Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

£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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Leading hotels of the world and AmEx Platinum free night

If you have an American Express platinum card, Leading Hotels are offering the third night free if you book two nights using the American Express concierge or travel service. More details here Share on Facebook

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whatever you do in your life, don’t rely on a NAS

I bought a 2TB Acer Easystore a few years ago, and I have been piling content on it ever since. I thought I was safe. “It’s got RAID” they told me. Until a disk failed. This is where the fun … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment