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Hilton changes = Corby goes up!

Loyalty lobby reports here on the new Hilton HHonors award category changes. This happens every couple of months, so is not unexpected or surprising at all. Properties move up and down in categories in these announcements and there is a … Continue reading

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BA discount on purchasing Avios

I generally discourage people from purchasing airline miles, as normally the rate is pretty bad. I just received an email from British Airway offering to purchase Avios at a 20% discount. This seems to be a targeted offer. Even with … Continue reading

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My thoughts on error fares and Mileage Running done right.

The last month has seen good times and bad times for mileage runners. There have been amazing fares like the ex-Zurich error fare in business by Cathay Pacific, which haven’t been honoured, and there have been other slightly less incredible, … Continue reading

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Virgin Atlantic reward seat sale

Virgin Atlantic have just emailed me the details of their new reward seat sale. The sale starts today, and is live. There are some good deals in economy – London to Miami for 25000 miles, for example, and the Virgin … Continue reading

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American Express Membership Rewards now redeemable at Amazon.co.uk

I just received an email from Amex, saying that MR points can now be used at checkout at amazon.co.uk. An initial click on the registration page shows that the conversion rate is £4.50 per 1000 points, with a minimum redemption … Continue reading

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Virgin Atlantic 20% when you buy miles

Virgin Atlantic just emailed me with an offer of 20% bonus for buying up to 100,000 miles. At 1,515 GBP this works out at around 1.26p/mile, so still not a great deal. Advice: Don’t buy Share on Facebook

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Cathay Gold extending Gold cards for Amex Platinums with a challenge

As many already know, American Express had been giving Cathay Pacific Gold status (equivalent to OneWorld Sapphire, so BA Silver) to its UK Platinum cardholders as a “secret perk”. This was probably not publicized so that the relationship with British … Continue reading

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A review of the new JAL economy class

Recently JAL have renewed their economy class and publicised it a bit. I had the chance to fly with them this month, with a return ticket. I booked CDG-HND and NRT-CDG, because I noticed that on the return flight I … Continue reading

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£20 back when you spend £200 at Costco UK

American Express and Costco are running a targeted promotion for some Platinum cardmembers. You should be able to see this in the section on the right in you account home page under “your offers”. It’s valid until Feb and you … Continue reading

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My Black friday list

This is a list of all deals that I have scraped and found to be noteworthy so far. I will add more as I find them, so stay tuned: ASDA seem to have a “Walmart” Black Friday going on. Starts … Continue reading

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