Bits: double Avios on BA’s regional weekend routes, buy the contents of Heathrow Terminal 1!

News in brief:

Double Avios on BA’s regional weekend routes

British Airways is offering double Avios points on its weekend services operated from regional airports.  These are the flights which use the London City Airport fleet of Embraer aircraft whilst City is closed over the weekend.

(We need to come up with a catchy short name for these services.  “Weekend Embraer services operated from regional airports” doesn’t quite do it.)

As a reminder, the routes are:

Manchester – Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza, London City, Mykonos, Nice, Palma Majorca
Bristol – Malaga, Florence, Ibiza, Palma Majorca
Birmingham – Malaga, Florence, Ibiza, Palma Majorca
London Stansted – Florence, Geneva, Nice, Milan Linate, Ibiza, Faro, Malaga, Palma Majorca
Edinburgh – Palma Majorca
Dublin – Ibiza

You will earn double Avios when you book a flight on any of these routes by 12th June for travel before 25th November.  Not all of these routes will be operating until the end of November, however.

You MUST register to receive double Avios.  Go to this page of ba.com and click on the relevant link – it will bring up a pop-up box which contains a ‘Register Now’ button.

Personally, I’d like to see BA try a ‘double tier points’ offer.  Let’s be honest – double Avios isn’t going to excite anyone given the small number of points earned on economy flights these days.  Offering double tier points would drive a decent number of genuinely incremental Club Europe bookings from people chasing Silver or Gold status.

British Airways Embraer 190 London City

Buy the contents of Heathrow Terminal 1!

Fathers Day is on the way.  And what better present for an aviation loving parent than a souvenir from Heathrow Terminal 1, currently part-way through demolition?

How about his very own check-in desk?  There are 110 to choose from.  Perhaps he’d like his own baggage drop system?  Fast Track Security Entry gates and desks may prove handy when the kids bring all their friends round, as may a Blast Mitigation Glass Partition.  Perhaps his very own travellator (choice of 8) would be a thoughtful gift, laid out between the house and the shed?

Whatever you’re thinking of, Heathrow Terminal 1 can help!  The sales brochure is here and you can find more details on the sale here.

(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. How much electricity does an escalator use? Does it come with a plug?

    • Lady London says:

      You’ll need a UPS system otherwise the first blip in the supply of electricity will have escalators all over the world grounded and terminals full of people trying to get onto them but they’re not running.

      And the chaos will go on for days leading to much unwelcome publicity that will make so many people book away from your British escalator that you’ll wipe out the savings from all your cost saving programs for the past three years.

  2. If I had a large garden or somewhere to put it, I would seriously consider buying one of those iconic “Mystery Square” lamps. What icons!

  3. Appreciate if anyone has had experience – do you get executive lounge access at Hiltons as a Diamond when booking with 3P?

  4. What is everyone’s experience of PRGC -> Platinum upgrade and fees?
    I am in my second month and about another 3/4 months before anniversary of my PRGC.
    When am I likely to get hit with £450 fees? If so does it apply from start of Platinum card or after free PRGC period ends?

  5. OT Has anyone been successful with claiming from Easyjet via CEDR. They have just replied with an 18 page document from Norton Rose solicitors showing that the plane was late (5hrs) due to it being delayed 14 hours earlier in Iceland with de-icing (who would have thought that it would be cold in Iceland!!!). They are ignoring the fact that they had to wait for a stand on the 2nd flight and then for the outbound flight from LTN to AMS, they had to get a crew from LGW to LTN via a Taxi. They just say…

    It is denied that the Applicant is entitled to compensation, as alleged or at all, as the delay was
    “caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable
    measures had been taken”, within the meaning of Article 5(3) of the Regulation

    • the real harry1 says:

      I think the point is that if you won’t incur costs more than £25, let the adjudicators decide

      of course de-icing does not = extraordinary circs

    • Mr Dee says:

      I am sure there was a case where the airline could not deny compensation based on a previous delay as they should have arranged an alternative if they knew about the plane being delayed.

    • Lady London says:

      it’s rubbish. Even if de-icing was not expected in Iceland then your delay was very indirect from that. I am sure there have been judgments that said airlines are supposed to have aircraft available for problems caused by events on earlier flights.

      • Jonathan says:

        It’s a bit of a grey area. I believe there was a judgement at a magistrates court against Easyjet where a passenger claimed that an indirect issue shouldn’t excise EasyJet from providing their flight. Think there’s a reference to it on MSE. Unfortunately this didn’t serve as precedent without going to crown court.

        I tried to claim against BA a few years ago where my flight was cancelled due to the plane being diverted to Antigua the prior day due to a hurricane, my argument being that they did not have / chose not to find or lease a replacement aircraft for my flight.

        BA rejected it and I didn’t take it further.

  6. If anybody is interested, just booked myself the BHX-PMI route in CE, seems they are using the Aspire Lounge according to manage my booking.