In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (4 September 2016)

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It’s a shorter than normal ICYMI this week thanks to the fact that my travels took me deep into internet-free territory so fewer posts appeared…but there was some interesting news nonetheless. The summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week include: A look inside another Heathrow Airport hotel, details of an American Airlines bonus miles promotion and more.


How I “Bought” IHG Points At 0.37 Cents Each

A look at how I used a promotion to manufacture IHG rewards points at a rate lower than we’ve ever been able to buy them at – it’s easy & anyone can do it.


The United Airlines Mileage Sale You Should Probably Avoid


A look at a Flash Sale that United Airlines had this week and, while the sale is now over, it’s wroth reminding readers why some of these “sales” are really not a very good idea at all (for most of us).


Quick Look: Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel

This is a look inside the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel which sits just outside the boundaries of Heathrow Airport. I booked a single room to meet one of the challenges of my Summer Accelerate promotion but I also got to have a good look at what the hotel has to offer.

American Airlines Asia Promotions – Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines Asia Promotions 2016

American Airlines has launched a couple of Asia-related promotions which allow AAdvantage members to earn bonus miles on flights between the US/Canada and select cities in Asia as well as on round trip flights within Japan – you should sign up even if you think you wont be flight….you never know when plans will change.

Hyatt’s “More Points, More Play 2016” Promotion Now Live

Details of Hyatt’s More Points, More Play promotion for fall 2016 covering stays between 1 September & 30 November – Earn up to 75,000 Gold Passport Points.


Buy Avianca LifeMiles For 1.43 Cents Each

Avianca has announced a LifeMiles sale in which members can purchase miles with a bonus of up to 130%. Put simply this bonus means that you can buy miles for 1.43 cents each. This looks like a very tempting promotion (and it is) but there’s a “buyer beware” element to it that travelers should definitely consider.

Cathay Pacific Adds Flights To Boston & To Vancouver

News that Cathay Pacific is increasing its services to North America with more frequencies between Hong Kong and Vancouver and Hong Kong and Boston from March 2017. In addition, the new flights to Vancouver will see the first Cathay Pacific A350 flights to/from North America.

There’s A 30% Bonus On Club Carlson Points Purchases…But Most Shouldn’t Bother!

Buy Club Carlson Points

Another day, another “buy miles” promotion. These are details of the latest Club Carlson points sale (running through 30 September) which is offering a bonus of up to 30% depending on how many points you purchase. As you may gather from the title of the post, I don’t think too highly of the offer!