It is around this point every year when all the hard-earned tier points get wiped from my account and the balance is reset to 0. In the last year, I have done more flying than in previous years, and was able to accrue exactly 1500 Tier Points to reach Gold status. This will give me… Read More My flying year – 2016-2017
I am returning to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays for a week with my friend, but will have a couple of days at the end on my own. Last time I made it to the Hoover Dam, but didn’t get to see the Grand Canyon. As a Geographer, I am really keen to make… Read More I saved £20 on car rental by logging in!
I have recently applied for the new Creation IHG Visa as a result of Barclaycard’s closure of the existing IHG card. Ben got in touch to ask if I had considered the HSBC Credit Card as an alternative – to which I had to say no as I didn’t know anything about it. So, thanks… Read More The HSBC Avios-earning alternative credit cards
I wrote the other day about how I was planning on giving up my IHG Barclaycard. An offer came through today for the first time from Barclaycard; a tie up with Uber offering free rides reminiscent of the AmEx deals. All you need to do is link up your Barclaycard to your Uber account and… Read More Barclaycard join with Uber to offer free rides
After years of stuffing my clothes into a small suitcase with one broken wheel, I decided that it was time to invest in a new cabin suitcase. I had had lots of opportunities to travel with just hand luggage but my old suitcase was just too small. I did some research online and decided that… Read More A new bag is on the Horizn
I got an email yesterday telling me that I was the lucky recipient of a special bonus on the purchase of some Avios. I can buy up to 100,000 this year with a 30% bonus. If I were to buy 10,000, I would get 13,000 for $300 (£246.50 at today’s exchange rate). In the back of… Read More Bonus Avios? I’ll take a bonus Economist!
Anyone serious about miles and points is going to use an American Express to rack up the miles as they are the best earners, but what do you use when you are spending money somewhere that doesn’t accept AmEx? I have always advocated for the IHG Black Visa card – for £99 a year I… Read More Goodbye Barclaycard – there is a new Creation in town!
Nestled in the Caribbean archipelago, south of Anguilla, St Martin is 37 square miles of beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes. It is possible to drive round the island in about 90 minutes, but there are so many places you could stop to swim in the sea and lie on the beach that you would need… Read More The top 5 beaches in St Martin
I am a tall man, and I like having knees, so I am disappointed to read about the plans for British Airways to offer less leg room than they currently do. This has been all over the web today, but it is not new news; in fact the densification of the BA Eurofleet cabins on… Read More A right old knees up!
Our connection on the outbound MAD-MIA-SXM was really smooth as I reported here, and I was glad that we had a practice run through. Flying home, our plane was late in departing so a short connection became a tight one which was not helped by the lack of Flight Connections. We were fortunate to be in… Read More Is Flight Connections too much to ask for?