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We did a long piece yesterday on RED by Dufry, the loyalty scheme which covers the duty free stores at 27 UK airports – plus Eurostar and Eurotunnel – as well as many other European airports.  You can read it here.

As was pointed out in the comments, you can get 300 free RED by Dufry points by simply adding the promo code RED300POINTS to your account.

Open the app, click ‘My Profile’ in the top right corner, click ‘My Profile’, scroll down to ‘Promotional code’ and add RED300POINTS.  Importantly, you must then scroll down to the bottom of the page to click ‘Save Changes’.

The 300 points go on instantly.  You can’t exchange these for anything but you are moved closer to Gold status which usually requires 2,000 points.

Get 300 free RED by Dufry points in 30 seconds

There is confusion over Avios earning

There is some confusion over whether you do now earn Avios for purchases made outside Spain. The restrictive wording on the Iberia Plus website is no longer there, and the addition of US chain Hudson to the list of Dufry brands which earns Avios made me think it was now global.

If you look at the terms of the Avios offer on the Spanish Dufry site, however, it implies that this is only a Spanish offer.

I would trust the T&Cs over the Iberia website, so you should assume that I was wrong in the original version of the article yesterday and that Avios earning is not yet global. 


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (96)

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  • Will says:

    Another OT….has ANYONE actually received a card from Llloyds to replace their Avios AMEX card? I had a letter in Feb saying that my card would be replaced in two months but since then…nothing. My AMEX still works and I haven’t received any further correspondence or cards.

    • Liam says:

      No, not yet. I got an email last week saying I’d just qualified for a new upgrade voucher (I thought I was quite far off, as I barely spend on this card any more). Does anyone know what will happen to this voucher if I cancel the Lloyds card when the existing Amex/Mastercard combo is replaced?

    • Anna says:

      I’ve not even had the letter! I spoke to them a few weeks ago and they said they were withdrawing the cards at the end of June but that can’t happen now as they have to give 60 days’ notice of changes. Enjoy it while it lasts – if it can be eked out till the end of August that will suit me fine as I’ll have done my major foreign spend for the year at that point.

    • paulm says:

      Was going to ask the same! My letter was from March with 2 months time mentioned but nothing so far. Long may it continue!

      • 1DES1 says:

        +1 Got my letter two months ago, no sign of any replacement card.

  • LewisB says:

    OT: Does anybody know when the first flight commences for the new BA J from Toronto in October? I have a J class flight from Montreal on Oct 16th. May have to move the date back a day… I’m sure I could easily position myself in Toronto instead.

    • Rob says:

      No-one knows because the plane hasn’t arrived and BA only gets 30 days notice anyway.

      • LewisB says:

        Fair. There’s no availability on the 15th anyway at the moment, only the 14th. Will keep my eyes peeled! Thanks, Rob.

  • Liam says:

    Small OT — FT reporting today that Finnair is adding an extra London to Helsinki daily flight.

    “Topi Manner, who took charge in January, told the Financial Times the airline had added a daily return flight between London and Helsinki, taking its total to six. It has also introduced a larger twin-aisle plane on one of its return flights, lifting the number of seats by 20 per cent across all flights on that route.”

    • Dev says:

      That is correct. They have an A330 in the afternoon nowadays, but on a couple of occasions recently, they put an A350 on instead.

  • BrotherBear says:

    On a flight that is likely to be busy and one which we need to be on, is there any benefit to paying £12 to choose a seat in terms of that stopping any risk of us being bumped off the flight eg due to overbooking?


    • BrotherBear says:

      Also, would we be able to check in at that point and download boarding passes?

      • Genghis says:

        I assume BA? Paying for a seat does not guarantee you’ll be on the flight. Even those with seats can only check in 24 hours before and download boarding passes.

        • BrotherBear says:

          Yes BA.

          So only way to “guarantee” a seat is to get the boarding pass issued at 24 hours before the flight?

          Was told by a friend of a friend that paying for seats would lessen the chances of being bumped off the flight.

