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LAST DAY: up to 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points

This is a reminder that TODAY, 18th July, is the last day to buy IHG Rewards Club points with the current ‘up to 100%’ bonus. My wife has ‘purchase IHG Rewards Club points’ as .....

This is a reminder that TODAY, 18th July, is the last day to buy IHG Rewards Club points with the current .....

by Rob Burgess

Review: the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3 (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.   Part 1 of my Virgin Clubhouse review can be found here. EDIT: You can read a more recent review of .....

This is part two of my review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.   Part 1 of .....

by Rob Burgess

Virgin Atlantic places a big A350-1000 order

The Farnborough Air Show last week was suprisingly low on new aircraft orders.  This year will be the first for a long time where Airbus and Boeing will see a net reduction in their order books. .....

The Farnborough Air Show last week was suprisingly low on new aircraft orders.  This year will be the first .....

by Rob Burgess

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general view of hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for .....

The general view of hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is .....

by Rob Burgess

Bits: double Avios at Gate 365 this weekend, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

Here are two limited time deals which are only running this weekend.  Both have already started: Double Avios at Gate 365 For this weekend only, until tomorrow night, you can earn double Avios .....

Here are two limited time deals which are only running this weekend.  Both have already started: Double .....

by Rob Burgess

Bits: Lloyds credit card referral madness, possible 5000 free Avios, Amex FX promo

News in brief: Lloyds hits a new low in credit card referral behaviour If you have ever tried to refer a friend for the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards, you will know that it is only slightly more .....

News in brief: Lloyds hits a new low in credit card referral behaviour If you have ever tried to refer a .....

by Rob Burgess

Review: the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel

This is my review of the newly reopened InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. The re-opening of the InterContinental New York Barclay following a lengthy renovation means that the city now .....

This is my review of the newly reopened InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. The re-opening of the .....

by Rob Burgess

Biggest bonus yet – now 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription (0.82p per Avios)

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription.  This is the most generous version yet. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in .....

Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription.  This is .....

by Rob Burgess

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios when your children fly

A few weeks ago I published an article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by signing them up to a British Airways Executive Club household account. There is another .....

A few weeks ago I published an article on how to earn Avios points on behalf of your children – ie by .....

by Rob Burgess

Review: the Hotel des Indes, The Hague, Presidential Suite

This is my review of my Monday night in the Presidential Suite of the Hotel des Indes in The Hague. Even by my standards this was a slightly bizarre way to start the week.  At .....

This is my review of my Monday night in the Presidential Suite of the Hotel des Indes in The Hague. Even .....

by Rob Burgess

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