Month: August 2013

Air Berlin Award & Status Bonus

Air Berlin’s topbonus programme isn’t one that a lot of non-Germans will probably be familiar with. Between British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and American Airlines, I’m certainly well covered for Oneworld alliance partners.  The programme is interesting though because

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Lufthansa Miles & More Discounted Redemptions

One of the most valuable elements of the Miles & More programme is the frequent discounting of redemptions to specific destinations.  If you’re able to book at the last minute – as you generally have a 6-week window the discounts

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Iberia Discount Redemptions for September and October

Iberia Plus usually has a few destinations “on sale”, where redemptions cost fewer than the standard miles.  Mostly in economy class, which given the lack of fuel surcharges on Iberia metal redemptions isn’t as bad a use of your miles

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Skyteam

In the world of airline alliances, Skyteam is usually seen as the alliance of rejects.  Admit it – when was the last time you looked forward to a flight on one of these airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa,

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Emirates, Etihad & Qatar – Where to credit miles?

In the last 10-20 years, three airlines based in the Gulf – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways – have grown to become key players in the airline industry.  They have managed to do so mainly by taking advantage of their

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Tesco CD Pre-Order Bonus on new Arctic Monkeys CD

One of the best sources of bonus Tesco clubcard points (and therefore British Airways Avios or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles) is pre-ordering books, CDs, DVDs or video games whenever there is a particular promotion running. Quite often, you might

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IHG Rewards Club Points Breaks

For those of us addicted to this points & miles hobby, the release of the list of hotels qualifying for the IHG Rewards Club Pointsbreak scheme is a matter of great anticipation. For two month periods at a time, a

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