Malaysia Airlines is running a UK sale this week in both Economy and Business.
You can book until 8th May for travel between:
- now and 4th July
- 27th August to 5th December
- 9th January to 31st March 2020
- 2nd May to 31st March 2020
It is worth a look because you earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly with Malaysia Airlines as both are members of the oneworld alliance. The sale pricing is here.
Don’t forget the current Lufthansa and SWISS Business and First Class sale, however, which is substantially more aggressive to destinations where both airports fly. Click here for that deal. You need two travellers for the Lufthansa / SWISS deals and of course you won’t earn any Avios or tier points.
As well as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines has good connections to Australia, Thailand, Bali, the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia. There are two daily departures from Heathrow Terminal 4 at 10.25 and 21.25.
You can find out more about their seats in my A350 aircraft tour review which also includes a bit of video. You can also learn more about the A350 seating on this page of the airline website. I reviewed the Malaysia Airlines Heathrow lounge here.
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.
Click here to take a look at the Malaysia Airlines sale prices.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.