Bits: great 1-day Air China sale, new Amex £50 Hilton cashback deal, SPG / Jingle Bell Ball

News in brief: Excellent Air China deals out of Germany – today only! Air China is having an ’11/11′ event this weekend.   All European destinations are running 20% off deals – except for Germany.  From Germany there are some very aggressive fixed fare deals. We’re […]

Review of the new Hampton by Hilton at Stansted Airport

This is our review of the Hampton by Hilton hotel at London Stansted Airport. The Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport opened in August this year.  With 357 rooms it is the largest property in the UK Hampton by Hilton portfolio. We have been keen […]

Edinburgh Airport lounge reviews: British Airways Galleries

This is my review of the British Airways Lounge at Edinburgh Airport. A long layover at Edinburgh Airport last week gave me a chance to take a look at three of the lounges – No 1 Lounge, Aspire and the British Airways Galleries. My review […]

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale, book HEx tickets inflight with Virgin, Shangri-La conversion bonus

News in brief: Cathay Pacific flash sale Cathay Pacific is running a three day flash sale this weekend, albeit only in Economy.  You can’t argue with £469 to Hong Kong, however.  Bangkok is the same price and Manila is just £439.  Auckland is £749, not […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. It is a pretty quiet couple of weeks, to be honest.  The […]

Nostalgia corner – 40 years of BA First Class and Life at Heathrow in 1964

I spent two days at a Loyalty Fraud conference this week (and a day at World Travel Market) so today you are getting a bit of ‘filler’.  However, in terms of filler, this is pretty cool. If you have 9 minutes to spare today, this […]

Bits: Hilton Weekends sale on, good Marriott Moments events, revamped Concorde Room at T5

News in brief: Hilton 2017/18 Weekend Sale now on for Hilton Honors members Hilton has launched a week-long pre-sale event of its major ‘Weekends’ sale for Hilton Honors members. You can see full details on the Hilton website here. The main sale kicks off on […]

Amex launching a Platinum Card pop-up lounge with free drinks in London

American Express does, indeed, work in mysterious ways. The company has decided to launch a pop-up ‘Centurion Lounge’ in London for six days in the run up to Christmas.  Free alcohol is the main attraction, to be honest, as you will see below. American Express […]

Edinburgh Airport lounge reviews: No 1 Lounge

This article is my review of the No 1 Lounge at Edinburgh Airport. A long layover at Edinburgh Airport last week gave me a chance to take a look at three of the lounges – No 1 Lounge, Aspire (reviewed here) and the British Airways […]

Edinburgh Airport lounge reviews: Aspire lounge

This article is my review of the Aspire Lounge at Edinburgh Airport. A long layover at Edinburgh Airport last week gave me a chance to take a look at three of the lounges – No 1 Lounge (reviewed here), Aspire and the British Airways Galleries. […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points bonus’ last day, Avios ‘dynamic pricing’ job, more Plaza Premium T5 photos

News in brief: IHG’s extended ‘100% buy points bonus’ ends today IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – extended its recent ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion but IT DEFINITELY ENDS TODAY.  It is as generous an offer as you […]

ENDS FRIDAY: Bargains in the great Qatar sale (eg Oz business £1330) and new solo traveller discounts

Time is running out if you want to take advantage of the current Qatar Airways slightly crazy flight sale.   This one has, frankly, some astonishing fares to Australia and New Zealand. I will say up front that these are ‘two together’ fares, so if you’re looking for […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (15): Tesco Premium MasterCard

This is my review of the Tesco Premium MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant sections of […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]

BA or Virgin (or Uber?) – comparing the Clubcard conversion incentives this quarter

It is that time of quarter again when both Avios / British Airways and Virgin Atlantic wheel out incentives to persuade you that you should convert your Tesco Clubcard points into frequent flyer miles. The British Airways conversion incentive launches today, so I can now […]