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Bits: £1 Avios domestic redemptions are back, extra Avios seats to St Lucia, more Marriott Moments O2 concerts

News in brief: British Airways ‘£1 taxes’ domestic Avios redemptions are back We have some some news for you if you have been keeping abreast of all the British Airways redemption trials. If you recall, we reported last month that it was now possible to […]

Big changes to the Capital On Tap SME payment cards – no more Avios from HMRC payments

Some important changes have been announced to the Capital On Tap Mastercard payment cards, which allow small businesses to indirectly earn Avios via a small business Mastercard. The Capital On Tap cards have been very popular with HFP readers who own their own businesses.  As well […]

BA strike dates known? The pilot strike may be on – flights pulled from sale in September

With many thanks to Flyertalk posters who have been digging around on this evening. It is possible that British Airways has been given strike dates by the pilots union BALPA this evening. Non-refundable tickets for flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick – plus […]

BA rosters A350 training flights to Madrid in October – bookable on with Avios

British Airways has added a new wave of A350 training flights to for October. This is interesting because, for the current August wave of training flights, BA has been very cautious about publicising the dates.  The aircraft only appear in the timetable a few […]

How to maximise your Avios when flying BA’s partner airlines – by crediting to Iberia Plus!

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a some airlines, in some classes, to Iberia […]

Bits: Eat at the world’s best restaurant with Marriott Bonvoy, BA gets damages over 2017 power failure

News in brief: Eat in the world’s best restaurant with Marriott Bonvoy The winner of The World’s Best Restaurant award for 2018 – see the full list here – was Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy.  Described as an ‘avant-garde Italian tasting temple’, it […]

Earn up to 1,000 bonus Avios plus win a share of 100,000 Avios with new Avis promotions

Avis has launched two bonus Avios promotions – as well as a prize draw giving away 100,000 Avios! The two Avios promotions are If you book an Avis car in mainland Spain for three days or more in August, you will receive 500 bonus Avios […]

Bits: £1500 UK to Jo’burg deal with Qatar Airways, last day for BA and Virgin sales, last day for the Hilton sale

News in brief: £1500 UK to Johannesburg deal with Qatar Airways (EDIT: this deal now appears to have been pulled) Qatar Airways is offering a very attractive £1500 (£1498 to be exact) business class deal to Johannesburg.  It seems to be available between October and […]

Can you get a better travel deal with Clubcard points than Avios or Virgin miles?

Tesco Clubcard offers a very cheap way of accumulating Avios points and Virgin Flying Club miles without stepping on a plane.   This is why I cover the best Clubcard earning offers on Head for Points and a broader range of Clubcard and Nectar deals over […]

LAST CALL: Get a 20%-45% bonus when you buy Avios

A quick reminder that that British Airways is currently running a new short-term ‘buy Avios’ promotion which has another 48 hours to run. You will receive a bonus of up to 45% Avios when you buy or gift points by Sunday 18th August. This is […]

Bits: good free competition for BA Amex cardholders, Eurostar Carte Blanche changes (HFP exclusive)

News in brief: 100 prizes to be won by British Airways American Express cardholders for #BA100 British Airways has launched a competition for all British Airways American Express cardholders to promote #BA100. There are 100 prizes to be won – the full list is here […]

Bits: good news on BA and Heathrow strikes, Norwegian closing Irish routes, £10 via Amex for £30 supermarket spend

News in brief: British Airways and Heathrow strike updates There is some good news for anyone concerned about disruption from the threatened British Airways pilot strike and the Heathrow Airport employees strike. As we reported over the weekend, British Airways mysteriously found some extra money […]

EXCEPTIONAL British Airways Club World and First deals if you can fly very soon!

I don’t want to suggest that the threat of the British Airways pilots strike has left forward bookings in premium cabins looking a little thin, but British Airways has launched an exceptionally good sale in Club World and First Class. When BA runs a great […]

IT’S BACK: Up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

One of the better Avios earning offers we have promoted in the past is for Alan Boswell Group personal, business and landlord insurance. They were a long-standing partner until last year, when the Avios Travel Rewards program was shut down. It has taken Alan […]

Groupon is selling Avios from a mileage broker!

For the first time, Groupon UK is selling Avios points.  We have seen this on Groupon Spain and Groupon Ireland before, but not here. Full details of the offer are here. The prices are: 10,000 Avios for £129 20,000 Avios for £249 30,000 Avios for £359 […]

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