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IHG is offering select credit card holders 20% off award bookings

IHG has launched a new promotion for targeted holders of its Chase-issued credit cards in which, for a limited time, it's offering 20% off the cost of all awards. The... Read More

God Save The Points
Capital One Venture X Review: Perfect Premium Travel Card?

Enough already. If I wanted to spend my weekends using Excel spreadsheets I’d become an accountant. I don’t want any more credit cards that require me... The post... Read More

God Save The Points
Hot Deal: Buy Up To 1 Million Air Canada Aeroplan Miles With 100% Bonus

The relaunch of Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program has been a big one. The airline simplified many pain points of loyalty programs, but left fun games... The post... Read More

God Save The Points
These Cities Offer The “World’s Best” Restaurants Right Now

Some levels of restaurant recognition are so high, critics advise traveling to a country just to experience the food of one of these singular outstanding places.... The... Read More

God Save The Points
New Marriott Promo: Hit Platinum Status Quickly And Unlock Perks

Having elite status can be really useful, particularly when it guarantees certain benefits which are meaningful to you. Take 4PM checkout – everyone hates having... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Time for more countries to excuse the vaccinated from all travel testing measures

A couple of days ago, the UK announced that travelers who have been fully vaccinated will no longer have to take pre-departure tests and will not be subject to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
British Airways to move in with American Airlines at JFK Terminal 8 in December

British Airways has announced more details of its move from New York-JFK Terminal 7 to Terminal 8, where it will move in with fellow oneworld airline American... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
KLM to offer Air-Rail Link between Schipol and Amsterdam Centraal

Flying as we know is one part of the multi-modal mix of travel – it is normally combined with something else – be it driving, coach, train or metro. KLM is making... Read More

God Save The Points
Countries Are Quickly Dropping Covid-19 Travel Testing Rules

Above all the usual concerns like budgets, securing vacation time or actually picking a place to go, there’s one thing holding international travel back more than...... Read More

God Save The Points
The Best Credit Card Rewards Strategy Right Now

If you haven’t had to cancel a trip, or at the very least change a flight, what’s your secret? Travel is as wonderful as ever and... The post The Best Credit Card... Read More

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Easy Guide To UK’s New Travel Entry Rules & Testing

Update: from February 11th, most covid-19 travel restrictions to the UK will be dropped. Read up for what you need to know for arrivals before this... The post Easy... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
UK to change requirements for entry: No LFT needed for vaccinated travellers

It seems the UK Government is pushing ahead with reopening the country to visitors, as it prepares to remove the requirement for testing for eligible vaccinated... Read More

Traveling For Miles
You Can Buy World Of Hyatt Points At Just 1.85 Cents Each

The World of Hyatt is back with another points sale and this one sees the loyalty program reviving an offer we last saw launched back in September last year - if you're... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Azorra Aviation signs for additional Embraer E2 aircraft

Lessor Azorra Aviation (based out of Florida, USA), has signed a deal with Embraer for new E2 family aircraft. The lessor has signed an agreement for 20 new E2 family... Read More

God Save The Points
Singapore Makes It Easier For People Who’ve Had Covid To Visit

There aren’t many joys to having covid, but in travel there are some silver linings. Many countries now accept proof of recovery from covid-19 as an... The post... Read More

God Save The Points
The Best 100,000 Point Credit Cards

It’s a great year to be points rich, not that any year is a bad year to be points rich. Credit cards are harnessing the power... The post The Best 100,000 Point Credit... Read More

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Is It Safe To Visit Dubai And The UAE, Amid Ballistic Missile Attacks?

For the second time in a fairly short period of time, missiles were not only pointed, but actually launched toward the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, the... The post Is It... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Hyatt Private Sale: Save on room rates & dining in Europe, Middle East, India & Africa

The EMEA sale that some Hyatt properties were teasing last week is now live and covers stays at Hyatt properties in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 landing at London Heathrow

It’s still Sunday somewhere in the world, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This week, we have a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 landing at its home base of... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (22nd/23rd January)

We’re getting to the end of the week, with the full January blues settled in. It’s time for Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond. Maybe Google needs to learn to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Google sticks it to legacy G-Suite/Google Workspace “Free” users – Pay up or get out

For those who are very small users of G-Suite who signed up for a “free” platform before 2012 – there’s some very bad news coming, with Google planning to... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Is it safe to visit the Gambia and what can you do to protect yourself?

A visit to the Gambia is a seductive and heady experience. Curvy girls dance to hypnotic beats on the beach at dusk, their flamboyant, colourful dresses swaying beneath... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
SWISS to introduce its first Airspace by Airbus Aircraft

With the new Airbus A320neo aircraft, Swiss International Air Lines is taking delivery of, there, of course, comes a new cabin. SWISS is taking this forward, with the... Read More

God Save The Points
Best Credit Cards For Airline + Hotel Points Transfer Partners

To simplify credit card rewards, it’s best to segment cards into two tracks: cards offering great cash back earning, and cards which offer great travel partners,...... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Ryanair prepares to scale up services at its Dublin base

Whilst Ryanair enjoys closing bases, it also expands them too when there’s a chance to make cash. And it seems it’s going to expand at its home of Dublin Airport.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i Chromebook – What are the compromises moving to ChromeOS?

Most of my IT interactions so far have been with either Microsoft Windows, Apple’s macOS or some sort of Linux distribution (most recently Manjaro, but sometimes... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
5 fascinating reasons to visit Gambia for your next tropical holiday

A trip to the Gambia may not be top of the list for winter sun destinations however at just 6.5 hours from the UK and with no time difference, the smallest mainland... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
HOTEL CHECK: Premier Inn, Worcester (M5, J6)

Time for another hotel check – this time focusing on the Premier Inn. This one is located on the outskirts of Worcester. Price Paid I paid £39 for a room-only rate,... Read More

Miles from Blighty
BA Amex Card offer – Spend £1,000 (cumulatively) on Avios earning partners get 2,000 Avios

Participating retailers are British Airways Flights Marriott International – European Locations Avis Heathrow Express Damn, I just paid for a BA ticket! Must have... Read More

Miles from Blighty
UK Platinum Amex and Harvey Nichs – Get 100% back (up to £50) EVERY 6 MONTHS!

In a new style of offer for Amex Platinum in the UK this offer has popped in to my account this morning. Every six months you can spend £50 at Harvey Nichols and get it... Read More

Miles from Blighty
Is Topcashback pushing up room rates when you use it with Marriott?

I think so, based on a very small amount of research I did today. I was looking at Marriott properties in Norfolk, VA, USA near the airport. I checked the rate at the... Read More

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