News in brief:
10% off Qatar flights, new Adelaide service launching
Qatar Airways has revamped its website as you can see here. To celebrate, you will save 10% (base fare only, taxes excluded) on Economy and Business Class fares until 18th October using code NEWLOOK2015 at qatarairways.com.
Qatar has also announced flights to Adelaide in Australia. This follows the recent addition of Sydney from 1st March and is the result of a new deal agreed with the Australian Government.
Flights will start on 2nd May and operate daily using the new Airbus A350 pictured below. It will be a two class aircraft with no First Class.
Qatar, as a BA partner, is available for Avios redemptions via ba.com.
Melia ‘40% off’ sale launched
Hotel group Melia, which includes the lifestyle chain ME, has launched an Autumn sale with discounts of up to 40%. You need to book by 27th October for stays until 28th February.
(Someone should tell them that 2016 is a leap year!)
British Airways quietly increases seat selection fees
Finally, note that British Airways has sneaked up its seat selection fees over the last couple of weeks. There is no published list of prices at ba.com so it is difficult to make a straight comparison. However, it seems that short-haul seat selection has crept up by £3 to a minimum of £10. It is substantially more – over £20 – on longer routes.