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Avios integration with fintech app Monese – free €5/£5 sign up bonus

Monese fintech app now integrates your BAEC and Avios accounts. I thought I would give this a try and test its sign up process.

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Use this simple change to save money on every AirBnB bookings

Airbnb calculates one aspect of its bookings slightly differently depending on your profile settings. Using this trick you can save money on each booking which can add up considerably over time.

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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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Quicktip: Don’t know where to put your miles? Wheretocredit.com helps!

If you’re flying on an unfamiliar route you might need help identifying where to put your air miles. This page helps solve this need with wheretocredit.com, the place to see at a glance which airlines give the most points for any ticket

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Expect big delays on arrival at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Monday 6th July 2015

Union workers in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Customs are protesting against the terms of their agreement by screening all incoming passengers.

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Quicktip: Melt away with Etihad’s boarding music

Blissful and serene, I consider Etihad’s boarding music to be a masterpiece. Play it in the background as you continue your day’s work.

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€50 off Air France/KLM tickets

€50 discount which you can use as many times as you want, with no minimum spend. For short intra-Europe flights, this can pretty much halve the cost of your flight!

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Quicktip: 6000 Lufthansa miles for a Sunday newspaper subscription

Buy 13 weeks of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and get 6000 miles for €39.90. Best advised if you can find someone with an address in Germany.

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Quicktip: My top 5 tips for travelling between Europe and US / Canada

Is it your first time travelling between Canada/US and Europe? Or are you a seasoned pro looking for ways to become more efficient? Here are my top 5 tips which I’ve learnt the hard way!

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Changes to the UK’s Air Passenger Duty

Back in January last year I wrote a post explaining how the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) worked, and how you can avoid paying it. George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, today announced in a couple of changes in his Budget 2014 to how APD will be calculated.

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Quicktip: Reduce SAS booking service charges

Having recently booked KLM flights and successfully avoided their €10 fee, I was more than happy to take on the challenge when I noticed SAS was trying the same on me.

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Quicktip: Avoiding KLM booking fees on all flights…but with a big caveat

Two months ago I posted a quicktip on how to avoid KLM’s booking fees on transatlantic flights by booking on Delta. Thanks to reader Ralph who commented in the post to provide the missing information I needed — how to extend this to all flights.

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Quicktip: Avoid KLM booking fees on transatlantic flights by using Delta.

I’m sure this won’t be news for most of you, but I discovered this trick by accident. I’d noticed that KLM (KL) imposes a €10 “booking fee” on all online transactions. You can avoid this simply by performing your online booking on Delta (DL) instead as they have codeshare ventures between them.

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