakfast organised by one of our readers for the trade group UK Israel Business.

It takes place at 8am on Wednesday 25th April in the City.  Non-members of UK Israel Business are welcome to come along – you can buy tickets here for £30 + VAT.

Diners Club withdraws from the UK market

Diners Club finally withdraws from the UK consumer market

I know what you’re thinking …. you thought it already had.  No, it was still plugging away as ‘the charge card that time forgot’.  We used to mention it occasionally on Head for Points but at some point in the last 18 months they withdrew all of their travel rewards.

The UK and Irish consumer card is being closed imminently.  Diners Club in the UK will still exist, for now, as a corporate charge card.  Thanks to Neil for this.

Good PartnerPlusBenefit promo on European flights

PartnerPlusBenefit is the Star Alliance version of the British Airways On Business scheme.  It gives points to businesses – on top of the air miles given to travellers – when their employees fly.  My last background article is here.

Until 30th April, flights booked and flown from the UK and Ireland to Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich or Geneva will earn double BenefitPoints. Double BenefitPoints can also be earned for any Eurowings direct flight to Berlin-Tegel, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Salzburg, Stuttgart and Vienna.

For readers in Scotland, any Lufthansa Group flights booked and flown in Ap‍ril from Glasgow to Frankfurt, Munich or Dusseldorf will earn TRIPLE BenefitPoints.

(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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Comments

  1. ZumoDeNaranja says:

    Richard,

    My bitter experience suggests you will have a months-long struggle, at the end of which your heart will be full of hate towards Avis customer “service” and your account NOT full of the points you are due. Add to this random availability of “guaranteed” upgrades and you may begin to see why I used to be Avis PC but am now Hertz PC (and happily so) !

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