Tag: frequent flyer

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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BA vs AA – Redemptions

I’ve never really paid much attention to the American Airlines AAdvantage programme before this year.  Having status in the BA Executive Club meant that I would accrue miles on AA flights, as well as receiving lounge benefits that even AA

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British Airways Tier Point Runs and Obtaining Status

[EDIT: for an updated look at Tier Point runs, check out this more recent post…] British Airways Executive Club determines status using something called Tier Points (TPs).  A given flight earns Tier Points based on a number of criteria, but

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1000 bonus Avios per weekend night in Hilton hotels

Iberia Plus and Hilton HHonors have a great promotion this autumn, up until 16 December, 2013, for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. HHonors members who select earning Iberia Plus miles will receive the standard 750 Avios or

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Why Every Executive Club member should have an Iberia Plus account (and use it!)

Despite the merger of British Airways and Iberia into the International Airlines Group, their frequent flyer schemes have remained largely separate.  However, in late 2011, the schemes implemented something called “Combine My Avios”, where members could transfer miles between the

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Why Everybody Needs to Have their Own Valuation of an Avios (or any other loyalty currency such as a mile, hotel point, etc.)

Loyalty programmes often don’t work for people because they make a simple mistake, they don’t understand that the miles they receive have value, and they don’t know what a mile is worth to them. In a future post I’ll describe

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Welcome to Flying Piggie

“When pigs fly” is a common English expression meaning that something is very very unlikely to happen.  A few years ago, I met somebody who’s view of frequent flyer programmes was that they weren’t for her, that only frequent business

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