It is possible to collect a chunk of frequent flier miles without stepping on a plane, as I discussed in the first three parts of this series. But how do things add up when you do fly a lot? There are several things which determine how many miles you’ll get for any given flight aside… Read More Part four: Flying to fly
In parts one and two, I discussed how credit card sign up bonuses can help to bolster your Avios balance. In this post, I am going to look at the two other ways I get my Avios from Tesco and topcashback. One Tesco clubcard point is awarded for each pound spent and they convert in… Read More Part three: Shopping to fly
So, if you were to have followed the advice in the previous post, you would have found yourself in possession of 57,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, which are worth 57,000 Avios, and not have spent any additional money. If you want to go further, and experience more luxurious travel, the best next step is… Read More Part two: Taking the next step with credit cards
I started this blog back in the summer of 2015 as a way to chart my travels. At the time, I had a trip to Las Vegas planned and I was able to turn the journey into a tier point run. I thought that it would be fun to track the journey and have a… Read More The 100th post!
This post was originally published in 2016 and refreshed first in 2019. It is up to date as of January 2022 I love travel, and when I can’t travel I love to talk about it – so you can be sure that I was delighted when a colleague wanted to know more about the miles… Read More Part one: Dipping your toes in
Over the last couple of days I have been writing about using SPG and Hilton points, partly because I am thinking about whether or not to use them for my next holiday and branch out from IHG for a change. In both those articles, I looked at the basic room rate and compared them with… Read More Why booking with points can save you more than just the room rate
I last stayed at the Hilton almost 5 years ago in Sydney. We had flown from London at the beginning of the Easter holidays and needed a stopover before we picked up the car and drove to Canberra. I don’t remember much about the hotel but I do recall having an excellent night sleep. Despite… Read More Is it worth buying Hilton Hhonors points?
A couple of years ago, I took out the Starwood Preferred Guest AmEx when the sign up bonus was 20,000 SPG points. This was a great deal, not least because you get a 5,000 mile bonus if you convert them to an airline programme if you didn’t want to use them for hotel nights. I… Read More Should I get the SPG Credit Card?
The Heathrow Express is one of many ways to get to the airport but it is my favourite. Last year I wrote an article on it with a comparison to other options, and it has got even better. There is now the option to buy tickets in advance and the further ahead you book, the… Read More Is my £225 on airport transfers good value?
I was tidying up some paperwork on my desk at the weekend and came across two voucher from American Airlines that they had sent me last summer to make up for a couple of small issues. On one overnight flight, the reading light wasn’t working which meant that I wasn’t able to see anything when… Read More Will my $75 go to waste?