Day 289 – 16th October – Upgrading

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I had a first today, and at my age, firsts are not that common! I often book holiday flights to the ranch quite early on so that I can get the best deal in terms of using air miles. Given my chosen airline often has only four seats available with air miles per flight, it can be a ‘rush to the departure gate’ as it were to get in there before they are taken. This time I decided to look at something slightly different and noticed that with the Premium Economy flight home the difference was only an extra £70 and some extra air miles. Given how badly I had slept on the way home last time I thought I would take the plunge. I’ve also had to pay to reserve the seat given how few there were on the flight, but that still brings the total to less than paying full price in Economy both ways. While it’s a while off I’m looking forward to experiencing the difference.

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Day 212 – July 31st – Getting to the points

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I’ve decided that it is about time that I do what a large number of people do, and that’s to take advantage of the rules that various credit card companies have in relation to starter offers to earn air miles. To that effect I’ve ordered a new credit card which will give me a good boost to my air miles and help pay for further flights. I got the idea from another website called Head For Points, and I’d recommend anyone to use it. It provides information for lots of reward schemes, not just the BA one. The other reason is that the cards I normally use have just stopped being part of a scheme, so I was, as they say, in the market for it as well.

(I would like to point out that I am not endorsing this card, nor am I recommending it as a form of finance. I am not a financial broker and am simply stating what I have done. With all financial dealings I would recommend speaking to a professional).

(As a post script, this way of accumulating airmiles has changed significantly since it’s original posting).