COMPETITION: Win British Airways Executive Club Gold or Silver membership

BA Executive club avios

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As I am now British Airways Executive Club Gold Guest List, it means that I get given one gold card and two silver cards to give away to friends and family. If you want to know how I made it to Gold Guest List, you can read about it here. British Airways have kindly allowed me to give away ONE silver card as well as the Gold Card to my readers. First prize is the gold card and second prize is the silver card. 

It may seem like a time when you don’t need to have status, as we probably won’t be back to travelling for another month or two. However, depending on your BA Executive Club membership year, you could get almost two years of silver or gold. In general, it works in the same way as if you had qualified for gold or silver normally. So you would get the remainder of your current year and the next year at silver or gold.

These cards can give you perks such as lounge access, priority check-in and boarding no matter what class you travel in and for the gold card, access to T5’s First Wing or spa treatments even when travelling in economy. You can find the full details of what you get with each status level in this article. 

BA new Club World Catering review

First Wing entrance

You can find all the rules below, but essentially you must be 18 years or older and use the entry form at the bottom of the page. You will need to be a member of the British Airways Executive Club in order to receive the prize. You can join for free here. 

You can get extra entries by using social media if you wish. The competition is open now and will close at midnight on 21 June, two weeks from today. To enter by leaving a comment on this article, please add a comment about what topics you would like to read about on TLFL using the entry form at the bottom.

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It’s not a requirement of the competition, but I thought it was worth highlighting BA’s charity Flying Start. Since June 2010, British Airways’ Flying Start programme has worked in partnership with Comic Relief to help give disadvantaged young people in the communities they fly to the chance to have a brighter future. Funds raised above this are split 50:50 between supporting Comic Relief projects in the UK and overseas. Now that virtually no one is travelling, of course, few people are donating their spare change. Yet the money is needed by charities more than ever.

If you want to donate to Flying Start now, you can find their website here. 

Enter here:
British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver card giveaway


676 Comments on "COMPETITION: Win British Airways Executive Club Gold or Silver membership"

  1. Aleksander Domanski | 7 June 2020 at 5:58 am |

    What a fantastic competition, well done Michele! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I would love to continue reading about the wonderful reviews of trips of hotels which serve as a reminder of what we love doing as well as inspiring me towards my next destination. Keep up the great work! ?

    • Great Competition. I’d love some destination tips or reviews linked to popular routes

      Wasn’t able to comment directly for some reason without clicking reply on another post

      • Raphael Hirsch | 12 June 2020 at 7:36 pm |

        Amazing idea. Would love some Gold status. Will save a Tier Point run from SOF-LAX.

      • As a retiree my hobby is travelling which due to COVID-19 has been decimated. I feel for all those in the industry who may have to take a pay cut or lose their jobs. As soon as I can I will be booking flights to help you guys out. A gold card would be the icing on the cake but if not just look forward to seeing your cheery faces. Thank you all in the travel industry and fingers crossed for a happy future

    • Jack Horry | 8 June 2020 at 6:51 am |

      Having just started a job in a global role I was looking forward to trying to build enough status to get at least a silver. I hate the way status resets as the groundwork from last year is lost to quickly.
      Obviously I’m in hotel schemes to but I must say the articles are more about point collection than what you actually get at least on the hotel side.
      A rewarded status card would be great right now as it’s not looking great for the next year. Hopefully the reward programs aren’t stripped for all their value

      • Jonathan C | 8 June 2020 at 11:07 pm |

        Great competition! 🙂 I’d be really interested in hearing thoughts about the future or airline alliances in a post Covid world, as well as the promotions and offers (particularly between Europe and the Far East)

    • paul davison | 8 June 2020 at 11:02 am |

      Great competition Michelle!
      The days of my travelling all over are consigned to history but this would certainly be helpful.
      In addition to the wealth of topics you usually write about it would be great to see a rotating travelogue focusing on destinations in all four corners of the world with a door to door experience.

    • What a great prize – thanks for sharing it with us :). With COVID having impacted all of my travel plans this summer, including my wedding, I’m desperately looking forward to being able to get out there and see the world again! I would love to hear about deals that tourism industries are providing to get visitors back to their countries as well as continuing to hear about great business class deals that are on the horizon. Thanks so much.

    • I’d be so excited to win. Fingers crossed!

      • Great idea for a competition, I always aim to fly @british_airways or One World Alliance carriers. I think your posts are useful and interesting. It would be helpful to maybe have some ‘beginners guide’ to strategies for points etc collecting and more examples of how people approach it and things to think about when starting out.

    • I could not see a way to enter a comment without hitting reply. I would like to see articles about more less popular places but not to hard to get to and different offering i.e budget- mid range, luxury, thanks

    • Shantel Christian | 14 June 2020 at 2:03 am |

      Wow, what a fantastic prize. Would love to win this.

    • Love reading your tips and advices on getting into business class. So would love to see more and how easy it is for some one like me. Getting status of hard as I only travelled for holidays so that’s not often.

    • What a fantastic competition! Fingers crossed ?

    • Would love this!

  2. Brian Lau | 7 June 2020 at 6:04 am |

    Guide to other airlines loyalty scheme and compare the pros and cons against BA’s executive Club program

  3. Dave Morgan | 7 June 2020 at 6:07 am |

    Nice work and thank you for coming out to your readership in this way!

  4. Ben Noble | 7 June 2020 at 6:16 am |

    Just keep doing what you do so well. I personally like to read about about crazy flights to get status, I’ve never done it but always find it very interesting.

  5. Philip Spittle | 7 June 2020 at 6:18 am |

    I always look forward to reading your email updates or Twitter posts .
    I’m interested to know what prompts you to plan a ‘mileage earning trip’; is it purely destination(s) or is it a fare offer that enable you to include a destination of interest

    • Colin McNair | 8 June 2020 at 7:39 am |

      What a great competition, I’m just sad it was in the year I had enough flights booked to make Gold for the first time.

    • Drew Lamph | 8 June 2020 at 8:17 am |

      Excellent competition! I’m interested in hearing more about planning staycations atm given the current circumstances.

      Given we are all grounded still I would also be interested in finding out more about how to still earn miles and some quick tier point runs to help qualify/requalify for status if we don’t win this fantastic competition! Also keep up the great updates on when airlines are likely to return and by which routes, along with the premium cabins service updates.

      • Brilliant competition… (if I win ?)!

        I’d love to see all in reviews…

        *Destination review from a tourist first time perspective so airport to city travel options. Downtown travel and culture information and top tips for what to do while there.

        Thanks! Aerotec

      • Sophie Kidals | 14 June 2020 at 7:52 am |

        Great competition! I can totally see myself with one of those cards for my next trip! Good luck all x

  6. John Pagani | 7 June 2020 at 6:19 am |

    The prospect of having gold benefits on the BA executive club blows my mind. It would be amazing to travel like a VIP every single time. Thanks for sharing this amazing opportunity!

  7. Kathy Pendlebury | 7 June 2020 at 6:21 am |

    Wonderful..I could then use BA lounges at the airports.
    Thank you

  8. Richard Davies | 7 June 2020 at 6:25 am |

    Thanks for the article and chance to enter, would love to see more about actual on-board service across premium airlines in premium cabins. Thanks

  9. Oh my what a wonderful prize – fingers, toes and everything else crossed in the hope I will be a lucky winner!
    I agree with Aleksander that I would love to see reviews of luxury hotels, especially in the Far East and India.

    • Helen Whitaker | 7 June 2020 at 7:36 am |

      Wow….what a prize!
      I’d like to see articles on:
      How to get that cheeky upgrade
      Travel post-lockdown in a regular article so we can all see how things change over time.
      The best ways to get to Central and South America in luxury from the UK, especially given the lack of choice of airline.
      How to get to status in the quickest way possible, and staying there!
      Now fingers crossed it’s me that wins.

    • That’s very generous. Thank you Michelle!

      • Anny Marcus | 7 June 2020 at 12:44 pm |

        Your daily emails are the first thing I read every morning, always full of great insights! I love he topics already, but if I had to give an idea you could probably post the story of end-of-life planes and how efforts are being made to recycle the materials instead of scrapping so many tons of waste – potentially relevant with airlines retiring some of their planes earlier 🙂

    • Thanks for giving us the chance to win! I’m a very new BA Exec Club member (probably not many of us joined during lockdown!) I’m hoping to get to Silver status by the time I go on a round the world backpacking trip next year. Thankfully, your article on tier point runs for 2020/2021 has come in handy as I managed to book 5 business class flights for £1,038! Starting in Sofia and giving me a nice 4 day holiday in Vegas! Plus the economy return from London to Sofia = 600 tier points exactly! Bring it on!!

  10. Nigel Harvey | 7 June 2020 at 6:30 am |

    Yes please! Goodbye seat charges! Very generous of you.

  11. Having just had my tier
    Points reset this would be an excellent win – especially if I got gold ?

  12. Carole crookes | 7 June 2020 at 6:41 am |

    Fantastic website…thank you for all the great info.

  13. I love the tier point runs that you do. So once we all start flying again, these maybe a bit more challenging so it would be interesting to see who comes up with what.

  14. Gail Oswald | 7 June 2020 at 6:42 am |

    I really enjoy your blogs about the different airlines , ways to get more Avios points and your tips about how to get more miles out of your Avios.

  15. Need to win! Need the checkin!

  16. Bob Willis | 7 June 2020 at 6:43 am |

    Echo what the others say Michele, excellent prizes, excellent blog. Loved the private jet article, certainly food for thought for a family get together. I’d be interested in what it’s like to travel now (masks and all, cold food, etc.); has anyone done it and can review it? Thanks.

  17. Graeme McCarthy | 7 June 2020 at 6:47 am |

    Great prize on offer here thank you.
    I would like to see a few more articles on reward flights or tier point runs as sometimes just one or two more flights will either maintain a status or get you to that next status.

  18. Jan Samson | 7 June 2020 at 6:49 am |

    I really find the information in your daily blog useful as travelling is in my DNA and everything you write has some relevant to my trips. It’s especially good to get an update on airlines and loyalty programmes and I think you deliver a wide range of news and useful data. Keep it up!

  19. Brad Start | 7 June 2020 at 6:51 am |

    Hi Michele,
    I wondered if it might Be an idea run a series of articles relating to “hidden gem (or tourist trap)’ for us to look forward to (or avoid) when travelling becomes a reality again?
    I’d suggest that the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris is a great place to see Monet’s Water Lilies at their absolute best and well worth a visit.
    Keep safe and sane ?

  20. Great comp!

    I’d like to read about some more luxury hotels, perhaps across South / Central America, despite being a lover of South East Asia I think it’s time to spread my wings!

  21. Very exciting competition. I would love to see more articles on luxury hotels in the UK right now. Can you mention if dogs are allowed to stay too please!
    Thank you

  22. john pett | 7 June 2020 at 6:56 am |

    You have a great website full of useful information and I visit it daily. keep up the good work.

  23. Great competition

  24. Great work and love reading the articles posted.

  25. Joanie Scott | 7 June 2020 at 7:00 am |

    Great competition! My daughter in AUstralia is expecting a baby in July and I am desperate to visit as soon as restrictions are lifted.

  26. MagsB
    Thank you for making the effort to run this competition with such a great prize…
    Greatly appreciated by those of us who have ‘roughed it’ in the past before knowing the finer points of life!
    Any articles about the finer points of reward systems and how to attain the maximum benefit are very helpful.
    News on any offers or promotions too. I wonder if airlines will be opening up to business using imaginative marketing to inspire us. Competitions are a wonderful way to get info out to customers as well as name and system recognition.
    Happy, Safe travels to all

  27. TeamClare | 7 June 2020 at 7:01 am |

    I’ve learned ALOT from this blog, I would like read more mileage runs with different airlines, thank you.

  28. Quintin L | 7 June 2020 at 7:04 am |

    Amazing! Thank you.

  29. Margaret Baker | 7 June 2020 at 7:06 am |

    Thanks for such a great competition.
    Love any articles explaining the nuances of reward systems.
    Info on promotions and offers too ….
    I wonder if airlines will come up with imaginative ways to encourage us back to travel. Competitions are a great way to inspire interest and promote name or system recognition ….. and fun to do.
    Safe and happy travels to all

  30. MIchele, I would love to read on how to get from one obscure aiport to another. Current search sites just come up with no flights unless it is a major aiport. For example Southampton to Guyana. Maybe advice on how to tackle this easier than the obvious hours of detective work, would be interesting? Also, another one, what happens to the ‘Left Behind’ items on aircraft?

  31. Anita Harris | 7 June 2020 at 7:10 am |

    What a great competition! I always enjoy your blog and have found it so useful. I love to read your recommendations for travel essentials such as luggage etc. I really find them useful especially when you link them to the siteswhere you can buy them. Keep up the good work! Thank you for all your advice and insights.

  32. Jacqueline Smith | 7 June 2020 at 7:12 am |

    I regularly read the articles on TLFL as I find them both entertaining and educational. This is a great competition to boost confidence in flying and gain value from British Airways.
    Looking forward to reading more articles soon thank you TLFL.

  33. Can’t win if you don’t enter…

  34. Such a great prize, Exec membership in the higher tiers is great.

  35. David Powell | 7 June 2020 at 7:14 am |

    Always something for everyone in your daily blogs. Keep them coming.

  36. Thank you for this opportunity, I first started flying with BA in 2018, I attained Silver in my first year and had hoped to attain gold this year unfortunately Covid-19 put an end to that plan.
    Reading your blog gave me the tips and tricks needed to help achieve status quicker and cheaper as well as helping yo ensure I took advantage of things like the 2-4-1 and the lounges.
    Keep up the great work, hope we are all in the air again soon!

  37. Amazing competition! ??

    • Patrycja Coz | 7 June 2020 at 7:33 am |

      Great competition, thanks for running it during the time when it is almost impossible to renew status for some of the year end memberships. I would love to hear about hotels that would be best suited for social distancing once EU reopens to help me plan and book European breaks this summer. It would also be great to hear your opinion on staying in cities vs country or beach hotels.

    • Nice competition. Just out of interest did you give the other silver card away already , or did BA say you were only allowed to offer one of the two on your site?

      • I have someone to give that too when we start flying! Almost everyone I know is either at least silver or would not get enough benefit out of them but I do have someone who would love a silver card.

      • Raymond G | 7 June 2020 at 2:54 pm |

        “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men”
        With determination, and an exclusive rewards card, we can overcome anything.

  38. Fingers Crossed for a great prize!

  39. Michael Pawley | 7 June 2020 at 7:18 am |

    First time I’ve commented on your blog but thanks for all the brilliant info you provide and for running this competition

  40. philip walker | 7 June 2020 at 7:18 am |

    always enjoy the great info on your site

  41. Thanks for giving these away to somebody. I’m sure that they will be appreciated!

    • Mary Horan | 7 June 2020 at 8:19 am |

      I’d love to see more of the same: new routes, best sale offers, airline news, changes to flying conditions (e.g. the need to wear masks, I found that out from you rather than BA!) and insider tips. Thank you for all that you do!

