News in brief:
What has happened to Dublin fares in Club Europe?
Time to dust off the list of promises that British Airways made when it was allowed to buy Aer Lingus.
Club Europe to Dublin was always a good deal – not surprising, given that it is a super-short flight. Sub-£200 fares over a weekend were common in sales and you could rack up any necessary tier points for a decent price.
BA has, of course, now acquired Aer Lingus. And, whilst Aer Lingus never had business class on short-haul, it is hard to explain the jump in Club Europe as a coincidence.
Looking at the BA Low Fare Finder yesterday, there is NO combination of dates in the next year when you can fly Club Europe to Dublin for less than £280 return. For comparison, the cheapest one-way Club Europe flight to Amsterdam is £107, to Bordeaux is £109 and to Barcelona £110. I know the latter three are Gatwick departures but Dublin was usually up there. Ho hum.
British Airways confirms Gatwick move delayed to January
BA confirmed in writing yesterday what has been rumoured for a few days. The move from the North Terminal to the South Terminal has been delayed from November 2016 to 25th January 2017.
Given that we are still almost a year away, I doubt even that date can be guaranteed with absolute certainty. Those passengers unhappy with using the No 1 Traveller lounge will be stuck with it for a while yet.
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