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Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways wine deal from Laithwaites

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If you’ve been reading Head for Points for a while you’ll know that points-earning wine deals seem to be very popular with readers, for some odd reason …..

With Virgin Wines teaming up with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways’ long-standing partnership with Laithwaites, it was often a quick and easy way to top up your Flying Club or Avios balance, and you could score some cheap bottles in the process.  Let’s not forget some of the great deals that used to be available via Tesco Wine too (RIP).

During 2017/8, British Airways and Laithwaites had been running a program called ‘BA Wine Explorer’.  During their regular promotions you could easily get 12 mixed bottles, 1000 Avios, two Dartington Crystal wine tumblers and two bonus bottles for £50-£60, which was pretty decent for what you were getting.

For some months now the ‘Wine Explorer’ program has been on hold.  It now appears to have been replaced with a similar (but not identical) new scheme, called ‘Wine Flyer’.

British Airways Wine Flyer

This is what you get with the introductory offer that has just launched:

A 12 bottle case for £69.99 (white, red or mixed; RRP £127.88)

FREE delivery

2,000 Avios

2 FREE wine glasses (EDIT: comments below suggest these are Dartington Crystal stemless tumblers rather than the glasses advertised in the image)

This offer is more expensive than previous ‘Wine Explorer’ offers, although you do get double the usual number of Avios.  Importantly, unlike previous offers ‘Wine Flyer’ does not involve subscribing to any recurring payment and delivery plans, so you won’t have to faff about with unsubscribing from ongoing offers …..

The offer ends on the 30th September and is available to new Laithwaites customers only.  Existing customers receive 250 Avios.   You can order here.

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  1. PlaneSpeaking says:

    Thanks MD, I don’t think I claimed to know about wine other than knowing what I like but I will repeat that it’s a subjective thing. Wishing you well and have a good weekend.

    • Sorry PS, that turned into something of a rant. But the Wine Society are a force for good in the wine world, I do tend to evangelise about them (and have no affiliation other than being a member). So very different from Laithwaites etc. Enjoy your wine in good health, cheers!

  2. PlaneSpeaking says:

    No worries MD and good on you.

  3. Rob H says:

    Not sure if anyone else has posted this, but the glasses appear to NOT be traditional wine glasses – the one’s added to my order were: TL Signature Series Tumbler (2 glasses)

    • Shoestring says:

      yep I’ve had those before – they are Dartington crystal, though – I wasn’t that impressed with likely durability (esp given my kids) as very thin but I guess no worse than wine glasses – blurb reads Endorsed by one of the best known names in wine and featuring the slightly flared “Laithwaite lip” these stemless wine glasses are designed for the best enjoyment of any styles of still wine. The base of each crystal glass carries the ‘Tony L’ signature as a mark of authenticity. Dishwasher safe, these high quality glasses make a practical choice for your own home or as a gift.

      I prefer a big thick tumbler you can use as a doorstop!

      • These tumblers were part of the previous BA Wine Explorer offer, weird that Wine Flyer marketing image seems to suggest proper stemmed wineglasses…

  4. Sarah says:

    I just ordered this. Anyone know how long points take to post?

  5. Michelle L says:

    Just a heads up in case anyone is interested in this that banks or has a card with Lloyd’s as I had a 20% cashback offer on my Premier account with Laithwaites and it tracks through fine with this offer so effectively a further £14 off.

  6. I ordered this on 20th July how long before the points are posted

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