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BA and Cathay Pacific blocking last minute Avios awards, some within 22 days

British Airways and Cathay Pacific have agreed to block Avios redemptions at least 5 days prior to departure, with some reports being as far as 22 days. We investigated this for ourselves

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8000 free Membership Rewards points for Netherlands residents — American Express Gold

American Express Gold card

So having lived off a debit card in the Netherlands (shock horror!!) I’ve finally managed to get an American Express Gold charge card. You get 8000 Membership Rewards points upon sign-up without spending a single penny. (Yes this is far less than other countries, but at least it’s completely free)  

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Trip report: Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Taipei to Hong Kong

I had been a little too ambitious with my pre-flight lounge visit and ended up with only 3 minutes to get to my gate. As it turned out the gate agents had delayed boarding slightly, so whilst I was the last of the business class passengers to board, nearly all the economy passengers hadn’t started…

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250% bonus Asia Miles for 2nd and subsequent London – Hong Kong trips in Cathay Pacific

If you’re lucky enough to be able to fly revenue fares (as opposed to award tickets) between London and Hong Kong, consider this promotion by Cathay Pacific carefully if you’re not in need of elite qualifying miles or tier points on other airline programmes.

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Trip report: Cathay Pacific Lounge Taipei

I absolutely loathe early-morning flights, and I absolutely loathe airports that are miles away from the city they predominantly serve. Welcome to Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE), about 30km west of Taipei City Centre. Of course I’m whinging and there’s nothing too bad about that distance, and the metro line extension to the airport due to…

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Trip report: Introduction — Long and winding route home

Introduction — Long and winding route home Cathay Pacific Lounge Taipei Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Taipei to Hong Kong Cathay Pacific’s The Wing Lounge, Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Regional Class Hong Kong to Singapore Etihad Pearl Business Class Singapore to Abu Dhabi Etihad Pearl Business Class lounge Abu Dhabi Etihad ‘Regional’ Business Class Abu…

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Preview of Prize #1 of the Epic Journey Home

Good morning from Cathay Pacific’s The Wing lounge at Hong Kong! What a lovely day to be munching some of The Noodle Bar’s won ton soup whilst enjoying my favourite blog…

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Finally booked my journey home!

I’ve had an enormous surge of visitors over the past week, (if you’re new then a big hello to you!) so those who are new may not know about my plea for help on my route home. Well I’m happy to say it’s finally been booked and now subject to American Airlines’ standard practice of…

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A couple of decent Tier Points routes on Cathay Pacific

British Airways Executive Club (BAEC) has an unusual tier level qualifying system in that distance actually has a minor role in deciding your status. Instead they look at a combination of 1) how many premium cabin tickets you have paid, 2) how many segments you have flown and 3) if those segments were short/long haul.…

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Trip Report: Paris to Hong Kong Cathay Pacific New Business Class

I arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport(CDG) off the 07:20 BA304 British Airways flight from London Heathrow. Being bleary-eyed from an all-nighter I was concerned that my Cathay Pacific flight which I booked only 10 hours before through American Airlines (AA) hadn’t been ticketed. I called AA 3 times whilst at Heathrow to ask…

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