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
Today is a really exciting day for me as my first article for InsideFlyerUK was published this morning! A BETTER USE OF YOUR AVIOS? LAST MINUTE SHORT-HAUL FLIGHTS InsideFlyer is a massive blog in the US for all things travel, and it is backed by the founder of FlyerTalk, Randy Petersen. InsideFlyerUK is the new… Read More MisterAirmiles arrives at InsideFlyerUK
We drove into the city and straight to the hotel, thanks to the help of the lady at the car hire place. Home for our 4 nights in San Francisco was the InterContinenal Mark Hopkins – 2 nights using the 2for1 Ambassador Certificate, 1 night using the Barclaycard free night and one on points at… Read More Only one InterContinental in San Francisco gets Top Marks
MummyAiriles emailed this evening to let me know how her latest trip is going. Thankfully for her bank balance, and my inheritance, it is a relatively cheap trip thanks to the bestowal of some Emirates Skywards miles. Some months ago, MummyAirmiles reported on her Emirates business class trip to Mauritius and back from the Seychelles… Read More MummyAirmiles flies easyJet – Emirates pays!
Different card providers have different ways of presenting data using their online platforms when it comes to miles and points. American Express are very clear: on the BAPP, you earn 1.5 Avios per pound on everything except BA spend, which is double. This is shown on the statement like this: The £5.39 in Tesco is multiplied by… Read More Why it is worth checking your points statments