New credit card and City Centre lounge access? Virgin Money makes a Virgin Atlantic deal

Virgin Money made an interesting annoucement yesterday regarding a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. It was suitably vague, but clearly important enough to justify a press release and inclusion on their website here. The only hard facts are: The new partnership will offer customers “a […]

Bits: 4,800 Avios with LEGO, 30% off Radisson & Park Inn, 25% off Good To Go Parking

News in brief: 4,800 Avios with LEGO Tesco Direct has launched another attractive ‘extra Clubcard points with LEGO’ offer : 500 extra Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend £30 1,000 extra Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when […]

What I know about Eurostar’s new loyalty programme – and the Paris lounge revisited

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have received an email yesterday announcing the merger of the two schemes into an, as yet unnamed, new programme. The little news we have is here.  The date for the […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 1)

This is my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service from Frankfurt to New York, flying a Boeing 747-8i. I reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and my car ride to the steps of the aircraft in part 1 of this review yesterday.  Click […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service on the Boeing 747-8i between Frankfurt and New York. Part 1 of this review, which focused on the Lufthansa First Class seat, is here.  In this part I look at the impressive food […]

Bits: Your new IHG Accelerate target, Miles & More / Economist deal, Accor / Priority Pass deal

News in brief: IHG adds a new Accelerate target for everyone IHG Rewards Club’s Accelerate is, for most people, the most generous hotel promotion running at the moment. Here are the headline details of the promo: IHG Accelerate (Version 6) covers stays from 15th May to […]

Bits: The Sunday Times on British Airways, £45 flight simulator experience

News in brief: The Sunday Times Magazine on the state of British Airways The Sunday Times Magazine ran a very critical piece on British Airways yesterday, which appears to have been triggered by the investing4u press day. The article is behind a paywall, unfortunately, and […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Is Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal still the world’s best lounge?

This is my review of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. There are some perks to being the boss.  Whilst Anika got the review trip to New York covering Norwegian Premium (which she liked, let’s be clear!), I had been out there the week before […]

Why I tried Revolut on my trip to New York – but should you?

My purse does not contain any credit or debit cards that charge no foreign exchange fees.  I know that I should have tackled this issue way sooner as I’ve wasted money on unnecessary FX fees in the past. Last month, with my New York trip coming […]

Bits: Opodo codes, new Wizz Air baggage policy, fly a Boeing 737, IC Paris

News in brief: Two new Opodo discount codes released Opodo has released two new promotional codes which are good for bookings made by 25th July. These seem like decent offers: Save £25 on a flight booking of £450 or more with code SALES25 Save £90 […]

Plaza Premium opens Heathrow Terminal 3 arrivals lounge

Hot on the heels of its Terminal 4 arrivals lounge which opened in April, Plaza Premium has unveiled its new Arrivals Lounge in the landside area of Heathrow Terminal 3. This will be of particular interest to British Airways travellers in Terminal 3 and anyone using […]

Bits: cheap one-way Avis rentals, more BA strikes, good safety videos

News in brief: Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion.  This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow. If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, […]

Bits: Heathrow Express discount, earning miles at Waitrose is back, Accor 3x last chance

News in brief: Heathrow Express adds discount fares for August Good news for anyone flying from Heathrow next month.  Heathrow Express has just revealed special off-peak fares during the full month of August. During off-peak times, which includes weekends and bank holidays, a single fare will cost […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. There are two interesting deals closing over the next week which are […]