    • I would love to see a comparison oc what post-COVID service looks like in different cabins on different airlines. At the moment, it isn’t clear to me that paying for business+ tickets and service will be worthwhile…

      • Marialena | 7 June 2020 at 1:53 pm |

        That’s amazing! I would really want to read reviews about airlines and about nice hotels.

  42. Abigail Baltar | 7 June 2020 at 7:21 am |

    Fantastic competition! Love reading your articles as it makes me hopeful about the future of travelling. Would be interested to hear more about how other airlines are addressing on board safety when flying during these times.

  43. Paul Every | 7 June 2020 at 7:21 am |

    Great idea for a competition and an excrement blog. Thanks for all your advice.

  44. Amazing, thankyou!

    • Hi Michele,

      Many thanks for the amazing insights. I think it would be absolutely wonderful to have short looping videos or images alongside article headings so that people can gain engagement and see a preview of what the article is about before they click on it. This would definitely improve SEO and also make the articles about destinations and airline reviews mode exciting. Keep it up!



    • Alex Soares | 8 June 2020 at 10:33 am |

      Great competition, I’m only 25 tier points short of Silver since they cancelled all my flights for May and July, so I’m glad we have a chance to reach status.

  45. Enjoying the articles as ever. BA should remember that charity starts at home.

    I’ve used and found the location and hotel reviews really useful, more!

  46. Hey great comp be good if you can do articles on what you can use a certain amount of avios points for , such as 100k , 150k etc along with using a companion voucher

  47. Jeff Chilton | 7 June 2020 at 7:27 am |

    Brilliant stuff!

  48. Miriam Rooney | 7 June 2020 at 7:28 am |

    I read the very informative TLFL blog daily. Always wondered what it would be like to have a BA gold card so a great prize for one lucky traveller! ?

  49. Jim Cargill | 7 June 2020 at 7:28 am |

    Thanks for this great opportunity Michelle. Adds to an already valuable blog.

  50. Great competition! Would be interested in knowing what it’ll be like to travel over the next few months with the restrictions.

  51. Helen Whitaker | 7 June 2020 at 7:32 am |

    Wow….what a prized!
    I’d like to see articles on:
    How to get that cheeky upgrade
    Travel post-lockdown in a regular article so we can all see how things change over time.
    The best ways to get to Central and South America in luxury from the UK, especially given the lack of choice of airline.
    How to get to status in the quickest way possible, and staying there!
    Now fingers crossed it’s me that wins.

  52. Drennan Duplooy | 7 June 2020 at 7:34 am |

    Great idea as a competition. ‘Listicle’ type articles about top 5-10 hotel options in each area would add even more value to the great reviews of specific hotels

  53. Patrycja Coz | 7 June 2020 at 7:34 am |

    Great competition, thanks for running it during the time when it is almost impossible to renew status for some of the year end memberships. I would love to hear about hotels that would be best suited for social distancing once EU reopens to help me plan and book European breaks this summer. It would also be great to hear your opinion on staying in cities vs country or beach hotels.

  54. This is a really great competition, especially since BA didn’t carry people’s status forward another year like a lot of airlines. I will lose my silver status in July 🙁

    My favourite articles are flight reviews and great fare deals but at the moment I’d find articles on deals for earning extra miles or hotel points without flying or staying.

    Articles that give updates on which counties are opening up for travel are useful as well since the rules are constantly changing.

  55. Please continue with everything you’ve been doing!

    A few more side articles of what to see and do in the places you travel to wouldn’t go amiss

    • Alex Harrison | 7 June 2020 at 8:21 am |

      Great competition, thank you.
      I would like to read articles on some of the worlds most luxurious hotels and any more tips on maximizing Avios value. Thanks

  56. David Godden | 7 June 2020 at 7:35 am |

    Great website and insightful tips. Kept me virtually ‘in the air’ in these tough times.

  57. Hi I would love it if each month you focused on a destination that was the ideal time to visit that place, giving best flights to collect Avios, hotel guide for a range of budgets And cheapest way to book flight so perhaps have some actual costs and points that it gives. You may need to work 3 months in advance eg now you would look at where to go in September.

  58. Adam Booth | 7 June 2020 at 7:38 am |

    I’d be interested hearing about quirky individually owned quality hotels abroad as well as the big chain hotels. Plus more about India.

  59. Wow, what a great competition! Love your site!

  60. Ian McDowall | 7 June 2020 at 7:43 am |

    Your articles are always full of all the most interesting information covering all the most appropriate topics. Keep up the fantastic work.

  61. Kara Williams | 7 June 2020 at 7:45 am |

    Really enjoy reading the advice re new aircraft / revamped aircraft so I can plan flights to avoid tired interiors. When lockdown is eased some info on best flight prices / whether to wait for any sales would be great! Thanks!

  62. Hi Michelle, I really enjoy reading your website articles. If possible I’d like to see more on flight deals departing from Asia, a bit of a selfish request I know given that I am based here.

    Many thanks

  63. Katherine Goodes | 7 June 2020 at 7:48 am |

    Entered! Love the blog ☺️

  64. Robert Doyle | 7 June 2020 at 7:49 am |

    Fantastic (and generous) idea for a competition. Enjoy reading your blogs everyday and the commentary that goes with them. Helps appreciate all angles, avenues and alternatives.

    Looking out for news on when can use the BA 127- evouchers online.

    Many thanks,


  65. James Tattan | 7 June 2020 at 7:50 am |

    A great competition thank you please be safe and we can then start again writing about trips ?

  66. Very generous and thoughtful of you. Thanks.

  67. Lynda Fisher | 7 June 2020 at 7:53 am |

    I really enjoy reading your informative and up to date articles daily. Always find relevant information for hopefully travelling very soon and safely.Please keep up your good work.

  68. Calum Frew | 7 June 2020 at 7:55 am |

    Great competition. Always good content from TLFL. Fingers crossed for the competition.

  69. Fiona Phillips | 7 June 2020 at 7:56 am |

    Amazing prize on offer. Would enjoy reading about various airports and transportation too and from them to the nearest city. It’s always something I dread when booking holidays.
    Thank you for your blogs. Keep up the good and interesting work.

  70. Scott Fraser | 7 June 2020 at 7:57 am |

    Fantastic competition idea, not often you see gold or silver status given away, it usually takes me a heck of a lot of money and time to get anywhere near them.

    I always enjoy reading about the luxury hotel stays but my personal favourite is always the flight reviews, I’m looking forward to reading more of them when everything gets back to normal.

    What I’d like to see more of is details about the new club suite, especially on long haul flights.

  71. Thanks for the opportunity Michelle! Already Silver but never been Gold before! Fingers xd.

  72. Andy Ross | 7 June 2020 at 8:01 am |

    Hey. I would like to see more articles about how to access the best Avios fares – more of a step by step approach. I’m relatively new to the world of points and turning left and it can be quite confusing to a newbie like me.
    Personally I subscribe to see reviews of aircrafts / business products/ find the latest airline news. I’m not so interested in hotel reviews.

    Keep up the good work and I have my fingers crossed!


  73. Good idea

  74. Ian Taggart | 7 June 2020 at 8:02 am |

    Great Competition, thank you.

    I think a good article would be to outline the things that you do when traveling be it onboard aircraft or hotels which make the whole experience easy and less stressful.

    The tips when traveling through airports which you have developed over time, things you must take with you or things you do at hotels which you do all of the time.

    Many thanks.

  75. Great competition thanks. Enjoy the blogs. Stay safe everyone and looking forward to better times

  76. Hey, great competition idea. I would like to know more about optimum ways of using companion vouchers such as. What are the routes that one has to do the midnight call to the US (v popular) and also what are some good tricks for connection companion on flights. E.g LHR—>HK then new ticket to Vietnam. LHR—> JNB then new ticket to CPT. Etc

  77. Great competition !

  78. I find most articles interesting in one for or another however of particular help recently was the wonderful article by Claudio entitled ‘Travelling to and around South America in luxury with less Avios and Cash’ – these type of articles are the kind I look forward to the most, informative and inspiring to help with planning luxury tourism in style on a budget.
    This article and the one entitled ‘Belmond Hotel das Cataras’ were the sole reason I chose South America for my recent Honeymoon – somewhere different for a normal honeymoon and done in absolute luxury due to these types of article. We ended up taking 12 flights in total traveling in First and Business every step of the way visiting São Paulo, Santiago De Chile, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Ushuaia, Iguazu AND Iguasu then finally Rio De Janeiro for carnival. The highlight being our 3 night stay at the Belmond when we were upgraded to a suite which made all the difference to our trip.

    More articles like that and I might have to get married again but please don’t tell my wife!

    • Michael Grant | 7 June 2020 at 9:25 am |

      Great competition, this would finally get me the card I’ve been trying to get for years.
      I would like to see an article about luggage storage and transfers around the world. We’ve found issues planning a trip if you cant get get a decent luggage allowance on a connecting/ internal flight or you want to store excess luggage while you’re on a few days trip in that country.

  79. As a fellow Vegas-phile I’m always delighted to see new posts on all aspects of this incredible place, especially things to do in and around – we never would have known about Scoot City tours to Red Rock Canyon without reading TLFL.

  80. Very generous. Thanks for your offer and great work on the blog.

  81. Lesley Morisetti | 7 June 2020 at 8:09 am |

    love reading your articles, very informative

    I’m looking forward to getting back in the air with British Airways

    I was working my way to Sulver this year, but already had 5 flights cancelled- 4 Club Europe, so hopefully be back soon

  82. James Alexander | 7 June 2020 at 8:10 am |

    Putting kindness back on the map! Well done and thank you Michelle. I’d love to be favoured. About to lose my Silver status) after years of Gold so I know the true value of this status. Am a contributor to BAs Flying Start every flight I take and know the difference they make. Stay Safe & Strong! As a mental health practitioner I’d like to read about how flying during these times affects our overall wellbeing. Thanks!

  83. I love the Turning Left For Less email updates and look forward to them every day. I particularly enjoy reading about the different tier point run opportunities on BA and other OneWorld airlines. It’s great that you are offering this prize because I missed out on my tier point run at the end of March as a result of the Coronavirus and have subsequently lost status (back down to Bronze). You provide a great news and reviews source for travelling to the sort of places I like to go to. Many thanks.

  84. Emma hillan | 7 June 2020 at 8:15 am |

    Great competition. I really enjoy the blogs, they are interesting and informative. I also appreciate the article you wrote to highlight the plight of air traffic control in the covid crisis. It really helped to explain to my friends and family what the situation is. Keep up the good work!

  85. Debra Rutley | 7 June 2020 at 8:15 am |

    Thanks. I always find your blogs very informative and useful for all aspects of travel. If I want to buy something related to travel I always check out the reviews on the website too.
    Atm more blogs on where it’s going to be safe to travel or potential Christmas destinations

  86. Leona Ashby | 7 June 2020 at 8:15 am |

    Great content on TLFL, always a good read, it would be even more fantastic to win this competition!

  87. Mark Pilkington | 7 June 2020 at 8:16 am |

    Thanks for the great articles. The tips and advice have made so much difference to my travelling experience. Articles on getting the best out of the BAEC membership really help and any on sales and promotions are always welcome.

  88. Always a delight to read and often inspirational. Vegas was never on my list till I read your article. I’d love to see comparison trips so same route different carriers or teaser reviews where the lounge flight and hotel are all briefly outlined in one with links to each individual. But what you do is fabulous. Thanks Michael

  89. Great competition. It would be great to win the Gold card

  90. This is fantastic. I love the posts about discounted business class flights to the USA from European airports

  91. What a fantastic prize. Can’t wait to start travelling again and would love articles about how countries are reopening to travellers.

  92. Great giveaway. I enjoy your daily articles.
    I would be good to see something on Tanzania and Zanzibar.

  93. Martin Davis | 7 June 2020 at 8:19 am |

    This is a good site, that seems more aspirational than others. And I love the obsession with fine travel.

  94. Tara Potter | 7 June 2020 at 8:20 am |

    Very exciting competition! Everything I have is crossed!! I love this website. I love the variety of things that appear every day and can’t think of anything else I would want you to cover. Keep doing what you’re doing! And thank you!

  95. Alex Craft | 7 June 2020 at 8:20 am |

    Great competition. Would love to get to gold!!!

  96. Congrats for getting your gold card! Thanks for sharing the amazing prizes with your readers! During this tough times it’s great to keep in mind those who need, so please donate ❤️?

  97. Kim Yates | 7 June 2020 at 8:20 am |

    TLFL is a great resource for flights and holidays Keep up the great work. Becoming a gold or silver member would be a dream come true

  98. Wow ! Great competition.. thanks for running

  99. Alex Harrison | 7 June 2020 at 8:27 am |

    Great competition thank you. I would like to see more articles on the worlds moat luxurios hotels and also tups on maximizing avios value. Thanks

  100. Fantastic site and competition!
    I would love to hear more about UK holiday destinations (especially interested in luxury dog friendly trips)
    Also, it would be great to hear some reviews of what it’s like to fly in business/first during Covid-19 and how things will look as restrictions start to lift.

  101. Love reading TLFL daily, keep sending emails 🙂

  102. John Murray | 7 June 2020 at 8:30 am |

    Thank you for having this idea! I always enjoy the writing on the bog.

  103. Pradeep Madhavan | 7 June 2020 at 8:31 am |

    Hi Michele, I always find TLFL articles to be hugely informative and interesting. This is a great competition as it is particularly difficult to attain Gold status in such times.

    I have always loved the flight reviews and the hotel reviews (especially the luxury resorts in the Far East) and love to read more of the same on this front, however, I’d love to read more on flying in Covid times and service downgrades in business that I suspect have a lot more to do with tightening belts. Tips on how to stay safe when flying would be useful (for both passengers and staff). I note the Qatar crew now use haz mats. Please continue to share info on good ways to attain status with tier run examples, I really find those useful. In 2019 I took a number of ex-EU flights too, on account of TLFL deal alerts, so keep them coming.

    Keep it up and stay safe!


  104. Fingers crossed. Would love gold !! Would like to see a forum function on the site to ask questions your more knowledgeable readers could help with.

  105. James Mason | 7 June 2020 at 8:31 am |

    Thanks for all the info you provide, particularly around going East. Keep up the good work.

  106. Hi!! It would be great to have an update on tier point runs now bearing in mind the changing landscape of countries opening at different times and the isolation rules they impose. Thanks!

