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!
The invitation to a friend’s wedding in Washington D.C. was the perfect excuse to use a BA AmEx 2for1 voucher I had sitting in my account. I knew that it was on the cards, and had at least 120,000 Avios in the household account when the invitation came through the post at the end of… Read More Review: British Airways First Class Experience – London Heathrow – Washington D.C.
Flights to Nice are my benchmark for value in the miles and points game. I know that I will happily pay up to about £150 per person return. There have been times where I have got a better deal, particularly when tying it in with a car hire. There are other times, however, where the… Read More How British Airways Gold Priority Rewards saved me £564
Once again, MummyAirmiles has been off on her travels. The time, it’s a road trip around the west of America, taking in many of the iconic tourist sites and destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, to name a few, which seems to be… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles is off again
MummyAirmiles reported on her recent booking with her AmEx 2for1 voucher as an open jaw from London to San Jose in Costa Rica, and back to Heathrow from San Diego. She booked the one way out online and called up to book the return on the phone. I also made a booking using my 2for1… Read More Another perspective on using a 2for1 voucher
Readers may recall MummyAirmiles was on holiday in South America last year, taking in a private tour followed by a cruise. Such was the enjoyment of the cruise that she booked up a trip from Costa Rica to San Diego in January 2018. The plan was to book the flights independently (INV-LGW-SJO, SAN-LHR-INV) using… Read More MummyAirmiles books next years’ holiday with her 2for1 voucher
In my experience, the biggest mistake that people make in the miles and points game is to think that they will get free first class flights. This is, of course, totally wrong as nothing is free in this world and there is always an opportunity cost that you will have to factor in. However, I… Read More How do I value a 2for1 voucher?! Very highly…
A short trip to London was planned around visiting MisterAirmiles and his wife, Christmas shopping and a cocktail party for enthusiastic Head for Points readers. This cost 16,000 avios and £70 for 2 RFS return tickets from Inverness. This was the first time I had used the BA flight from Inverness to Heathrow since it started… Read More GUESTPOST: Mummyairmiles has the foggiest
Most people tend to spend points and miles in the currency they are in for whatever the chain does; people will redeem Avios for flights on British Airways or IHG points for hotel nights at InterContinentals or Holiday Inns.. Typically this offers the best value, but there are some circumstances where this is not always… Read More Can you Belieb what I did with my SPG points?!
Always keen for an adventure, when one of my friends suggested a trip to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays, I was bound to say yes. I had visited the city last summer with her on what was my first ‘tier point run’ and my first ex-EU. On that trip, I flew DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY-DUB. It was… Read More Returning to Vegas on the cheap