Etihad offering double miles on flights to Australia or with Virgin Australia

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If you need to head out to Australia before the end of March, Etihad Guest is offering a decent double miles deal. You will receive double Etihad Guest miles when you fly to Sydney, Perth, Melbourne or Brisbane with Etihad or Virgin Australia.  You will […]

British Airways launches ‘The World Is On Sale’ – book now for 2015


British Airways rolled out its Winter Sale over Friday evening and Saturday morning.  This was very unfortunate timing, as the airline was still trying to recover from the failure of the Air Traffic Control system earlier in the afternoon. Whilst the fares are now showing […]

Uber launches in Leeds (and get £10 credit) + reminder of GetTaxi £5 rides in London

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Uber, the app-based taxi service that is doing surprisingly well in London and is also in Manchester, has launched in Leeds.  The company now operates in 225 cities globally. At the moment, only the UberX service is available.  This is typically a Toyota Prius or similar.  […]

500 bonus SPG points per stay when you book a hotel via their mobile app

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Starwood Preferred Guest is keen to get you to book via their mobile phone app, and is willing to bribe you with SPG points to try it! You will receive 500 bonus SPG points per stay up to a maximum of three stays.  You MUST […]

New Amex cashback deals including £50 back from Apple


American Express has launched what I assume will be its final batch of ‘statement credit’ offers for the year.  You can access these deals with either an American Express-issued card (British Airways, SPG, Gold, Platinum, Nectar etc) or with an Amex card issued by Lloyds, […]

British Airways launches Greek tourist routes from London City

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In a slightly left field move, British Airways has announced the launch of two new ‘Summer sun’ routes from London City Airport. From June 29th until September 6th, British Airways will be offering: four flights per week to Mykonos two flights per week to Santorini As […]

IHG Rewards Club offering 50%-100% ‘buy points’ bonus

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IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc reward scheme – has been emailing members with a personalised offer to buy points with a 50%, 75% or 100% bonus. To be honest, this deal is not worth it at the 50% or […]

750 free Avios in Iberia Plus from e-rewards

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I have written about e-rewards before as it is a long established partner of British Airways and  It is a market research company which awards you points in its own loyalty scheme for completing surveys online which can then be converted into airline miles. […]

New Avios routes to Madrid from Edinburgh and Manchester with Iberia


Iberia, BA’s sister airline, has announced a number of new UK routes. The first to arrive will be a service from Edinburgh to Madrid.  This will launch in late March with the start of the Summer timetable.  It will initially operate four times a week but will […]

Born on 25th December? Have a free hotel stay!

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Hotels4U, which is part of Thomas Cook, is giving away £5,000 of hotel nights to people born on Christmas Day. It is enough to make up for all of those combined ‘birthday and Christmas’ cards and presents you’ve had over the years …. You can […]

At last – a Priority Pass arrivals lounge at Heathrow as Plaza Premium opens

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On Tuesday evening I was in Terminal 2 at Heathrow for the opening party for the Plaza Premium arrivals lounge. This is the sister lounge to the classy Plaza Premium departures lounge in Terminal 2 which I have covered previously. The Terminal 2 arrivals lounge is […]

A look at the new British Airways Galleries First lounge in Houston

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British Airways recently refurbished its two lounges in Houston to the modern Galleries format. Reader Nick was there a couple of weeks ago and sent me a short report on the Galleries First lounge.  This used by British Airways Executive Gold members and oneworld equivalents and […]

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 […]

Flybe Flash Sale – 15,000 seat at £15, WEDNESDAY ONLY


Flybe – which is now an Avios earning partner – is running its first ever Flash Sale today. Called ‘Purple Wednesday’, the airline is offering 15,000 seats across its network at a flat price of £15 all-in. You will ONLY be able to book today, […]