News in brief:
BA offering bigger baggage allowances via some travel agents
A HFP reader who travels to India on a regular basis dropped me a note with an interesting observation.
The current free luggage allowance for long-haul World Traveller (economy) tickets is 1 x 23kg suitcase.
….. if you book via ba.com.
It seems, in order to avoid losing business from people who decide to compare prices and terms first, British Airways is quietly offering better deals via some travel agents.
ticketstoindia.co.uk states clearly on its home page that it has negotiated better luggage deals with some airlines. Price up a BA economy ticket and you will see that you are offered 2 x 23kg suitcases for free rather than just one. Lycafly apparently operates the same way, as does Southall Travel. Something to bear in mind if you often find yourself in World Traveller and paying for an extra suitcase.
Qatar Airways to launch flights from Dublin
This timetable is not firm as it relies on deliveries of Qatar’s troubled A350 order from Airbus. These aircraft are required in order to free up a Boeing 787 for the Dublin route.
Dublin to Doha would be an attractive Avios redemption for many people who could hop over to Dublin to avoid Air Passenger Duty on a redemption from the UK.
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