I wrote here about how I managed to use my BAEC Silver card to get status matched to Star Alliance Gold through Avianca Brazil. All I had to do was send a picture of my BA Silver card and, using Google translate, put in a request in Portuguese. I had had confirmation online a while back… Read More Actual Gold Status!
In 2003 I achieved Gold – not in an airline Frequent Flyer programme, but in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This week I was invited to attend a ceremony at the beginning of May to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the award in the north of Scotland and decided that I would go to meet… Read More Celebrating my Gold status
We got one final look at the Iguassu Falls from the hotel – I am sure there is more water than when we arrived! Efficient pick up by our tour guide, and we set off to the airport which is on the Argentinian side of the falls. An interesting quirk is that we cross over… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles doesn’t fly BA to B.A.
My Tier Point year ends on the 8th March and, as I have no more flying lined up, I thought it would be interesting to review my year in the air. This year I have flown more than I have ever done before, including: My first ex-EU fare My first American Airlines legs, including F on the… Read More My flying year 2015 – 2016
I received an email from Alitalia earlier this week to tell me of another promotion they are running. Basically, you can get 20% off flights when booking online until Tuesday 23rd February for flights before the end of May 2016. This follows last year’s status match, so they are obviously keen to attract customers. However,… Read More 20% off Alitalia flights
As I pointed out in the About Me page of this blog, I am not a frequent flyer jetting round the world on business, but a Geography teacher who enjoys travel. As part of my love for my subject, I am going to be giving up some of my own holidays and money to attend… Read More Accelerate 2016 – can I earn over 40,000 points for one stay?
The first I knew that something was up for our return trip from Nice to London was when I had an alert on myflights telling me the aircraft had changed. I had been expecting an Embraer 190, like the one I have been on when I took this flight back in September 2015. I had… Read More When is a BA flight not a ‘BA’ flight?
Sadly, one of our party was not feeling well during our skiing trip to France, to the extent that they had a temperature of nearly 40⁰C. It was decided that they needed to see a doctor to diagnose and treat the problem. Normally, at home, when we try to book an appointment, we get told… Read More The Doctor will see you now
So, here we are on the plane, a Boeing 777-300, leaving from T5 Satellite B, and we still didn’t manage the underpass walk from T5 – next time, perhaps! However, good old Starbucks was sited at our gate! (and a few more Heathrow Reward points and Amex Avios in the bag – it all helps!)… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles flies to Brazil
I have written before about which credit cards I use in different circumstances. It is no surprise that those who collect miles and points are also pretty up to date with various financial products, as they tend to be a very lucrative way of earning points. As I have said, http://www.headforpoints.com is a great resource… Read More A Curve-ball for my travel wallet