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Bits: BA Amsterdam lounge joins Priority Pass, 20% off Radisson redemptions, Flybe launches seven new routes

News in brief: British Airways lounge in Amsterdam joins Priority Pass We wrote back in July that BA had handed over control of the (fairly recently) refurbished British Airways at Amsterdam Schiphol to Prima Vista Group. As per Ground Handling International: British Airways customers travelling from […]

Why won’t BA refund your seat reservation fees when you cancel a flight?

I thought it was worth taking a look today at one of the most egregious money-making schemes pursued by British Airways – the refusal to refund seat reservation fees if you cancel your booking. This is a topic which has come up from time to […]

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Back in September, we wrote about an excellent hotel promotion. Hotel booking site Rocketmiles was (and still is) offering ‘first time users’ 5,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles for a one night booking. I tried this offer out myself last week when I was […]

RELAUNCHED: Get up to 20,000 Avios with the Capital On Tap small business Visa card

After a slightly longer than expected delay, the two Capital On Tap small business payment cards have relaunched as Visa products. The cards are now credit cards, instead of prepaid Mastercards, with sign-up bonuses as high as the equivalent of 20,000 Avios.  This means that […]

Get 25% off selected British Airways Avios wine and beer redemptions – worth it? has a range of wine, beer, champagne and spirits redemptions available, if you have more Avios than you can realistically use for flights. At the high end, you can redeem 146,100 Avios for six bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée champagne. That said, I thought […]

See inside the impressive new BA lounge at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

British Airways has re-opened its lounge in Johannesburg with a new look. In May we announced that the British Airways lounges at Johannesburg were closing for complete refurbishment. It is one of the first international lounges to get the new lounge concept BA first revealed […]

Avios news, Club Suite roll out timetable and other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

Yesterday IAG (owner of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and soon maybe Air Europa) had its Capital Markets Day.  This is an event for IAG bond investors where they are updated on current activity at the company. It is focussed – as you would […]

Bits: 2-4-1 vouchers now working on Avios sale, Thomas Cook slots sold, Virgin Trains drops Nectar

News in brief: American Express 2-4-1 vouchers now working on the Avios sale Avios is currently running a redemption sale, which we covered here. World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats are reduced by 50%, whilst Club World and First Class require 10% fewer Avios.  […]

Bits: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

Get a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, to go with the reward sale!

British Airways has launched another ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. This is in conjunction with the ‘10% to 50% discount on Avios reward flights’ offer which launched yesterday.  BA is hoping that, if you don’t have enough Avios, you will be willing to buy them! Until […]

Earn 1,500 Avios with an Avis car rental

Avis is currently running another good Avios offer, which lets you earn at least 1,500 Avios for a minimum 3 day car hire. However, the offer expires on 15th November so you don’t have long to book.  It is valid for rentals until the end […]

Get 10% to 50% off long-haul Avios redemptions – ALL ROUTES, ALL CLASSES

British Airways has launched an Avios redemption sale! Until 21st November, you can get 50% off World Traveller and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) redemptions, as well as 10% off Club World and First.  You must travel before 30th April. You can see more on […]

Get a (targeted?) 50% bonus converting Amex points to Marriott – which means an Avios bonus!

Some readers have been getting emails from Amex informing them of a new conversion bonus via the Membership Rewards program.  IT APPEARS TO BE TARGETED. Until 31st December, you get 9 Marriott Bonvoy points for every 4 Membership Rewards points. The usual exchange rate is […]

Bits: 1000 Avios with Airbnb, double Avios Kaligo offer, new Stansted Express trains

News in brief: Get 1000 Avios with your first Airbnb stay Back in June British Airways partnered with Airbnb to offer Avios with your Airbnb bookings, with 3 Avios earned per £1/€1/$1 spent. It also had an introductory offer of 500 Avios with your first […]

Bits: good Amex cashback deals with Accor and Post Office, VitalityHealth drops BA flight discounts

News in brief: Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office American Express has launched two good new cashback deals.  You may see these offers on some, none or all of our cards – you need to look at the online statement […]

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