Category: Masters Series

Star Alliance Award Charts

Lately I’ve been looking at my mileage balances, and wondering what programme I should be using for which sorts of itineraries. Oneworld is now fairly easy post the big Avios devaluation. British Airways Executive Club for short hauls, Iberia Plus

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British Airways Executive Club Tier Point Runs

EDITED TO REFLECT BA CHANGES IN APRIL 2015. For many frequent flyers, particularly in the United States, the main benefit of loyalty programmes is not using the miles for redemption purposes, but instead the perks that the airlines give to

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Aegean Elite Status Qualification Changing

When I surveyed several Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes last year, looking for a replacement for BMI Diamond Club, Aegean Airlines Miles & Bonus was highlighted as a programme that made it really easy to obtain and retain Star Alliance

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Club Carlson Status Match Until February 2016

Club Carlson is the loyalty programme for the Carlson Rezidor hotel group, consisting of the following brands: Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, etc. Not the most exciting list, but Club Carlson have been making a big push in

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Hotel Best Rate Guarantees – Part 2

Having made a number of successful and unsuccessful Best Rate Guarantee claims over the past few months, here is my ranking of the various Best Rate Guarantee offers, and my impressions having tried most of the major chains: 1. Starwood

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Hotel Best Rate Guarantees – Part 1

A few months ago, I wrote about the various hotel chains’ Best Rate Guarantees. But, I admit that, at the time, I was pretty new to this part of the miles & points hobby. I had always just assumed that

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Avios “Unmissable Sale” – Hotels

The Avios “Unmissable Sale” (very missable so far) continues… Today’s offer (from noon GMT 10 January until 11:59am GMT 13 January)  is 50% off hotel bookings made through the avios.com website. Unfortunately, only a few cities are involved : Berlin,

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