Archives for January 2016

Win 18,000 Avios via avios.com Facebook and Twitter competitions

Avios is giving away 10 lots of 18,000 points across two separate social media competitions at the moment.  Both close at midnight on Monday if you want to have a go. First up is a Twitter competition. This is what you need to do: Anyone […]

New Marriott promo starts tomorrow – one free night with just two Marriott stays

Marriott Rewards has brought back its MegaBonus promotion for the Spring.  This time it is a little more generous than we have seen recently. This promotion is active across all Marriott brands, including Renaissance, Courtyard, Autograph, Edition, JW Marriott, Gaylord, AC Hotels, Protea and the […]

LAST CHANCE: Exclusive 5,000 bonus Avios with £350 of hotel bookings via Kaligo.com

TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to take part in this weeks Head for Points and hotel booking site Kaligo.com joint promotion.   It is a simple, straightforward and potentially lucrative one. If you spend over £350 on hotels before midnight TONIGHT, Sunday 31st January, across one or numerous bookings, […]

LAST CHANCE: Book short US domestic redemptions for 4,500 Avios before they go up

Don’t forget that Monday is your last chance to use your Avios points to book sub-650 miles redemptions on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines flights in the US before the cost goes up. You can read the full announcement on ba.com here. For US residents – and […]

BIG CHANGES: IHG Rewards Club devalues, book by 17th February to beat it

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental etc scheme, snuck out a list on its website yesterday with the relatively innocent heading of:  “2016 Reward Nights: Some Point Amounts are Changing”. You can say that again.  Take a look here. There […]

20,000 free Avios with a subscription to The Times & The Sunday Times

Avios has teamed up with The Times and The Sunday Times to launch a generous subscription offer.  If you buy either newspaper then you will find this deal very interesting. There are four deals to choose from, as you can see here. The cheapest is […]

Last chance to book a 2016 weekend stay in the Hilton Winter Sale

It is over two months since I wrote about the Hilton annual Winter Sale, which offers decent discounts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  It is worth another mention as you only have two days left to book. Whilst it is nominally called the Winter Sale, you […]

Why your tax money is funding 11 obscure new UK flights (but five will earn Avios!)

Back in the Autumn statement, the Government announced a £7m plan to fund 11 new regional air routes that will start during 2016 The Regional Air Connectivity Fund – which, you would think, is the sort of thing which would have been scrapped rather than […]

My review of Qatar Airways A380 First Class – Part 2

This is second part of my Qatar Airways A380 First Class review which I began yesterday. For those of you who missed my earlier articles in this series, this is what I covered before Christmas: My review of the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal […]

LAST CHANCE: Alitalia status match ends in two days – get status with 26 airlines!

Time is running out to take advantage of the Alitalia status match.  This will get you status with all 20 airlines in the SkyTeam alliance PLUS the 6 members of Etihad Airways Partners.  That is 26 airlines in total!  Alitalia is currently offering a status […]

REMINDER: Exclusive 5,000 bonus Avios with £350 of hotel bookings via Kaligo.com

Here is a quick reminder that Head for Points and hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which awards Avios points with every hotel you book, are running an EXCLUSIVE promotion this week.   It is a simple, straightforward and potentially lucrative one. If you spend over £350 […]

My review of Qatar Airways A380 First Class

For those of you who missed my earlier articles in this series, this is what I covered: My review of the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4 My review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment My review of the InterContinental Abu Dhabi My review […]

Iberia brings back ‘12,000 Avios for an Economist subscription’

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 12,000 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist. The cost […]

Bits: Azimo £15 gift card, Kimpton hits Amsterdam, order room service by texting an emoji!

News in brief: £15 Amazon gift certificate with first Azimo currency transfer I mentioned this offer over Christmas, but I wanted to flag it again because it is still running until the end of the month. Online money transfer group Azimo is offering a £15 Amazon […]

Excellent SriLankan business deals from Paris to Asia (earn Avios and BA tier points!)

SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance in May 2014.  From that time it has been possible to earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly with them, and to redeem your Avios for flights to Colombo and beyond. I haven’t covered the airline […]