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

Flying Blue’s Promo Awards for December 2017 are released today, with travel between February – March 2018. Here are my top picks.

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

Documents all in order? Wrong! This EU country is giving us a hellish time for a ridiculous reason.

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

The August 2017 list of Flying Blue Promo Awards routes is bookable, with slightly more half price business class routes than usual on offer.

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

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The latest round of IHG PointBreaks is being released, so you should book them ASAP! You can book the rooms for just 5000 points per night, which is a steal if you happen to need a night during the period.

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

Novotel and Mercure have a nice little promotion which runs until the end of September. You can earn bonus Avios for each stay, which is awarded in addition to the normal Accor points you would receive.

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

There’s a great fare for Europe – Hong Kong in Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy class. This would generate 220 Tier Points or 2671 EQD if collecting via British Airways or American Airlines respectively.

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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 never thought in my wildest imaginations I would be invited to be a guest on his podcast though.

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

Uber has a couple of promotion running for Barclaycard holders. This appears not to be targetted (other than having a Barclaycard) and may be of genuine use to those who user Uber a lot.

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

Deliveroo has an Avios promotion running through the whole summer for UK residents. This may be good if you want food or drink sent to you instead of ordering a takeaway!

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UK Visa and Immigration to charge just to email them!

UK Visas and Immigrations just started to charge you just to even EMAIL them! This post also describes my experience and how the quality of service does not justify this fee.

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