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Some news in brief:

New British Airways Winter routes launched

British Airways has announced two new routes from Heathrow for the Winter season.

First is Reykjavik in Iceland, a city which has come and gone from the BA route map on various occasions.  This service will operate three days a week from October 25th.  Flights will leave on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, allowing for a 48-hour weekend break.

Second up, from December 5th, is Heathrow to Salzburg.  This will be in addition to the existing Gatwick flight.  The timings are a little odd with just two flights a week – on Saturday and Sunday.  You may end up mixing and matching with the Gatwick service to get the length of trip you want.

Flights are already available for booking for cash and Avios on ba.com.

Reykjavik

Singapore Airlines economy class sale to Asia and Australasia

A quick mention, as I am flying them next week, of Singapore Airlines new Asia sale.  These seats are available for booking by May 15th for outbound travel by July 10th.

You can fly from Manchester or Heathrow – although note that the Manchester flight stops in Frankfurt.

Headline prices are £490 to Bangkok, £535 to Bali, £540 to Phuket, £620 to Perth and £660 to Sydney.  More details on the Singapore website here.

Radio 4

Head for Points on You and Yours

Finally, if you missed my discussion about the Avios devaluation on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours yesterday, you can find the programme at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tkvk6

The Avios piece starts around 31 minutes in.

Comments (28)

  • Matthew says:

    Just checked the taxes if doing two one-ways and the KEF-LHR leg is only £2 tax in both economy and Club Europe. So two one-ways in economy instead of booking a return would be £19.50 (£17.50+£2) in taxes and in Club Europe £27 (£25+£2) in taxes. Nice 🙂

    • Matthew says:

      OK slight change – it reprices to £11.60 for the KEF-LHR leg on the payment page :-(. Still cheaper though…