  107. Very generous! I always love reading your blogs! So helpful!

  108. John Field | 7 June 2020 at 8:36 am |

    Have enjoyed your site for a while now; time to
    spread the word

  109. Great idea for a competition! I would like to read more hotel reviews please. I find all your airline and status information very interesting.

  110. Mark Shand | 7 June 2020 at 8:38 am |

    Great website and prize, thank you

  111. Amazing! Thanks!

  112. frank Hawkins | 7 June 2020 at 8:39 am |

    An excellent website. Please keep the BA routings coming especially to SA

  113. Keep doing what you’re doing but add tips for the airline (who certainly do read theses blogs) for how they can improve

  114. Maree Mizon | 7 June 2020 at 8:40 am |

    Have BA made any announcement about extending the current card holders status this year due to Covid -19?

  115. Great competition idea. Having recently welcomed our first child I’d be interested in reading more about how to travel in premium classes with young ones.

  116. Sarah Siveter | 7 June 2020 at 8:40 am |

    Amazing competition thank you! The articles are great and it’s so useful to get updates on the status of flights, especially during this time

  117. Keren Oser | 7 June 2020 at 8:41 am |

    Hi Michelle, what a great prize! I think over the coming months blogs around safe travel will be really useful. Including flights and hotels to build confidence back for travel. Otherwise in normal times I love the tier point runs. Thanks!

  118. Miles. On point | 7 June 2020 at 8:43 am |

    I would love to see some content on the Seychelles. With direct services from BA up and running it would be great to see some review content on different hotel / island options in the Seychelles (potentially utilising readers experiences if required)

  119. Philippos | 7 June 2020 at 8:44 am |

    Thanks for this!
    I enjoy reading TLFL!! Hope you are safe and cant wait to start flying again!!

  120. Mike ALDERSON | 7 June 2020 at 8:44 am |

    Always enjoy the insights that you provide. Thank you.

  121. Thanks. PS one of the Ads is also a competition, nearly entered that instead.

    • What a great prize and very generous of you to give away your benefits. As I’m unlikely to ever reach Gold, it would be fantastic to try it for a year!

  122. Wake up each morning to learn useful tips and ideas from you. As a travel professional I’m always looking for a way to offer clients a more economical way of “turning left for less” and you are often mentioned in our conversations. Seat configuration and advice on best areas to sit could be added on your informative trip descriptions I would love a year of gold membership – something I have aspired to but never gained enough tier points to even get near to. Keep up the fantastic work.

  123. ClaytonTheCruton | 7 June 2020 at 8:45 am |

    Incredibly generous and fingers crossed.

    The chance for some of us to get a little something special

  124. Great prize. I enjoy the blog. My daughter works for BA and I’ve had more information from this website than she has from BA. I love to read the reviews of flights too.

  125. Ciaran Corrigan | 7 June 2020 at 8:46 am |

    Amazing. What a great opportunity for your readers. I’m currently Silver and would love to win Gold, my membership refreshed at the start of this month and retained Silver. Given current climate keeping up to date on COVID and places opening up welcoming UK tourists, updates from FCO when travel may be allowed and services on the aircrafts would be good and informative.

  126. A useful feature would be regular postings about routes where strong reward seat availability has come up (to the extent that is possible and isn’t covered by reward seat finder sites etc). Thanks!

  127. Wow, yes please. We ought to have flown our first in first in April, which obviously was cancelled and I was gutted. You manage to brighten my day with articles which give hope and pleasure of memories of times past and travel to come. Thank you.

  128. Elisabeth Lie | 7 June 2020 at 8:50 am |

    Thank you for every single article, I look forward to the email each morning. And the FB group is a great addition.. I love the trip reports in particular, and would love to see more of those.:)

  129. What a great prize, fingers crossed ?

  130. Peter Boylan | 7 June 2020 at 8:52 am |

    I have followed Turning Left For Less for several years now and still look forward to the daily email to entice me to my next trip. The reviews of luxury hotels and ways in which to maximise tier point runs are a really valuable resource. I love to plan ahead normally, with several holidays booked over the next 12 months, many of which are inspired by what I read here. I have been tempted to travel to places I had never thought of exploring. I had never imagined that travelling multi-sector trips rather than direct flights to increase tier points was worthwhile, but now I find it quite exciting to visit places I had not thought of. Please keep the information flowing. I look forward to much much more!

  131. Something to look forward to!

  132. Hi Michele and team
    Thanks for all the great info over the last couple of years. I would like to see some more examples of tier point runs and in particular to the Far East rather than the states. Realising it may be a while before we will get to try any of them the anticipation will do for now!

  133. Comparison of airline services currently

  134. Wihh a membership year that starts in June, this would be perfect.

  135. BIRD HOVELL | 7 June 2020 at 8:57 am |

    What a great competition, thank you

    Keep up the good work

    It will be interesting to hear your experiences once you get to fly again

  136. Phil Wagner | 7 June 2020 at 8:57 am |

    Great comp. with these uncertain times it will be great to continue to hear how maximum value can be leveraged from the deals out there. Always interesting to read, especially the Ex-Eu approaches. How will Brexit affect our travel, come Jan 1st 2021?

  137. Helen Rayner | 7 June 2020 at 9:00 am |

    I love your blog and what a wonderful prize. It would be a great pick-me-up in this non-travel time.

  138. I think, following on from TP runs, weekend mini breaks (or longer) where you or readers have got great value form redemptions for both flights and hotels – who got the maximum out their points?

  139. samantha Buckley | 7 June 2020 at 9:00 am |

    Very exciting competition, thank you for offering it!

  140. Great competition, keep up the good work.

  141. Rona lightbody | 7 June 2020 at 9:01 am |

    I enjoyed your staycation hotel review the other week. Probably more achievable at the moment. Although I devour any article around flying. Basically keep doing what you are doing as it’s my favourite daily inbox drop!

  142. James Owen | 7 June 2020 at 9:01 am |

    Always interesting articles providing food for thought! I’d like to read about the team’s favourite hotels from around the world.

  143. Michele this is a fantastic opportunity for your readership and would be great to win. Best of luck to everyone.

  144. Thanks for a great website and blog. Really nice of you to do this competition, good luck to everyone.

  145. Katerina Parkins | 7 June 2020 at 9:04 am |

    I’m a regular reader of your posts and an enthusiast BAEC member too so this is wonderful, thank you!
    I really enjoy the deal alerts about BC flights and also your itineraries. I have a couple of them saved, for example Namibia.
    I’d like to read about the use of BA vouchers as a result of Covid19 and the process of using them, what options there are in terms of destinations etc.
    Thank you!

  146. James Owen | 7 June 2020 at 9:04 am |

    Great articles with much food for thought. Be nice to see articles featuring the team’s favourite hotels from around the world

  147. Hi Michelle what a wonderful prize. I love to read all your articles especially your tier point runs. In these new times what will travel be like, is it worth paying extra for business travel or just go in economy, will lounge access be worth getting status for.

  148. Emma Barry | 7 June 2020 at 9:09 am |

    Hi Michele
    I like the destination and hotel reviews for inspiration on where to go – more of that please. Definitely keep letting your readers know when great flight deals come up – essential for being able to start globetrotting again when this nonsense is over!!

  149. Love the recent private jet and UK resort reviews and particularly the food! We love restaurants and hotels like Limewood etc so these types of reviews are brill. I’m also very interested in your excellent airline reviews – seat, food & service but not amenity kits. I feel these are a terrible waste of plastic and the airline industry needs to change the way they dish these out…….TLFL can influence this!
    Been thinking of visiting more European cities so any reviews of these would be great.
    Keep up the good work 🙂

  150. Great idea, thanks!

  151. Always enjoy reading your reviews. Looking forward to more flight reviews once the skies open up a bit more, and would especially like to hear about the business and first experience under covid restrictions. Thanks!

  152. lynn orford | 7 June 2020 at 9:16 am |

    Brilliant competition, thanks for the opportunity to win something I only dreamt of.

  153. I’d love to see more tips and tricks to earn more avios and get the most out of them, especially for those of us that aren’t business travellers so don’t get to fly all the time

  154. David Williams | 7 June 2020 at 9:18 am |

    Travel ideas for the UK air bridges when they are introduced

  155. Any chance of some posts about flying with pets? BA’s contractor quoted me £2k return from Malaga just to take a small dog!

  156. James Doherty | 7 June 2020 at 9:19 am |

    What a lovely thing to do, thank you! I love reading airline reviews and getting tips on tier and point runs and, most importantly, bargains to be had, particularly for premium cabins. More of the same and industry news please!

  157. Great competition!

  158. Michele MAS | 7 June 2020 at 9:20 am |

    I enjoy the TLFL blog. Keeps me up to date on all the travel and aviation news and various tips. I find the articles are balanced and a fair reflection on each story…..very unlike a lot of the media these days. The completion is great and for any keen jet setter on this group, the prize will be a lovely companion for future trips. Keep up the good work, thanks

  159. Neil Charlie | 7 June 2020 at 9:21 am |


  160. This a great competition…. British Airways is my favourite airline!

    • Great competition! I would be interested to read about the top destinations in a post COVID world.

  161. Great idea.

  162. Robert de Mornay Davies | 7 June 2020 at 9:23 am |

    Fantastic idea!

  163. Cavallinorampante | 7 June 2020 at 9:25 am |

    Great prize! And thoughtful to remind us that Flying Start will be suffering from the absence of passengers. ?

  164. Mike Cleaver | 7 June 2020 at 9:30 am |

    Great idea!

  165. Brian Findlay | 7 June 2020 at 9:32 am |

    Hi Michelle
    Great gift to giveaway. Would like to see an article on having a staycation holiday as we are very limited on flying just now

  166. In these times of gloom, its uplifting to have a chance to strike Gold. Keep up the good work and would like articles on service in business class post COVID-19

  167. Excellent, thanks. Hopefully the lounges will open soonest!

  168. peterjohnhart | 7 June 2020 at 9:41 am |

    Wow, very kind of you!

  169. Roger Rowland | 7 June 2020 at 9:41 am |

    Very generous move.

  170. Laura Myers | 7 June 2020 at 9:41 am |

    I’d like to hear about what airlines are offering when we start travel again- as business class offering/service seems to be varying a lot due to covid. Also I love your hotel reviews so more of those please. I stayed in the hotel you reviewed in franschhoek – such a hidden gem! I’ve already bookmarked to go to pennyhill when we can travel soon!

  171. Ian Smith | 7 June 2020 at 9:42 am |

    Since finding your site I have used your Matrix article to my advantage, booked some fantastic flights offers, via your Sherlock Holmes detective work, read some amazing articles and of course your site is a must read everyday. I really appreciate your hardworking, enthusiasm and creativity in making Turn Left For Less a major social media aviation source. I also like your added Facebook site that is bringing a new dimension to your main site. Maybe a weekly update on BA’s intentions and future structure would also be a valuable source. Thank you again, much appreciated.

  172. Thanks Michele. Would love to hear more on travelling to different wonders or historical sites in the world

  173. Gillian watson Wilson | 7 June 2020 at 9:44 am |

    Love this blog and it has inspired me to be adventurous and aim high. Would love to see more about gathering points quickly and maximising benefits.
    Thank you so much

  174. Carrie Roome | 7 June 2020 at 9:44 am |

    Thank you TLFL for all your wonderful reviews, updates and industry tips, you have given me so much inspiration during lockdown and fed my dreams for future travel. Travelling going forward will definitely be that bit harder but I would be absolutely ecstatic if I had a Gold card to ease the travel throb and of course get to sip some champers pre-flight in the lounge ?

  175. Craig Milnes | 7 June 2020 at 9:45 am |

    Hi Michelle
    Thanks for offering such a wonderful prize, unlike you I only really ever get to turn left once a year but wow what an experience. I am sure you have covered many time what each airline offers not just in the air but also ground based this would be especially useful for their non hub airports. It’s those extra need to know things that help out the less frequent flyers.

  176. Born2sKydive | 7 June 2020 at 9:46 am |

    A very kind competition offering thx

  177. Tim Pollard | 7 June 2020 at 9:52 am |

    Hi Michele
    Great blog and competition. Would like to see more reports on the ways different airlines are responding to onboard service post Covid-19.

  178. Simeon Dore | 7 June 2020 at 9:55 am |

    My Silver is about to run out in 2 months and I doubt will be renewed as all my flights to take me back to silver we’re cancelled, so this would definitely come in handy. Especially gold 🙂

  179. Niall Bell | 7 June 2020 at 9:58 am |

    Great competition, love reading daily updates on all things travel!

  180. Nice competition – just wish we were flying again!

  181. Greg Caplan | 7 June 2020 at 9:59 am |

    Brilliant competition and very generous of you Michelle. Love how you have kept this interesting and relevant during lockdown. Looking forward to more info of countries and destinations coming out of quarantine and how to access them.

  182. It would be great to get your view on seat recommendations. Thanks

  183. Kieron Mulligan | 7 June 2020 at 10:00 am |

    The competition is amazing. Thank you kindly.

    If in had to make some suggestions, I am not a business traveller so it’s always food to see tips and tricks to maximising the use of point or the collection of points, especially if they encompasses short haul, weekend European city breaks which are easier to take advantage of.

    I appreciate that Avios/BA points seem to dominate the market but it would be good to try and dig deep into other points systems and cover them a little more.

    Hotels and destination reviews are always a welcome addition, especially at this current time when we are less able to get out and about, it helps keep the dream alive for when the option to travel becomes more of a reality.

    And finally, It may just be me, I read the articles on the phone after receiving the email updates. But the format of the email updates makes them a little less than elegant and awkward to read at a glance. Would be nice if this could be reviewed.

    Ultimately, love the blog, keep up the good work.


  184. Michele Knight | 7 June 2020 at 10:02 am |

    Great competition Michele & what a lovely thing to do in the midst of so much turmoil. I love all your articles but there is one thing I think people who travel more for pleasure than business would like which I think you would be well suited to provide. That is an article or multiple articles on when is the best time of year to travel to different destinations. Not just in terms of weather although that is high on most Brits wish list when they go on holiday but things like when popular local events happen, such as cherry blossom season in Japan, Mardi Gras etc. Also when is the best time of year to go in terms of flight availability & cost, hotel availability etc. The average leisure travel would really appreciate this sort of information to help with planning & spending of their hard earned cash. Thanks Michele, keep up the fantastic work you do!

  185. I love really all the information you post on your website.
    I keep reading your website!! Hopefully you can fly soon again.

  186. Awesome idea, and incredibly generous. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with the news while we’re all grounded.

  187. Great competition from the blog that is getting better and better – thank you for all fantastic articles and some top heads ups!

    • Anna Corrigan | 7 June 2020 at 10:22 am |

      Awesome competition. I love your articles on earning avios but now that I don’t travel as much with work I think it would be good to see more info on the best way to Maximise collection of tier points. I also enjoy reading about the various different airlines and hotel reviews. Why change a winning formula as they say!!

