We decided that we would stay in Port Douglas, about an hours drive north of Cairns. There seemed to be better hotels and it was closer to the great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. We considered booking a hotel transfer but that didn’t give us flexibility and was a bit pricey. I checked when we… Read More Avis Preferred is my preference
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?!
I wanted to start this trip in Copenhagen to save money, but also need to be in Manchester to get to Wakefield fora family party. I therefore took advantage of the <24hr stop-over rule which meant that I could depart on a flight from Manchester at 11am as long as I arrived into Manchester after… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 2: The Manchester stop-over
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
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?