I just received an offer via email from British Airways that I thought was worthy of sharing. The email says: We’re on a mission to make you the happiest flyer in the world. Yes, you. So to thank you for flying with us, we’ve set aside 75 million bonus Avios in our Happiness Fund for our Executive Club members. Simply register, then book a qualifying, round-trip, transatlantic flight in any… Read the Rest.
If you read this blog very much you know that due to where I live, I don’t spend most of my flight time on either US Airways or American Airlines except when I am using miles or points. I love US Airways points for other Star Alliance airlines (and their Envoy Suite I flew a few days ago wasn’t bad either), and I like American Airlines because British Airways Avios… Read the Rest.
So file this under the “do what I say, not what I do” category, but we have a family trip coming up in the next few weeks to go skiing. I booked the trip using Avios on a direct flight from Dallas to Vail for just 15,000 Avios a person round trip. Since I transferred a ton of points to British Airways during the Membership Rewards 50% bonus last year,… Read the Rest.
In case you have missed them, it is time to play catch up on several miles, points, and travel deals that are out there right now…. Really good Hilton (up to) 50% off sale: Hilton is offering a friends and family sale with up to 50% off stays between December 14 and January 7. There are rates at the Hilton New York in NYC for just over $100, and other… Read the Rest.
Happy Friday! We have a packed day in my neck of the woods due to starting to get ready to have me gone for Star Mega Do 4 (more on that soon), but here are two quick updates I wanted to share before the day got too hectic. Looks like the Chase Ink cards including the Ink Bold Charge card and Ink Plus Business card may be heading toward a lower… Read the Rest.
It is rare when a deal in the airline or hotel world is valid for everyone for everywhere. Most of the deals are location specific and benefit one part of the country or world more than everyone else. There’s no way around that reality, but sometimes it makes sense to position yourself in order to get in on the deal. Determining whether or not that is worth it requires some… Read the Rest.
Update – the offer has ended. Congrats to all who were approved! Just got the “official email” that my links to the British Airways 100,000 Avios sign-up bonus must be taken down by 5PM tomorrow (Tuesday July 17th). If you are on the fence about this offer, now is the time to make a decision. 100,000 bonus points is pretty massive, especially as we are seeing sign-up bonuses decreased instead… Read the Rest.
Earlier this week I posted about now being the time to make some reward hotel and airline reservations for the 2013 ski season to lock in some of the pretty solid availability that is currently out there to/from many desirable destinations (if you haven’t already). I booked some nights during ski season at The Westin Beaver Creek Resort and Spa on Starwood Preferred Guest points. We visited that resort last… Read the Rest.
In one of my posts yesterday I got nostalgic about the Olympics, Mary Lou Retton, and the wooden board I used as a balance beam in my back yard when I was eleven so that I could practice my own version of gymnastics. This was brought on, in part, by a British Airways business class sale to London during the Olympics. I started daydreaming about how awesome it would be… Read the Rest.
I was three years old in 1984 when Mary Lou Retton scored perfect 10′s on the vault and floor exercise and went on to win the Olympic gold medal for the women’s all around title in gymnastics. From that moment on I was hooked – the Olympics were in my blood. I lived in my Mary Lou Retton leotard for years. Literally. I think I got it for Christmas the… Read the Rest.