Month: September 2013

Iberia Hotel Arbitrages Going Away

I suppose it was only a matter of time. When Iberia Plus changed from a points based system to the Avios miles-based system, the 15:1 conversion ratio was so good that it became obvious that you could earn more miles

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IHG Rewards Club – 24-hour Flash Sale on Reward Nights

On Monday 30 September, 2013 (i.e. tomorrow), IHG Rewards Club are holding what they are calling a 24-hour Social Flash Sale, where a number of hotels will be available for a substantial discount on the standard number of points required.

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British Airways Heathrow Lounge Gets Appalling Hygiene Report

I’m normally quite a supporter of British Airways. I like the Executive Club, the business class seats, the reasonably frequent upgrades, the occasional special service touch (just the other day the Cabin Service Director came for a chat to see

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Reaching Oneworld Status – Is it easier with BA, American or Iberia?

I recently discovered when putting together this post that, for redemption purposes, the American Airlines AAdvantage programme is (at least for now!) significantly better than the British Airways Executive Club, with fewer miles and fuel surcharges required for a lot

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50% Bonus on Buying IHG Rewards Club Points

Through 18 October, 2013, IHG Rewards Club is offering a bonus of up to 50% when buying points. DON’T DO IT!! If you max out the promotion, you’ll be buying 90,000 points (60k + 30k) for $690. ¬†That’s about 7.7

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Another Bonus for Booking on

I think this promotion may be individually targeted, as I received it but my girlfriend didn’t… So make sure you check your inbox, or log in to your Iberia Plus account to double check. Having ignored Iberia’s offer to earn

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Earn AA miles for IHG hotel bookings

It used to be possible to get cash back on reservations with hotels in the IHG chain (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, etc.) by booking through Quidco or Topcashback – the standard rate I recall was about 7%. However, not

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