Daniel Ross

Content Contributor

Published Articles: 67

Daniel’s passion for aviation started when his dad and his brother would head to “watch the planes” from Newcastle, his local airport, when he was a kid. A few years later the love for aviation was combined with a passion for travel when at the age of 13 he boarded a plane on his own for the first time to visit his aunty in Barcelona.

His baptism into the points and miles world was through his first editorial gig at The Points Guy (TPG) after completing a Masters of Science in Air Transport Management at the University of Loughborough in England. During his time at TPG he wrote over 700 articles focussing on everything from breaking news and the hottest deals to flight reviews and in-depth points and miles explainers.

Daniel’s globetrotting has taken him to 47 countries including Brazil, Oman, Ghana and Venezuela. Having spent time living in Brazil, France and Spain, he speaks Portuguese, French and Spanish fluently. As a keen linguist, he can get by in German and Catalan and is currently teaching himself Dutch and Greek.

You can follow his adventures on Instagram.

Countries Visited: 47
U.S. States Visited: 13
Highest Hotel Status: Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite
Highest Airline Status: British Airways Silver (Oneworld Sapphire)
Favorite Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
Favorite First Class: All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Favorite Business Class: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – it’s the crew for Daniel
Best Redemption Value: ANA First Class NRT-LHR for 60,000 Virgin Points and $35 (cash value of ticket $20,523!)
Favorite Type of Points: American Express Membership Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: The Platinum Card® by American Express UK, Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Card, and Curve

Daniel's Latest Posts

Azores Airlines Airbus A321neoLR Inspire

Azores Airlines Launches Nonstop New York to Madeira Flight

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, marked the first-ever nonstop flight between the Portuguese island of Madeira and the U.S. The Azores Airlines flight from Funchal (FNC) — the island’s capital — to New York (JFK) was also the first-ever transatlantic flight… read more

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Iberia Airbus A350 Business Class Review [LHR to MAD]

Airline: Iberia Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 Flight #: IB3167 Route: London Heathrow (LHR) > Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) Date: September 26, 2021 Duration: 1hr 52mins Cabin and Layout: Iberia business class, 31-seat capacity across 8 rows in a 1-2-1 configuration… read more

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