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Aug 02

Don’t Let Systems Outages Ruin Your Trip

Late last night/early this morning, British Airways suffered yet another computer outage, which marks approximately the 473rd in the past six months. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was the sixth in the last year and lasted under an hour, as opposed to the failure that took the airline down in May, but …

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Apr 25

100,000 British Airways Avios From Chase (But Mind The Value Gap)


Six-figure bonuses are the new five-figure bonuses. At one point, a great sign-up bonus for a credit card was 25,000 miles. Now, you need to be pushing 100,000 before I get excited. Such is the case with Chase’s British Airways card, which is offering up to 100,000 miles as a sign-up bonus.* Even if you …

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Jan 06

British Airways Gets Really, Really Creepy…

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I don’t remember where I first heard this story, but I can’t believe that I’m the only person creeped out by it. Blue Pill Or Red Pill Airlines have been taking away amenities for the past several years and only recently begun to add some back. This amenity, however, is one that I don’t really …

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Jun 26

Tidbits from around The Industry

Not A Good Day To Be A British Airline Think you lost some money in the market on Friday? It could be worse. You could be a British airline. With Brexit having been approved, investors lost faith in the British Pound, as well as  the region’s economy and consumers’ ability to get around it (to …

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Feb 27

Bed Bugs, Unwritten Rules and JetBlue’s Viral Video

It’s just been another odd week. Bed Bugs on BA Eww. Not only did British Airways fly a plane with bed bugs in it but, apparently, it also knew that there was a bug problem and that it hadn’t been completely cleaned up. Oddly, the bugs chose to fly coach, leading the passengers in row …

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Jan 16

Reader Question: Transferring Points between Airlines

Reader Question: Can I apply for the British Airways credit card, transfer the points to Alaska and use those points  to fly Emirates? Thanks for the question. The short answer is no, since it is very difficult to transfer points directly between airlines. But there are other options out there. There are a number of …

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Oct 28

British Airways Takes a Large Increase on Short-Haul Award Flights

    Well, it was good while it lasted. British Airways just announced the death of the best reward ticket for short-haul flights. Until now, BA flights under 650 miles could be had for just 4,500 Avios one way. Now, it may seem irrelevant for those of you not from the UK, except that BA …

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Sep 23

Big American Airlines bonuses to Europe, increased Chase Ink bonus

There are a couple of interesting bonuses out there now. Both involve a bit of work, but what kind of fun would it be if they just gave them to you? Actually, it would be a lot of fun, but the world doesn’t work that way. AA (and BA, which has a link on its …

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Sep 18

Chase British Airways 100K miles offer is back!

Tidbit: British Airways is one of the few airlines where you’ll get better value using its points on a partner, such as AA or US Airways, than you will on its own flights, due to surcharges on BA metal. And with award prices based on distance rather than price, that return is extremely high, particularly …

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Aug 09

A bit of this and a bit of that…

It’s been a quiet weekend for miles, which is sometimes a good thing. Here’s a few tidbits that I picked up. We spent yesterday with some friends who do a lot of traveling but aren’t the most efficient users of miles. One member of the family mentioned that they would be buying some tickets from …

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