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30th October – Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Flybe Mastercard

  • Get More tickets on Flybe no longer come with lounge access or free food and drink

30th October – Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus confirmed, Argentina v Barbarians with SPG, Hilton downtime, World of Hyatt changes

  • The Virgin / Tesco conversion bonus is obviously for conversions FROM Tesco TO Virgin Flying Club and not what I wrote …..!

12th October – Marriott Rewards finally launches its new online game – with a 50% chance of winning each day

  • Note added that: There is some confusion over how this is working.  The system appears to be stopping you winning again if you’ve won on a previous day. However, with 2 MILLION prizes, it is inconceivable that Marriott expects each to go to a different person especially as the game is restricted to only a few countries.  I think the IT is not working as it should.  Additional entries on future days ARE counting towards the main prize.

8th October – Bits: Last day for IHG’s UK Flash Sale, Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport opens, Blacklane 10x at Miles & More

  • The photo we used was the Hilton Garden Inn in Birmingham Alabama, so we switched it.  However, in our defence, hilton.com is also using the same – wrong – photograph!

8th October – My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 1)

  • Various updates to both parts, including how to raise the armrest, additional lounge access details in Part 1 and the fact that BA flights are cheaper (in Avios terms) than AA flights on off-peak dates

3rd October – Lufthansa launches a new UK charge card – partly as a Diners Club! Should you apply? (Part 1)

  • Added a section on Section 75 protection

3rd October – Lufthansa launches a new UK charge card – partly as a Diners Club! Should you apply? (Part 2)

  • Adjusted the £10,000 chart to remove the reference to the Virgin Reward voucher, which requires £20,000 on the free card.  Adjusted the IHG figure on the £50/100,000 charts to reflect the points bonus earned for hitting Spire Elite.

30th September – Which 30 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

  • Added QantasLink and Jetconnect, which are Qantas subsidiaries only bookable via BA on the telephone

28th September – Bits: HFP Marriott promo update, Malmaison UK hotel deals, good Enterprise / Virgin promo and competition

  • The offer dates were not on the landing page (they are now) and it seems that Virgin was giving out incorrect information.  The promotion runs for longer than I thought.  You only need to book before 30th November 2018 for rentals ending before 31st December 2018.

27th September – EXCLUSIVE Marriott HFP offer – earn 10,000 bonus points for a long weekend in Europe!

  • Aloft Munich is not participating in this offer due to a last-minute change

21st September – How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

  • A few tweaks as a result of reader feedback, although there were no errors in the routes we listed

16th September – Bits: buy Avios from 0.85p via Groupon Spain (again), Lufthansa Premium Economy sale to Asia

  • SWISS does not have Premium Economy, so I reworded the article!

12th September – Etihad’s Manchester lounge in T1 becomes a premium independent ‘1903’ lounge

  • New information added.   The prayer room in the lounge is to remain as will some halal food options, although pork will be introduced too.  Children travelling on Etihad will be allowed in but must remain in a designated family room.

4th September – My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow

  • The flight was 12.30 pm and not 12.30 am!

3rd September – Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions closing soon, see NFL at Wembley with Marriott, free Manchester Fast Track

  • Possibly as a result of our article, the minimum spend for the Manchester deal was raised this morning to £20

27th August – Bits: Avios TRP closing date extended, DON’T use Membership Rewards Auto-Redeem!

  • References to avios.com were changed to Avios Travel Rewards Programme to avoid confusion

14th August – Why InterContinental Ambassador is a loyalty programme I am happy to pay for

  • You no longer get 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points when you renew at the $150 level, although 15,000 points remains at the $200 level

5th August – A brief review of the Premium Lounge at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • Lounge Club via Amex Gold is not accepted at this lounge

4th August – Review of the Aspire lounge at Belfast City Airport

  • Due to an editing error two paragraphs of a different review got transposed into this one, now deleted
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