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Tricks of the Trade has something for everyone, from the already knowledgeable business traveller to someone who is just getting to grips with the basics. We demonstrate some of the best tips and tricks to help you boost your British Airways Avios, Virgin Flying Club miles and hotel loyalty points.

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Tricks of the Trade reader testimonials

Thank you Tricks of the Trade for this very helpful advice. Following it to the letter, I was able to snag 241 (Using BA Amex voucher) Avios seats online at midnight T-355 for outbound LHR-MIA in Feb 2020 – Mike

“Thanks for the tip – booked return flight to NYC next month for £180 + 5,000 Avios!” – Jasmine

“When does British Airways release Avios reward flights and how to book them – managed to book a free flight to Paris for valentines day thanks to this heads up” – Joe

“British Airways – Avios article. Saved me almost €1,500 on flying from The Netherlands to Japan, much appreciated!” – Dieander

“The best card to use abroad this summer – Very handy article which has helped me understand the potential impact of additional transaction fees. I’ll be shopping around to look at different credit cards to use when on holiday rather than my UK debit card” – Ben

“I love the world travel roundups for providing genuinely fresh ideas for destinations and real useful information. Fantastic format. ” – Jamal

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