In an effort for brand loyalty there are benefit programmes for everything from books to airline tickets. These companies track your every purchase and then using algorithms to target offers and emails to match your previous choices. If you are an Amazon member you must receive daily emails offering you items that matched your previous searches and delete them almost immediately. I do because if … Continue reading Reward Programmes
I was having a conversation with a colleague who was expressing his dissatisfaction at Air Transat. He commented about the quality of the other passengers onboard. His biggest gripe though, was that the fact that the passenger in front put the seat back as soon as the seat belt sign was turned off after take off. In his opinion you have no need to recline … Continue reading What Annoys you most about Flying?
Not all of the travelling public knows that every airport has a three letter code designated by IATA (International Air Transport Association). Some are easily memorable and others make no sense at all. One of the things that has always aided me in my job is to know the IATA codes for the regions that I am responsible for. There are some interesting facts behind … Continue reading America’s Airports – IATA codes and more
I started a new job recently having been made redundant from my previous role after 10 years, take a month, literally. I was lucky enough to get a role with an online cruise travel agency in Wimbledon. They sell thousands of cruises and are multiple award winners in their field. They sell the second most volume of cruises in the UK behind Thomas Cook who … Continue reading Where will your next trip be to?
You might have noticed that ‘it is the season!’ and madness is all around us. I came up with a novel idea the other day to get away from clandestine phone calls and whispers between us all……set a budget that each of you wants to spend and then if it is equal just keep it and on the big day to get away from disappointment … Continue reading Max’s Must Travel Items
As you can see by now I have many years visiting the United States of America. These days getting good value flights are a challenge. In the mid 90’s airline offers were plentiful and often return fares of £99 were available to the East Coast. Actually the ticket cost of a flight can be only £35 or less but it has been the introduction of taxes by governments … Continue reading Getting your flights sorted