Tag Archives: airline

The basics: What is a frequent flyer scheme and why should I care?

Part One in the series “How to travel the world in luxury at budget rates using loyalty schemes.” What is a frequent flyer scheme? …and shouldn’t that be ‘flier’? I initially thought so too but have decided to go with the most common spelling, which is presumably US English. But I’m sticking with programme, not […]

How to travel the world in luxury while paying budget rates using loyalty schemes

In a major new series starting next week Grown-up Travel Guide will show you how to win at the frequent flyer game. You must have seen them – the advertisements in the inflight magazines, the leaflets by the check-in desk, the banners on the websites. All promoting the airline’s frequent flyer scheme – or indeed the hotel’s loyalty […]

Advertising on air traffic control towers – why did nobody think of that before?

Image (c) www.architizer.com The Medford city council in Oregon, USA (where else?) has recently given its seal of approval for vast banner adverts to be placed on all sides of the airport’s air traffic control tower. Good, I mean airports are SO non-commercial, right? This isn’t actually as mercenary as it sounds. They are hoping […]

Now this is how to promote Norway as a tourist destination

Image (c) C H/www.visitnorway.com Innovation Norway First a spot of disclosure. As the more observant of you will have become aware this site is presided over by an English bloke in voluntary (and wonderfully enjoyable) exile in Norway. Given the affection we at Grown-up Travel Guide have for the country we consider it one of our many […]