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Save 15% off Malaysia Airlines flights for American Express cardholders

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If our review of Malaysia Airlines Business Suite has got you interested in their service (a review of Business Class follows next week), the airline has just launched a 15% discount code for UK American Express cardholders.

Via this link, you can get 15% off selected Economy, Business and Business Suite fares using a special promo code.  The offer is valid for bookings until 14th August for travel until 31 July 2020.

In a separate deal – and one which does not stack with the 15% discount, unfortunately – Malaysia Airlines is offering special deals to Australasia when two (or four, or six) passengers travel together.

Malaysia Airlines discount code

You need to book by 21st July for travel between 1st August and 30th June 2020.

Using promo code LUX4OZ, Business Class will come out at £2,879 and Business Suite at £4,179.  This is not the cheapest price you will ever see to get down under BUT you will be earning Avios and tier points and – for peak Winter season dates – the fare is likely to be competitive.

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.

The ‘two together’ deals can be found here.


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.)