Bits: BA JFK works postponed, London’s biggest new hotel opens, £20 off Airportr

News in brief:

JFK Terminal 7 building work postponed, luckily

A few weeks we wrote about proposed building work at New York JFK Terminal 7 – the home of British Airways – which would have added a full hour to the time taken to clear security.

Luckily for those of you travelling from New York this Summer, the building work has now been postponed.

It hasn’t gone away, however, with British Airways now saying that it will start “later in 2017”.

You can read more about the transformation at JFK Terminal 7 on this BA website.

British Airways JFK improvements

Biggest new hotel opening in London this year

Where would you choose to build the biggest new hotel opening in London in 2017?  Why, Lambeth North of course!

On 22nd June Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts opened the doors of the new Park Plaza Waterloo with an impressive 494 rooms.  Despite the ‘Waterloo’ name, the hotel is actually opposite Lambeth North tube station.

Here is an official press photo of one of the rooms:

park plaza waterloo

Room rates in July seem to be around £150 for Club Carlson members and £190 for non members.  Club Carlson redemption nights are 50,000 points per night, so points are an acceptable deal if you are looking at £175+ for cash.

If you have an American Express Platinum card, you will have Gold status in Club Carlson which will get you bonus points and additional status benefits.

The Park Plaza website is here if you want to find out more.


£20 off Airportr if you refer a friend

Airportr, London’s airport luggage transport service, has launched a generous refer a friend scheme

If you’ve used Airportr before and tell a friend about it, you can get 25% off your next trip and your friend will get £20 off their first booking.

All you need to do is visit the refer a friend website here or log into your account and access the ‘rewards’ tab.

(As some of our readers will have used Airportr in the past we’re happy for you to share your referral codes in the comment section below.)

Here is my review from back in January when I tried Airportr.

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  1. Any AirPotr referral codes available? I am going to try the service in November.