This was the final leg of our trip; a single redemption from Doha to London in Club for 60,000 Avios each. There was no First availability – there was no Club availability when we first looked, but I set up an ExpertFlyer alert and was delighted when some opened up and I booked right away.… Read More Review: Doha to London in First on British Airways
I am not going to lie – this flight was the one that I was most looking forward to. Qatar First class is one of the best out there, and it serves Krug champagne which retails at £250 a bottle, so that gives a marker of how much money is put into the product. There… Read More Review: Perth to Doha on Qatar First Class
This is a fairly short review, as it was a fairly unremarkable flight. We started off in the lounge, which was pretty much like all the other Qantas lounges. It has great runway views. Everyone seems to be doing ‘retro jets’ at the moment! Boarding was called and we were amongst the first on. The… Read More Review: Melbourne to Perth with Qantas in Business Class
To continue on my theme for this trip of using redemptions for hotel stays, I chose the InterContinental in Melbourne for our one night stay. I originally booked this using a free night voucher from the Barclaycard credit card, but cancelled and used 55,000 points for this instead because the InterContinental Hong Kong was charging… Read More Review: InterContinental Melbourne
The next leg of the trip, from Canberra to Melbourne, was the only leg of the trip we had not booked in a premium cabin. We were able to get two economy seats for 9000 Avios and £38 taxes. It didn’t seem worth it to spend double at the time of booking for a Business… Read More Review: Canberra to Melbourne on Qantas Economy Class
At the end of a great stay in Port Douglas, our next stop was Canberra to see friends. You can’t fly direct so we were always going to have to stop somewhere. A quick search on Google Flights showed our Qantas options (because we wanted to use Avios) were between a change in Melbourne, Sydney… Read More Review: Cairns to Canberra on Qantas Business Class
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
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