BA announced yesterday that it was increasing the Tier Points needed to secure Gold Guest List; a sub-section of Gold Status that I reviewed some weeks ago. The changes occur on 1 January 2015. They are also taking away the option to secure membership in Europe by earning 3,000 Tier Points for each of two… Read full article
This is the presentation that I delivered this morning on Hyatt Gold Passport. There is no sound.
Whilst checking one of my trips booked through AA.com I noticed it wouldn’t load. The reason, US has made a large number of schedule changes. Luckily none of my connections were put at risk, but I noted: There are less flights from Honolulu next summer and so my trip was moved to a later flight… Read full article
I had to be in Amsterdam this weekend and managed to secure a cheap BA upgrade ticket from London City to Amsterdam. The aircraft was waiting when we were called to the gate. There was a separate Fast Track line and eligible passengers were directed to the line as our passports and boarding passes were… Read full article
The BBC is reporting a gas explosion at the The Hyatt Regency – Churchill in London. 14 people have been injured and several have been taken to hospital although none are thought to have life threatening injuries. One member of staff is reported as having a broken leg. The explosion happened at 23:40 local time… Read full article
I noticed yesterday that BA seems to be colour coding their mobile boarding passes based on status. Neat idea!
I wrote yesterday about changes to Mileage Plus that were not good for flyers and just when I thought that United had finished their devaluation along come two more Cash-Is-King changes. GLOBAL ENTRY FEE PAYMENT REMOVED I was lucky enough to secure GE last year and United paid the fee for me as a 1K…. Read full article
I wrote a few days ago about why I was leaving United, or rather why I thought they had left me. Over the past couple of days United has made a series of announcement that will have impact on its remaining frequent flyers. 1. NO STATUS TRANSFER ON AWARD TICKETS GIFTED TO OTHERS United’s system… Read full article
In quite a canny marketing ploy BA has updated its web site so that when you log in and look at your account, apart from your recent search history you now see your most frequent trips, with prices and dates the are offered display: And yes that is what a return from London City to… Read full article
I wrote in October about my experience being turned away from the Flagship Check-in at JFK, despite being travelling in First on a three-class transcontinental aircraft. When in the lounge at JFK the staff indicated that this was because I was not on a full-fare ticket. The AA web site says that the following people… Read full article
American Express in the UK are offering a number of statement credits for customers spending specific amounts. These work by you spending the prescribed amount by the given date and then a credit appearing on your next statement. These work pretty reliably in my experience. Register your card through your online account SHOPS – by… Read full article