These deals only arrived at HfP on Friday morning, so I’m doing this article as an extra round-up. If you are reading this via the emails on Saturday, the deals – except for Sixt – will still be live.
Congratulations to Rhys, our intern, who managed to get one of the 100 x £175 Air New Zealand economy flights to Los Angeles that they were selling at 10am! Another reader posted in the comments that they got a pair too.
Air France KLM
This one looks genuinely good in Business Class. Book by Monday. Deals include Amman at £979, Tokyo £1589, Shanghai £1669, Dubai £1349 etc. Details are here. Economy and Premium Economy deals also available.
Air New Zealand
ANZ has now confirmed its Heathrow to Los Angeles pricing – Economy £299, Premium Economy £699, Business Premier £2099. A reader emailed to say that code LA30 takes an additional £30 off, meaning that you can fly Air New Zealand to LA in Economy for just £269 return. Book by Monday, travel dates vary by class. Full details are on their site here.
Blacklane – save 20%
Chauffeur / executive cars group Blacklane is offering 20% off all rides booked this weekend (you can book for a future date) using code BLACKFRIDAY18.
We have started to use Blacklane at non-UK airports, especially when we are with the kids and I would prefer to have a driver at the gate waiting for me. You can also earn airline miles on Blacklane bookings, although not with BA or Virgin. You can sign up for a Blacklane account here.
Various deals available in all classes to Asia, Australia and New Zealand – worth a look but they are not the most aggressive offers I have ever seen. Book by 30th November. Details are here.
Conde Nast Traveller – £19 for a year
Until midnight Friday (EDIT: extended over the weekend!) you can buy a 1-year subscription for £19. The same deal applies to GQ, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Vogue, Wired etc. The link is here.
Various deals in Economy and Business, typically £2000-ish to Abu Dhabi, Singapore etc. Book by 26th November 2018 for travel between 15th January and 15th June 2019. Full details are here.
Lufthansa – save £25
Lufthansa is offering £25 off any flight booked before Monday night. There is NO minimum spend, although the discount only applies to the base fare and not taxes. You need to use this page of the Lufthansa website – the code is shown at the top.
Sixt – save 25%
25% discount globally on car rentals. This is a FRIDAY ONLY deal. You can find out more here.
Vueling – from €22.99
One-way sale fares from the UK from €22.99 (not bad given that APD is £13!). Book by Sunday night. Details are here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.