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KLM just disabled Reward Flight searches for Flying Blue members with 0 balance.

KLM just made a very unfriendly change for its Flying Blue members with 0 balance. If you have trouble checking for flights take a look at the source code.

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How to travel with two passports

Have you recently acquired dual citizenship? Or you need to understand how to travel between countries if you hold two or more passports? This post explains how you should present your documents step-by-step.

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IHG suppressing online reviews. How much meat is there to the claim?

Is IHG artificially inflating its review scores on its websites? Anecdotal evidence from some Flyertalk members seem to suggest so!

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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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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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7 Ways British Airways and Alex Cruz have trashed their own brand

British Airways have gotten just about everyone, including their own staff, angry in recent years. See how they have done their best to trash their own brand.

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Transferwise Borderless: The new online account for international finance

Transferwise Borderless is the latest service offered by the Fintech company which allows you to use hold money in your account with real bank account numbers. This post describes the new service and also my experience signing up.

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RUMOUR: US soon to impose electronics ban to flights from UK and Europe?

Could the US soon implement an electronics ban for flights departing the UK and other European countries? One source seems to think it is.

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Air China warns against Blacks, Indians, Pakistanis in London

Air China’s latest safety advice on London seems rather unfit for 2016. Should we really be “precautioned” against “Indians, Pakistanis and Black people”?!

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Best EU roaming sim card? Mobile phone dilemmas…

Nomadic life has meant a shift in mobile phone provider is needed. But which plan to follow? A good option is presented here, but reader help may still be required.

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Dealing with post-Brexit racial abuse

Incidents of Brexit racism are appearing in all parts of the UK. This post serves to inform traveller to and in the UK on what to do if they experience it.

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Going nomadic!

I just waved an overdue goodbye to The Netherlands a couple of weeks ago. The last 3 years since I moved there took the buzz out of my life and I really had to get out.

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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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I tried a clickbait experiment yesterday. Here are my reflections.

Having been reading a bit on online marketing in the last few weeks, one of the topics that arose was “clickbaiting”, which means writing a fairly sensasionalist headline. It’s a controversial topic, but time and time again it brings in significant numbers of readers. I know a few BoardingArea bloggers who do this kind of…

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So-called “error fares” are not always that! How to tell if it’s a real one.

Travel bloggers and websites often try to claim some notoriety by spotting error fares. Using the guidelines in this post, you can assess with confidence whether it really is one or not.

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