News in brief:
50% bonus Virgin miles when you book hotels via Kaligo.com
Online hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which gives airline miles on every booking, is offering 50% bonus Virgin miles on every booking made by 30th June – see here. Your stay must be completed by 31st December.
There is no small print – both new and existing customers can take part and there is no minimum spend.
Remember that you will NOT earn hotel points or receive status benefits when you book via Kaligo.com, so this option is best used for non-chain hotels. Compare prices before you book as Kaligo.com can vary sharply from hotel to hotel versus booking direct.
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See ‘Sunny Afternoon’ for half price AND earn Avios!
A few weeks ago my wife and I went to see ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the musical based on the story of The Kinks, as the guests of new Avios partner LOVEtheatre.com – and a good night out it was too. (It won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical so you don’t need to take my word for it).
‘Sunny Afternoon’ is LOVEtheatre’s ‘Musical of the Month’ and they have an exclusive offer of £34.50 for top price tickets, valid any day of the week. Cheaper seats can be bought from £10.
Details are here. You will also earn 3 Avios per £1 when you book this or any other show via LOVEtheatre.
British Airways changes cancellation fees (in your favour)
As part of the move to its new check-in system, British Airways announced a change in cancellation fees on semi-flexible tickets last month. It moved from being a charge per ticket to a charge per segment.
This led to some ludicrous situations where expensive semi-flexible tickets were effectively non-refundable because of the fee. A semi-flexible ticket from Dusseldorf to New York became €300 per segment, so the cancellation fee was €1,200!
Effective immediately, all published cancellation fees have been halved for semi-flexible tickets. This means that, in the example above, cancellation would now only be €600. For a standard return flight of two segments, the fee is now reduced to the original level before the changes took place.
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