Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • buchanan101

    Originally booked in Club

    Mentioned EU261 originally, hence they are paying €250 a head

    Yes have travel insurance with Staysure

    Even my “flight” to Manchester booked and cancelled in December has been refunded.

    My guess: they haven’t got the bandwidth to handle phone bookings with 241s after the recent debacle – phone support better used sorting out annoyed customers. (I have two claims in for the two weekends affected)


    Not atm but would have thought either the earning rate will worsen or the monthly fee will increase next year. Either way I think I will take my upgrade voucher in March and then shut then account as I don’t see that much value anymore and will hope I can reopen 6/12 months later for a bonus (didn’t get one this time as already had the account)

    That’s what I’ve been planning to do come March 2022. At £12/month it is a bit steep for what you get in return. Any change in fee or earning rate would kill the whole product. And it’s not like getting another current account is difficult these days. Monzo, Starling and now Chase are quite convenient to open and use as a separate account from your main one.

    £12/month is effectively zero cost – 1500 Avios are worth £12 of Nectar points. And paying 0.8p for each on is cheaper than buying them with cash


    A supplementary question – can the Barclays upgrade be used on a flight not originating in the UK?

    Be quite significant if OK, as an upgrade is most useful flying overnight.



    It’d help on a one way for two as I could book premium economy on avios and upgrade to club; it’s virtually the same as a one way 241 based on that (52,000 Avios v 100,000 on a NYC trip)

    An Amex 241 is better as it’d work on return – but the Barclays one requires no CC spend, so better than a poke in the eye etc

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