Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British .....

When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. .....

by Rob Burgess16 comments

Is the Amex Platinum ‘UK Hotel Collection’ a good deal?

American Express Platinum (and indeed Centurion) cardholders get a number of decent hotel deals, mainly through the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme (late check-out, upgrade if available at .....

American Express Platinum (and indeed Centurion) cardholders get a number of decent hotel deals, mainly .....

by Rob Burgess15 comments

An introduction to collecting Avios with Shell Drivers Club

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK. Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online. You earn 50 Avios just for .....

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK. Joining is simple – pick up a card .....

by Rob Burgess13 comments

Get a bargain in the Business Traveller charity Christmas auction

Business Traveller magazine is once again running its annual online charity auction. This year the cause is The Prince’s Trust. They have put together a huge list of items, from flights to .....

Business Traveller magazine is once again running its annual online charity auction. This year the cause is .....

by Rob Burgess6 comments

Double Etihad miles in Business, Qatar sale launched

I wrote about some of the current ex-UK fare sales yesterday.  An email from Qatar Airways has now dropped into my inbox with their offering. Flights are available from London, Manchester and .....

I wrote about some of the current ex-UK fare sales yesterday.  An email from Qatar Airways has now dropped .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

The best of the economy flight sale deals from my inbox

‘Sale’ emails have started to arrive in my inbox from various airlines.  I haven’t had the time to look into all of these deals in great detail but here are a few .....

‘Sale’ emails have started to arrive in my inbox from various airlines.  I haven’t had .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

United to start Newcastle to New York – good for Star Alliance redemptions

One story that slipped through the HfP net when it was announced in late October was the launch of a United Airlines service from Newcastle to New York Newark. New York becomes the second long-haul .....

One story that slipped through the HfP net when it was announced in late October was the launch of a United .....

by Rob Burgess11 comments

Heading to Thailand? Consider the Dusit Wine & Dine programme

Back in June I wrote about the Hilton Premium Club.  This is a membership scheme run by the various Hilton Group properties in Thailand.  For a very modest £140 you receive a free night in any .....

Back in June I wrote about the Hilton Premium Club.  This is a membership scheme run by the various Hilton .....

by Rob Burgess5 comments

PhD Avios: Which is the best way to collect Avios when buying petrol?

I first wrote about this topic 18 months ago, but I thought it was worth re-running. It needed updating to reflect the new earning structure for buying petrol at Esso garages, the fact that you no .....

I first wrote about this topic 18 months ago, but I thought it was worth re-running. It needed updating to .....

by Rob Burgess57 comments

Impressive new First Class BA / oneworld lounge opens in Los Angeles

Back in June I shared some pictures of the very impressive new Qantas business class lounge which had opened in Los Angeles International Airport.  This is the new lounge for Qantas, BA, airberlin, .....

Back in June I shared some pictures of the very impressive new Qantas business class lounge which had opened .....

by Rob Burgess7 comments

Why you should never book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com

Because you can book redemption flights on Iberia via ba.com, the vast majority (99%?) of British Airways Executive Club members who want an Iberia long-haul flight do it that way.  They are making .....

Because you can book redemption flights on Iberia via ba.com, the vast majority (99%?) of British Airways .....

by Rob Burgess17 comments

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