It is a bit of a sad time in the aviation industry at the moment, with so many stories of businesses shutting down or getting into trouble. Yesterday I wrote about powdair, and today it is MyFlights. I first wrote about the MyFlights app back in 2015 as one of the first articles on this… Read More End of the runway for MyFlights App
One the less glamorous sides of the half term ski holiday is the transfer from the airport to the slopes and back again. Laden with equipment, thick coats and perhaps unhappy children, it has always been the part that most people dread. Enter powdair, a new airline which is seeking to disrupt that concept. Flying… Read More An uphill slope for powdair, the skiers airline
There are times when buying Avios is a good idea – more on that to come soon – but there are also times when you can ‘buy’ Avios in a round about way. One of those times was through buying a subscription to the Economist. Another has just been available with Avis. Through British Airway’s… Read More ‘Free’ car hire when buying Avios?!
In the last year, Madrid has become a common transit point for me. It benefits from being the home station of Iberia’s extensive route network, and so was the perfect place to pick up an exEU trip earlier this year to St Martin via Miami, as well as to get onto LAN’s 787 Dreamliner service… Read More Review: Hilton Hotel Madrid Airport
Barcelona is going through some turbulent times at the moment, being at the heart of the Catalunyan independence referendum. It is, however, still a fantastic place to visit, and the tourists show no sign of letting a little political rioting get in the way of a short break. It was also the destination chosen by… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 24 hours in Barcelona
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, surrounded by lakes and the Baltic Sea. It is a city of many sides, with long warm summer nights as well as dark cold days with frozen lakes. It is a perfect destination for a weekend trip, given its relative proximity to London and the overwhelming presence of English-speakers… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 36 Hours in Stockholm
It is not often that I find myself in a hotel that does not belong to a chain. This is either because I am staying on points, so it is much cheaper to be there, or there is no real difference in price between places, and I know that with Spire Elite at IHG and… Read More Review: Story Hotel, Stockholm
The invitation to a friend’s wedding in Washington D.C. was the perfect excuse to use a BA AmEx 2for1 voucher I had sitting in my account. I knew that it was on the cards, and had at least 120,000 Avios in the household account when the invitation came through the post at the end of… Read More Review: British Airways First Class Experience – London Heathrow – Washington D.C.
This might sound crazy, but with such a short time in the city, I would advise hiring a car – preferably a Mustang – and getting out of it! Pick up a car from the airport (I can recommend Avis as they have decent cars, are reasonably priced and their free-to-join Preferred scheme means you… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 48 hours in Las Vegas
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small land-locked country in the heart of Europe – literally and metaphorically given the concentration of European Union departments based here. It is a multicultural, multilingual place that is perfect for a weekend away. Travel British airways fly twice daily to Luxembourg City from London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Luxembourg