My most popular article by far on this website in the almost 2 years it has been running was the one I wrote explaining how to get instant Gold status in Accor’s Le Club loyalty scheme that would otherwise require 10,000 points or 30 nights. No wonder, given that it is a fantastic deal that… Read More Why I am giving up (temporarily) on Accor Le Club Gold status
We left the Grand Canyon after two days and motored to Monument Valley, a 3 hour boring drive away! The View Hotel is inside the Navajo State Park, and is owned and run by the native Navajo American Indians. This was not covered by my Annual Parks pass, and cost $20 for entry. The hotel… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles visits Monument Valley
We left the hotel and headed north towards the Grand Canyon. We took a slight diversion to Walnut Creek which is a unique canyon where ancient tribes lived in rock caves and dwellings. We arrived in Tusayan, the Grand Canyon Village, which is really just a line of hotels and eating places a few miles… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles arrives at the Grand Canyon
We had a leisurely drive north from Phoenix to our next stop in Oak Creek, just south of Sedona. We decided on a relatively short drive, as we thought we would still be jet lagged; and we were! It also gave me the time to adjust to driving on the American roads. I booked The… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles gets a taste of American Geography
We landed in Phoenix on time and disembarked the plane. It was a long walk to the immigration point which, as a returning visitor to the USA, channelled us into electronic vetting. This entailed answering a heap of questions on a computer, followed by a print out which we handed to an official. Next stop… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles lands stateside
Following a good flight down and after a leisurely breakfast we headed to the tube and Heathrow Express for our flight to Phoenix, leaving from Terminal 3. We used the terminal a few years ago when flying Cathay Pacific, and used their lounge, but I only have a vague memory of it! This time, following… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles goes lounge-hopping in Terminal 3
Once again, MummyAirmiles has been off on her travels. The time, it’s a road trip around the west of America, taking in many of the iconic tourist sites and destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, to name a few, which seems to be… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles is off again
You would have to be hiding from the media for the last two days if you have failed to read about the issues that British Airways are having with their IT systems. This resulted in an almost total cancellation of the schedule on Saturday and chaos today. Unsurprisingly, given that this is the start of the… Read More MisterAirmiles: Live BA Disruption Update!