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Bits and pieces for Saturday (BA, Facebook, Etihad, Qatar, KLM)

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We are away for a few days, so here are a few headlines without the usual analysis so you don’t miss out on the latest deals:

British Airways is restarting flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 14 September 2015 (nothing like planning ahead!).  There are only two flights per week – Monday and Thursday – and they will be on a standard Airbus A320 which, given the new 29 inch seat pitch in Eurotraveller and 30 inch pitch in Club Europe, could be painful.  It could be a good tier point run though if cheap enough – fares are currently £499 in Club Europe for 280 tier points return.

British Airways BA

There are a couple of new ‘suitcases’ to open on the Facebook Avios Suitcase game.  If you haven’t played this before then you should be able to get a few hundred Avios out of it.  Remember that you CANNOT share stickers with ‘Only Me’ – the app will not allow you to earn the points unless you allow your friends to see your postings.  You can now access the game via www.aviossuitcase.co.uk which diverts to the relevant Facebook page.

Etihad is offering TRIPLE miles in First Class and Business Class and DOUBLE miles in economy until November 20th.  You need to book by November 10th and only certain routes – Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, KL, Mumbai, New Delhi – qualify for the economy offer (all routes count for the Business and First offer).  Flights must start in London or Manchester although the registration page says it is open to Etihad Guest members in a number of countries.  The registration link is here.  The Etihad booking page is here.

Qatar Airways is offering £30 off economy flights and £100 off business class flights. You must fly from the UK, book before October 28th and travel before June 15th next year. You must enter code PAYPALUK02 on the website when booking. The small print says some already discounted fare types and routes may be excluded – you seem to need to be transferring beyond Doha for it to work. Thanks to Matt for this one.

Finally, KLM is running an aggressive 5 day economy sale from the UK until 28th October. Prices include £384 to Doha, £519 to Singapore and £525 to Tokyo. Travel dates vary by route, it says, and helpfully are not listed on their site. There are also good business class deals from Amsterdam (do not search for prices from the UK) to Asia such as Singapore at Euro 1,800.

Comments (15)

  • Jon Davies says:

    I also got 20% off your bill at Malmaison Brassiere and Hotel Du Vin Bistro (seems to include booze as well) and a rather nice £50 off when you spend £100 at Guoman or Thistle hotels.

    Please note these are via Trip Advisor so you need to link your amex card and write a review (which you get £5 statement credit for)

  • Simon says:

    Another new suitcase sticker for Flybe this time became available yesterday for 20 points.