It’s the middle of the work week and here in New York it’s one of the ugliest, rainiest days of the year. Days like this aren’t in vain though, they serve as great motivation to get a deal, grab a flight, watch some Netflix and travel. Speaking of which, here’s a handy round up of the most interesting developments in the travel world today…

Netflix Now Allows Downloads, Watch Shows Offline…

In what must be the most exciting news of the day, Netflix announced that select shows will be made available for download, allowing viewing offline. This means that before your next flight, you can download a series (I suggest Narcos) and binge watch all the merry way. This is cool on a consumer and a travel basis. The downloads are free and should be in your new update!

25-50% Off Flights Using Miles With Air France/KLM Flying Blue…

If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, you should now have 24 monthly reminders that the Flying Blue frequent flyer program offered by Air France and KLM is an excellent one. That’s largely due to the fact that each month they put flights (starting in either direction) on sale using miles, giving travelers the opportunity to use half or three quarters the standard amount of miles needed. The new monthly list of destinations is out, right here.

50% Bonus On British Airways Avios Purchases…

British Airways Avios program can offer some real value if you have real vision for your miles. They are currently launching one of their best ever sales (especially if you’re paying in GBP), offering 150,000 miles for £1615. The US offer is worse, but could be valuable for a top up, provided you don’t have any other points you can convert into British Airways miles through a credit card program. These purchases are most valuable to hedge costs for flights NOT on British Airways, such as partners like Cathay, American, Japan Airlines and Qantas, who do not charge exorbitant (borderline criminal) fuel surcharges, which invalidate most savings.