Conventional travel booking wisdom is that is is better to book direct; you get the cheapest rates and you get additional benefits based on your status level. This applies to lots of things, including flights, car hire and hotels. It also makes it easier when things go wrong as you won’t be passed from pillar… Read More Want free membership (worth $675) to a Private Global Luxury Hotel Club? Of course you do!
It was a major blow to collecting Avios when Topcashback stopped offering a pay out option into Tesco Clubcard. I wrote about it here and here. You could get 1 CC point per penny and each CC point was worth 2.4 Avios. This stopped earlier this year and a lack of other options meant that… Read More Topcashback offers a 25% bonus on Avios
I don’t know of any airline who make as many schedule changes as American do. They seem to be a very frequent occurrence and are almost expected when you are booking more than six months in advance. For a simple point to point flight it is unlikely to be an issue, but for more complex… Read More Schedule Changes from American
Always keen for an adventure, when one of my friends suggested a trip to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays, I was bound to say yes. I had visited the city last summer with her on what was my first ‘tier point run’ and my first ex-EU. On that trip, I flew DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY-DUB. It was… Read More Returning to Vegas on the cheap
Christmas travel in the UK is similar to Thanksgiving in the US and Chinese New Year in Asia – really busy! In London, offices close up a couple of days before that signals the mass exodus which clogs up the roads and makes the airports less than pleasant places to be, and is sometimes compounded… Read More Despite my love of flying, the train sometimes comes up trumps
I have been collecting miles and points ‘full time’ since 2012 and even people I know really well still don’t understand me! “Why don’t you just fly direct?”, “Why are you staying there?” and “That must have cost you a bomb – how can you afford it?”are perhaps three of the most common questions I… Read More The mindset of a miles and points junkie
I am coming to the end of my contract and, with the release of the new iPhone7, thought naturally turn to upgrades. As with the miles and points thing, there are so many different options when it comes to phones. Pay and go with a phone you buy outright, or contract? Unlimited data or something… Read More Three is still my magic (phone) number – but should I stick with it?
We purchased a 5 day New York Pass for think $299 each (There is currently $50 off here). DaddyAirmiles reckoned we saved $150 each on entrance fees so it was well worth it. We bought them months ago and they arrived a week later in the post. This allowed Daddyairmiles to work out a full… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles’ buys an Access (almost) All Areas NYC Pass
Following an excellent journey to Manhattan, we checked in to Four Points by Sheraton hotel. I had booked using points earned when I took out an AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card last year. Spend £2,000 within 3 months and get 20k points. I then earned another 2,000 points via spend and bought 2,000 points for $40.… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles settles into Manhattan
I had an email from a very good friend the other day asking for some advice with a miles and points credit card purchase. This friend is a very savvy the person who, since being referred for the American Express Gold card 18 months ago, has been able to redeem miles for a return flight… Read More Should you pay a credit card surcharge to earn miles?