Bits: new BBC ATC series starts tonight, Virgin economy sale, 30 Avios per £1 on flowers!

News in brief:

‘Skies Above Britain’ starts tonight on BBC2

I have been asked by a NATS employee to plug ‘Skies Above Britain’, which I’m happy to do.  Starting on BBC2 tonight at 9pm, this five part documentary focusses on the work of air traffic controllers across the UK.

You can watch an extended 73 second trailer here (email subscribers should click here):

Virgin Atlantic launches economy sale

Virgin Atlantic has launched an economy seat sale running until 21st September.  Headline prices to the US start at £398, presumably aimed to match the current Aer Lingus ex-UK sale.

Hong Kong at £449 looked one of the better non-US deals.  You need to travel between Christmas and March for the US deals, dates vary elsewhere.

Full details can be found here.

If you live in the regions and want to visit the US, look at the Aer Lingus deals here which include the connecting flight to Dublin.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Virgin A350

Earn 30 Avios per £1 on flower deliveries!

Finally, I wanted to mention that you can currently earn 30 Avios for every £1 you spend on flowers from Appleyard.

You need to order via the Appleyard page of the Gate 365 shopping portal here.  There are even some discount codes, valid until 21st August, on that page which can be combined with the deal. (EDIT: scrub that, reader feedback is that using the Gate 365 code invalidates the higher bonus!)

The offer runs until 30th September at which point it will return to the usual 7 Avios per £1.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

 

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Comments

  1. Simon Schus says:

    Hi all :)
    Any idea if there is a Virgin reward sale coming up soon? Last time, I feel like the reward sale tends to come out half-way through the Virgin standard fare sale. I’ve got my eye on a one-way flight which I can’t book right now due to needing confirmation on other aspects of the trip, so I’m just musing about the reward flights while I’m waiting.
    Simon

  2. Mine is on hold too. First one (March stay) paid out and was uplifted to the increased rate, but others all just sitting at pending at the lower rates just now.

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