Archives for March 2013

“What is a good destination for an Oct / Nov redemption using an Amex 2-4-1 voucher?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature in the Summer.  Feel free to expand on or critique my […]

Virgin Atlantic will NOT be joining the SkyTeam alliance

If you have been following the Virgin Atlantic / Delta tie-up, this statement may have taken you by surprise. Late last year, Delta Air Lines of the US announced that it was buying the 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic held by Singapore Airlines, a sale […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (8): Lufthansa Miles & More American Express & Visa cards

(EDIT:  This post was updated in January 2014 to reflect the removal of the sign-up bonus) This is the 8th 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 […]

Google Flights launches in the UK – a new airline price search engine

A couple of years ago, Google bought ITA.  ITA is the most comprehensive airline pricing and routing database available, able to run substantially more complex searches across multiple dates, routes and airlines than, say, Expedia. It wasn’t clear what Google was going to do with […]

“If you had to pick one hotel program in which to accumulate miles and in which to earn status which would it be?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature in the Summer.  Feel free to expand on or critique my […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (7): Hilton HHonors Platinum Visa

(EDIT:  Updated February 2014) This is the 7th 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‘ […]

‘City of the Air’ – life at Heathrow in 1964

Here is a change from the normal post, given that today is a Bank Holiday. If you have 10 minutes to spare, this video is well worth a watch: It shows you what life was like at Heathrow back in 1964 ….

Win a whole BA plane for you and 49 friends to fly to Stockholm!

To celebrate 10 years of flights from London City Airport, British Airways is giving you a plane – yes, a whole plane (a little Embraer) – to fly to Stockholm! Via the London Evening Standard – see here for the details (deleted as link now dead) – […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (6): Flybe MasterCard

(EDIT:  Updated May 2013 to reflect current offer) This is the 6th 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 […]

Free Miles & More (Star Alliance) Silver status for oil, gas and energy sector employees

Lufthansa – because of its global network which penetrates a lot of major oil and gas producing countries – has, for a while, been making a play for the business of energy sector workers. Running flights from Frankfurt to Aberdeen is part of this strategy, […]

“Is it better to collect Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles via Clubcard?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature in the Summer.  Feel free to expand on or critique my […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

(EDIT:  This review was updated in April 2014 to reflect the current bonus offer.  The special 26,000 Avios referral bonus is still available – please email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk for the special application link.) This is the 5th of my series of posts looking at the […]

Amex Platinum sign-up bonus is back – 30,000 Membership Rewards points (=30,000 Avios)

I knew it couldn’t last!  (Although it’s annoying it happened on the day that I reviewed the card and gave it a slating for not having a bonus ….) After just three weeks of offering a sign-up bonus of precisely nothing, Amex has brought back […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (4): British Airways American Express

(EDIT:  This review was updated in April 2014 to reflect the current bonus offer.  The special 10,000 Avios referral bonus is still available – please email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk for a special application link.) This is the 4th of my series of posts looking at the […]

“Are there any restrictions on the BA Amex bonus if you have the Lloyds TSB Avios Amex?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature in the Summer.  Feel free to expand on or critique my […]