  188. I’ve commented previously that I’m unlikely to do any discretionary air travel whilst there’s a requirement to wear masks, suffer reduced on board service, have no lounge access and have a generally miserable airport experience with long waits at security and boarding.

    But I’d be very keen to hear what its actually like at the moment, from those that are still travelling

  189. Generous offer ?
    Can we have more information on using avios from local airports ie Edinburgh To get to places around the world ! Thankyou

  190. Easterisland | 7 June 2020 at 10:18 am |

    I would like an article on Sweet Spots in frequent flyer programs, example Singapore Airlines Europe to Middle East in business class for 28k miles one way.

  191. David Knipe | 7 June 2020 at 10:18 am |

    Great article and competition! I would love to find out about ways to accumulate more Executive Club points without flying and also ways to make the most out of Avios points

  192. Rhiannon Lawler | 7 June 2020 at 10:18 am |

    What a great idea for a competition! Thank you ?

  193. Laura Myers | 7 June 2020 at 10:19 am |

    I’d be keen to hear more on what service airlines are offering when travel restarts – both in terms of cleanliness but also the actual offering (BA business class sandwich was an eye opener!). I also enjoy your hotel reviews – we stayed where you recommended in franschhoek – a hidden gem – those views were incredible!

  194. Amazng giveaway.

  195. Amazing competition from TLFL and congratulations on getting on the Club Gold guestlist! Great for those of us who will struggle to get to any tier this year!

    I’d like to see a more interactive or visual mapping of the destinations archive which could perhaps be spliced with reports from your readers as well with an ultimate goal of travelling to every destination in the world!

    Fingers crossed as it’s my birthday on the competition end date and the Gold tier will come in handy for our postponed wedding and honeymoon next year?

  196. Stephen ODonnell | 7 June 2020 at 10:25 am |

    As a new subscriber to TLFL i really enjoy articles on ways to maximise point use and on flight deals from European hubs that are less than LHR. Knowing which main hubs are the best go to locations to find deals would be great too

    Thanks Stephen

  197. This is very generous. Thanks for the compo!

  198. In for the win!!!

  199. Andy Alexander | 7 June 2020 at 10:29 am |

    Great prize – I’d love to see more on great places to stay in the UK and Europe – short haul destinations will be where most of us go this year!

  200. What a wonderful competition, as even though we fly twice a year with BA we could never get a Gold or Silver membership. Thank you for the great opportunity.

  201. PhilBeaven | 7 June 2020 at 10:35 am |

    Another tremendous idea from a really useful website.
    Keep up the good work !

  202. A very generous prize. Would love to win one of these prizes. My wife and I have a long haul redemption next year and it would be nice to be able to pick decent seats in the CW cabin.

    It would really good over the coming months to get your take on the various hotel reward schemes.

    Good luck and stay safe.

  203. This is a wonderful prize so keeping everything crossed I get lucky.

  204. Fab comp and prize. Would love to see something more on which other loyalty programs for both airlines and hotels are worth striving for?

  205. Amazing competition! It would be really interesting to hear about the travel experience currently and any tips to make it as comfortable as possible. As a disabled traveller (with my own Well Wheeled Traveller blog!) it’s a big concern.

  206. A very generous offer all round in the current climate.

  207. Great blog Michele! My suggestions would be – continued advice and reviews of what travel is like when the industry begins to re-open. I also enjoy the luxury hotel reviews, and as some others have suggested, would enjoy hearing more about UK luxury breaks. Lastly, more of the hints, tips and advice on maximizing avios/tier point earning, particularly as this may change as the travel industry goes back to normal. Thanks!

  208. A great prize and one that will encourage extra holidays to get the most use out of it, no bad thing in my book

  209. I love reading your blog every morning. It’s always full of interesting facts and articles. This is a fantastic opportunity and I will keep everything crossed that I win!

  210. George Anderson | 7 June 2020 at 10:50 am |

    What a great competition, I use BA a lot in UK just not enough to get status. Last time I was gold was when you were able to pay for it, so about the 1980’s would be good to try it again. Sadly LSI lacks a lounge, but always one on the way back lol.

    I think a little more of the horror of some of the regional airport used for connecting flights particulalry the horror of Leeds.

  211. Julie Brettell | 7 June 2020 at 10:51 am |

    Thanks for your generous competition Michele. It’s been great to see you developing TLFL and seeing it go from strength to strength. I’ve been VA Gold and United Priority 1K in the past but never a BA gold so would love to experience this as i no longer travel for business……Thx again!

  212. BERNARD PELLER | 7 June 2020 at 10:52 am |

    Wow what a fantastic competition prize. Unless BA bring in a blanket extension policy this will be my ONLY way of retaining my Gold card. Love your blog, articles, advise. Thanks for the great work. Cheers

  213. Hi I am a newbie to your Blog – a friend sent me a link to an article they thought I would enjoy – how did I not know about you? The thought of having the privilege to hold a Silver let alone a Gold card is just wonderful. for all the miles i travel I never make enough trips but reading your Beginner guides has been a revelation – I am now on to this and will be applying some of the methods. I think I’ve been wasting my time all these years! 🙂

  214. Don’t want to look too desperate to win, but I really do look forward to opening your posts and on occasions some of your items have been really worthwhile. Lost my Silver a couple of years when retiring, so that would do nicely thank you.

  215. James Murphy | 7 June 2020 at 10:54 am |

    Morning! I’d like more the current experience of flying so we can prepared when get on board – eg food & drink being provided at the moment in various cabins. Thanks!

  216. Jane whitham | 7 June 2020 at 10:54 am |

    I love reading the TLFL blog….really cheers me up in these depressing times. I’d like to see articles on how airlines are responding to the challenges facing the industry at the moment as well as information about the customer experience we can expect going forward.

  217. Jez pigden | 7 June 2020 at 10:57 am |

    Thanks for the great competition/ it’d be great to hear about how we’re going to be travelling in the near future

  218. Jane Beedell | 7 June 2020 at 10:57 am |

    Amazing competition. Love reading the latest info from this blog

  219. Warren Meads | 7 June 2020 at 11:00 am |

    I always enjoy the wide range of articles and I think you have the balance right. One thing that I would find useful, and I know it is not a blog type item, is a page of business class comparison across several criteria by airline and perhaps aircraft type. This could be updated each time you do a review

    • Articles not just on flights but also savings on luxury hotels/resorts and even packaged holidays to far flung paradises like Maldives or even south Pacific

  220. Terry Bromwich | 7 June 2020 at 11:02 am |

    After years of business flying, I only made it to Silver once, the very hard way by stacking up loads of short haul economy trips. Very painful! Now approaching retirement, my wife and I travel Business whenever we can, around Europe this is mainly for lounge and priority boarding, so a bump up in status would be very welcome when flights resume!

  221. Keith gilmour | 7 June 2020 at 11:02 am |

    What a great competition idea. In terms of articles I particularly enjoy the hotel/flight reviews and tips for maximising tier points. The covid updates have been very useful and timely.

  222. Jon Beardmore | 7 June 2020 at 11:05 am |

    Love the blog. Good luck in the competition everybody.

  223. Robert Wood | 7 June 2020 at 11:05 am |

    What a great idea especially after recent events led to me dropping out of gold 🙁

    Tier run articles Are always my favourite esp as you combine with great places to stay!

  224. ‪Wow great competition, I would like to see maybe sometimes include reviews weather you think business class cabins and lounges are child friendly. A lot of us who travel with children find some cabins not very child friendly.‬

  225. Ladi Hawkes-Smrcek | 7 June 2020 at 11:09 am |

    What a fantastic prize to kick start our flying again when we can. Nice to read something positive and future related online during times like these. I would love to read about a South Africa trip that’s coupled with a safari lodge trip. Stay safe and well. I was asking after you through DC the other day at work. I was glad to hear you’re keeping your spirits high during lockdown 🙂

  226. Great competition, thanks for all the information you provide on here

  227. I collect quite a lot of points on My Amex card so I always try fly on points tickets. Flying on points tickets means I don’t get the opportunity to build my tier points, which is a shame because if I would pay for all my tickets I would definitely be a silver member by now. I would love to become a gold or silver member

  228. Generous offer

  229. Haven’t seen a competition like this before … great stuff

  230. What a great competition – thanks!

  231. Irene Pate | 7 June 2020 at 11:17 am |

    Wow what an amazing competition.

  232. munchie999 | 7 June 2020 at 11:20 am |

    Wow what a prize. I’d love the status never managed to achieve Gold.

    Love to see more “technical” articles on how to gain tier points on BA/Virgin Atlantic.Still don’t fully understand the smartest way to search and all the different fare classes.

    Good luck everyone

  233. In the current climate probably where we can travel to this summer and what sensible precautions to take. Plus if it’s worth the risk!

  234. David Wright | 7 June 2020 at 11:26 am |

    Fantastic blog. Articles on future travel would be great

  235. Great competition. Fingers crossed. I would like to read about flying in the new normal times; Avios promotions; more British hotel reviews.

  236. Got no chance to obtain any of these cards via normal ways so imagine the joy of winning one! Reviews on very good mid-range hotels would be very helpful. Thanks for the generosity….

  237. Great competition

  238. Tyron RAHMAN | 7 June 2020 at 11:33 am |

    Great site and news letter’s nice to have one all about UK instead of the usual US ones,

  239. Hi being relatively new to TLFL I find it amazingly informative and a shame I hadn’t come across it before. I usually use a couple of travel specialists for bespoke holidays but I like the breadth of ideas and solutions in your posts!

  240. Steve Porter | 7 June 2020 at 11:38 am |

    Best business travel website out there, have already enlisted 2 friends to follow the daily updates. Keep up the good work in these strange times

  241. Always enjoy my morning read – keep up the great work

  242. That’s a lovely generous thing to do, really appreciate it, thanks

  243. A superb and generous prize from a great site. As lots like me may be staying closer to home for the rest of the year, I’m looking forward to hearing about good tier point earning and redemption offers on short haul travel. Keep up the good work!

  244. WOW what a fabulous prize ! I am still Bronze as two of my flights were cancelled. Love checking Turning left for less, always interesting articles and I have learnt a lot reading them all as I am a newbie. Thanks

  245. Very generous Michele!

  246. Paul Whelan | 7 June 2020 at 11:48 am |

    Maybe hotel reviews to go with the airline reviews that get you to the hotel?

  247. Dave Fearn | 7 June 2020 at 11:48 am |

    Fabulous competition. I’d love to see an article about how to make our Avios go further on partner airlines – without having to pay high taxes and fees.

  248. Patrick Bicar | 7 June 2020 at 11:48 am |

    Thank you TLFL

  249. Hello there everyone,

    It’s great to read your articles and comments from likeminded people that miss traveling as much as I do.

    Im a student and would love to read a few more pieces on deals in WT and WTP and when it makes sense to use Avios to upgrade.

    Hopefully I’ll be able to use the First Wing when this all reopens!

    Cheers from Germany!

  250. Thank you for the opportunity!

  251. Great site and Great Competition

  252. Very generous competition, thank you!

    For this year in particular given the circumstances once things reopen a focus on tier point gains and the most economically viable options would be ideal content – people will have lost if not all of their TP year so will have some catching up to do!

    • Richard M | 7 June 2020 at 1:41 pm |

      Hi Michele, thank you for the blog.

      In these environmentally conscious times, I would like to see you write more about High Speed rail. There is already a way in to this with Amex and Club Eurostar, which with higher status offers lounges and redemptions on tickets for other rail operators in Western Europe as well as core cross-Channel routes.

      It would also be good to have some reviews about using Eurostar to connect through from London to bargain business class flights out of Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam as an alternative to short-haul flying.

  253. Paula Chopra | 7 June 2020 at 12:05 pm |

    Great website

  254. Gillian Blair | 7 June 2020 at 12:06 pm |

    Great idea very generous

  255. Karen Stewart | 7 June 2020 at 12:07 pm |

    Great prize for whoever wins! Always interesting articles, thanks ?

  256. Sally Martyn | 7 June 2020 at 12:18 pm |

    Hi love reading your emails. Always learn something. Some suggestions for articles would be: flying with dogs: which airlines and what are the rules, annual or bi annual best carry on luggage split female v male travelers. Best noise cancelling headsets. Airline review, major routes, focus on Covid protection procedures. The air you breathe: do all airlines offer the same quality?

  257. Bob Bobbins | 7 June 2020 at 12:23 pm |

    Here’s hoping we can back in the air soon!

  258. Ian Samways | 7 June 2020 at 12:23 pm |

    Great competition. A regular article with a table show showing the premium features for each airline would be good to compare service offerings in this period. At present BA seem to be very basic while Qatar are almost normal.

  259. Anthony Worth | 7 June 2020 at 12:27 pm |

    Great competition, thanks for putting these up!

  260. An overview of hotel chain rate and cancellation policies would be great. Fingers crossed!

  261. Christian Pearson | 7 June 2020 at 12:34 pm |

    Best of luck to me ?

  262. Always a good read and this will help those of us who haven’t met the mark to stay gold this year!

  263. I think the info about upcoming or active long-haul sales is useful, to know when to book a trip. Thanks for a great blog!

  264. Great blog, fingers crossed the travel industry picks up soon so you can get back to reviewing. BA need to sort out the soft offering for premium passengers ASAP!

  265. A great chance to win a Gold card! Fingers crossed!

  266. Let’s look forward to getting back to normal & travelling again. Thanks for all your great reviews & hints. Safe travels to all

  267. Michael Hobbs | 7 June 2020 at 12:45 pm |

    I’d love continuing info on great deals on flights, especially advice on tier point runs and possibly links to book them and opinion on the service of different airlines

  268. Gregory Morgan | 7 June 2020 at 12:46 pm |

    First Class Gesture from a First Class Website

  269. It would be great to have more articles on flight and holiday deals.

  270. Berkeley Cannon | 7 June 2020 at 12:50 pm |

    What a fantastic prize!!!!

    It is marvellous to be thinking of and supporting future travel, if only to demonstrate that life will go on after these trying times, even if they plans may not come to fruition (like two of my flights earlier this year did not).

    I love your site, just to show what is achievable on a modest budget, using a couple of tricks, as we search for more normal times. I see TLFL as a glimmer of light, in what seems a dark tunnel.

    TLFL – keep up your fantastic work – Love the work you do

  271. Regular updates on the best offers around (retail and aviation) to get bonus miles/points would be great! As well as more of the usual, I like that the photos are real, and not heavily edited or stock photos like other blogs.

  272. Alistair C | 7 June 2020 at 12:52 pm |

    Fantastic opportunity! Fingers crossed!

