This post was originally published in 2016 so has had a quick refresh. Over the Easter weekend I had a couple of conversations with people who were keen to find out more about travelling on Avios, but didn’t know where to start, so I thought I would dig out and update some advice I gave… Read More Part one: Dipping your toes in with credit cards
A couple of years ago, I took out the Starwood Preferred Guest AmEx when the sign up bonus was 20,000 SPG points. This was a great deal, not least because you get a 5,000 mile bonus if you convert them to an airline programme if you didn’t want to use them for hotel nights. I… Read More Should I get the SPG Credit Card?
I am a real fan of the Supercard; it acts as a front for payment abroad. This is converted, at near perfect exchange rate, to Sterling which is then charged to your chosen credit card. It has saved me a lot of money when travelling abroad in FX fees as well as earning points on… Read More The end of the Supercard trial
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
I got an email from American Express today regarding the British Airways Premium Plus credit card. The main benefit of this card is the companion voucher when you spend £10,000 in a year. You get two flights for the Avios cost of one, but you still pay the taxes on both seats. Commonly known as… Read More Official AmEx 241 Advice
I have written before about which credit cards I use in different circumstances. It is no surprise that those who collect miles and points are also pretty up to date with various financial products, as they tend to be a very lucrative way of earning points. As I have said, http://www.headforpoints.com is a great resource… Read More A Curve-ball for my travel wallet
As anyone who collects miles and points knows, one of the most lucrative ways to collect them is not by flying or staying in hotels. Sounds crazy, but your best bet to accumulate a stash is to take out credit cards. There are many blogs and sites which discuss this in great detail – my… Read More What credit cards are in my wallet?