May 15, 2020
Q suites QR LHR DOH 19 - How to get incredible deals with Qatar's latest COVID-19 travel policy

How to get incredible deals with Qatar’s latest COVID-19 travel policy

I wasn't sure whether to write about this latest trick but given that other blogs are talking about it and a lot of people are having success with it, I figured it made sense to share how I've been looking at Qatar's new COVID-19 rebooking policy.
April 18, 2019
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Breaking the Rules: How I booked Emirates ‘Gamechanger’ First Class

Ever since Emirates first announced their ground breaking new First Class cabin, I've had a deep yearning within me to try it out. Read on to find out how I booked the 'unbookable'...
February 12, 2019
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*GONE* TWO AMAZING BUSINESS CLASS DEALS : £1358 for LHR-JNB r/t in Business Class

Deals to South Africa are pretty tough to come by, flights to Jo'burg take 12 hours from London and you most certainly don't want to be taking the trip in Economy.  There are often deals out of AMS, OSL, ZRH etc. but discounted airfare out of London is a rare thing indeed.
July 22, 2018
sydney 1 - READER MAIL : Using Miles to get to Australia a.k.a. "Help, British Airways are sh*t!"

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
strfirenze 1 - Best Rate Guarantee: How I booked the St Regis Florence for €280 per night including breakfast!

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
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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'...