Tesco glitch – 3,600 Avios for £60 LEGO spend!

Tesco Direct launched two new LEGO promotions this morning: 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for a £60 LEGO spend 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for a £30 LEGO spend A full report will be on Shopper Points tomorrow. However, at the moment Tesco Direct is […]

My review of Virgin Upper Class on the new Boeing 787-9 (part 1)

This is my review of Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class seat on the new Boeing 787-9 service. I reviewed the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 here.  After a merry couple of hours eating, drinking and, erm, getting my hair trimmed, I wandered down […]

My review of Virgin Upper Class on the new Boeing 787-9 (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class seat and service on its new Boeing 787-9 fleet.  Part 1 of this review can be found here. I have flown a few Boeing 787 aircraft now so I am becoming a […]

Singapore Airlines launches Manchester – Houston and Manchester – Singapore

Singapore Airlines made a surprising announcement last week when it launched a new route from Manchester. Starting from the end of October, Singapore Airlines is launching a new Singapore – Manchester – Houston service. It will run five days per week and use a three […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season.  Earlier articles looked at the best credit card to use abroad, the best way to earn miles when ordering foreign currency […]

‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA until November to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Inverness and Belfast

British Airways has brought back, bigger and better, the ‘Kids Fly Free’ offer which it has run in the past.  This is a genuinely good deal with no catches or small print. Until 1st November, two children under 12 will fly entirely free when accompanied […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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. The key offer closing TOMORROW is the 50% – 100% bonus when […]

British Airways announces its in-flight service cuts for August!

It is hard to believe, but British Airways has now started making a regular monthly anouncement of the latest cuts to its in-flight service. From early July, as you may remember, we saw: First Class: Amuse bouche removed from the meal service Blanket removed from day […]

Holiday Tips 3 – earning miles when ordering foreign currency

This is third part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series this week, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  Earlier articles covered earning miles from your credit card abroad and earning miles from airport car parking. Even if you […]

Hilton tightens up on its Gold and Diamond status match

Hilton HHonors has been running an official status match programme for a few months. This is a fantastic opportunity to leverage your existing status in another hotel scheme to get Gold or Diamond status until March 2018. However, if you haven’t applied yet, your life has just […]

VERY generous Avios promo from Accor (at least 9 Avios per £1!) – and why you should credit to Iberia

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club. The offer runs until 12th October although you need to book by 12th September. Existing bookings made […]

Holiday Tips 2 – the best ways of earning miles with your credit card abroad

In Part 1 of Holiday Tips on Wednesday, I looked at ways to earn points when booking airport car parking.  Today I want to provide an updated look at the best ways to earn points when using your credit card abroad. Something I stress on Head for […]

Heading to Dubai or Abu Dhabi? Get discounts at Jumeirah properties with isme

If you are tempted by the current ‘25% off Avios redemptions to the Middle East’ promotion or Etihad’s sale fare of £1,179 in Business Class to Abu Dhabi, this offer will be of interest. Jumeirah is the Dubai-based hotel group which owns some of the […]

Avios withdraws the Lloyds Premier Avios credit card

Avios has withdrawn the £140 Lloyds Premier Avios credit card (not the £24 Lloyds Avios credit card) to new applicants.  The final day to apply was 13th July. I honestly don’t know why the card has gone.  I doubt it is linked to the imposition […]

25% off Avios redemptions to the Middle East – but NOT with a BA Amex 241 voucher

British Airways Executive Club and avios.com are offering a 25% discount on Avios redemptions to the Middle East booked via their respective websites.  Full details can be found here. (EDIT:  I reworked this article when it became clear that this deal cannot be combined with […]

Bits: Etihad sale (Abu Dhabi A380 from £1179), please Like our Facebook articles!

News in brief: Etihad launches UK sale from £1,179 Etihad is running a short sale which carries on until 24th July. If you can’t find the dates you want in the ‘Avios 25% discount’ promotion (see my other article today) then this is a decent […]

Holiday Tips 1 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on airport car parking

With the schools having broken up, over the next few days I will running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel. “How to get a discount […]

Are ‘Your Rate’ and cheap breakfasts undermining the InterContinental Ambassador free night voucher?

InterContinental Ambassador is a special loyalty scheme which is ONLY valid at InterContinental hotels.  It works alongside IHG Rewards Club and you still receive points for your stay as usual. Ambassador has two differences to the usual loyalty scheme: First, you need to pay to […]