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
It is around this point every year when all the hard-earned tier points get wiped from my account and the balance is reset to 0. In the last year, I have done more flying than in previous years, and was able to accrue exactly 1500 Tier Points to reach Gold status. This will give me… Read More My flying year – 2016-2017
After years of stuffing my clothes into a small suitcase with one broken wheel, I decided that it was time to invest in a new cabin suitcase. I had had lots of opportunities to travel with just hand luggage but my old suitcase was just too small. I did some research online and decided that… Read More A new bag is on the Horizn
Anyone serious about miles and points is going to use an American Express to rack up the miles as they are the best earners, but what do you use when you are spending money somewhere that doesn’t accept AmEx? I have always advocated for the IHG Black Visa card – for £99 a year I… Read More Goodbye Barclaycard – there is a new Creation in town!
Nestled in the Caribbean archipelago, south of Anguilla, St Martin is 37 square miles of beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes. It is possible to drive round the island in about 90 minutes, but there are so many places you could stop to swim in the sea and lie on the beach that you would need… Read More The top 5 beaches in St Martin
I am a tall man, and I like having knees, so I am disappointed to read about the plans for British Airways to offer less leg room than they currently do. This has been all over the web today, but it is not new news; in fact the densification of the BA Eurofleet cabins on… Read More A right old knees up!