July 22, 2018

READER MAIL : Using Miles to get to Australia a.k.a. “Help, British Airways are sh*t!”

This email popped into my inbox this week and I thought I'd answer it publicly since it's the type of question that I get asked a lot. Hopefully it give you some insight into my thought processes and the flexibility required to get long haul premium cabin flights booked for as little as possible.
April 27, 2018

Best Rate Guarantee: How I booked the St Regis Florence for €280 per night including breakfast!

Unlike Hyatt and IHG who are notorious for playing games with their best rate guarantees (i.e. thay weasel their way out of the guarantee any way they can and hope to leave you with an expensive, non-refundable reservation in the process), SPG is very fair indeed.
February 24, 2018

The joys of Alaska Miles: CX Business Class from ZRH to HKG for £675 one-way!

Back when I first got into the miles and points game, deals on cash fares were virtually non-existent. At that point there were effectively two types of people involved in 'travel hacking'...
August 3, 2017

*GONE* AMAZING BUSINESS CLASS DEAL – London to South Africa for £1150 !*GONE*

*THIS DEAL IS NOW GONE* Kenya Airways has some absolutely spectacular fares between London and South Africa at the moment. Given that tax alone will account […]
July 26, 2017
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AMAZING DEAL – Madrid to Dubai in Premium Economy for £310 !

There’s a fantastic deal available on the Iberia website at the moment, for flights on Iberia and BA. Madrid to Dubai in Premium economy for £310 […]
April 6, 2017

*DEAL GONE* Brussels to Cape Town – Business Class £1005 R/T

*DEAL GONE* It looks like Tripsta.co.uk is offering a particularly attractive airfare to Cape Town from Brussels at the moment. Playing around with dates, I’ve gotten […]