British Airways extends ‘hand baggage only’ fares to all short-haul fare classes


The ‘hand baggage only’ experiment is clearly working.  This was initially trialled at Gatwick, offering a £10 discount each-way on non-flexible economy tickets to a handful of destinations. Over the course of the last year British Airways has gradually been extending its coverage.  From July […]

20% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points

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For the first time that I can remember, Hilton is offering a special offer on purchases of Hilton HHonors points. Until September 3rd, you will receive a 20% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points via this link. With a few exceptions, it will not […]

New York Stories #7 – The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York JFK

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I tried to fly Virgin Atlantic on one leg of my New York trip but availability wasn’t there on the days I needed it.  It is now far too long since I flew with them long-haul and I sometimes feel a little guilty writing about Virgin […]

10 more free Avios via Avios Suitcase

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If you have been taking part in the Avios Suitcase ‘game’ on Facebook, another badge has been added. Avios is getting less generous with this promotion as it goes along.  This new badge is only worth 10 Avios points.  In order to earn it, you […]

Marriott Rewards guts its social media points-earning scheme

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Back in May I wrote about ‘Plus Points’.  This was an easy way to earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points per month by simply following eight Marriott hotels on Twitter or Facebook. It seems that, for Marriott, it was far too easy – and too expensive. […]

€40 voucher or 2000 Avios for a one-night UK Ibis stay

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Ibis Hotels are not the height of luxury, by any means.  The chain has good coverage these days, however, and if all you need is somewhere to lay your head then you should do just fine. (The one in Greenwich in London, the only Ibis […]

InterCon Westminster to become Conrad London Westminster in 6 weeks!

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This will have sent a bit of a shock around the London hotel community – it was certainly a surprise to me.  Less than two years after it opened, InterContinental is surrendering the management of its second London property – InterContinental London Westminster. With almost unseemly haste, […]

New British Airways Executive Club Bronze card design

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When British Airways launched the Bronze tier a couple of years ago, this was the Executive Club card that members received: However, on this image has now appeared (scroll down to the bottom of the page): It does look a bit more interesting than […]

2,500 Hilton HHonors bonus points on your next stay

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Via Loyalty Lobby, Hilton HHonors has launched a special bonus promotion.  This will give you 2,500 bonus points on your next stay. I can confirm that this bonus works fine as I received it on Tuesday after checking out of a Hilton on Sunday: The […]

Slightly OT: £10 Tesco gift card for £5 via Mighty Deals

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Long-time readers may remember a special promotion that website Mighty Deals ran with Shell Drivers Club last year.  For under £9 you could buy 2,000 Shell Drivers Club points, convertible into 2,000 Avios points. Mighty Deals has a good promotion running with Tesco this week. For […]

Spend 2 x £25, get £25 back with Amex Summer Shopping Online

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Most British Airways American Express cardholders were emailed about this offer on Tuesday, but you can also take part if you have any other American Express card. The first 24,000 people to register their American Express card via this site will receive a £25 statement […]

Choose Avios or the new Clubcard Boost? And a potential loophole (or not …)

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Tesco has launched another round of Clubcard Boost.  This is the promotion which allows you to spend your Clubcard vouchers instore or online for double their standard face value. The instore offers are pretty useless, as this page at shows. You can only double […]

Hilton launches “Triple Your Trip”, the new August-October promotion

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The late Summer / early Autumn promotion from Hilton HHonors will run from 1st August to 31st October.  It is another outing for ‘Triple Your Trip‘ which regular readers may remember from Autumn 2013. Once registered, you will receive double Hilton HHonors points per Monday to Thursday […]