Hidden amongst the bad news that Hand Baggage Only fares don’t get free seat selection from later in the month, were this month’s BA Avios offers. * 1,000 point bonus if you join Heathrow Rewards and spend £25 in a day. Until 20 April 2015. Details of the offer are here. Of course, free membership of… Read full article

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The Park Plaza is a short 5 minute walk from Victoria Station and a late meeting caused me to book a room. There are a good range of rooms available at variable prices, and often Club Carlson Points can be used to redeem for a free night.

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British Airways has just sent out an email announcing a change to the options for passenger who choose their cheapest ‘Hand Baggage Only’ fares from 26 March. From this day passengers booking Hand Baggage Only (HBO) fares will be allocated a seat at check-in time. They can change this for a fee. The operative word… Read full article

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Upset by the sacking of a member who failed a breath test, and claiming that the machines used do not allow for people suffering from diabetes, London Tube drivers are set to strike. Famous for their multi-day disputes, this particular walk out will come as a pleasant surprise to many travellers. From 21:30 on Saturday, 7… Read full article

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Another sale launched this past week makes Dublin again an attractive place for Europeans looking for good value tickets to the USA in premium cabins. Whilst dates always limit when these tickets can be booked, the fares are good if you can make your plans soon. Book them by 10 March AA/BA/IB OneWorld Fare Sample… Read full article

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Hyatt has delivered out Diamond Gold Passport members 4 suite upgrades this morning. I have been waiting for them to arrive to upgrade a stay for the autumn. Oddly this year they are yet to appear in the ‘My Awards’ section of the web site which is where you normally find that. The 2014-15 certs… Read full article

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The UK’s independent newspaper runs an article this morning accusing BA of intercepting email and phone calls of some of its employees during a bitter dispute in 2011. The airline, it is worth noting, denies the claims. The phones and computers, it should also be noted were the employers property. It all appears to have… Read full article

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Alabama Hampton Inn & Suites Athens-I-65 (Huntsville Area) Hampton Inn Auburn Hilton Garden Inn Auburn/Opelika Embassy Suites Birmingham – Hoover Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Airport Area Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler Hampton Inn Birmingham I-65/Lakeshore Drive Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham SE/Liberty Park Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive… Read full article

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How often have you read details of a promotion from a hotel or airline that simply doesn’t work outside the USA? If you are like me, the answer is ‘Too Often’. Well I am pleased to report that the latest cross-earning deal, between UBER and Starwood SPG works for UK based members and those with… Read full article

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Promotion Details: Members can choose between either earning Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles for qualified hotel stays completed between March 1 and May 31, 2015, at participating properties. To participate in the Double Your HHonors promotion, members must register before checking out of their stay, now through May 31, 2015, at www.HHonors.com/Double. During… Read full article

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Air France sent a recent mailing with a super offer if (a) you want to fly from London to Paris and (b) you wish to do this on Air France. Book by 1 March to secure this fare. I found cheap tickets very close to this fare on several dates including later in the summer. The flights… Read full article

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