Earn American Airlines miles (plus Etihad, Lufthansa) writing reviews for HolidayCheck


American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer generous incentives to get you to review. You will […]

25% bonus when you convert hotel points to American Airlines

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If you have an American Airlines AAdvantage account, or are looking for a home for a large pile of hotel loyalty points you feel you may never use, this promotion may be of interest. Until March 15th, American Airlines is offering a 25% bonus when […]

Avios changes 9: what will happen to partner airline earning rates?


Executive summary:  BA has not yet released its new partner earning rates but we know that changes – for the worst – are coming to certain airlines Key link: ‘Club Changes’ page on ba.com, ‘Club Changes’ page on iberia.com (If you are new to Head for Points, […]

Airline miles alternative for IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion launched

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(EDIT:  Code added which is 10123) The current IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) promotion is called ‘Set Your Sights’.  I wrote a full explanation here. It runs until 30th April and is pretty generous for most people.  The problem is that it requires a […]

New American Airlines ‘buy miles’ offer and good ways to use them

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American Airlines is running another ‘buy miles’ promotion until the end of the month. The maximum bonus is 50% albeit you need to buy 70,000 for that to kick in. American is offering a staggered bonus based on how many miles you buy: 1,000 bonus when […]

100 free Virgin Atlantic (or American) miles for almost nothing

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Hotel booking site PointsHound is similar to Kaligo and Rocketmiles.  In return for booking your hotel through their site, you are rewarded with a chunk of airline miles. British Airways Executive Club is not a PointsHound partner.  However, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is. For a limited […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?


I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]

US Airways Dividend Miles closing in Q2 2015, miles transferred to AA

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The integration of American Airlines and US Airways – both partners of British Airways in the oneworld alliance – is continuing. The airlines have now published guidance for the integration of their two frequent flyer programmes. If you have a few random US Airways miles […]

New options to Philadelphia with both Avios and Virgin miles


Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have announced new services from London to Philadelphia this week. American already runs a daily flight to Philadelphia and will be doubling this to two flights per day from March 29th.  The downside is that American will be […]

US Airways and American new ‘buy miles ‘ deals (and AA redemption ‘sweet spots’)

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Both US Airways and American Airlines are running ‘buy miles’ promotions at the moment.  I am mentioning both in one post because AA and US have now merged and the two frequent flyer programmes will be combined during Spring 2015. You can access both of […]

Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

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In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

DEAL DEAD: AA First Class Heathrow to Los Angeles wide open in April and May

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(This deal is now dead as AA has pulled the availability. Looks like it was a mistake, although if you booked it you are safe.) This is one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts that I run when something very interesting crops up. […]

15,000 free American Airlines miles with their UK credit card

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American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus on its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles for the second time in 2014. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which was probably the best sign-up […]

100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles (convert in 2015 to American Airlines)

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US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% when you buy its miles. You need to log in via this page to access the offer. You receive a 25% bonus for buying up to 9000 miles, 50% for buying 10000 to 19000 miles, […]

Read Ian’s tier-point run diary …. 1390 BA tier points for Brussels to Hawaii!


A couple of months ago I posted a link to Will’s online diary of his slightly crazy tier point run to reach British Airways Gold Guest List status in the quickest time possible. It was a popular post, so I am pleased to also recommend this mini-blog […]

New American Airlines ‘buy miles’ bonus – up to 30%

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American Airlines is at it again, offering a bonus when you purchase their miles. This deal offers a bonus of up to 30% and is valid until July 31st. Whilst not as generous as the deal they ran in April, the fall in the value […]