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New Avios.com Accounts 150 Points for Tedious Survey (Targeted)

I recently registered an Avios.com account in order to book flights to the Channel Islands. Avios.com is separate from British Airways Executive Club, you need some UK address to register, and can move points between the two. The main appeals are additional airline partners like Air Malta and other partners like EuroStar trains. A few…

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British Airways Caribbean Hopper Routes on Avios

British Airways Avios are great awards for short flights and they have a few Caribbean island hopper routes that are useful in a region with expensive airfares and unreliable airlines. These routes seem to be regularly in flux, here is what I can find as currently operating. One-way Avios prices (economy/premium economy/business) are given with…

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Victoria Falls Weekend: Zimbabwe’s breadth (videos)

Last summer I scored a business trip jackpot to South Africa. It was last-minute and I scrambled to put together a weekend outing. If anyone at the company had asked why I vanished from South Africa, I would have said, “Well, you kept warning me about the security, so I decided to step out for…

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My Week in Points December 16-22: churn admin, airline partners, blogs ruining the world

Delta: I like to imagine the day when airline partner flights post quickly and reliably. With Delta my recent China Eastern flights take at least a week, though the first has posted. Gol flights from November are still nowhere to be found, time to crank up the fax machine. I only have extensive experience with…

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Avios to the rescue: New Year’s in Nashville

My prime US carrier for awards is rapidly becoming British Airways and its short-haul low, low, low prices and no close-in ticketing fees for redemptions on American Airlines. I mentioned in My Week in Points that I now have a principal, long-haul program, Delta SkyMiles, and a short-haul, Special Ops-type program that helps in a…

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My Week in Points December 9-15: year-end credit card rebates and holiday struggles

My week started with a end of year credit card churn, 11 Approved, 2 Pending, and follow-up posts Barclays credit cards 101 and Freezing your credit report to manage credit inquiries. I flew to China for business on Tuesday, I do not let my personal mobile phone roam so am not sure if I have…

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My Week in Points December 2-8: China Eastern in O and Palladium

I love clearing items off my watch list. The United credit card 5,000 bonus posted and recent hotel stays all posted correct, I particularly watch the Hilton Double Dip miles going over to airlines, though one has never failed to post. For Hilton I currently go for Points + Fixed Miles with 1,000 Virgin Atlantic…

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My Week in Points November 11-17: the depths of Gol and George

I’m going to American Samoa! I hope. Online Travel Review proposes a way to make it accessible with Virgin America and its credit card. Speaking of cool uses of miles, New Girl in the Air suggests ways to use British Airways Avios that actually include leaving the airport, mileage runners take note! Avios are my…

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The Virgin Australia Airpass

Update: Virgin Australia has discontinued the Airpass. Try researching air passes for Australia and South Pacific and what little information you find will be hopelessly out of date and/or too general to be practical. Such as my futile pursuit for the old Qantas Boomerang Pass. A couple weeks ago my business trip was approved late…

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Ayers Rock – Accor is the key

Checking in at Ayer’s Rock Resort‘s Outback Pioneer Lodge I saw Le Club Accorhotels brochures all over. Actually old A Club ones, the rebrand has not made it to the Outback. My 88 points would have done little good; maybe this will help you. Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s top attractions and egregiously expensive.…

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