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NEWS: Link your Uber and Avios account now, earn 1 million Amex MR and Iberia points for strict hand luggage


Now link your Uber and Avios account

Thanks to David for the warning that it’s now live for a lot of people in the UK, but oddly not all. The criteria are unclear.

I wrote about Uber now offering the ability to earn BA Avios by linking accounts in this article.

First, make sure your Uber app is up to date. Next, go to the settings by clicking on the person symbol at the top right of the initial screen, then select the settings. If you scroll down you will see the Avios symbol. Then simply link your accounts by clicking on the Avios symbol and entering your BA password. Simple.

Earn 1 million American Express Membership Rewards points

Preferred Rewards Gold credit cardholders who have already downloaded or are downloading the Experiences app can fill out a form on the app to enter a contest for a chance to win 1 million Membership Rewards points. Entries must be received by December 7.

The contest celebrates a new section on the Amex Experiences app for Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders. Gold cardholders now have access to their own events, offers and competitions.

If you’re Platinum and haven’t downloaded it yet, it’s worth doing as it highlights offers and events, but you won’t be eligible to enter the contest.

Iberia will be strict on hand luggage

Iberia A350-900 London Business Class Review
IBeria A350-900 at Heathrow

Iberia has been ordered to be strict with the weight of hand luggage after cabin crew complained about XL size luggage bins which they would have to close. These luggage bins are much larger than usual and therefore take more bags. Since the weight of hand luggage is not imposed, Iberia’s cabin crew took the company to court to force it to say that cabin crew would not be forced to close the oversized luggage compartments.

However, the judge simply ruled that Iberia must enforce the weight limits which vary between 10kg per bag in economy class and 14kg in business class. These limits are quite generous, but worth being aware of if you’re traveling with Iberia soon. It remains to be seen whether the controls will apply to all flights which could be easier or will only be long-haul or A350 flights.

excl. tax: Row your own Kanoo