News in brief:
Finnair increasing Edinburgh and Dublin services
Finnair is clearly happy with the success of its new Edinburgh and Dublin routes as both services are being increased for 2017.
Remember that Finnair is British Airways partner so you earn and redeem Avios on these services. As well as being good for a break in Helsinki or Tallinn (this is how you connect to Tallinn) Finnair has lots of services to Asia. The new Finnair business class was reviewed by me here.
Edinburgh will be increasing to five flights per week next Summer – I don’t have the exact dates. Dublin will be increasing to NINE flights per week from 27th March.
Finnair has also confirmed that it will continue to operate an A350 on one daily rotation on the Heathrow to Helsinki route throughout Summer 2017. This service officially starts on 5th October. If you are redeeming Avios to Helinki then you want to be on this service because you will get a flat bed in business class!
Starwood and Hilton Autumn promotions trailed
Starwood will be running “More For You”. This appears to be very similar to the current offer and will give double points on weekday stays of 2+ nights and triple points on weekend stays. You need to stay between 12th September and 18th December. The registration page is here.
Hilton will be running ‘Double Up’. You will earn double points on stays from 1st September to 31st December. Some members will also be targetted for additional bonuses and there is meant to be an additional bonus for app bookings, although details have not yet been released.
If you had registered for the Summer Hilton promotion then you should have had an email yesterday allowing you to pre-register for this new offer before it is officially launched.
I will write more on both of these promotions when they are open for general registration.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)