The key to this miles and points game is to make things work for you. There are often many options for where you can credit and spend them, and funny quirks of arbitrage that can work to your advantage. Perhaps one of the most most flexible currencies is the American Express Membership Rewards Point. You… Read More Did I use my MR points wisely?
I wrote in this post about the promise of festive cheer from British Airways and with flight out of Heathrow for Christmas it was a chance to discover whether they were to be delivered. The arrival at Heathrow was not a great start. As a Gold card holder, I can guest one into the Galleries… Read More Did BA deliver on their festive promises?
Christmas in the UK always seems to bring up images of travel chaos in the media, with a sprinkling of snow shutting down roads and disruption on the railways due to engineering works making things difficult. A week or so ago was no exception, with a particularly cold spell hitting London leading to long delays… Read More Flying BA this Christmas? It is meant to be almost but not quite entirely unlike BA!
It is a bit of a sad time in the aviation industry at the moment, with so many stories of businesses shutting down or getting into trouble. Yesterday I wrote about powdair, and today it is MyFlights. I first wrote about the MyFlights app back in 2015 as one of the first articles on this… Read More End of the runway for MyFlights App
One the less glamorous sides of the half term ski holiday is the transfer from the airport to the slopes and back again. Laden with equipment, thick coats and perhaps unhappy children, it has always been the part that most people dread. Enter powdair, a new airline which is seeking to disrupt that concept. Flying… Read More An uphill slope for powdair, the skiers airline
There are times when buying Avios is a good idea – more on that to come soon – but there are also times when you can ‘buy’ Avios in a round about way. One of those times was through buying a subscription to the Economist. Another has just been available with Avis. Through British Airway’s… Read More ‘Free’ car hire when buying Avios?!
In the last year, Madrid has become a common transit point for me. It benefits from being the home station of Iberia’s extensive route network, and so was the perfect place to pick up an exEU trip earlier this year to St Martin via Miami, as well as to get onto LAN’s 787 Dreamliner service… Read More Review: Hilton Hotel Madrid Airport
Barcelona is going through some turbulent times at the moment, being at the heart of the Catalunyan independence referendum. It is, however, still a fantastic place to visit, and the tourists show no sign of letting a little political rioting get in the way of a short break. It was also the destination chosen by… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 24 hours in Barcelona
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, surrounded by lakes and the Baltic Sea. It is a city of many sides, with long warm summer nights as well as dark cold days with frozen lakes. It is a perfect destination for a weekend trip, given its relative proximity to London and the overwhelming presence of English-speakers… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 36 Hours in Stockholm
It is not often that I find myself in a hotel that does not belong to a chain. This is either because I am staying on points, so it is much cheaper to be there, or there is no real difference in price between places, and I know that with Spire Elite at IHG and… Read More Review: Story Hotel, Stockholm