MummyAiriles emailed this evening to let me know how her latest trip is going. Thankfully for her bank balance, and my inheritance, it is a relatively cheap trip thanks to the bestowal of some Emirates Skywards miles. Some months ago, MummyAirmiles reported on her Emirates business class trip to Mauritius and back from the Seychelles… Read More MummyAirmiles flies easyJet – Emirates pays!
I have been to Manchester airport precisely four times; twice flying MAN-somewhere in the USA, perhaps Florida – Montego Bay in Jamaica with Air2000 in 1992. More recently, I flew LHR-MAN-LHR with BA. I am attending a conference in Manchester and I chose to stay at the airport because I knew that I would get… Read More Manchester Airport
Different card providers have different ways of presenting data using their online platforms when it comes to miles and points. American Express are very clear: on the BAPP, you earn 1.5 Avios per pound on everything except BA spend, which is double. This is shown on the statement like this: The £5.39 in Tesco is multiplied by… Read More Why it is worth checking your points statments
In the olden days, and by that I mean last year, you would wait patiently to see if and when the bonus points for referrals would drop into your American Express account. There was no fanfare and no communication. I referred someone last week and, as usual hadn’t heard anything. When I saw them this… Read More AmEx referral email
There are loads of ways to get around London, like buses, the tube, overground and taxis. Thanks to my trusty smart phone, there are even more options that I can get at the touch of a button. Over the weekend I needed a taxi to get 5 of us to a restaurant in town. Normally… Read More My black cab had a Hailo
I found out yesterday from my number one source of information, headforpoints, that the Barclaycard IHG Visa that I have has been discontinued. Apparently, it disappeared from the site at the end of March. If you go there now, there is no mention of the IHG cards at all; just the Hilton Visa. This is… Read More Goodbye Barclaycard IHG Visa?
All of the advice so far has been on the basis of two people travelling together. Working as a couple, you can maximise the referral bonuses, make use of the 2for1 voucher and pool your Avios in a Household Account. You are also more likely to spend more on household bills if there is more… Read More Part six: Flying solo
MummyAirmiles got in touch recently to ask about some hotels for her late summer jaunt to New York. She has clearly been paying attention to some of the advice I give her, as she booked an exCPH fare in Club World using 30,000 Avios per person to fly both her and Dad for an outlay… Read More MummyAirmiles’ hotel dilemma
If you have followed parts 1-4, you should be sitting on a pretty impressive pile of miles from credit card sign up bonuses and spend, shopping and flying more ‘efficiently’ (in terms of mile accumulation). But how best to redeem them? There are three main ways that I have used; Reward Flight Savers, Redemptions and… Read More Part five: Flying on miles