Archives for August 2015

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6 – Using your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. It is not an understatement to say that, used properly, the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Avios […]

10,800 Avios with a Samsung soundbar from Tesco Direct

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? In terms of the sheer quantity of Avios points that […]

DEAL DEAD:  British Airways FIRST CLASS, Poland to the Caribbean for £1,300!

EDIT: this deal is now over, with my usual great timing! These fares have been around for four days now.  I originally thought that it was a fare error by British Airways and that it would be closed down within a few hours.  It wasn’t. I therefore […]

“The Concorde Bar” – the new BA lounge concept for First Class ticket holders

British Airways opened its refurbished airport lounge in Singapore recently.  As well as giving it a makeover with the ‘Galleries’ concept, the space was increased by over 40%.  This was driven by the introduction of daily A380 services to Singapore from December. What is most […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. One way of earning a free flight quicker is to pool the Avios points of all the […]

Last chance to buy IHG, Hilton and Hyatt points at a discount

As it is a quiet Bank Holiday weekend, I thought it was worth taking the time to remind you of three potentially OK ‘buy points’ offers which are currently available from three hotel chains. All of these offers close tomorrow. 50% – 100% bonus with […]

12,000 Avios (5,000 Clubcard points) for Tesco Life Insurance is back!

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? It’s back – earn 5,000 Tesco Clubcard points when you […]

Is ‘The Big British Airways Take Off’ sale worth a look?

I have done quite a bit of coverage of the Qatar business class fares out of Europe, the Finnair business class fares out of the UK and the British Airways business class fares out of Ireland in the last two weeks. All of these offered […]

Important dates for your diary

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. Of deals worth noting, I would highlight the Kaligo.com […]

£995 Virgin Upper Class return – London to Chicago with free stopover – book TODAY ONLY

For some reason, Virgin Atlantic is having a one-day-and-a-bit Flash Sale on seats in Upper Class from London to Chicago. The fare is just £995 return! Here is an example for October I got to price easily over at the Virgin website: Here is the […]

What we know about the new British Airways 787-9 fleet

British Airways is about to take delivery of the first of a huge order for 22 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.  Because this is simply a slightly longer version of the original 787-8 Dreamliner it is a fairly low profile event, but the new fleet will herald […]

50% discount on regional Avios redemptions on Monarch

avios.com has launched a 50% discount offer on redemptions on Monarch.  Specifically, you will save 50% on the following routes: Birmingham, Luton or Manchester to Malaga Birmingham, Leeds Bradford or Manchester to Barcelona Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Luton or Manchester to Faro Birmingham or Luton to […]

BA knows the way to San Jose ….. (new California route)

British Airways announced yesterday that it will start services to San Jose in California from 4th May 2016. This will utilise one of the brand new Boeing 787-9 aircraft – so new that British Airways hasn’t even received its first one yet! – which means that […]

80% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points

Back in May, Hilton offered an unprecedented 100% bonus when you bought Hilton HHonors points.  It is now back with a smaller (but, by historical standards, very aggressive) bonus of 80%  – see this page. This may or may not be a bargain as it depends […]

Bits: Virgin East Coast sale, double Avios at Bicester, One Direction with SPG, HotelPronto 8% code

News in brief: Virgin East Coast seat sale now on! Virgin East Coast is running a sale on all of its routes until midnight tomorrow in both Standard and First Class.  Headline prices to Edinburgh, each way, are £20 and £40 respectively.  Travel between September […]