As I wrote last month, the July / August edition of National Geographic Traveller (UK edition, £3.95) has a three page article on frequent flyer miles. It starts on page 164.
For better or worse, I feature heavily in the article.
The article is now available online, for free. You can read it here.
Unfortunately, the article is inaccurate in a couple of places as glossy magazines have a very long lead time. The interview I did with the magazine was done in December 2014. When I talk about taking an airberlin flight ‘last year’, I mean 2013. As this was before the Avios devaluation was announced, some of the numbers quoted in the article regarding the miles needed are now out of date.
There is also an element of hyperbole to the piece that is not really my normal style but which I did for impact ….!
There are nuggets of information which the general reader who happens to have a few Avios will find useful. I cover little-known facts (outside of our circle) such as converting American Express points to Avios and that airberlin and Aer Lingus offer long-haul Avios redemptions with minimal tax.