Tim Lai

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When bad press works: Tesco Clubcard devaluation now delayed until 10th June

What a year it's turning out to be for Tesco. Seemingly unable to escape the UK news these last 12 months, on Monday Tesco decided to diminish the …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Flying Blue Promo Awards December 2017 released. My highlights and lowlights summarised.

Flying Blue's monthly Promo Awards have been released for December with travel for February to March 2018. You will need to book these via websites …

Airlines

This IMPOSSIBLE-to-get documentation is screwing up our visa application!

<i>This post is actually born out of frustration from dealing with the government authorities. I thought I had managed to tame the beasts but alas</b> …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Flying Blue Promo Awards August 2017 out now. More half priced business class routes than usual.

The monthly Flying Blue Promo Awards were released for general booking yesterday. You need to book by <b>31st August 2017</b> for travel between <b>1st October –</b> …

Airlines

IHG PointBreaks list 31st July – 31st October 2017. Bookable TODAY!

IHG's latest PointBreaks list is out imminently and it's the biggest list I have ever seen.<p>While the list is long, It appears it is dominated by US …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Quicktip: 500 extra Avios on your each Novotel or Mercure stay until September

A nice little promotion is available for the mid-range budget travellers for the summer. Between now and <b>30th September 2017</b> you can earn 500 Avios …

Travel

Excellent fare: Europe – Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Premium Economy £600 (€683) return!

Here's a pretty feisty fare for those in need of long haul travel, or a not-insignificant haul of tier points on a modest budget, or even Elite …

Airlines

Listen to my interview on the Nomad Capitalist Podcast

I had the pleasure to chat with Andrew Henderson of Nomad Capitalist for his podcast last month. I had been following his website for nearly 2 years …

Podcasting

Free £25 Uber ride for Barclaycard users, also 11th ride ‘free’.

Uber has just announced a new promotion in conjuction with Barclaycard. Both I believe are pretty generous and may appeal to a wide range of …

Frequent-flyer Programs

UK Visa and Immigration to charge just to email them!

Contacting the UK Visas and Immigration agency just got a little more expensive. Starting recently (exact date unknown) The UKVI have begun to charge …

Immigration

Earn 500 Avios for 1st time Deliveroo customers, or per £100 for existing customers

If you ever order home-delivered food, you may have heard of Deliveroo. If not, and you are feeling hungry or in desperate need of some beverages …

Frequent-flyer Programs

7 Ways British Airways and Alex Cruz have trashed their own brand

<b>Warning: Long post!</b><p>The growing dissent of British Airways customer has been simmering for the last few years, but it has recently ballooned with a …

Airlines

Win 250,000 Avios + £2500 or 75x 10,000 Avios + £100 with Charles Tyrwhitt!

Charles Tyrwhitt have got a rather interesting prize draw on right now, which had not been widely publicised. There is one grand prize of 250,000 …

Frequent-flyer Programs

HAPPENING NOW! Heathrow baggage system failure, T3 and T5

[Update: 10:30am (BST) systems appear to be back to normal, however if you were affected you can still contact your airlines to make claims for …

Airlines

Qatar Airways Business Class sales, from €1000

Qatar Airways had a bumpy last week with several neighbouring countries severing diplomatic relations. Well if there is a silver lining some …

Airlines

Goodbye Roaming Charges in Europe! Starts tomorrow

Tomorrow, 15th June 2017, roaming charges across the European Economic Area will be abolished, thus making phone usage the same price at home as it …

European Economic Area

Secret Promotion: 10x Air Berlin TopBonus miles with Agoda

I got a message from an insider at Agoda about an unpublished offer, and it's a pretty good one.<p>For the forseeable future you can get 10x the normal …

Airlines

2017/2018 Avios Off Peak Calendar for Redemptions

The peak and off peak Avios redemption calendars for 2018 has been released for British Airways and Iberia. You can read this page in combination …

Airlines

10% off Etihad flights (including first and business class) for Amex holders

There's a 10% deal on Etihad floating around which I had not noticed before. As long as you are an American Express cardholder and book an Etihad …

Airlines

Decent Offer: 50% off British Airways redemptions to/from Birmingham

British Airways has really been on the push to get some international routes flying from ‘regional' airports around the UK. As part of their latest …

Airlines

Flying Blue Promo Awards June 2017 out now. 50% off business class awards.

Flying Blue's monthly Promo Awards for June is out now. You can only book these awards online on Air France or KLM‘s sites, and not via a telephone …

Airlines

Transferwise Borderless: The new online account for international finance

Transferwise are a growing force in the foreign exchange section. Their business model is essentially ‘offer everything for nearly nothing, and hope …

Banking

Use this simple change to save money on every AirBnB bookings

Airbnb is one of the most successful examples of companies following the sharing economy business models. Users can rent their own homes out or stay …

Frequent-flyer Programs

BA and Cathay Pacific blocking last minute Avios awards, some within 22 days

British Airways Executive Club offers terrific value when redeeming intra-Asia on Cathay Pacific. Hong Kong being one of the <i></i>busiest and most …

Airlines

IHG Accelerate Q2 2017 – the same old…

IHG Reward Club's latest quarterly promotion starts today, <b>15th May 2017</b> and runs until <b>31st August 2017</b>.<p>I'll give some credit to IHG for keeping their …

Frequent-flyer Programs

AMAZING DEAL: £894 Qatar Business Class Germany to Singapore return

Hurry, this fare is not going to stick around for long! I have checked Google flights and availability is already starting to dwindle.<p>This is about …

Airlines

Kids fly free until 31st October on selected British Airways routes

British Airways' latest promotion is out, and I give them credit for how long the promotional period is. For every adult that buys a ticket between …

Airlines

GOOD NEWS: Free seat selection on BA Hand Baggage Only fares for elites.

The Hand Baggage Only (HBO) fares were introduced back in 2013 with some initial success. HBO applied only to short haul European routes which …

Airlines

Flying Blue Promo Awards May 2017. Low flying aircrafts and four countries in one go!

The monthly list of Flying Blue Promo Awards routes is out and available to book. You must go to Air France or KLM to book online.<p>This list is not …

Airlines

30 Germany Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust

Have you ever visited a destination and instantly felt a deep connection? This happened to me when we went to Germany and it my hope that these …

Asia Travel