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Hong Kong International Airport to renumber some gates in 2 weeks time.

Hong Kong International Airport will be renumbering some gates effective 28th March 2019. If you are someone who relies on familiarity of signage this might take some adjustment!

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Video of two idiots racing across Heathrow Airport by public transport. Lights out away we go!

What’s the best way to travel around Heathrow Airport for free? If you ever need to access the airport hotels then there are many free alternatives. We filmed a couple of methods and had a little race…

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How to get a photo of you and your kids in the British Airways cockpit

Ever wondered how to create a lasting souvenir for your children? How about letting them visit the cockpit of a British Airways flight.

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BA news – World Traveller Plus improvements, electric taxis, JFK Terminal change, love letter to Britain

A quick summary of British Airways news over the last week, which saw the launch of the centenary year celebrations.

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Oneworld’s 20th anniversary – what’s in store for us? Psychedelic colour schemes for a start

Oneworld just celebrated 20 years of existence. At last week’s press conference in London some new announcements were made about their future. These are briefly summarised in this post.

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Registering for Portuguese Healthcare. Another Success Story of the Complaints Book.

A few days ago I wrote about the Complaints Book in Portugal, and how it could act as an official recourse to seek redress. I wanted to give another example that I had resolved yesterday after a 3 month stand off with the Portuguese healthcare system.   Portugal has a National Healthcare Service, largely mirrored…

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Help choose my Tier Point run!

I’m a bit torn over how I’m supposed to re-qualify for Elite Status next year. Help me decide what option to take!

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Close but likely to miss your British Airways status requalification? 4 tips to save you, including bad parenting advice.

It’s close to the year end and you’re just a bit short of the necessary Tier Points. What should you do? This post gives some strategies for you to boost your chances of holding onto elite status.

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5 Travel Laws for EU citizens visiting other EU countries you probably didn’t know

Travelling around the EU and EEA can lead to some complex situations, but there are some basic laws you should understand before you depart. Tim lists 5 laws you should all know.

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New Year, New Followers, New Goals

A new year message from me, and a warm welcome to the many new followers this blog has attracted. What to expect for 2019, and the way forward.

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How to get a second UK passport in 2019

Last updated 22nd February 2018. This post describes how to get a second UK passport if you are a frequent traveller, or travel between ‘incompatible’ countries.

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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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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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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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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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