BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

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Starting today, American Express is increasing the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 within three months to receive the bonus. […]

Impressive new ‘Escape’ lounge at East Midlands Airport opens

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I have been impressed by the ‘Escape’ lounge at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 on the two occasions that I have used it.  I was pleased to hear that a new ‘Escape’ lounge has opened at East Midlands Airport, which is also owned by Manchester Airports Group. […]

No redspottedhanky Fantasy Football …. but Fantasy Golf coming!


If you were wondering whether redspottedhanky would be re-running their Fantasy Football competition this year, the answer is No.  They seem to have decided that their Fantasy World Cup game was enough football for now! (If you are wondering why I mention this on Head […]

BA EU promo: 30,000 Avios in Club World & 15,000 Avios in World Traveller Plus


British Airways is determined that the ‘back to work’ push after the Summer goes with a bang this year – especially as recent trading updates from the major European airlines show a distinct softening in demand. If you live in Europe – or your British […]

Earn £8 per Marriott stay via Etihad (and a Viceroy Hotels deal)

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I mentioned in an article on Saturday that Marriott Rewards is now an Etihad Guest partner.  This means that you can convert Marriott Rewards points to Etihad and credit future stays directly into Etihad miles. What I had not seen when I wrote that piece is that Etihad […]

British Airways fees increasing – credit card, seat selection

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The British Airways credit card fee increased yesterday from £4.50 to £5 per booking.  This is the first increase since the fee was introduced in 2009 (was it really so long ago?). Despite this, British Airways still claims that it does not recover its entire […]

1,200 Avios points with Spiderman 2 from blinkbox

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Tesco is continuing to push blinkbox, its digital movie and book service, via the carrot that is bonus Clubcard points. First we had the chance to earn 100 Clubcard points for buying a £1 ebook (still running, but at the poorer rate of 100 points per […]

British Airways to allow pre-ordering of food in Club World and First

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British Airways is on the verge of rolling out a trial of a pre-order food service, Business Traveller reported last week.  This will allow passengers in Club World and First to specify their choice of meal in advance and be guaranteed to receive it.  At […]

Do not apply for a BA Amex card today or Wednesday


No particular reason. Just sayin’. Here is a picture of Sylt, where I will be next week, to fill a bit of additional space in this post

Hilton and BA launch ‘triple or quadruple Avios’ promotion

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Hilton and British Airways have launched a joint promotion which is running until November 30th. It is simple enough.  You need to have your Hilton HHonors account set to ‘points and miles’, which means that you will earn 10 Hilton points and 1 British Airways […]

Virgin Trains introduces Nectar points – better than taking miles?

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Back in April, the First group of train companies (Great Western, Capital Connect etc) began to offer Nectar points when you booked directly via their websites. (It is ironic that the train companies need to incentivise people to book directly.  They often have cheaper fares […]

‘Kids Eat Free’ promo at Heathrow over the Summer

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Heathrow Airport has teamed up with a selection – and only a selection – of its restaurant operators to offer free meals for children.  The offer runs until the end of August and is also due to reappear during October half term and at Christmas. […]

Decent BA business class fares to Australia from Oslo

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Sydney is a popular target destination for using frequent flyer miles, probably because the sheer length of the flight means that people are keen to do what they can to avoid travelling in economy. Ironically, redemption tickets to Australia and New Zealand are often poor […]