Qatar Business Class

Win 2 x Business Class tickets with Qatar Airways and HFP to (virtually) anywhere!

We are currently running a brilliant prize competition courtesy of our friends at Qatar Airways.  It is, depending on where the winner wants to go, potentially the biggest flight giveaway we have ever done. You could win two Business Class tickets from any UK Qatar Airways […]

Bits: Win UEFA Champions League final tickets, Hilton adds 3500 rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, PremiAir adds Flybe

News in brief: Win tickets to the UEFA Champions League final with Hotels.com Hotels.com is a sponsor of the UEFA Champions League this year and is offering a trip to the final in Istanbul. The winner will get (note that flights are not included): Two […]

Is luggage rental useful? We review Cargo, a new suitcase hire service

We were recently approached by a new luggage rental concept called Cargo to review their offering.  I was a little confused. How on earth does renting luggage work? And why would you hire luggage? But after trialling the service and actually needing to hire some […]

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The amazing hotel deal at W Abu Dhabi for the Grand Prix is back!

If you follow the hotel ‘scene’, or indeed Formula 1, you may know that there is a hotel built across the Formula 1 track in Abu Dhabi on Yas Island. It looks like this: The hotel was operated by Viceroy but recently taken over by […]

End of an era as Virgin Atlantic stops its free Upper Class chauffeur service

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is ending its free Upper Class chauffeur service. It will still be around for a few weeks before it stops.  Virgin Atlantic will honour it for all qualifying bookings made until 30th June, which theoretically could mean that people […]

Bits: get a 50% bonus buying Marriott points, see The Who with IHG, Etihad’s new money-making idea

News in brief: Get a 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points Marriott Bonvoy is running another deal when you buy points. Via this page of the website, you will get a 50% bonus on all points purchases until 25th March. This is, I […]

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Bookable with Avios now: BA adds March/April flights to Cape Town, Miami and Seattle to fill coronavirus slots

British Airways has launched some additional long-haul flights for April and May. This should provide additional Avios availability if you jump in quickly.  Miami for Easter may now be possible if you’re keen! I am guessing that these flights use the aircraft which are no […]

Bits: Qatar Airways one-day sale TODAY, earn extra Avios at Twickenham, Qatar increases its stake in BA/IAG

News in brief: It’s another Qatar Airways ‘up to 10% off’ day! Two weeks ago Qatar Airways ran a one-day 10% discount deal for no other reason that the date was 02/02/20! Guess what …. today they are doing the same because the date is […]

Virgin bits: Extra Havana flight added, Flybe now fully bookable via Virgin, buy cheap miles with ‘Miles Booster’

Virgin Atlantic news in brief: Virgin Atlantic adds a third weekly Havana service Havana appears to be playing an increasingly important part in the Virgin Atlantic route network. The service was moved from Gatwick to Heathrow in 2019.  The airline has now decided to increase […]

Book now – wide open Avios availablity to East Coast USA and Canada in Club World!

British Airways has opened the floodgates on Avios availability to the US East Coast and Canada in Club World for the rest of 2020.  This even includes Easter and key Christmas dates. Our main article on Wednesday covered the amazing Avios availability to Asia.  Unsurprisingly, […]

What are the best hotel promos for February?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. We normally run this article early in the month.  However, as two important offers only started on the 15th, it made more sense to hold it back. All of the information in this […]

Bits: Book North Island for 358,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!, Accor credit card coming, new Malaysia Airlines sale

News in brief: North Island now bookable for 358,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night! You may have heard of North Island Resort in the Seychelles.  If the name rings a bell, it is because it is where Prince William went on honeymoon, as did George […]

An Avios redemption bonanza to parts of Asia …. if you’re up for travelling

This is, I admit, not necessarily the best time to be planning a holiday in Asia. However, hear me out. British Airways has opened the floodgates on Avios availability to some Asian cities between now and, in some cases, the end of 2020. You may […]

Bits: Avios and Barclays form a partnership, High Life goes digital, get £50 from a Revolut for Business offer

News in brief: Avios and Barclays agree a long-term partnership Last Autumn, Barclays Premier tried to do an ‘under the radar’ trial with Avios, offering 25,000 Avios to a small group of people if they opened a bank account.  The secret trial got ruined when […]

How to earn Flying Club miles with the (improving) Virgin Atlantic 1 year Flying Club Savings Account

One of the more interesting ways of earning Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles is with the Virgin Atlantic 1 year Flying Club Savings Account.   We haven’t covered this for almost a year so, as you can now redeem Virgin Flying Club miles for Air France […]

Can you access Aer Lingus lounges with British Airways status?

If you are looking for an example of the unnecessary complexities that airlines and loyalty schemes can impose, you will struggle to beat the lounge access rules for Aer Lingus if you have British Airways status.  The fact that the two airlines are owned by the […]

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