Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

American Airlines

In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

Has Heathrow scrapped Fast Track security for oneworld Sapphire inc Cathay Gold?

Marco Polo Gold

In August 2013, the rules for using the Fast Track security lanes at Heathrow were changed.  If you were flying on British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia, you were allowed to use Fast Track if you held a Sapphire-level (mid tier) status card from any […]

Krug for breakfast in the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha

Al Mourjan lounge Doha Qatar krug

This is my review of the new business class lounge at Hamad International airport in Doha. Back in August I covered the launch of the Qatar Airways lounge complex at the new Hamad International Airport.  All 10,000 square metres of it.  I was there two […]

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. Here are the other articles in this series: The Qatar Premium Lounge at Heathrow Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 2 The Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad […]

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. Here are the other articles in this series: The Qatar Premium Lounge at Heathrow Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 1 The Al […]

Is the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge the classiest in Heathrow?

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This is my review of the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 4. Here are the other articles in this series: Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 1 and Part 2 The Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha Qatar Business […]

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

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

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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

Etihad

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

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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 […]