  273. Cok Guzel ! Super

  274. Mike Blackadder | 7 June 2020 at 12:54 pm |

    I read your blog most days but this is my first time commenting (sorry!).
    Ideas: For those with travel planned later in the year it would be useful to get updates on routes as they open, and the lockdown status / perceived risk as countries open up.
    Other than that, we love the variety of topics covered. I find Points Runs fascinating, although never seem to find the time to take advantage. Would also be good to see an occasional review of smart UK hotels.
    Keep up the good work!

  275. As per the previous, Wonderful and extremely useful prize. Have enjoyed almost all the the recent updates and have a number of trips planned but uncertain (Hong Kong in Oct and Barbados in Dec). Would be interesting to track the performance of various Airline as they navigate the difficult territory of social distancing and safety. Who is performing well and who is falling short. Keep up the good work

  276. Bill Adamson | 7 June 2020 at 1:01 pm |

    I look forward to reading about the changes and hopefully new and exciting travel experiences that come out of this unfortunate time.

  277. Simon Tegala | 7 June 2020 at 1:13 pm |

    I would like to know your thoughts on how travel will change and our attitudes towards it. Will we simply return to where we were before the pandemic or has travel and holidays changed forever. What a super prize and very kind of you. Thanks Simon

  278. Paul Humphryes | 7 June 2020 at 1:20 pm |

    Lots of Helpful articles and information on TLFL.
    Great prize which would come in very handy once we can all start travelling again. ?

  279. Matthew H. | 7 June 2020 at 1:22 pm |

    Hi Michele,

    Thanks for offering such a brilliant brilliant prize. It’s very generous of you!

    I’ve listed the topics I would like to on TLFL and have included an explanation of each.

    Behind the scenes / day in the of…
    Interviews with airline, airport and aviation Industry employees e.g what is exactly happens to our luggage after we’ve checked in and are sipping champagne in the lounge? How is the plane prepared?
    Video Q&A / virtual drinks with the TLFL team and your audience.
    This could be done over Zoom or similar. Alternatively, we could send in our questions and the teams answer could be pre-recorded and uploaded.
    Tips for maximum comfort or enjoyment while travelling regardless of class being flown.
    This could include information about the best economy seat to select, the best business seat etc. Also, top tips when travelling from specific airports or terminals, including things that perhaps only very regular travellers would know. In January, I got talking to a fellow traveller who didn’t know he could use the Qantas or Cathay lounges at LHR T3. He had only ever used the BA lounge so some top tips for people like him would be invaluable! (I really enjoyed your article about how to book flights on private jets!)
    With international travel restrictions in place, what are the best places to holiday in the UK? This could be reviews or recommendations for luxury hotels, hidden gems, the best local restaurants etc.
    Crossover articles for other bloggers, influencers and brands etc.
    It would be great to see you collab with people like Gilbert from GSTP or Dan from Nonstop Dan e.g. guest articles, blog take overs and video interviews.
    Environmental issues
    We all know that air travel increases our carbon footprint but what are the positive things the aviation industry is doing to reduce it’s impact. These articles could be about how an airline is reducing its single use plastic, the environmental charities airlines work with or the latest developments in jet propulsion (think prototypes from Elon Musk, Virgin Galatic etc.)

    Thanks for taking the time to read my suggestions.


  280. Nik Merrutia | 7 June 2020 at 1:27 pm |

    Love your stories and insights on the flying and travel industry !

  281. I love reading the blog as it always keeps me informed of all varieties of travel and non travel to earn points. It also takes you on adventures you would only dream about.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to win and make those dreams come true.

  282. Hi Michelle
    Great prize, fingers crossed! I used to be Gold till I retired and BA unceremoniously dumped me back to cardboard when I stopped flying quite so much. One idea for an article would be some thoughts on when full service might return. I have a number of long 241 trips planned for November and next spring to OZ in F using avios (amazing but picked up the flight To SYD in F during early lockdown!! However all Now seems a bit pointless (other than for social distancing reasons) if you have to sit with a face ask on and the service standard has been reduced to sandwiches in which case I may as we’ll downgrade myself to C. Anyway if you have more info do let us know!

  283. Michael Christie | 7 June 2020 at 1:32 pm |

    Great competition to cheer us up.
    Topics – arrival airports and Covid-19
    Weekly 5 best deals this week !

  284. Would like to read about changes to airline services caused by the pandemic

  285. Great competition. Further articles on places to visit or not to visit, recommendations for travel items, industry knowledge such as what are companies doing with their staff, eco friendly. I also like the tier point run articles.

  286. Alan Campbell | 7 June 2020 at 1:38 pm |

    Great prize, hopefully I will have the luck of the Irish on my side

  287. Jack Broom | 7 June 2020 at 1:40 pm |

    I would love this prize as I am currently a student, so there is no way I can earn status with any airline until I’m older :((

  288. Ruben Fromling | 7 June 2020 at 1:41 pm |

    Great site!
    Keep up the great work! Especially looking forward to more trip reports and coparisons of different airlines!

  289. Marc Loterijman | 7 June 2020 at 1:44 pm |


  290. Jack Brown | 7 June 2020 at 1:53 pm |

    Wow! Incredible generous of you Michele! I’d love to see some articles on the industry moving back to a degree of normality when safe to do so!
    Good luck to everybody!

  291. Very generous competition. Thank you!

  292. I would have earned enough points for silver yesterday if I could have flown to Copenhagen as planned. Would love to win this amazing prize. Love your articles and would be great to keep getting tips on using Avios and companion voucher.

  293. BradSmithers | 7 June 2020 at 2:14 pm |

    Very generous and a great competition. I would like to know more about the best ways to find reward seat availability to book one world flights

  294. Peter Hallam | 7 June 2020 at 2:15 pm |

    Hi Michele, what a wonderful set of prizes and a great way to celebrate when we get out of the pandemic travel restrictions. As I hope to be traveling end of August would be good to see a morning update of where BA is with getting back to flying – what’s reinstated, what has been cancelled permanently, what lounges are open and closed. I am supposed to be flying into and out of LGW – flights are still bookable throgh LGW in spite of BA threat to abandon the airport so would be good to know soon if my flights are still a go.

  295. Matt Perchick | 7 June 2020 at 2:19 pm |

    Awesome contest. Thank you for the opportunity!?

  296. Tom Eadie | 7 June 2020 at 2:25 pm |

    Great website! Always enjoy reading the daily newsletter in my inbox and often hear of deals before other similar websites. Never been able to get any status with BA so this is a real opportunity! Thanks

  297. Jacob Wong | 7 June 2020 at 2:25 pm |

    That’s a great competition! Thanks for running it.

  298. Lloyd te Kulve | 7 June 2020 at 2:29 pm |

    Great gesture of you guys!

  299. Since I’m going to win if like to know the benefits of British Airways Executive Club Gold.
    Pays to be confident.

  300. Wow! What a prize!!! The prize of dreams…. Keep up the great articles.

    Some more info on premium economy across different airlines.

  301. Great competition! What a fab idea! I think I’d like to see some good short breaks at lower prices. Maybe find vouchers, codes, loyalty point tricks etc. to find flights and hotels that give us the luxury for less.

  302. Alan Doyle | 7 June 2020 at 2:35 pm |


  303. Steve Roberts | 7 June 2020 at 2:36 pm |

    Great site and great competition, thanks.

  304. Laura Nicholls | 7 June 2020 at 2:37 pm |

    Fantastic competition. I’ve really been enjoying the luxury hotel reviews, alongside the continuing flight reviews and sale prices.

  305. Entered!

  306. Good luck all!

  307. Jan pullen | 7 June 2020 at 2:41 pm |

    Especially love the articles about latest news on how the industry is coming back, I followed it all avidly when getting info on reclaiming cancelled flights. Would like some articles on new routes And using Avios and upgrades. Thanks so much.

  308. John Pearce | 7 June 2020 at 2:44 pm |

    Hi Michelle,
    Thank You for this unique competition. It’s a very generous gesture towards TLFL subscribers on your part. Given the current situation, I thought that gaining status this year had gone out of the window but your competition offers a glimmer of hope.
    Over the last couple of years, TLFL blogs have become part of my daily ritual. Keep up the good work.

  309. Lisa Mundy | 7 June 2020 at 2:53 pm |

    Would love to win either Silver or Gold status – what a fantastic prize!

  310. Great competition, a kind offer. Fingers crossed.

  311. Marli lopes | 7 June 2020 at 2:58 pm |

    That is a great thing ! Thanks good luck everyone

  312. Hopefully flying will get back to some normality soon and we can benefit from our BAEC status again!

  313. mancityni | 7 June 2020 at 3:05 pm |

    Love a bit of BA. can’t wait to see them flying from BHD again. Thanks

  314. Looking forward to more tier point run and ex-EU fare tips

  315. What a good way to get people interacting 🙂 Love the blog, keep up the good work!

  316. Great competition!
    I’d like to see a few guides for ‘rapid’ points runs post lock-down. All my (TLFL suggested) Q-Suites runs have melted away…

  317. crawlingtowardsthesun | 7 June 2020 at 3:44 pm |

    Continue doing what you’re doing! But I’d love to hear more of off the beaten track short breaks and luxury trips on the ultimate budget! (Trying to maintain my travel lifestyle on a nursing student budget has been a challenge!)

  318. Paul Bailey | 7 June 2020 at 3:54 pm |

    What a lovely idea, thank you! Man, I miss flying.

  319. love to be gold or silver, but have only been boring bronze .

  320. So kind of you to do this. Always enjoy reading your articles!

  321. Malcolm D | 7 June 2020 at 4:14 pm |

    W a great opportunity, I’ve been Silver once after a trip on Concorde in 2003!!

  322. That’s great! Thank you for the opportunity!

  323. Jeremy Teboul | 7 June 2020 at 4:25 pm |

    Would love to hear about supersonic travel in the near future!

  324. First time commenting on your really helpful and useful blog. It would be great to see a post on best uses for the companion vouchers for a first time user of one, such as tips, best uses, which routes require prep like calling at midnight

  325. Mark Gilman | 7 June 2020 at 4:38 pm |

    Great prize, save it for me.

  326. Robert Clarke (clarkb2) | 7 June 2020 at 4:43 pm |

    Predict when ‘new normal’ slides back to ‘normal’ at BA & Executive Club

  327. Love your blog Michelle! Would love to hear about hidden gems of places to travel to and what it’s going to be like to travel now.

  328. Francis Jarman | 7 June 2020 at 4:51 pm |

    What a brilliant idea for a competition Michele!!
    I think a great idea would be to create a “How To” section where you are able to show how to access new and exciting destinations, quirky short breaks, or unusual services within the travel industry,

  329. Marc Bertrand | 7 June 2020 at 4:52 pm |

    Great idea and thanks for all you do.

  330. Matthew Chapman | 7 June 2020 at 4:52 pm |

    Hi Michele
    How generous of you? Reading the blog with a cup of tea has become part of my daily wake up routine. After you dropped a hint yesterday I was looking forward to it more than ever. I particularly like aircraft related threads. I never appreciated how many other people feel the same until I came to the party at the Langham last November. It was a great evening and hopefully we will get back to normal soon and repeat. Also, I think any of those grumps who moaned about the advertising should be barred!
    Keep up the hard work. M

  331. I like to hear about route moves and currently what flights are reinstated

  332. Excellent initiative, sign me up!

  333. Great blog, it’d be great to see articles on how the “normal” less frequent traveler can enjoy the premium experience eg pay entry lounges and tricks for upgrades! Thanks!

  334. Steve Jobling | 7 June 2020 at 5:32 pm |

    What a great idea. I’ve only just managed to hit bronze this year myself, and with my budget and travel plans I’m unlikely to hit silver or gold at any time soon. Winning silver or gold would be fantastic, and with stash of avios I have I would use the membership to add some luxury to a future trip. Fingers crossed, and keep up the writing. Thks.

  335. Art Stoughton | 7 June 2020 at 5:35 pm |

    I read your emails . Thank you for sending them.

    This is a very generous contest. I would love it if I did not have to worry about maintaining Silver Status next year (due to Covid-19 restrictions I will not make Silver this year).

    I live in Las Vegas so on many occasions the discounted fares you speak of do not apply leaving the USA to the UK. I would like to see articles about discounts when purchasing flights from the western USA to the UK and beyond.

  336. I didn’t realise you wrote articles till you posted the BA redundancy article the other day. Enjoying reading all your articles now, thinking you were just one of the moderators!

  337. Neil Donoghue | 7 June 2020 at 5:41 pm |

    Great competition! Pick me please

  338. Kevin Lee | 7 June 2020 at 5:47 pm |

    An article comparing the champagnes in First/Business class. Perhaps venture into private jet membership?

  339. I have numerous STATUS with hotels and car rentals loyalty programmes. Unfortunately, ZERO for airlines … finger crossed, trying my LUCK with this competition, thanks TLFL for offering us with this opportunity.

    Would really appreciate (in future) if there’s a topic on TRAVEL INSURANCE, covering in depth eg. car rentals (excess etc.), trekking (above certain altitude which is NOT covered even for Amex Platinum card holder), etc.

    2 Thumbs UP !!

  340. Ben Marshall | 7 June 2020 at 6:04 pm |

    I’d love to hear more about quirky routes and aircraft types. There are some really cool short hops you can do – domestic flights on tiny aircraft, almost like having your own private jet!

  341. Would be good to see more coverage of non-UK airlines

  342. Alfred Carletta | 7 June 2020 at 6:09 pm |

    Always enjoy your posts!

  343. Nice idea

  344. Neil chen | 7 June 2020 at 6:11 pm |

    Excellent blog post! Goodluck everyone!

  345. Brilliant competition to keep us going – especially while we’re all dreaming of getting back to travel. This would be something great to look forward to!

  346. Mark Fairclough | 7 June 2020 at 6:34 pm |

    Amazing competition and super generous of you. I love reading about the offers that you all find and recommend and also the updates about airlines and plane types/layouts. Not sure I’ll make silver now this year so ? I might get lucky with this instead.

  347. Richard Lockwood | 7 June 2020 at 6:34 pm |

    What a great prize, dropping to Silver as lockdown started and a conservative travel policy could see me Bronze before I step on a plane again.

  348. Chris Ruddy | 7 June 2020 at 6:41 pm |

    Wow, great prize ! Silver alone would be great, but Gold even better. I’m currently Bronze and still truly appreciate even having that; and I’m going to struggle to keep it this year with lack of travel.

  349. Ronnie Lloyd | 7 June 2020 at 6:52 pm |

    Hi Michelle, Thanks for this great offer 🙂

  350. Ross Milligan | 7 June 2020 at 6:56 pm |

    Hi Michele,

    Happy to accept a gold card membership at any time.

