Beginners’ Guide

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How to find mega British Airways Tier Point Runs to reach Gold status – updated 2019

The best BA Tier Point runs will oven get over 1000 TP for less than £1 per Tier Point. But how do you go about finding them? This post gives more details.

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For BA beginners: 5 easy things to boost your British Airways and Avios earning and spending

British Airways First Class on a Boeing 787

Totally new to Avios, British Airways or Iberia? Or even air miles in general?

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Beginners’ guide to Hilton Honors – updated 2019

This is an all-inclusive beginners’ guide to Hilton Honors. It explains the different levels of their loyalty programme and how to efficiently earn and spend your points.

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Quicktip: British Airways 24hr cooling off period

British Airways has a generous 24 hour ‘cooling off’ period for booking tickets. You can exploit this to secure a flight while you look for another, or even check cheap business class tickets at no risk.

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The basic financial errors beginners in air miles make

In this post we go over some non-mainstream advice which beginners of the air miles hobby should take on board.

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Quicktip: Looking for cheapest air fares to anywhere? Try Kayak…

The collapse in global oil prices has been making its mark in the airline industry. Long haul air fares are at the lowest I seen in over a decade! If you have never used it before, try using Kayak as a first screening.

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Doing Amsterdam turnarounds for BA ex-EU ticketing

An excerpt from my video diary of a JER-AMS Tier Point run from earlier in the year. Here you can see how easy it is to do straight turnarounds at Amsterdam.

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All my useful Avios related posts linked here

This page is a compilation of the useful Avios related posts since Points to be Made was created. These are the posts that get referred to time and time again.

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Negotiating my annual fee with American Express Netherlands

This post describes the retention offers that were made to me when I tried to cancel my American Express Netherlands Gold card.

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Quicktip: Travelling around the EU? Keep your EC261 rights at hand…

The EU Commission provides a handy free app to download for when things go wrong. It is available to download on most operating systems so gets yours today.

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How to use Google Flights – some strategies to help you

This comprehensive instructional post guides users of all abilities on how to use Google Flights.

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Quicktip: Generating extra Flying Blue segments and miles by train

Did you know you can use book trains on airline tickets to save money and generate extra mileage and segments?

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Hack your British Airways short haul seats

The new British Airways shorthaul interior has a smart feature to convert the middle seat between Economy and Business class configuration. Watch the video in this post to see how it’s done.

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Frequent Traveler University | Amsterdam. Come join the fun!

Join Tim in Amsterdam as he presents at the Frequent Traveler University!

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Flyertalk – 5 extra newbie tips to expand on The Points Guy’s.

Flyertalk is a massive online repository for all things related to travelling. It’s often a daunting experience trying to find what you want. Here are some ways to help you find your feet

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