Combine and Save Big — TPG UK Staff Travel Success Story

Aug 4, 2019

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Last week, we brought you a TPG UK staff success story from Emily McNutt and her experience turning a negative into a positive after a nightmare journey with Delta Air Lines.

This week, we’re hearing from Liam Spencer, TPG UK’s Social Media Editor. Despite being a wizz at all things social media, Liam is new to the world of points and miles this year but learning very quickly. On a recent holiday to Budapest he took advantage of a great offer from British Airways.

Budapest had been on my destination list for a while, and I had my heart set on planning a trip for my girlfriend’s 21st birthday. After a quick search for good-value flights and hotels proved fruitless, I remembered British Airways was offering package deals to various European cities — Budapest being one of them.

Better yet, BA had just launched a ‘double Avios’ promotion that meant I got 100% bonus Avios for any one-way or return booking. I ended up paying £482 for two return British Airways flights from Heathrow to Budapest and four nights in the 4-star Danubius Hotel Flamenco. For comparison, without the package deal, the hotel would have cost £660 on its own. I also received 914 bonus Avios thanks to the special BA promotion, worth around £10 based on TPG UK’s current valuations.

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