Qatar Airways – my review of their Boeing 777 business class (Part 1)

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Heathrow

Today I am reviewing my Boeing 777 Qatar Airways flight from Heathrow to Doha last week.  I reviewed the impressive Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Heathrow in this earlier article. Like the other two big Middle Eastern airlines, Qatar Airways has grown at a huge rate […]

Qatar Airways – my review of their Boeing 777 business class (Part 2)

Qatar B777

This is Part 2 of my review of the Qatar Airways Boeing 777 business class service from Heathrow to Doha.  Click here to see Part 1. Toiletries This was a day flight and Qatar did not offer any pyjamas. This was a little annoying as […]

Is the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge the classiest in Heathrow?


My trip to Doha began with a trip to Heathrow Terminal 4.  This was the first time I have visited since Terminal 5 opened back in 2008.  Even then, because – in general – only long-haul BA flights went from Terminal 4, I was not […]

100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles (convert in 2015 to American Airlines)

US Airways

US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% when you buy its miles. You need to log in via this page to access the offer. You receive a 25% bonus for buying up to 9000 miles, 50% for buying 10000 to 19000 miles, […]

Decent Finnair Asia sale and first look at their A350’s


Finnair has launched another batch of special offers in Business Class from London on its long-haul routes to India and Asia. Finnair, you will remember, is a member of the oneworld alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you will earn BA tier points and Avios on […]

The amazing new lounge at Qatar’s Hamad International

Qatar Hamad lounge 1

Hamad International, the new airport in Qatar, opened for business on May 1st after long delays.  Even then, though, the main Qatar Airways lounge complex was not ready. It is now, though, having opened on August 6th.  And it certainly looks as though it was […]

New fare deals: Qatar from Edinburgh, Vueling, Etihad from Paris


A few more fare deals have popped into my inbox.  None are worth pushing on their own but there was a critical mass of them to justify a summary! Etihad – pay for business, fly in first For bookings before July 31st, Etihad is offering a […]

A £100 Qatar discount code and a £20 Lufthansa code released

Lufthansa A380

Qatar Airways and Lufthansa have both launched new discount codes this week. Lufthansa Lufthansa has launched another of its occasional discount codes, this time for £20 off. For the next few days, you can claim a £20 promotional code off your next Lufthansa flight by […]

More bad news – BA now adding fuel surcharges to US Airways flights

US Airways

At the end of March, US Airways joined the oneworld alliance following its acquisition by American Airlines. This opened up some attractive new routes from the UK and Ireland to the United States.  One of the reasons they were attractive is that British Airways was […]

New oneworld lounge opens in Los Angeles

oneworld Los Angeles lounge 2

A new oneworld lounge opened at Los Angeles International Airport this week. Designed and run by Qantas on behalf of oneworld, it is a huge facility.  Phase 1 which has just opened is a 400-seat business class lounge.  This will soon be expanded to 600 […]

Another big-ticket Heathrow slot sale

Cyprus Airways

I wrote this piece last year about the huge value being obtained for slots at London Heathrow.  Etihad bought three pairs of slots in February 2013 from Jet Airways of India for $70m and Delta paid $47m for two pairs of slots. Here is another […]

British Airways short-haul deals and Qatar Airways long-haul deals for Winter

British Airways BA

My lead post today is about the new British Airways short-haul seat. As part of the PR operation to promote the new seat, BA is offering 1 million short-haul seats at reduced prices. You need to book by June 25th.  You can only fly from […]

Using Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!


Head for Points reader Ricardo travels a lot in Japan.  I was pleased when he offered to write a piece on the excellent value he receives for his Avios when redeeming for domestic Japan Airlines flights.  I have edited the article slightly and any mistakes […]