Avis and Avis Preferred

These articles cover special offers which allow you to earn additional miles or points when renting a car from Avis. Remember that Avis has a special arrangement with British Airways and offers additional benefits if you rent via www.avisba.com.

 

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Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

LAST FEW DAYS: Earn at least 1,500 Avios with your next Avis car rental

I wanted to flag the current Avis / Avios promotion again today.  It has been a month since we mentioned it and there are only a couple of weeks left to book, although it is good for rentals until the end of May. If you […]

Earn at least 1,500 Avios with a new Avis car rental promotion – and a summary of the BA / Avis benefits

The British Airways Executive Club and Avis have launched a new offer for any car rentals worldwide you may need between now and end of May (there is a blackout period for Easter though). If you book an Avis car for three days or more, […]

Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

News in brief: Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do […]

Earn 5,000 bonus Avios with generous Avis & British Airways Black Friday / Cyber Weekend deal

Avis and British Airways have come together to launch a very generous Black Friday deal which actually runs until next Tuesday evening. If you book an Avis car at a participating location for three days or more, you will receive 5,000 bonus Avios.  This is on […]

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental!

Avios (through Iberia Plus) and Avis have teamed up to offer another generous car rental promotion.  It’s nowhere near as good as the ‘18,000 Avios for a weekend rental’ offer they ran 18 months ago but it is certainly pretty decent. Full details can be found […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Get 3,000 Avios with a new Avis UK car rental promotion

British Airways Executive Club and Avis have launched a generous new offer for any UK and Ireland car rentals you need between now and mid-December. You will receive at least 3,000 Avios when you rent a car for three days or more. The Avios you […]

Bits: get tier points and a flat bed on FRA-MAD, Virgin / Avis deal, Hyatt partners with Small Luxury Hotels

News in brief: Fly Frankfurt to Madrid in LATAM business class for £172 return LATAM, previous LAN, is a oneworld partner airline.  You can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile, amongst other routes. It also has an impressive […]

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it. Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

NEW: How to earn Avios with Budget car rentals

Following a lot of rationalisation in recent years, Avis emerged as the sole British Airways car hire partner. Avis offers a range of benefits including free additional drivers for BA Executive Club members and bonus Avios if you pay using a British Airways American Express […]

Bits: 6000 Virgin miles with Avis, triple Etihad miles with Accor, Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Australia codeshare

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Avis bring back their 6,000 miles promotion Virgin Atlantic is re-running its very generous deal with Avis.  If you book a car for 3+ days you will pick up 6,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!   That’s the good news.  The bad news […]

Bits: New Durham lounge, 6000 Virgin miles from Avis, 50% Amex MR bonus to Finnair

News in brief: New Durham Tees Valley lounge now open Durham Tees Valley Airport has opened the Premium Lounge.  It replaces the previous Swissport lounge. The cash price of £21.95 seems a little toppy, but let’s see.  It makes the £25 – £35 being charged […]

Bits: your IHG Accelerate Q2 target viewable, interesting IHG / Avis deal, Virgin economy offers

News in brief: New IHG Accelerate headline target available for Q2 IHG’s Accelerate promotion will be returning!  This is probably not a major surprise to anyone, but as it is generally good fun and a decent deal I doubt many will complain. The new version […]

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