Bits: £20 Eurowings Amex cashback, Etihad sale, double Qatar miles, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt offer

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News in brief:

£20 Eurowings cashback

American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc.

If your account is targeted and you register (see your online statement page) you will get £20 back on a £100 Eurowings transaction.  You need to make your booking by 19th March.

Eurowings American Express cashback

Etihad launches its January sale

Etihad has launched its January sale for departures from London and Manchester.

Business Class pricing starts from £1719 to Abu Dhabi.  Bangkok is £1799 and Australia is from £3149 return.  Full details are here.

However ….. if you have an American Express card – and who doesn’t on HFP? – you can book via this special link and get an additional discount as long as you are travelling before the end of June.  The saving is 10% of base fare, which will be under 10% after adjusting for taxes and charges.

Sale bookings must be made by 19th January.  You can travel until 3rd December except for short black-out periods over Easter and the last week of August.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles via UK credit cards

As a reminder, Etihad no longer has its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – up to 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile.

Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent, reviewed here) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent, reviewed here).

Etihad January sale

Double Qatar Airways miles – including qualifying miles

Last weekend we covered the current Qatar Airways offer for new members to Privilege Club.  Join via this link and you’ll receive up to 5,000 bonus miles when you credit your first flight.  You also get a 50% discount on the number of qualifying miles required for status.

Interestingly Qatar Airways has just launched a new offer which gives double Qmiles and double status points for Business and First Class.  Economy passengers get a 50% bonus.  It isn’t clear if these offers double up.  Can you earn double status miles and also be promoted to elite status under the ‘50% lower threshold for new members’ offer?

Here are the rules – you need to register via the Qatar Airways website where you will find full details:

  • This offer is applicable to Privilege Club main members.
  • Booking period: 7 January 2019 to 28 February 2019 [which means it will cover the big Qatar Airways sale which I think launches next week]
  • Registration period: 7 January 2019 to 5 March 2019
  • Travel period: 7 January 2019 to 31 August 2019
  • To be eligible for this offer:
    • Members need to register for this offer on or before 5 March 2019 by logging into their account at qmiles.com and selecting this offer from “My offers” on your dashboard menu.
    • Members whose travel date is before 5 March 2019 should register at least 24 hours prior to travel.

Charles Tyrwhitt Avios offer

New Avios-earning Charles Tyrwhitt promotion

Avios partner (you earn 4 Avios per £1) Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new discount code.  This covers shirts, suits, ties …. the lot.

The code you need online is UKD1.  You save:

  • £5 on a £50 order
  • £10 on a £75 order
  • £15 on a £100 order

The website is here and you need to order by 29th January.  You can also earn Avios in their shops, although this offer does not apply – just tell the staff your British Airways Executive Club number at the till.  I’ve seen grumbling from some readers about Avios not posting correctly for in-store purchases although it clearly does no harm to try if you are buying anyway.

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Comments

  1. Damn it! Just booked a Eurowings flight to go to Cologne for a wedding in July, on Wednesday!

  2. OT: I have the hotel statuses from a previous Amex Plat. None of the statuses seems to have fallen in the 8 months or so I didn’t have a Amex Plat. Have a new Amex Plat now, is there any need, point or benefit from trying to click through the links again? Would it in some way extend the life of these statuses, to be specific Hilton and Marriott. I assume what status I have with IHG is from their Premium card. Mostly this doesn’t matter as I seldom book direct, but never know what might change. I’m right in thinking that the SPG/Marriott thing reduced the value of the Amex status, as in no breakfast and no benefits on 3rd party bookings?

    • Just wait until you drop back then use the links to reupgrade. Correct re SPG/Marriott.

      • Although in fairness the previous SPG Gold never had a breakfast benefit anyway, there was just a short crossover period post-merger where it was a little more generous?

  3. OT: Can BA eVouchers be used to pay for seat selection or are they restricted to flights only?

  4. O/T – trying to reduce the cost of a 1-way car rental LAX to Vegas…..anyone know of any member discounts that reduce/eliminate 1-way fees? I’m top-tier with a number of car rental agencies but can’t seem to find a decent deal for 8 days in early Feb.

    • Reeferman says:

      @ Mikee
      Try priceline dot com – once you’ve found a suitable deal, you don’t have to book thru them of course.

    • How much are prices currently.. .?

    • Also try autoslash dot com

      • Will try Autoslash and Priceline….currently getting $450 for a full size for a 9 day 1 way rental.

        • Found the BA Gold AWD code N744400 for Avis gave me a 9 day 1 way LAX-LAS convertible rental for £260 (using Avis Australia site). BA website also gave the same rate with additional driver included but need to pay up front).

  5. O/T: Quick question – I presume it is possible to change an Avios booking on a Qantas flight in Australia by paying a small fee, as with a BA flight from the UK?

    • IIRC would still be £35 change fee so given the small cost of QF redemptions within Oz you’d probably be better cancelling for refund of Avios (no fee to pay as covered by cash component you give up) then paying for a new booking?

  6. O/T just applied for my first SPG (or what was) card and input my new combined Marriott/spg number when applying…has this worked for other people or do you have to set up a new account and then merge them?

  7. Follow on OT to my this morning’s Marriott Cancun Resort

    Having spoken to hotel, they will indeed charge resort fees of ~$210.
    I have an option to change booking to Westin Resort and Spa in the same hotel zone.
    This is the same category 5 hotel but same number of points needed and online it shows availability.

    I do not want to move my booking just for the sake of resort fees but can anyone offer any advise whether between Marriott and Westin which one should I opt for?
    Staying with family – 4 people.

    • I’d be very careful re touching a travel package booking, esp if it’s an old cat one. Lots of talk of reps mucking things up and it taking ages to sort. If you definitely want to change then they need to detach booking first before cancelling stay. Probably worth having a look/posting in the massive FlyerTalk Marriott TP thread as lots of expertise there.

  8. O/T Just saw this on M&M website. Not sure it was mentioned here before.

    Join Heathrow Rewards now and you’ll receive 1,000 Heathrow Reward points when you spend £80 or more in one day at Heathrow and use your Heathrow Rewards card. Remember to add promotion code LH2019 when you register to qualify for this offer, or use the link below. Valid for sign-ups until 31 Jan 2019.

  9. OT does anyone know any way to find ‘sold and fulfilled by amazon’ products on amazon? The products I want are sold by different companies but shipped by amazon, want to make use of the 15 off code.
    Thanks

    • Gin and Tonic Please says:

      You used to be able to filter for it on the LH side, but I think that’s now gone. Can’t see another option I’m afraid.

    • When it says ‘show other sellers’, click. If Amazon is not the cheapest they show the cheaper firm instead by default but you can switch.

  10. OT Bits: just to confirm a data point. Booked IHG credit card reward night a few weeks back – cancelled it today and the free night voucher immediately reappeared. Note this was done whilst still within the voucher validity period.

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