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 know that I can be quite forgetful at times, not least as I explained when I went to Rome to collect the iPad that I had left on a plane.This is clearly something that I am not going to grow out of, given the fact that I have gone and left something on my… Read More MisterAirmiles = Mr Forgetful
A while back I wrote about an easy way to get status with Accor which would give upgrades on rooms. Now there is another offer that you can take advantage of to make your 90EUR investment go a lot further! Sign up here for your free membership to Hertz Gold Rewards (or to upgrade your… Read More Free upgrades at Hertz with Accor
Avis is my go-to car hire company as they have a tie-up with British Airways, and they often come out cheapest compared to the other big names. I did once try going for a smaller company called EasiRent but they were so awful I just walked away and hired from Avis at the airport. This… Read More Auto Europe – brilliant wherever you are
I hire a car a few times a year; usually from Nice or Aberdeen and have become familiar with their set up. Both are fairly well connected to the terminal and have good Avis Preferred areas meaning it’s very quick to get behind the wheel. But I think I’ve found an even better one… Avis is… Read More Is Avis at T5 the best car hire set up ever?
I am one who likes to plan – I will book 355 days in advance if I can. Usually this is a good way to save money and get the best deals. For example, I know that my room in Yosemite later on this month has gone up by about $100 since I booked. I… Read More Is it always better to book ahead?
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!
Once my last flights of this tier point collection year had posted, I did a short analysis on my flying year. I thought that it would also be interesting to see where the miles and points have come from, and what I have used them from. Avios Flights 32505 Car Hire 2916 BA Holidays 2532… Read More My annual miles and points analysis 2015-16
In 2003 I achieved Gold – not in an airline Frequent Flyer programme, but in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This week I was invited to attend a ceremony at the beginning of May to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the award in the north of Scotland and decided that I would go to meet… Read More Celebrating my Gold status
As usual for our trips to Nice, I hired a car along with the flights as it normally works out cheaper. This was the first time that we had been in the winter for skiing and therefore the first time that we needed to think about snow chains. It is a requirement in France that snow… Read More How speaking French saved money at Avis