British Airways First Class – Prague to Mexico $800 RT! [EXPIRED]

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UPDATE: This deal has now expired. Congrats to those who got it!   British Airways is having another great First Class sale, this time putting routes from Prague (PRG) to either Mexico City (MEX) or Cancun (CUN) on sale for just ~$800 round trip. This is a deal I recommend taking advantage of immediately and can be booked directly on AA.com or BritishAirways.com. I would hold off … [Read more...]

Booking First Class Awards with Avios Can Still Make Sense

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... I'm reporting to you LIVE from the devastating scene that is the British Airways Avios devaluation. We're almost two months into the carnage now and it's a ghastly landscape. Avios are sucked away by ba.com without mercy. People scream nonsensically at each other: "Is it peak? Is it off peak?! I don't know!" And the chart itself... so horrific that the only … [Read more...]

Amex Points Transfers to Avios Will Be 25% More Expensive 10/1/15

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Travel with Grant reports that Amex is sneaking a change to their transfer rates with regards to British Airways Avios, one of the more useful transfer partners in the Membership Rewards program. According to Grant's credit card statement, which for the life of me I can't figure out why he was even reading, Membership Rewards will transfer at a 250:200 rate as of October 1, 2015. While this … [Read more...]

Review: British Airways Galleries First Lounge London Heathrow T3

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After having my eggs Florentine and a Negroni for breakfast at the American Airlines Flagship Lounge, I walked next door to see what was on offer at the British Airways Galleries First Lounge. Both were accessible to me with my oneworld Emerald status (which comes with AAdvantage Executive Platinum status) even though I was flying in business class. I think first class lounge access is one of my … [Read more...]

Award Maps for 13 Frequent Flyer Programs

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Most airline frequent flyer program redemptions are region-based, so you pick your origin and destination and look at an award chart to determine how many miles the ticket should cost. But there are often times when this involves a lot of back and forth. Which program should you use? What region is Dushanbe in? What’s Asia 1 vs. Asia 2? Agents sometimes don’t have a good understanding of … [Read more...]

Review: British Airways World Traveler Plus SEA-LHR

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As I was saying in yesterday's review of the Westin St. Francis, I was only in San Francisco that weekend because my wife and I ditched our parents to go to London for Thanksgiving. (That, and to see the new Exploratorium.) I've already reviewed our stays at the Conrad St. James and the Andaz Liverpool Street. Today I'm filling in some blanks with our flight there and back. Background on Premium … [Read more...]

Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge Seattle

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This week I'm trying to catch up on some past trip reports where I may have offered one or two reviews but not the whole picture. Today I'm covering my recent flight from Seattle to London in British Airways World Traveler Plus. But like all good trips, it started with a visit to the airport lounge. ;) Check-in and Departure Lounge Check-in at SeaTac was relatively swift as we were directed to … [Read more...]