British Airways is offering a £20 discount, per person, when you spend at least £100 on an Economy Euro-Traveller flight. The promotion is in conjunction with Lloyds TSB, and is meant for Lloyds TSB credit card holders, but it is unlikely that BA will be able to cross reference those that use it with Lloyds TSB’s customer database.
To get the discount, enter promo code LTSBMARZH on the britishairways.com booking page by following the “Got a promotion code?” link. You must book by 12th April 2013 and travel between 1st April 2013 and 30th June 2013. Booking classes Y,B,H,K,M,L,S,V,N,Q and O are included in the offer, but Domestic and BA City Flyer flights are excluded, as are one-way bookings.
More details can be found here, and the full Terms and Conditions are here.
British Airways has loaded Business & First Class sale fares today, with long-haul Club World offers starting from £855 return.
More information over at the Continental Club blog.
The bonus for being referred for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card has been reduced to 19,000 Avios from today. This is still a good deal, but not quite as good as the 26,000 Avios being offered last week. I have updated the Credit Card Offers page to reflect the change.
Time is running out if you want to be referred, for the American Express Platinum Charge card and receive 52,000 Amex Membership Rewards points, which can be converted to 52,000 Avios, or to other airline and hotel programs.
This offer expires on 3rd March and, after this date, it is likely that the offer will reduce significantly, possibly back to the 40,000 bonus it was last year.
You can find more details on this offer here or you can apply for the card here.
Update (1st March 2013): I have done a eShop versus Topcashback comparison, to determine which route returns the greater number of Avios. You can see the results here.
Many people now use Cashback sites to get a few percent back on their house and car insurance, mobile phone, utilities and groceries. However, Topcashback has just added a new option where we can convert our cashback into Tesco Vouchers, with a 5% bonus. From, there, you can then use them as normal, including converting them into Avios.
There is a limit of £50 per year per account, but this is still a very good deal. £50 cashback gives £52.50 worth of Tesco vouchers which can be converted into 12,600 Avios at the standard conversion rates. However, Tesco has fairly regular 30-50% Avios conversion bonuses, so you can get even more.
But, even at the standard rate, you’re paying 0.4 per Avios, which is a very good deal.
If you’re not already a member of Topcashback, you should head over there and register. Even if you are already a member of another cashback site, such as QuidCo, it might still be worthwhile joining Topcashback – it has the added benefit that it does not charge £5 per year.
Update: BA have changed this offer and the bonus is now 19,000 Avios.
Amex and BA have significantly increased the bonus Avios you receive for being referred for the British Airways Premium Plus Credit Card. This offer used to provide 19,000 Avios, but was recently reduced to 7,000 Avios.
However, Amex has today increased the bonus to a whopping 31,000 Avios!
To apply for the card, simply follow this link or visit this page for more details.
British Airways have sold BMI Regional to a Scottish consortium, Sector Aviation Holdings, previously referred to as Granite Aviation for a fee of £8M
BA will be happy with this not-insignificant price, but not as happy as the 330 staff that are expected to have their jobs saved as part of the deal.
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