Malaysia Airlines is running a special promotion with Visa this weekend.
You can save an additional 5% on all tickets in both Economy and Business as long as you travel by 6th May. You can ONLY get the discount if you book via this page of the Malaysia Airlines website.
The offer will be running every weekend until the end of March, but this weekend it coincides with – and doubles up with – the January sale savings. As well as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines has good connections to Australia and elsewhere in Asia.
Remember that you earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly with Malaysia Airlines as both are members of the oneworld alliance.
Malaysia Airlines has recently taken delivery of new A350-900 aircraft and is now operating them on the Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur route. There are two daily departures from Terminal 4 at 10.25 and 21.25.
Full details of the new planes are on their website here. The Business Class layout looks pretty good. It is a staggered 1-2-1 or 1-2-2 layout, similar to Aer Lingus. It even has two Aer Lingus-style ‘throne’ seats on the right-hand side. On the left, one row has ‘table / seat’, the one behind ‘seat / table’ and so on, so that your feet slot under the table area of the seat in front. The Qatar Qsuite works in a similar way.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)