          • Rob says:

            That doesn’t guarantee you a seat either, to be honest. ‘Last to check in’ is NOT how BA chooses who to kick off.

          • BrotherBear says:

            Thanks Genghis / Rob

            So if we are not fussed about where we sit, there is no benefit to choosing seats before the 24 hour mark and best to just check in as soon as possible although no 100% guarantees about being safe from being moved?

          • Genghis says:

            Put it this way, if I didn’t have status on BA I wouldn’t pay to reserve seats

          • Shoestring says:

            Paying to reserve a seat isn’t that useful – but checking in @T-24 is your best guarantee of getting on the plane. Not an absolute guarantee but the best you’ll get.

            Once 100% of seats have been taken ie checked in to, you’re in a very poor position.

          • BrotherBear says:

            Thanks all.

            Off to the champions league final so want to make sure we get there ok.


          • Shoestring says:

            What’s your flight – route? operator?

            if it’s BA to Madrid there are a couple of tricks you might want to use

          • BrotherBear says:

            Is BA to Bilbao. Back is Vueling but less fussed about the return.

          • Shoestring says:

            OK. When you check in @T-24, don’t print off your boarding pass or get the PDF, just say collect at airport (for now). This leaves you free to keep checking for a better seat, eg a window further up the plane if that’s what you like. The seat availability is dynamic and changes by the second/ minute so you can check again regularly and move yourself to a better seat. Not possible if you print/ PDF your boarding pass as this finalises your check in.

            Arrive at the airport early and go to the BA self check in machines, do it. View/ change seat option. This gives you a view of all the free seats remaining (you often don’t get to see these otherwise) including Exit seats, which you can now choose for free (instead of £24). You can actually do this @T-24 if you are close to an airport with BA self check in machines.

          • Shoestring says:

            and good to see a fellow Spurs supporter, that’s one of my teams what I support

          • RTS says:

            One of? Bit of a glory hunter are we? 😉

        • BrotherBear says:

          Thank you.

          We are due a bit of fortune so fingers crossed.

  • Chrisasaurus says:

    Interesting OT:

    Quantas to trial a redemption-only flight, a one off a380 from Sydney to Tokyo on which no cash tickets to be sold

    • Memesweeper says:

      Wow. Are you reading this BA? You shift planes around for operational reasons all the time! Just drop a crew onboard and let us freeloaders join in the journey 🙂

      • Rob says:

        I don’t believe they are sending a plane to Tokyo for operational reasons to be honest.

        I suggested this to Eurostar once as a marketing idea, running a special Paris weekend trip out Fri / back Sun just for members.

        BA is refurbishing its 777 fleet in Singapore so in theory they do a redemption flight down there once a month!

    • Danny says:

      Cathay Pacific has also been doing redemption only flights to from Hong to Kong to Japan (Sapporo) recently.

    • Mikeact says:

      It’s a pretty long way to start for us to hop on board from the UK , unfortunately!

  • BJ says:

    OT @Rob, without breaking any confidence are you able to tell us if there is still more to come from amex or is today’s news the end of it?

  • BSI1978 says:

    Stayed at that hotel on Murano back in 2016; absolutely loved it and at the time they arranged complimentary pick up and return in one of their 2 boats, and you could also arrange travel to the main island if you pre-booked with the front desk.

    Given what some of the other operators were charging for boat rides, this was exceptional value (IMO) and it was honestly no issue not being on the main island. If anything it was nice getting away from the mid-August mania and heat to somewhere which was a bit more chilled out and quiet.

    Surprised to read it has undergone a refurb – recall it being in pretty good nick at the time.

    • Rob says:

      There are hard and soft refurbs …. may just be new beds etc.

  • BJ says:

    OT: Not sure if it is new or ongoing but there’s 2500 clubcard points available for new combined home insurance policies at Tesco Bank through 28/2/20.

    • Spurs Debs says:

      Think the current promotion for that finishes 16/5/2019 …. so it must be extended.

    • Louise says:

      I did this and mine paid out fairly quickly

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