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News: I’m in ‘The Club’, get £40 off Finnair (and British Airways?) flights

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News in brief:

I’m in ‘The Club’

British Airways Executive Club has kindly included me in an article on ‘super travellers’ in the latest online edition of ‘The Club’ magazine, which happens to be a celebratory 100th edition.

They say:

“They’ve been here the longest and flown the most. They’re the travellers you want at your dinner party (and next to you on the plane).”

That might be pushing it a bit (!), and regular readers will know that Rhys does most of the flying for the site these days, but it was good to be asked. You can read my contribution here.

In typical BA fashion, you’ll get a ‘Not Secure’ warning in your browser because it hasn’t paid up for an SSL certificate ….

British Airways Super Travellers

Save £40 on a Finnair (and BA?) flight of £180+

American Express and Finnair have launched a new cashback deal.

If targetted (check the ‘Offers’ tab for each of your American Express cards) you will receive £40 cashback when you spend £180+ at finnair.com by 15th November.

The cashback is only valid on flights from the UK. This is obviously useful if planning a weekend break in Helsinki, especially as British Airways no longer flies there.

You may be able to play smarter though.

Because Finnair is part of the American Airlines / Iberia / British Airways transatlantic joint venture, you can buy British Airways transatlantic flights via the Finnair website. The pricing should match what you get on ba.com.

You will earn Avios and tier points regardless as long as you add your British Airways Executive Club number whilst booking.

Note that if you have BA status you will earn fewer Avios – which offsets your £40 saving – than booking the same flight on ba.com. This is because BA flights booked on finnair.com will usually come with an AY flight number. This means that they are treated as Finnair services and do not trigger an Avios status bonus.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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

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

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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 card

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

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

(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.)

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