    As you know I also like to travel a lot and preferably towards the front, or at the top of the aircraft. However, it can be very costly and proves difficult to achieve the upper tiers of membership whilst travelling as a group of four. For that reason, it would be great if could perhaps do some more articles on maximising AVIOS and also options for indirect reward seats as this can often be required on at least one leg of a trip.

    Hope you are well!?

  351. Best of Luck everyone!

  352. Good luck everyone!

  353. A best web for miles earner like me , Always read & save all your mails.

  354. I would like to read more articles about Oneworld’s airlines (other than BA), ex-EU long-haul flight opportunities, and Marriot/Hyatt programs

  355. Julie Bailey | 7 June 2020 at 7:09 pm |

    Great competition…. fingers crossed. Reviews of local regional carriers would be great or private jet schemes like net jets

  356. Thank you for a great blog – it’s my favourite travel blog 🙂 going forward I would love to see coverage of how to make the most of BA companion vouchers and Avios in a post-Covid world. I, along with presumably many others, have been refunded companion vouchers and Avios for a number of cancelled trips and now find myself sitting on several vouchers and a large pile of Avios which I’m not sure how easy it will be to spend, given that so many others will be looking to rebook, and reward flights can be difficult to find. For that reason, I’m also questioning whether it’s worth continuing with the BA Amex or whether I’d be better looking at something else, and would be very interested to read your thoughts on that too. Thanks again!

  357. How great of you to do this – think we are all a bit low on qualifying this year.

  358. Jack Hazelton | 7 June 2020 at 7:10 pm |

    What a brilliant and generous competition. An upgrade to Gold would be quite amazing!
    I’d love to see articles identifying the pros and cons of specific seats in Business and First on the various aircraft types, especialy for the OneWorld carriers. I find selecting a ‘good’ or avpiding a ‘bad’ seat when I am booking can be quite a challenge.

  359. I would love to see more places we can travel to now that things have changed so much. I am sure there are special places to travel at low cost now days since everyone will be starting up travel again. Thank you as well for this competition it just makes me want to travel more

  360. Jeremy Clarke | 7 June 2020 at 7:32 pm |

    Great competition. Can’t wait to get back flying again and what better way that with Gold or Silver. Two companion tickets ready to go as well, all courtesy of your site giving great tips on getting great value travel. Always look forward to reading the latest posts.

  361. Callum Mc | 7 June 2020 at 7:34 pm |

    Great competition! Personally, I’d love to get an insight from those who work at BA and other airlines. Maybe interviews with management, pilots or cabin crew.

  362. MiddleEastReader | 7 June 2020 at 7:36 pm |

    As a Brit who works overseas and won’t see my family for potentially a year, being able to enjoy the perks of a gold card when I can fly would make it extra special! I’d like to see hotel reviews but also some mood boosting stories – funny incidents that have happened during travel or insights into the various roles on a plane or at an airport, and perhaps something on the history of airlines?

  363. Nigel unwin | 7 June 2020 at 7:40 pm |

    Great blog and articles love readingbit

  364. Adenike Hyde | 7 June 2020 at 7:46 pm |

    I enjoy reading your blog. Very informative. I don’t travel frequently but like to do so in comfort and style when I do travel! very kind and generous of you to run this competition

  365. Thanks Michelle, it’s always good to read your blog and stay optimistic that we can travel safely again soon.

  366. Nick Coxon | 7 June 2020 at 7:51 pm |

    Amazing prize, and thank you for doing this. Would love to see more articles about how you find the cheap ex eu flights, and if there is any easy way to search for them?

  367. Ade Hipkin | 7 June 2020 at 7:56 pm |

    What a fantastic competition It is extremely generous of you to giveaway two of your cards. I really look forward to receiving TLFL daily emails and your articles are always great reads and very helpful. Given the current situation, it would be great to read more about UK places to go / hotels and unusual short breaks as well as more of your usual, timely insightful articles Thanks loads

  368. Amazing Offer from a Blue Member!! Love following your blog. Can’t wait till we can fly again!! Can’t flying Wait!!!

  369. Fantastic Competition!
    I like to see articles on Avios and BA special offers. Plus hints on contacting BA during these tricky times have been invaluable.
    At the moment – Would love to see a comparison of the air filtration systems used by airlines.

  370. Nicky Grant | 7 June 2020 at 7:59 pm |

    Amazing competition! I’d like to see a comparison on the safety regulations each airline has put in place to make flying safer plus any insider tips on getting through to speak to airlines would be very useful! Thank you

  371. Fingers crossed!

  372. Michelle, thanks so much for this fantastic competition, this is so generous and a great opportunity for all your readers. I love reading your blogs and in the past I have always looked for tier point run tips. Thanks again for this great opportunity.

  373. What a nice competition. Thanks for being so generous! I have never been a BA elite, so I would very much want to win this.

    I would like to read more about cruises on the blog. If you could cover more content on various cruise liners, it would be great!


  374. How very kind of you to run this! Fingers crossed!

  375. Amazing offer. Thank you!

  376. Hello – i’m commenting

  377. I also think that more hotel-related posts would be good.

    Thanks for running this competition!

  378. Suresh Nathan | 7 June 2020 at 8:30 pm |

    I d love to see some more destination reviews

  379. More ideas on how to collect points and the best cards to have.

  380. Jon Birchall | 7 June 2020 at 8:39 pm |

    Great completion Michelle – keep up the good work.
    Would love to see some ‘behind the scenes’ articles…. how you and Paul plan trips, decide destinations, edit articles and photos.

  381. Alex Butcher | 7 June 2020 at 8:42 pm |

    Best 241 companion voucher redemption for price and availability.

  382. I’m always interested to hear other reader / point collector stories about collecting, redeeming, and generally maximising on their points. Keep up the great work! Thanks

  383. Alex Dickinson | 7 June 2020 at 9:06 pm |

    A great competition and would love to win! Fly a lot but never enough to get status with one airline in particular and unfortunately this year due to covid we’ve missed out on our family holiday.

  384. I’ve been forever Bronze! What a great competition! Fingers crossed for that lounge access and all important early seat selection!

  385. cant wait until we can get back in the skies, keep the posts coming, ive found some bargains though TLFL! 🙂

  386. Paul Daly | 7 June 2020 at 9:09 pm |

    Brilliant competition
    Would love more on tier point runs
    Any hints or tips in how to get off this emerald Isle I call home cheaply!

  387. Great competition, thank you. I like the cabin review articles, and I’d also like to see more geeky stuff on ITA/Google flights.

  388. Thank you for all your articles and tips – so helpful! My husband and I have used them to help us travel business and first with our baby which definitely makes things a lot more pleasant! We’re hoping to use avios we’re building up for a holiday just us after our second son is born in July (obvs not straight away) so any tips on using points to really splurge would be great. Never know if it make sense to apply them to hotels, etc? Thanks!

  389. Matthew Harrison | 7 June 2020 at 9:14 pm |

    Oh wow, this is a fantastic prize!

  390. Awesome thanks for running this competition Michelle

  391. Jonatan Ramirez | 7 June 2020 at 9:28 pm |

    Thanks for the article and the chance to enter. Hopefully we get to use any of the benefits soon

  392. Fab competition! Love the site and daily email. I’d love to see some articles about luxury travel of the past and maybe some (optimistic) predictions for the future. Thanks

  393. TIM CROSS | 7 June 2020 at 9:37 pm |

    Love hearing about flight reports and hearing of great deals in biz class 🙂

  394. Patrice Scandlyn | 7 June 2020 at 9:38 pm |

    I’d like to see updated information about what countries are open when for visitors

  395. Interested in flights that earn tier points to upgrade status and lounge reviews

    • This is so kind of you Michele!

      Always enjoy reading about your past life in the world of ATC as well as the regular news snippets and flight report. You’ve inspired me to book so many flights!! I believe you and or Paul are booked on the same Swiss First flights in the 11th August? 🙂

  396. Peter Webb | 7 June 2020 at 9:44 pm |

    Great competition, would love to read about the real best ways to turn left for less! The best tips to achieve great deals, destinations to consider that are alternatives to the most popular that give connections to achieve the same end point!

  397. Great compeitions

  398. Christopher Grainger | 7 June 2020 at 10:07 pm |

    This is a great idea Michele; the last few months have been really quite miserable and this would certainly cheer me (or whoever wins) up, that’s for sure! Thank you again 🙂

  399. Asela Wimal | 7 June 2020 at 10:09 pm |

    Love this competition! I like articles about avios first class deals and using companion vouchers, new cabins and new destination ideas- as well as info on hotel programs eg Honors.

  400. Who wouldn’t want to win this! Must be the most commented on article of the year.

    Regarding feedback , I prefer the shorter, pithier articles. There’s only so much I can read about the inside of an aircraft, the drinks and food menus and I’m not overly interested in the contents of airline amenity bags (why do they bother with them?). I don’t like the cutting an pasting of industry press release to fill out articles. A succinct summary or comment and a link to a press release, statement or report would be better.

    I quite would like more information, insights and titbits on the locations visited. The TLFL team visit so many places and it would be great to have more about why and what they like about the location.

    The insight you gave on the impact on Air Traffic Controllers of the pandemic was one of the most interesting pieces I’ve read in a while. I was better informed about the structure of the industry and it hadn’t occurred to me that NATS would be in financial distress because I was unaware of its ownership structure.

  401. Stuart Williams | 7 June 2020 at 10:18 pm |

    Great competition, Michele!
    I’d love more coverage of Qatar sales, perhaps with suggested hotels and itineraries for the destinations on sale.

  402. Looks like we will drop to Blue due to illness & Coronovirus so I was overjoyed to see your competition. How incredibly kind! Great useful articles which I check every day & even if not useful to me, I enjoy seeing how making use of thr advice & tips given can enhance so many different journeys.
    Please keep up the great work.

  403. I love a good competition and this is great as the chances of me remaining as a Silver member this year will be extremely low.

  404. David Watson | 7 June 2020 at 10:49 pm |

    Thanks for the opportunity TLFL! It’d be great to see some articles about how to earn Marriott points in the UK

  405. I love all aspects of travelling and am constantly reading your articles for information and anything that I might of missed. Didn’t realise how much of a travel geek till I noticed I was reading articles that had nothing to do with my own travel plans! Thank you and fingers crossed ? I win lol ?

  406. Susan Brust | 7 June 2020 at 11:53 pm |

    First thing I do when I wake up is read my mail, which is your news. Thanks for all the tips. Hope to win your prize!!

  407. wow most comments ive ever seen! love the blog, one of my daily visits!

  408. Ravi Ganatra | 8 June 2020 at 12:10 am |

    Fantastic competition, and thanks for posting about Flying Start, which I’ve donated to via your link!
    I’d love to see articles about the new offerings from various airlines (especially BA) post-Covid, and what we can expect in terms of cuisine and perks for premium cabins, which we only occasionally were lucky to be able to experience before lockdown. It’ll help us see whether it’s worth spending the extra money to fly premium as this new era begins!
    Thanks again.

  409. Charlotte Taylor | 8 June 2020 at 12:41 am |

    Trip reviews and comparisons to Star / Sky!

  410. Adam Rouncivell | 8 June 2020 at 12:46 am |

    Always interested in more detail on lounge offerings!

  411. Kevin Lee | 8 June 2020 at 1:15 am |

    Fabulous competition, I’m currently Bronze and was aiming for Silver but sadly my flights were cancelled 🙁

  412. Would love an article on how Gold status equates to other airlines (ie benefits when flying AA).

    Thanks for running the contest!

  413. I absolutely love reading your blog and enjoy reading about your travels. Now more than ever before it has been so enjoyable reading back through your previous reviews on lounges, hotels and airlines. Going forward it would be useful to hear about how airlines and airports are dealing with travelling safely with regard to Covid 19.

  414. Very generous – and OMG, there’s a lot of people in front of me….

  415. Great offer, thanks

  416. warren reeves | 8 June 2020 at 2:40 am |

    one of the most amazing privilidges available in the aviation industry, and even more of one to win it, fantastic blogs posted in a timely manner and reviews that are objective and balanced, one of the best jounalists of this time well done and thank you

  417. Would like to read more about getting the most of Avios and business class specials

  418. Better planes for Cape Town flights ???

  419. steve sweeney | 8 June 2020 at 5:26 am |

    Love to read about tier point runs, but what about the best way to stay in one of the cities on the trip.
    Say on a trip to Hawaii staying a few days in LA or advice as to use Hawaiian or Alaskan to book a trip from the USA to Hawaii from the West Coast.
    Would be good to have some insight on flying First/Business with some of the Low cost airlines such as Flying Blue.
    Thanks for the great advice, and what a prize.

  420. Richard Lickley | 8 June 2020 at 5:30 am |

    Bit more about Avios upgrades rather from premium to
    Business. Is it worth itn

  421. Scott Lawrie | 8 June 2020 at 6:40 am |

    Great competition Michele! Keep doing what you do so well!!

  422. Barry Parsons | 8 June 2020 at 6:47 am |

    A very welcome opportunity

  423. Nice work.

    Personally interested in what seems like a very moving target of future fight routes and schedules- especially for BA.

  424. Mark Hadden | 8 June 2020 at 7:52 am |

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity, it’s very thoughtful of you. I also enjoyed reading about the various means by which you accumulated the necessary points. Please keep up the interesting articles, posts and news and, as a rather naive flyer, I always enjoy reading about chances to save money (eg airline promotions) and improving the flying experience overall eg upgrade opportunities and strategies, info about planes and good places to sit.

  425. Josh Harris | 8 June 2020 at 7:52 am |

    I love learning how to maximize my miles!

  426. Angelo R Santagata | 8 June 2020 at 7:56 am |

    Nice! Id like to hear more about maximising earn and burn between airlines. I often travel and sometimes I need to change carriers (alliances) . It would be nice to navigate the minefield of “which one is better”..

    Also , travelling with “Kids” is a topic Id like to hear about.

    thanks for all the good advice so far

  427. Doc
    What a lovely thing to do 😉 in addition to all the tips and advice you give for travellers around the world! Thank you.
    Stay safe and stay well x

  428. Brian coyle | 8 June 2020 at 8:11 am |

    Would love the chance to

  429. amazing opportunite right here

  430. Nice competition.

  431. Hi Guys, Great job. I particularly enjoy the articles about making the most out of tier status on different airlines. Flying to Hong Kong every month, mainly in economy, I am always looking for ways to improve the travelling experience.

  432. An excellent blog for any frequent traveller – full of useful insights. Thank You!

  433. Arthur Ross Hodge | 8 June 2020 at 8:51 am |

    Fantastic competition, always great advice on your emails and Blog. Would love to see more ways to maximise Avios points spend on upgrades.

  434. Keeran Beebeejaun | 8 June 2020 at 9:01 am |

    Great competition thank you!

