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?
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
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
This might sound crazy, but with such a short time in the city, I would advise hiring a car – preferably a Mustang – and getting out of it! Pick up a car from the airport (I can recommend Avis as they have decent cars, are reasonably priced and their free-to-join Preferred scheme means you… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 48 hours in Las Vegas
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small land-locked country in the heart of Europe – literally and metaphorically given the concentration of European Union departments based here. It is a multicultural, multilingual place that is perfect for a weekend away. Travel British airways fly twice daily to Luxembourg City from London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Luxembourg
Sofitel is the generally regarded as being at the top of the Accor tree. I stayed in the one attached to Terminal 5 at Heathrow and was suitably impressed. I needed a Saturday night stay in Luxembourg and initially looked for rooms with Twin beds but the results were not grabbing my attention so I… Read More Review: Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
Mum has been reporting back on her trip round the western USA, encompassing many of the things I have done, and some more besides! I have asked her to reflect on the trip and to let us know what she might do differently or keep the same if she were to do it again. Our… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles Reviews her West Coast trip
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