News in brief:
British Airways subcontracting at Gatwick
British Airways has ‘wet leased’ an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 757 to work at Gatwick during July. These will come from Titan Airways and, as it is a ‘wet lease’, Titan will be providing the flight crew and cabin crew as well.
If you have a Gatwick short haul flight booked in July, you can check if you are impacted by doing a dummy cash booking at ba.com and clicking on the flight number on the booking page. It will show ‘Operated by Titan Airways’.
The food and drink offering will be the same as the normal BA offering. In the past BA has been criticised for using Titan planes but, since leg room was reduced on short-haul aircraft, you may find a Titan plane to be more spacious!
Starwood tickets for the Hyde Park festivals going cheaply
If you have a few Starwood Preferred Guest points, you may be able to snap up some tickets to the Barclaycard BST Hyde Park concerts.
At just 5,000 points for two tickets it is a good deal.
At the time of writing, there are tickets left for June 18th (The Strokes etc), June 20th (Blur etc), June 21st (Kylie etc) and June 26th (The Who etc) as well as the family day on June 28th. The family day is 10,000 points.
You can redeem your points via the SPG Moments website here. The deadline to redeem for the first three concerts is tomorrow, June 15th.
Short Iberia sale to Madrid and the Americas from London
Iberia has launched a brief sale which runs until June 15th (Monday).
It for economy class tickets only. Long haul, there are deals to Rio de Janeiro, Guayaquil, Quito, Havana, Bogota and Sao Paulo. UK flights to Madrid are also reduced.
You need to fly between September 1st and March 15th 2016, although Christmas and New Year is blacked out. Full details on the Iberia website here.
Millennium & Copthorne summer deals
Finally, hotel group Millennium & Copthorne has launched a new Summer package for UK stays until the end of July.
The package includes a welcome drink, breakfast, strawberries and cream and a late check-out. Participating hotels can be found here.