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Barclays Avios Rewards

The latest travel and aviation news:

Big news this week as Barclays Premier launches its Barclays Avios Rewards programme. You can earn up to 25,000 Avios when you sign up and up to 2,425 per month. Plus you’ll earn a British Airways Barclays upgrade voucher. Here is a Q&A we did with Barclays Premier on the small print.

We have published three articles on Barclays Avios Rewards this week. I recommend you read all of them if you have time.

Credit card news:

Don’t forget the astonishing 100,000 points sign-up bonus currently running on Amex Business Platinum and the 50,000 points bonus running on (free for a year) Amex Business Gold. Read more here.

Amex is cutting the KrisFlyer (Singapore Airlines) transfer rate to 3:2. Will other airlines follow suit?

Is it still worth using Amex points for Club Eurostar redemptions?

We take a look at the most valuable credit card sign-up bonuses this year.

Amex business card holders can sell their Membership Rewards points for 0.9p.

British Airways news:

This FAQ answers the questions we’ve been getting about the new Barclays Avios Rewards scheme.

British Airways has launched a new £33 Covid testing option for when you return to England – we try it out.

BA was forced to refund £5,000 of non-refundable tickets – unfairly?

A look inside IAG’s 2020 results suggests that Avios could be ending points expiry.

Here’s how to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights with JAL.

Finally, British Airways has launched a new refundable ticket types.

Hotel news:

IHG is opening two new voco hotels in Scotland.

Other interesting bits:

Get 15% off your next Malaysia Airlines flight. SMEs can get a free £20 Amazon voucher just for signing up (for free) to the business rewards program MHbiz Pro.

Nectar now lets you spend up to £500 of points at Argos and Habitat.

Virgin Atlantic introduces fees for ‘preferred’ economy seating and announces further meal service improvements.

Excellent Lufthansa and SWISS First and business class deals from the UK.

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