Every now and then I get round to updating my miles and points redemptions. I have been keeping track for almost 5 years and the results are pretty amazing to me! The breakdown is here, but the headline figures are 118 flights and 47 hotel nights for a total of just over 1.3 million Avios… Read More Miles and points takes me round (and round and round and round) the world
There are many options available for getting from an airport into the city; train, bus, taxi, uber etc etc… so what do you do?! On a recent trip to Bucharest, I wanted a reliable transfer into the city for my Mum and me, but I wasn’t sure that I would have cash for a taxi… Read More Blacklane are green to go for my airport transfers
As has become somewhat of a tradition, the March reset of my Tier Points is as good a time as any to look back over the last year of flying and to look forward to what the next year might bring. I did the same in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and it is very interesting to… Read More My flying year – 2017-2018
I like the ease and simplicity of a dedicated terminal like Heathrow’s T5, JFK’s T8 or Madrid’s T4 where most, if not all, of the flights leaving are from the same airline; it makes thing very simple, especially if it is your ‘home’ airport like Heathrow is for me. At Heathrow T5 there are four… Read More Lounge Review: Heathrow Terminal 3 Lounge comparison – Cathay Pacific / Qantas / American / British Airways
One of the nicest things to be able to do after a long haul overnight flight is to have a shower which is, I guess, the point of an arrivals lounge. I could have tried the American Airlines arrivals lounge when I flew back from Miami last year, but as I was travelling with my… Read More Lounge Review: American Airlines Arrivals at Heathrow T3
My first Avios redemption was from London to Edinburgh for my little brother’s Stag do. That was back in 2013 and in the following 5 years I have kept track of where and how I have spent then. It struck me the other day that, with the purchase of flights for Christmas 2018, I have… Read More I’ve just spent my millionth Avios!
Our first 2 nights in Costa Rica were spent at a little family run boutique hotel just outside San Jose in the hills. Our very efficient driver from the Travel Excellence Company met us at the airport. I would not recommend self-driving – traffic is very busy, chaotic and the roads not great. There are few… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles tries out the best hotel in Costa Rica
I always say that my Avios are worth at least 1.67p each or, more commonly that 9,000 are worth £150 or a flight to Nice. This rolls of the tongue, but is there actually any truth behind it? First of all, your Avios value depends on how you get them and how you spend them.… Read More Is my valuation of Avios accurate?
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to plan in advance. It can be a good thing, when we are able to get great deals, or seats on flights which later sell out; but I do recognise that it comes at the expense of spontaneity. However, I like having something in the… Read More Summer 2018 starts to take shape
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?