Archives for May 2014

New Iberia Avios redemption options – Dominican Republic and Montevideo

Slowly but surely, Iberia is coming back to health.  The Willie Walsh-led restructuring, which has seen massive job costs, has reversed the €1m+ per day loss that the airline was making. As new long-haul aircraft are delivered, Iberia is beginning to expand its long-haul network […]

200 Clubcard points with “Now That’s What I Call Rock” (and others at 150 points)

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Tesco Direct is offering 200 bonus Clubcard points when you […]

Etihad Guest now offering 200 miles per HolidayCheck review you write

Back in February, I posted about Etihad becoming the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck.  This is a site which offers airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer […]

Free AppStore travel apps for UK Amex cardholders

You have just two days left to download a number of decent iOS apps for free via Amex Handpicked. Amex launched this a few weeks ago.  I actually downloaded a few of the apps with a view to writing about them after I’d tried them […]

Are fuel surcharges coming to US Airways redemptions with Avios?

US Airways joined British Airways in the oneworld alliance on 31st March, and since that date you have been able to redeem your Avios points for flights on US. I wrote a long article here about how to redeem on US Airways and save up […]

IHG Rewards Club to offer 10 points per $1 at ALL InterContinental hotels

One of the oddities about IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / Indigo etc loyalty scheme, is the way you earned points at InterContinental properties. Until recently, whilst most of the other brands earned 10 points per $1 spent, you would only earn a […]

“The Avios Big Reward” is unveiled – and it’s rubbish

On Saturday, I ran a post asking if anyone knew what the ‘bigreward.avios.com’ website was meant to be about.  All the site had was a holding message saying that something ‘exciting’ was coming on Wednesday 28th. Well, Wednesday 28th arrived yesterday. The result (see here) is exceptionally underwhelming. […]

I finally stay the night in a 10,000 IHG Reward Club points room at Holiday Inn Wembley!

Back in February, I wrote about the Holiday Inn Wembley which is available for just 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night. This is astoundingly cheap. For comparison, some London Holiday Inn Express hotels are now 35,000 points. If you have an existing balance of 5,000 points, you can […]

£5 Marks & Spencer voucher if you still haven’t joined TopCashback!

TopCashback is the latest Avios collection partner.  As I wrote two weeks ago, you can now transfer your cashback into Avios points (at a rate of 1 Avios for every 0.95p of cashback due) instead of taking it as money. An even better deal, of course, […]

Qatar flights from Edinburgh start today – redeemable on Avios, lower tax than BA

Qatar Airways launches its service between Edinburgh and Doha at 2.45 this afternoon, when QR28 takes off via a new Boeing 787. They will fly five times per week and this will be the first service from Edinburgh to any Middle Eastern destination. I wrote […]

Reminder: New list of IHG PointBreaks hotels at 5,000 points per night now bookable

I ran an early evening post yesterday featuring the new list of IHG PointBreaks properties.  I am re-running the list this morning because it will otherwise sink down the home page of the site before most people can see it. (If you are on our […]

Last call: big Lufthansa credit card bonus; buy Hyatt, Avios and Starwood points

Here is a quick reminder of four deals which are drawing to a close this week. Lufthansa Miles & More credit card 30th May (not, note, 31st May!) is the last day to apply for the Miles & More credit card with the current bonus. The […]

New list of 5,000 point IHG PointBreaks redemptions now out – book now!

The new list of 150 IHG Rewards Club hotels bookable in the current PointBreaks period is now available for immediate booking. All of these hotels are available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night – saving up to 45,000 points on InterContinental redemptions. […]

New IHG PointBreaks list due TODAY – watch for an additional HFP post later

Later this afternoon, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) will be releasing a new list of 150 hotels which will be available for ‘PointBreaks’. This means that all of these hotels will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night […]

Virgin and Delta swap over transatlantic flights!

Delta Air Lines acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic last year and the two have slowly been integrating their services to the US.  Timetables have been tweaked to even out the spacing between flights and some Delta services have co-located with Virgin at Heathrow […]