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The problem with the Argentinean foreign exchange market that has lead to ever increasing spread between the official and the “street” rate that has been covered several times here on LoyaltyLobby.

Buenos Aires Dolar Blue

When I was on my way (again) to Buenos Aires last month from Europe, I again decided to take some dollars with me to cover the six or so days I was going to spend there. I took Euros from an ATM in Brussels and exchanged at one of the money changers in the downtown that only took 1% commission. [click to continue…]

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British Airways introduced the ability to use partly Avios for paid fares during one of the recent program changes.

British Airways Cash + Avios Campaign

The ratio of Avios needed in exchange for cash is usually very bad, but they now have a promotion where the value is 2.5 times the usual for travel Until September 30, 2016, when booked by October 19 and redeemed for business and first class. [click to continue…]

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British Airways announced on their website as well as their inflight magazine that EIGHT of their long haul destinations will be departing from Terminal 3 instead of the BA exclusive Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport effective October 14th 2015.


This will be hugely inconvenient especially for connecting passengers in London who thought the dreadful bus transfers through the colons of Heathrow were a thing of the past. [click to continue…]

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As I was flying on British Airways this weekend I became aware of an error that could entice people to pay extra for their checked baggage even though they are entitled to additional allowance.

BA BaggageBA displays your baggage allowance during the online check-in and asks you to pay extra if you have more than one piece in Economy. It does NOT consider the additional elite allowances. [click to continue…]