Archives for March 2017

Bits: last call for these offers, first World of Hyatt promo, $75m slot sale

News in brief: Many decent offers closing today, 31st March We’ll be running our fortnightly ‘offers closing soon’ article over the weekend.  There are a slug of good deals which finish TODAY, however, and I wanted to highlight a few in case you still want to […]

American Express Platinum gains a SEVENTH hotel status partner, indirectly

(EDIT: following a comment below, I have reworked this article because my original merging of Marriott and Starwood benefits may have been confusing.) If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending […]

Is Eurostar Frequent Traveller ‘part pay with points’ a decent deal?

Over the weekend we are looking at whether it is worth using your Virgin Flying Club miles as part payment for a booking.  (Short answer: it isn’t). We’ve also looked at ‘part pay with Avios‘ quite a bit recently for British Airways tickets. I thought it was […]

Avios Ireland: 500 Avios with any purchase via SuperValu eShops

AerClub was, it seems, officially launched yesterday as a press release dropped into my inbox!  I’m not sure why Aer Lingus waited a few months from the actual launch before formally telling people, but there you are.  AerClub is now official and there are apparently […]

Get up to 50,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP or ISA. The deal is a little different this time around.  Instead of giving you a flat amount of Avios, you will receive one […]

Bits: BA bacon roll news, 1200 Avios with My Little Pony, win a trip to LA with Hilton

News in brief: Exciting British Airways bacon roll news According to the latest newsletter sent to members of the British Airways ‘Future Lab’ survey panel, as a result of their feedback bacon rolls will soon be available in the Heathrow Galleries Club lounges until 11am.  The […]

Why Norwegian Reward is a more valuable scheme than it first appears

Norwegian is quietly becoming a major force on the European aviation scene.  It currently flies on 447 routes to 138 different destinations across 37 countries with a fleet of Boeing 737-800s and new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Norwegian was founded in 1993 as a regional carrier and […]

Bits: Finnair Easter offer, 10% off Iberia to Madrid, £5 off Railcards

News in brief: Finnair Easter Offer Finnair has launched an Easter offer for flights to Asia. What makes this sale attractive is that: you can start from London, Edinburgh, Manchester or Dublin Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points Finnair is flying brand […]

Review of the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Newcastle Airport

This is our review of the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Newcastle Airport. We are currently trying to complete our collection of UK airport lounge reviews (the full collection so far is here) with the help of readers.  Yesterday Jason reviewed the Aspire and Aspire Plus lounge […]

Some lessons in redeeming miles and points from our Easter trip to Asia

If all goes to plan, we will be flying to Hong Kong next week for a whistle-stop tour of Asia over Easter.  Whilst there will, at some point, be a slug of flight and hotel reviews published, I thought I would do an introductory piece […]

Bits: new BA flights with Avios seats to LA and Rio, The Westbury on Bond Street joins SPG

News in brief: New British Airways services announced British Airways announced a number of new services yesterday for the Winter timetable. As usual, what is important here is that the two guaranteed Club World and four World Traveller Avios seats are available on each flight. […]

Review of the Aspire and Aspire Plus Lounges at Newcastle Airport

This is our review of the Aspire and Aspire Plus Lounges at Newcastle Airport. Last week we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK lounge reviews.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered – there should be a steady flow of articles over the […]

Get 25% off ALL Iberia Avios redemptions! eg NYC Business for 51,000 + £159

Iberia Plus is, apparently, 25 years old. To celebrate, Iberia has launched a genuinely valuable promotion. Until 11th April, you will receive 25% off all Iberia Plus Avios redemptions, in all classes. You must fly between 27st March 2017 and 15th June and between 1st October […]

Bits: photos of the new BA Lounge in Boston, Flybe lands at Heathrow

News in brief: Photos of the new British Airways lounge in Boston Two days ago we wrote about the new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan Airport.  Reader Angel who flew out of Boston yesterday kindly sent us a few photographs and some text, and reader […]

How to use Avios for a good value summer sun holiday with Iberostar

It’s a little known fact that you can redeem Avios with Iberostar, a Spanish hotel chain that runs a lot of 4 and 5 star summer holiday properties.  Iberostar owns hotels in Mallorca, Tenerife, the Dominican Republic and various other places. Last year we wrote an […]