Virgin Australia is trying something new with its Velocity Frequent Flyer programme - by adding a new side to it called "Global Wallet" Virgin Velocity Cards will be issued with a Prepaid Visa function - when activated, allowing members to: Load money onto their card and store it in multiple foreign currencies as well as Australian dollars Make Purchases where the Visa … [Read more...]
The age old question: Earn or Burn?
With life returning to some sense of normality to me (there will be a blog post about that soon), my mind now turns to a Chicago trip I have to do. It's going to be a short trip, because annoying a new employer after working at a company for a month is never a good idea. So, I'm back at the old question that comes around when it comes to buying fares. Earn or … [Read more...]
Love to fly full fare in C or F? BA and AA have an offer for you…
Double Avois or Doube AAvantage Miles? Depending on which programme you're married to will depend which you go for (and also how deep your pockets are...) American Airlines Promo: American Airlines offer is simple enough - fly to North or South America in First or Business Class in the high fares - get bonus AAdvantage miles. Purchase an eligible First or … [Read more...]
More Diamond Club Changes: Earning options shrink, GUV’s go, and Avios conversion news
More news from Diamond Club as the programme is slowly being wound down in its current form: No miles for spending with the following ex-Partners with immediate effect: Earning and spending your destinations miles on bmi hotels (Expedia Portal) Earning and spending your destinations miles on car hire with Europcar Earning destinations miles with Purple Parking If … [Read more...]
Win 1000 AA miles from GhettoIFE!
Earlier this week by the joy of random.org, I won AAdvantage Geek's prize draw for some Nuts.. and some AA miles. Now, I'm keeping the nuts, but I like to share. Therefore I'm GIVING AWAY 1000 American Airlines Miles. And to to win these 1000 AA miles - tell me in the comments box below about Your Best Economy Class Experience. It can be a short post, 5 miles long, but … [Read more...]
MBNA offer an American Airlines Credit Card with up to 20,000 miles!
Hold your horses people - here's a UK credit card with a DECENT SIGNUP BONUS! It's a MBNA Card Co-branded with American Airlines (follow the link on the AA UK Homepage as there's a cookie issue sadly) The offer for new card holders: 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles when you make a card purchase within the first 90 days If you apply by 31st May 2012 … [Read more...]
Etihad throws an interesting proposition: Miles to Cash?
It seems the question of "How much can a mile is worth" is to be answered by Etihad, who have announced planes to allow a Miles to Cash method. The PointsPay system will allow miles to be converted into readies will be via an iPhone app and eventually through the app's web site. The miles will be converted onto a Points Visa PrePaid Card, which will should be usable … [Read more...]
Of all the options in the world, I choose this one. And yet there are more choices…
One day I will get someone to look in my mind and scream at me "WHY???" very loudly when I plan my trips. Once again, I need to head to the Windy City. And of course, LHR-ORD is just boring ;). So I attempt as usual to spice it up a tiny bit. Part of my problem is BMI and where to dump my miles next. And it's a bigger problem as my next trip is when IAG has planned to … [Read more...]
BMI offering 50% bonus on miles, but check the small print…
BMI seems to be raising some more cash with a Destination Mile sale. Basicly, the bonus is buy miles, get 50% bonus. There's a few gotchas though: You can only "buy" 16k of miles (£207) This comes out of your purchasing year, so if you've purchased your 24k of miles you won't be able to take advantage of it Offer only valid between 5 to 11 Dec 2011 (1 week) Now … [Read more...]
Richard Quest on… Miles.
Of course, there are wonder-people like Gary, Lucky and of course Randy Petersen, who are in the millions of miles. However, some of us are in the mere hundred thousands (or thousands in the case of some programs). For those of us, we just muddle through. Although this space might get a bit more crowded thanks to increased perception through George Cluneys "Up in the … [Read more...]