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New BAEC benefit – transfer Avios for FREE (with catches!)

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British Airways Executive Club has introduced a new benefit – some members will be able to transfer Avios to other people for free.   (You have been able to transfer Avios to other people by paying a ludicrous fee for a number of years, but […]

Why I like my little Zipcar (London car clubs explained)

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My annual £59 Zipcar membership fee hit my credit card last week, which made me realise that I have never mentioned it on here before.  And yet, in terms of travel ‘value’, it is one of the best deals around if it suits your circumstances. […]

The reason why you haven’t been able to apply for the Priority Club credit cards

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For the last couple of weeks, the application page for the Priority Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental) credit cards has been ‘temporarily unavailable’. We now know why. On June 23rd, the Priority Club cards are – finally! – being relaunched as IHG Rewards Club […]

What I thought of the Eurostar lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris

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After a break yesterday to review InterContinental LeGrand, I have returned to my series of Eurostar product reviews.  See here and here for my review of the London lounge and their on-board food. The final few photos I want to share are of the lounge […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (4): British Airways American Express

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This is the 4th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. My other UK […]

Finnair to launch Phuket and Krabi – good Avios redemption options

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Finnair has been running charter flights to Phuket in Thailand for a number of years.  These have not been directly bookable, however, and so were not available for Avios redemptions. From November 14th, these will become scheduled services. Finnair will fly to Phuket three times a […]

Why InterContinental LeGrand in Paris is my favourite city hotel in the world

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Yes, it’s true.  For reasons that I do not fully understand myself, I must admit that InterContinental LeGrand in Paris is my favourite city centre hotel anywhere in the world.  It’s not a Four Seasons, let’s be frank, but I don’t need that in Paris. […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (3): American Express Platinum charge card

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This is the 3rd of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page.  My other UK airline […]

200%, 300% or 400% bonus Miles & More miles on Hilton stays

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Hilton has teamed up with Lufthansa to offer bonus Miles & More miles during April, May and June. At present, you have two options when you stay with Hilton: Choose ‘points and points’ earning, which gets you 10 Hilton base points per $1 plus a […]

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear – the dire state of Eurostar food in 2014

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As I wrote yesterday, I was out in Paris a couple of weeks ago on Eurostar.  My photographs of the Eurostar lounge in St Pancras showed that it is not a place to go if you are hungry.  Lucky for me (I thought) that I have […]

15% off iTunes gift cards at Tesco – combines with 150 bonus Clubcard points

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Tesco is running a promotion on iTunes gift cards for the next week or so, until Sunday 20th. You will save 15% on all iTunes card purchases. This combines very nicely with the ’150 bonus Clubcard points for spending £50 on gift cards’ promotion.  If […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (2): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

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This is the 2nd of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page.  My other UK airline […]

Cathay Pacific heads to Manchester – new Avios routes to Asia

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Cathay Pacific has confirmed recent rumours that is going to launch a route from Manchester to Hong Kong from December 8th 2014. As Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld alliance, alongside British Airways, this would allow you to use your Avios points to […]