  435. Would love to see something about how travel will change given distancing rules now

  436. Thank you Michelle for TLFL – it is my go to website for up to date information and news – thankfully not limited to one subject. Could I suggest a feature on British Airways Dreamflight charity – they have done wonderful work for nearly 40 years and sadly 2020 will now no longer take place due to CV. So it would be nice for everyone involved to have a boost by doing this.

  437. Owen Rees | 8 June 2020 at 9:24 am |

    Great competition, thanks so much!!

  438. Darran Macnaughtan | 8 June 2020 at 9:30 am |

    Ways of manoeuvring BA and Virgin miles to other carriers that fly heavily from the UK such as Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, AA etc. Thanks!

  439. BA tactics to survive and thrive post covid, how they treat their staff and clients, Avios and redemption options now

  440. Awesome competition.. keep up the good work

  441. Ooo exciting!!!

  442. Hi Michele,

    Continue to keep up the good work. Articles on good quality hotels suitable for mature solos would be really useful. Thanks Denise

  443. Keith Appanah | 8 June 2020 at 9:54 am |

    Good competition. I’d like to see advice on status matching. Notably, the best airlines that will status mstch BA and hotels that will status mstch IHG

  444. Shawn in TYO | 8 June 2020 at 10:04 am |

    I was supposed to finish the mileage run for BA gold in this year but now I’m not sure if I could achieve it…
    I wish to win this campaign to experience all the benefit when I possibly travel to UK in the end of 2020.
    Wish a young man luck!!
    Shawn in TYO

  445. Daniel Mclynn | 8 June 2020 at 10:07 am |

    Great competition, thank you.

    I would like to see more articles on how to earn points by non flying means.

  446. Steven Morton | 8 June 2020 at 10:08 am |

    Here’s my entry! I very much enjoy my daily TLFL email.

  447. Frances Morris | 8 June 2020 at 10:09 am |

    Great idea to give this away!!

  448. Shawn in TYO | 8 June 2020 at 10:14 am |

    I was supposed to finish the mileage run for BA gold in this year but now Im not sure if I could achieve it…
    I wish to win this campaighn so that I can enjoy all the benefits when I possibly travel to UK in the end of 2020.
    Wish a young man luck!!!
    Shawn in TYO

  449. Great competition, would like to see more blog posts about how best to use avios points for upgrades from economy or premium economy to club world

  450. Brenda Robb | 8 June 2020 at 10:19 am |

    Love this competition. Lost my BA Gold status a few years ago and it’s so hard to get back there again! Would love to win this one and can’t wait to start flying again!

  451. Wow, thanks!

  452. Robert Mitchell | 8 June 2020 at 10:48 am |

    Good luck everyone, I’ve only ever made it to bronze so gold/sliver would be great!!

  453. I like seeing first/business class deals on TLFL

  454. keep doing what you’re doing!

  455. This would come in very handy when I can travel again! What I would like to read on the blog? I think most helpful (part of what is already on the blog ? ) things about flying in this crazy world. Meaning tips on what is possible, were can we go and so on. Probably most important will be can I enter the country I’m flying into. Also tips on do I need some special clothing or masks and so.

    Hopefully things turn back to normal soon. Really miss flying!! Canceled all trips and really want to plan new ones soon. Only very unclear which countries I can enter within the next few months.


  456. I fancy myself some Gold status….

  457. Lovely competition, not sure when we’ll get to use it, but lovely anyway.

  458. Alan Bowen | 8 June 2020 at 11:11 am |

    This year looks as though we may all have to stay closer to home so perhaps ideas about Newquay, Glasgow and Inverness (are there really a million mozzies in summer?) might be useful

  459. Brilliant upgrade opportunity.

  460. Great idea for a compeition, I think going forward I would like to see more hotel reviews that are either in the UK or in Europe.

  461. What an amazing prize, keeping my fingers crossed.

    Thanks again for all the valuable insight on BA developments inc refunds etc..

    Do you know what the situation is with Aer Lingus and vouchers? Been waiting several months for mine and they don’t have a “refund helper” on Flyertalk like BA do.

    Would be great to see some more discount fares on Qatar to OZ/NZ next year and perhaps some related reviews of North/South island New Zealand on TLFL

  462. Hi Michele. I think what sets you apart is when you go ‘in depth’ on a venue. For example, it’s solely on your recommendations that I’ve booked the Sanchaya in Indonesia for December. It may seem obvious but your opinion counts as much as the generic review. Just keep doin what you’re doin

  463. Caroline Hill | 8 June 2020 at 11:26 am |

    Always enjoy uour blog and what a generous giveaway.. I love reading hotel reviews so the more the better! Oh -and of course how to stay in lovely hotels on a prosecco budget! 😀

  464. What an amazing prize, thanks again for all your great content on TLFL.

    I’d love to see some reviews of North/South Island New Zealand and perhaps a piece on redeeming avios on Qantas from Australia to New Zealand and other south pacific Islands (inc when Fiji Airways will become redeemable with Avios)

  465. Kerry Barnfather | 8 June 2020 at 11:32 am |

    TLFL is my morning news, before the news – daily email is great. Always love hearing about the social aspect of the website, especially the mileage run group trips.

  466. Awesome competition. Look forward to daily blog and tips. I’m also business travel manager for my company – so these tips are invaluable. Can’t wait until UK lifts travel restrictions.

  467. Great competitio

  468. Excellent competition and something we could all do with. I can’t wait to be flying again. Thanks for putting up the prize.

  469. Awesome competition! Would like to read more about tier point runs! Loved the story of the Phoenix trip and of course the Hawaii TP offers!

  470. Simon whitehead | 8 June 2020 at 11:59 am |

    Amazing completion! Great update on BA service and great to hear about the charity!! Fingers crossed

  471. Excellent opportunity as i will slip from Gold this year with so many trips cancelled! Could we have more articles giving sample tier point runs with a step-by-step guide on how to book including stopovers and routing via different stops en-route?

  472. Definitely something to look forward to!

  473. great competition, allows some future dreaming in these times

  474. Amazing competition! I would love to know a little more about new routes and dates of premium sales

  475. A very good competition indeed!
    Would love to see more strategic routes on Gold List TP runs in 2021 (let’s face it, 2020 is down the drain now).

    May the mighty ITA God smile upon all of us…

  476. Alan Thompson | 8 June 2020 at 12:22 pm |

    This is a great competition! I’d love to continue read more on South Africa flights etc.

  477. I’d love this perk, want to get out flying again…

  478. Andrew Scott | 8 June 2020 at 12:27 pm |

    Great website and fantastic competition. I very much enjoy receiving the daily TLFL email and love reading about how to make my Avios points work for me and my family!

  479. What a generous competition!

    I would like to see more articles on ways we could efficiently use our avios.

  480. Laura Patience | 8 June 2020 at 1:30 pm |

    Great competition to get us all excited at the prospect of flying again! Really enjoy reading the articles on your website, the tips for how to book cheaper flights are fantastic.

  481. Tracey Walker | 8 June 2020 at 1:38 pm |

    Thanks for the chance to win. Best thing about Gold is the access to First Wing security and from Silver up the free seat reservations 🙂 will be interested to keep up to date on passenger loads and amenities in the different cabins as flights come back online.

  482. Amazing competition! I don’t think I’d ever get past Bronze without opportunities like these ?

    Giving people a boost during lockdown too ??

  483. Great competition – I would love to keep reading updates about how airlines are slowly getting their schedules back, updates on the services (lounges, food etc.) on each airline. As always, great deals are very welcome as and when they are available! Thanks

  484. Rob Baldwin | 8 June 2020 at 3:22 pm |

    Good competition idea! Never seen a post with so many comments 🙂

  485. Very nice of you to offer this up as a prize Michele!

  486. Gary Edwards | 8 June 2020 at 3:40 pm |

    Nice competition, would be great to get the lounge access.Would like to see more articles on Eastern Europe.

  487. Colin Jenkins | 8 June 2020 at 4:05 pm |

    I’d like to read about the top routes to consider long haul flying from the UK’s regional (non-London) airports

  488. This is a great initiative and would be extremely useful for me as Covid has lost me my status. Thanks!

  489. Jack Carr | 8 June 2020 at 4:46 pm |

    I’d like to see more about other alliances and whether they’re worth pursuing. I know Paul’s loyalty to OW is wavering, how about anyone else?!

  490. Would love this, as I only have 60 tier points so far and only 3 months of my membership year left!!!

  491. Christopher Whetnall | 8 June 2020 at 6:35 pm |

    A very useful website. Any articles on getting the best out of BA companion vouchers would be useful.

  492. What a fantastic competition! I am interested in reading about avios deals so I can stretch
    avios as far as possible 🙂

  493. I’d like to see more of the same pics and info of trips to worthwhile destinations and lounges

  494. Great competition! Thanks

  495. Paul Carmody | 8 June 2020 at 8:59 pm |

    Getting back to BA Silver would be nice but BA Gold would be better! Great competition idea! Thank you!

    • Would love to hear about any fares and/or mileage special offers once travelling returns to normal

  496. Fingers crossed! Could do with some good news

  497. Jason Shankaradasan | 9 June 2020 at 12:13 am |

    Great competition! More of the same please. Any insight into alternative programmes worth investing in will be great to see. As airlines struggle for cash, it will be interesting to see how the redemption game changes in the next year or two. The Barclays premier / avios tie up and new Emirates Skywards card gossip has cooled slightly (understandably!). All the best and good luck to everyone., Jason

  498. Mr William McKnight | 9 June 2020 at 12:41 am |

    How about an article on some unusual domestic flights!

  499. I loved and took advantage of the 50% offer you recently had on RHA Audio products. Can’t wait to use my True Connect ear buds and wireless Bluetooth receiver on that first post-Covid exciting flight I take in the future! More articles and offers like this would be great to see 🙂

  500. Fabulous competition idea. Love your blog and insight. Thank you.
    More articles on ways to improve your experience with BA and partners would be fab.

  501. I can’t wait to get back on an air plane and fly away to somewhere else. I need some r&r – would love to win this perk!

  502. Thanks so much for the commentary on how travel is slowly coming back to life. There is such an amazing world out there to see and I cant wait for travel to reopen. keep up the good work!

  503. Finger crossed for me, what a great prize, thank you!

  504. Can’t wait to get in the air again! I’ve been day dreaming about tropical beaches and exotic far away places pretty much non-stop! Thank’s for a brilliant competition!

  505. mbozaritchie | 9 June 2020 at 4:29 pm |

    Great competition worth its weight in GOLD!

    Ideally, being something of a “plane-nut”, having spent 10 years in the RAF, I’d like to see more articles on the technical aspect of the various fleets. If you could gain access to the cockpit, obviously pre or post flight, run some articles on the crew and the fleet themselves, this would be great!

    Fingers crossed here!!

  506. I would if i could enter?

  507. John Hammond | 9 June 2020 at 8:10 pm |

    Great comp! Thanks. I have silver (which will expire soonish) so gold would be great. I can hope 🙂

  508. Great idea for a competition! I don’t fly enough these days too maintain status so here’s hoping!

  509. Robert Oakley | 9 June 2020 at 9:12 pm |

    Never quite made it to Gold, came agonising close one year. These days I’m lucky to maintain Bronze as I fly mainly with the family and when I’m paying for 5 tickets we definitely turn right and not left!

    Getting back to even Silver would make a massive difference just being able to prebook seats for free!

    I’d like to see more about ways to get tier points (runs etc) and how to get the best value for points when not booking reward flights (it’s often impossible to get 5 reward flights).

  510. Great competition so many thanks for the chance to upgrade. As for ideas for posts, keep holding BA to account! The current topic has to be the appalling food and drink on offer at this time. It’s got nothing to do with service and everything to do with cost cutting!

  511. Great competition. How about following up with BA on Silver for Life. Many of us will never meet the requirement for Gold for Life

  512. Hi, great site, I would like to know more about best way of putting together a multi city trip where you can book flights in different classes. Most only let you search under one i.e. all In business class or all economy.

  513. Thanks for the competition. Very surprised BA approved it!

  514. James Lloyd | 10 June 2020 at 9:27 am |

    Hi Michelle, two exciting prizes up for grabs 🙂

    For me it would be great to see more videos, for example a video tutorial on how to use the ITA Matrix. I know you’ve done written ones but I find anything in video form really easily digestible.

    Also, keep the airline reviews coming (I know it isn’t so easy right now) – love them!

  515. Benedict Hazel | 10 June 2020 at 9:45 am |

    Great competition, thank you! Also many thanks for the excellent daily updates!

  516. Perfect competition idea, keeping my fingers crossed

  517. Hi, this is a great site with lots of useful and up to the minute information, news and tips. Tends to be more for the business traveller so could cover a few more articles on economy travel.

  518. Sion Jones | 10 June 2020 at 4:22 pm |

    Would be great to have some articles about possible options for saving Avios using the BA multi partner award chart.

  519. What a great competition! Always enjoy reading about tier point runs.

  520. Fab competition! Would love to win.

  521. Paul Macken | 10 June 2020 at 9:24 pm |

    A great and generous competition. Thank you.
    May I also express my gratitude that I always find TLFL excellently interesting and useful.
    In due course, I’d love to learn more about the intricacies of the the ‘new-normal’ to taking commercial flights, some scientific evaluation of the risks (or lack of them) and country-specific regulations whilst we’re dealing with a COVID-19 infused world. Many of us will either need or firmly wish to continue flying and your help to enable us to make better-informed decisions would be highly appreciated, please.

  522. Thanks for this blog, it has really helped to keep my spirits up through the last 3 months especially.

    I would love to know how you go about finding the cheap fares, is there a secret method or just trial and error?

    Hope to see you in Portugal….sounds like a good first trip!

    • A lot of time searching mainly. Going through every EU departure points and multiple destinations. Google flights is the best tool for finding flights. I will have a look at doing some more about it.

  523. Philip Coxhead | 10 June 2020 at 11:29 pm |

    The articles are always informative and make me wish for the time when we can travel more freely again! One particular thing I do like to read about is creative and interesting tier point runs so I’d love to see more on that.

    Keep up the great work !

  524. Pete McAllister | 11 June 2020 at 7:17 am |

    Keep up the good work Michele, we need to look forward to travelling again – and in style! ??✈️

  525. Fantastic Blog! Always enjoy the up to date information and the luxury Hotel reviews! I would enjoy reading more TP runs with Qatar Airlines, thank you.

  526. Derek Williams | 11 June 2020 at 12:25 pm |

    A very generous competition, fingers crossed. Always great articles, a few of which I have managed to take advantage of – keep up the great work!

  527. great competition, TLFL alway leading the way with upto date information, fingers crossed for obtaining gold

  528. Great competition! I was looking forward to obtaining silver status this year for the first time, but looking unlikely now. Fingers crossed!

