We decided that we would stay in Port Douglas, about an hours drive north of Cairns. There seemed to be better hotels and it was closer to the great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. We considered booking a hotel transfer but that didn’t give us flexibility and was a bit pricey. I checked when we… Read More Avis Preferred is my preference
There is always something to be said for the Friday night get away from work, whether is it to Rome, Stockholm or, this weekend, back home, to stretch out time and relax. With Inverness as my destination, but unworkable flight times, I took a route I’ve travelled before, consisting of a late flight up to… Read More Aberdeen – the perfect Friday night getaway gateway
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
There are times when buying Avios is a good idea – more on that to come soon – but there are also times when you can ‘buy’ Avios in a round about way. One of those times was through buying a subscription to the Economist. Another has just been available with Avis. Through British Airway’s… Read More ‘Free’ car hire when buying Avios?!
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
I wanted to start this trip in Copenhagen to save money, but also need to be in Manchester to get to Wakefield fora family party. I therefore took advantage of the <24hr stop-over rule which meant that I could depart on a flight from Manchester at 11am as long as I arrived into Manchester after… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 2: The Manchester stop-over
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
I am returning to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays for a week with my friend, but will have a couple of days at the end on my own. Last time I made it to the Hoover Dam, but didn’t get to see the Grand Canyon. As a Geographer, I am really keen to make… Read More I saved £20 on car rental by logging in!
I know that I can be quite forgetful at times, not least as I explained when I went to Rome to collect the iPad that I had left on a plane.This is clearly something that I am not going to grow out of, given the fact that I have gone and left something on my… Read More MisterAirmiles = Mr Forgetful
Last February, I had an excellent week skiing in Auron, about 80km north of Nice. I learnt to ski in the highlands of Scotland, mainly on Wednesday afternoons at school. We were fortunate to have teachers who loved skiing and the willingness to organise these ski trips for a hundred 7-13 year olds. I remember… Read More MisterAirmiles guide to 36 hours in Auron