Girona is a small city in north eastern Spain, between Barcelona and the French border. It is a culture clash of Spanish, French and Catalan influences and is perfect for a short break. Getting there Whilst there is an airport, it is serviced by low cost carriers so a more civilised way to travel is… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Girona
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
When I first visited Rome Fuimicino back in 2016, the lounge was out of commission following a fire but I am glad to say that it has been restored to full working order. I visited the lounge after a weekend in Rome before an excellent flight back to London. The lounge is located quite a… Read More Review: BA Galleries Lounge Rome FCO
I once did an unexpected back to back in Rome when I went to collect my iPad that I had left on a plane. I was not planning to do the same on this time! This was, in fact, the first time that I had been on a ‘long’ Club Europe leg where you get… Read More Review: British Airways Club Europe London to Rome and back
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
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!
Following our trip down from Inverness, our flight to Costa Rica was a three class Boeing 777 which means there is no First cabin. The main CW cabin was almost full and whilst we had several cabin crew looking after us, I have to say they did their job and no more. No particular welcome,… Read More GUEST POST – Its Costa (Rican) Coffee time for MummyAirmiles
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