  529. Brilliant competition, I’ve been trying to break past my tier for a while, would be fun to get to do so.

  530. Wendy MacColl | 11 June 2020 at 7:27 pm |

    Thank you for the entry Michelle, well done on a great account, much appreciated x

  531. Great website and great competition. I’d love to read more of ‘what I would do if I were customer champion of this airline’. I always think the product and service delivery guys are disconnected from their clients – they probably don’t travel enough!

  532. Impact of COVID on service and quality on airlines would be good (after sadly hearing about many redundancies what will impact be on other cost cutting measures?). Clever use of flights to maximise points rewards also always useful. Thanks!

  533. Dear Michele,
    What a wonderful opportunity! Great idea, thank you on behalf of everyone who reads your posts.
    Such an innocuous question is proving difficult to answer, seeing as the question implies there may be something missing from your posts. They are already informative and interesting, with lots of inspiration for making the most of the travel experience.
    Much has been made of the environmental impact of flying over the last few years, so perhaps it would be interesting to focus on this angle (e.g. what individual airlines are doing to reduce their carbon footprint), and sustainability issues (e.g. where food is sourced from, is packaging recyclable, ethical credentials of amenities kits, etc.).
    Whilst some airlines offer the opportunity to purchase carbon offset credits with a ticket, this is simply a way of asking the customer to take responsibility rather than the airlines addressing the situation themselves – which in some cases is unfair seeing as for many destinations the customer will not have an alternative way of travelling there. Your influential publication is a well-placed vehicle for bringing these concerns out into the arena of discourse.
    I’m already at silver status (thanks to very comfortable long-distance flights rather than short hops) but a boost to the next level would be much appreciated.
    Yours, with appreciation for the first email I read in the morning,

  534. Sam STRGHN | 12 June 2020 at 9:13 am |

    Would like to see a wider review of destinations and also when alerts on BA has good deals similar to other websites like Jacks Flight Club.

    • When you say alerts, what do you mean specifically? We do publish cheap fares on the blog which go onto social media and out by email.

  535. Amazing competition! good luck to everyone!

  536. Gary Andrews | 13 June 2020 at 7:20 pm |

    Would love to win this prize as I adore the British Airways Lounges – by far the best food!

  537. Would like to see some articles on what is actually available on economy/ business / first class, by airline. This is to illuminate what some frequent flyers know there is stashed away in the galley, or just available, for those who are still newbies.

    • Amy Briscoe | 13 June 2020 at 11:11 pm |

      I turned left to club world once on our honeymoon to Mauritius. It was pure heaven!!

  538. Denise Helen Gordon | 13 June 2020 at 7:31 pm |

    Oh wow … this is an incredible prize!! A M A Z I N G

  539. Great blog and i must say a fantastic competition too

  540. Great competition glad read too what a prize especially given the circumstances well done! I love flying with ba best british airline by far!

  541. Abdulrahman Adam | 13 June 2020 at 11:26 pm |

    Amazing and fantastic. Simply outstanding.

  542. Luke Bowes | 14 June 2020 at 12:52 am |

    Great competition thank you for sharing and running! I’d like more articles on post COVID-19 travel. Particularly places where you are more isolated when you travel/holiday. Thank you

  543. Great competition. I enjoy reading your blog : I’d love to see more ways of collecting points and great redemption deals with other companies than Oneworld.

  544. Giuliana Britti | 14 June 2020 at 6:29 am |

    Amazing thanks so much. Would be great to have all these perks!

  545. Lisa jones | 14 June 2020 at 7:43 am |

    Entered , fab prize !

  546. Dana Sheanon | 14 June 2020 at 8:44 am |

    Good read, and thanks for the chance to win a great prize

  547. Robert Bacon | 14 June 2020 at 8:51 am |

    I ws once a gold memeber by flying enough to earn it but spent most of my working life at Silver which was still very nice. I am now semi retired so only blue… Would be great to have another year!

  548. Great competition and brilliant blog; didn’t know about it before. thanks

  549. Great blog, well worth keeping in my bookmarks. Thanks for being brilliant!

  550. Been trying to get past Bronze for years, would love either prize. Just found you and really like your article on Las Vegas hotels especially on the quieter hotels. Any special offers including flight upgrades and hotel offers would be great. Thanks

  551. When we can take to the skies again …………

  552. Charlotte Reeve | 14 June 2020 at 5:42 pm |

    I’ve been spoilt by a few airport lounge visits recently so this would be a great prize.

  553. Richard Johnson | 14 June 2020 at 6:21 pm |

    What a great bit of information, so glad I found this site.

  554. First time to TLFL, great site and nice prize. Would love to hear about flight/hotel offers as things reopen!

  555. Oliver Dobbs | 14 June 2020 at 7:53 pm |

    Hi there! Awesome contest. I’d love there to be more on how to use the American Express Platinum card to the best travel benefit. Many

  556. Fantastic giveaway, I’d love more travrl tips!

  557. COVID has impacted all of my travel plans this summer had a child who was completing GCSE and another one A levels. It would be great to have articles based for the young traveller as well. Both had travel plans with their freinds to get out there and see the world.

    I think many of us have children and they have budgets and would snap up deals.

    New segment Michelle potentially with great business class deals that are on the horizon.

    Thank you so much.

  558. Sarah Morris | 14 June 2020 at 9:17 pm |

    Great competition, I would like to see destination reviews especially Prague as we are hopefully going there in Sept for our anniversary

  559. Great prize! I’d love to read more about how best to build up air miles and how to find the best deals to spend them on. So many of my American friends fly on miles and I just can’t work out how they build up so many!

  560. Shelliecurtis | 15 June 2020 at 6:00 am |

    What an amazing prize would be fantastic to win such a generous prie

  561. Mike Davies | 15 June 2020 at 8:31 am |

    Sounds amazing!

  562. Would love to win either, Michelle! I’d welcome the inclusion of more creative ways to maximise Tier points and business travel on a budget 🙂 – also maybe a recap on the L/H business class seats on S/H routes too? Thanks!

  563. Great competition. Thanks.
    Would love to know more how the exit from the EU Will affect our choice, price and availability of travel post Jan 1st Jan21.
    Especially with view of our response to the pandemic and how this will affect airlines and their offerings longer term with less equipment and potentially less passengers and more queues.

  564. Hannah Austin | 15 June 2020 at 9:03 am |

    Great competition! I’d love to win 🙂

  565. Great Competition!

  566. Richard Benson | 15 June 2020 at 2:21 pm |

    Loving the idea of winning this

  567. I love your trip reports, please more of these when possible. Great prize would love to win

  568. I (literally) can’t wait to get back in the air! Thanks for all you do on this site guys – it’s been one of the highlights of lockdown!

  569. suzanne Vermigle | 15 June 2020 at 10:10 pm |

    Very generous and what a prize to win! Would be great to hear your opinion of safest airlines and destinations

  570. Laura Merle | 16 June 2020 at 12:24 am |

    Fantastic competition. I’d like to read about things to see and do in Europe off the beaten track on a city break!

  571. Great competition idea. Would like an early heads up if you get wind of loyalty programmes devaluing points. They’ll be some that will be keen to try it.

  572. Great idea…cue the inevitable FT questions as to whether this comped status will be extended! 🙂

  573. Congrats! Will be good if I can win, hopefully global travel will resume to normal soon!

  574. Jonathan Y | 16 June 2020 at 2:56 pm |

    Great idea – it would be good if you started a section on i) In flight food reviews ii) an online calculator on whether its worth spending your points or cash e.g. IHG stays should I spend my points or cash and iii) Lounge reviews


    Jonathan Y

  575. Simon Fahy | 16 June 2020 at 9:00 pm |

    Very generous.

    Would like to read tips and tricks for making the most of loyalty points eg. When to transfer between schemes like Amex vs booking Amex rewards direct

  576. James McWilliams | 17 June 2020 at 9:33 am |

    What a wonderful and generous competition! I would like to read articles focussing on the way different airlines are handling the crisis and the effect on their soft product. It would also be good to have some ideas for trips where COVID would have a minimal adverse impact.

  577. Woohoo what a prize!

  578. Nigel Forsyth | 18 June 2020 at 12:33 pm |

    It is so good to have a website on your side, as a customer. Keeping up with ever changing airline policy on air miles and membership levels is a nightmare. more of the same please!

  579. I would love to read more about what service to expect on the ground and on board as airlines adapt their services post covid-19. As always interested in learning more about gaining and retaining airline status.

  580. Elisabeth K | 19 June 2020 at 8:39 am |

    I would love to read more about how airlines are adapting their service on the ground and on board post covid-19. As always interested in articles about how to gain and retain status.

  581. Amanda Milne | 19 June 2020 at 4:35 pm |

    What a fantastic prize. I’d love to win this as my husband is always using his air miles up on taking me away so it would be wonderful to return the favour. I’m quite a newbie to your page but it’s brilliant, informative and honest. I’d like to read more information regarding re opening of the different countries and what to expect.
    How to make the most of Avios points etc is always helpful too!

  582. Samuel Clay | 19 June 2020 at 9:36 pm |

    Great prize! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I’d like to see more articles on: airline ratings; which airlines and planes are greener; which aircraft are better to fly on. Thanks.

  583. Kojo Asiedu | 19 June 2020 at 11:08 pm |

    I would love to fly in better class but because of time restrictions through work I don’t have the time for tier flights, I often book premium economy & then bid for an upgrade, unfortunately B A don’t do bid for upgrades, also some airlines who take premium economy upgrade you to business if there’s no premium on particular flights unfortunately some downgrade you to economy if there’s no premium on particular flights. I would like you to do an article on how differently people are treated on flights according to race. I do have some examples but not many blogs cater to people of colour in higher classes #blacklivesmatter

  584. Kathryn Cowen | 20 June 2020 at 10:42 am |

    What a great offer, thanks. Although I’ve been collecting Avios for a few years, it’s only in the last few months I’ve realised I’ve been missing out on a lot of opportunities. Your page is now helping me try and save up for a trip of a lifetime for my husband’s birthday, so thanks again.

  585. A really thoughtful idea and it completely reflects the “champagne travel for a prosecco budget” ethos behind TLFL. I’m keeping everything crossed!

  586. Great idea, looking at the issues caused by the pandemic highlighting companies that have failed their customers would be useful and informative for your readers

  587. Another great competition. I’ve been working my way through the BA status, pre pandemic of course, and all the tips you’ve provided have been really helpful. I also really like the articles about different business class products.

  588. Simon Hill | 21 June 2020 at 7:49 am |

    Great competition, would love to know which travel blogs you all regularly follow for inspiration.
    Good luck to all.

  589. Michelle, great competition. As someone else said the entry form doesn’t let you make a comment so had to go back in but hey how not that difficult! I was gold for many years but as soon as I retired BA unceremoniously dumped me down to cardboard (blue!) so would be great to get elevated back up…
    more articles on tier point runs, aircraft changes on routes when travel restarts to know best routes to look at to use avios would be great articles for me. Plus updates on Decent catering returning in C and F would be useful,as I can’t see the pint in travelling in F vs C if it’s just a box meal on offer!

  590. Robbie S. W. | 21 June 2020 at 8:50 am |

    An amazing competition, Michelle. Flying Start is a great charity and the Community Investment team at BA do a brilliant job. Can’t wait to be back in the skies!

  591. George McLeod | 21 June 2020 at 9:35 am |

    Great competition with a fantastic prize!

  592. Jenny Shearman | 21 June 2020 at 9:59 am |

    Oh I can’t wait to get travelling again. I would be interested in articles on the new ‘normal’ in the short term. As more flights resume, what can we expect in terms of safety, restrictions and food. Itching to use my 241 BA voucher and my main concern is where I can fly to and be insured.

  593. Bora Bora Bear | 21 June 2020 at 10:00 am |

    My local airport is MAN, I would like to see articles related to airlines and options out of regional airports.

  594. JAVED SETHI | 21 June 2020 at 10:56 am |

    Great competition. Thanks. It would be great to see regional airlines in Far East included if possible.

  595. Great competition and so very generous!

    Hoping to see more articles on travelling in the current situation as well as new opportunities for tier point runs and ex-EU itineraries.

    Keep up the good work!

  596. Steve Edwards | 21 June 2020 at 12:00 pm |

    As the likes of Loganair and Eastern are trying to fill the void left by the demise of Flybe some articles looking at the smaller airlines serving the Uk regional airports would be useful.

  597. Amazing idea!

    Hoping to see more on tier point runs and tips on how to use a 2-4-1 voucher for the best value.

  598. Lee Dougan | 21 June 2020 at 12:39 pm |

    Hi there would like to enter the competition. My wife and I have had our honeymoon cancelled with the coronavirus and the ability to upgrade to gold status, would mean we could have a great start to next years attempt. Cheers Lee

  599. Christopher D | 21 June 2020 at 12:46 pm |

    Great competition! I would like to see future articles on what countries are doing to make things safer for their visitors in the post-Covid world of travel.

  600. Looking forward to reading more posts on travel in the new normal. I imagine as the situation changes rules at the airport, in the lounge and on the plane will update too so be good to know what to expect – especially on how to keep us and others safe.
    Can’t wait to get back flying and seeing new places!

  601. Russell Evans | 21 June 2020 at 2:42 pm |

    Brilliant competition from an equally brilliant blog. Thank you for everything Michele and the team. Read all of your posts daily

  602. Katherine Caulfield | 21 June 2020 at 4:22 pm |

    Fingers crossed

  603. Adrian Hanna | 21 June 2020 at 7:15 pm |

    Brilliant blog, brilliant prize. Keep up the good work Michelle.

  604. Despite not being able to travel right now, reading the blog gives me my travel ‘fix’ and makes me feel that flying again could be just around the corner… I live in the UK and my partner in the US and we haven’t seen each other for 14 weeks now, so I am very focused on transatlantic travel information, the best deals and the best seats. Keep up the great work! Many thanks!

  605. Nigel Harvey | 21 June 2020 at 8:44 pm |

    Very generous! I had reached the heights of Silver one year and enjoyed the benefits, I don’t think I could dream of ever reaching Gold, so fingers crossed!

  606. I can only dream of travelling in style, so love reading about ways of staying in hotels at lowest cost possible to any destinations.

  607. my first travel in style to the far east in March was cancelled due to CV19 – would love to hear reviews of hotels in Tokyo and ways to earn stays on points post CV19.

  608. hotel stays in Cambodia please

  609. Articles on how you find the amazing tier point runs you have already written about would be great! I’m doing my best to use different platforms, but I feel like it’s a dirty secret how some travel hackers find these amazing tier point runs! I want in on the secret! Haha!

  610. Lea Easton | 21 June 2020 at 11:55 pm |

    Amazing prize and opportunity, the future will be bright!

  611. With respect !!!

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