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Malaysia Airlines launches a new UK flight sale in Economy and Business

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Malaysia Airlines is running a UK sale this week in both Economy and Business.

You can book until 8th May for travel between:

Economy:

  • now and 4th July
  • 27th August to 5th December
  • 9th January to 31st March 2020

Business:

  • 2nd May to 31st March 2020

Malaysia Airlines sale

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)