Category: My Favourite Posts

Original Routing Credit

Hopefully anybody reading Flying Piggie is aware of the value of earning miles from one or more frequent flyer programmes; this might even involve choosing one airline instead of a slightly less expensive one, simply because of the value of the

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Mattress Runs

Mattress runs should be a part of every miles & point collectors strategic arsenal.   What is a mattress run? A mattress run is essentially a hotel stay that is completely unnecessary. The most extreme example is checking into a hotel

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Oneworld Miles and Status Benefits on Vueling Flights Booked as Codeshares

Vueling is a curious hybrid. Its origins are as a Barcelona-based low cost carrier but several years ago it merged with Clickair, an entity that Iberia had set up as a low cost subsidiary. This left Iberia – and subsequently

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British Airways Executive Club Tier Point Earning

One of the most-read posts on Flying Piggie concerns British Airways Tier Point Runs. A lot of people reach that post by googling How many tier points will I earn from Point A to Point B? I’m thrilled with the traffic,

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Earning Miles on Car Rentals

When renting cars, I never used to put much thought into earning miles for them. Invariably I would choose to earn Iberia Plus Avios as 300+ per day seemed a pretty good deal for an Avis rental. Perhaps there might

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How to Save Money at Hilton HHonors Hotels

Despite having gone through a massive devaluation in 2013 that substantially reduced the value of an HHonors point for redemption purposes (as well as the removal of fixed airline miles earning), Hilton HHonors is still an interesting hotel loyalty programme,

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Transferring Hotel Points Between Accounts

For any number of reasons, families might find themselves with hotel loyalty points spread across the accounts of various family members. This isn’t usually a big deal, as long as each account holder manages to accumulate enough points for at

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