Bits: Marriott UK weekends flash sale, BA scrapping ‘unaccompanied minors’ service

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News in brief:

Marriott launches a UK flash sale

Marriott has launched a flash sale which is running until 5pm next Monday 29th.

It covers 50 hotels across the UK for weekend stays before 10th April.

The headline entry price is £49 but its not clear how many rooms at how many hotels are available at that price.  The special booking page is here.

Brownie point for the first reader to recognise the UK Marriott below ….

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Marriott flash sale

British Airways dropping ‘unaccompanied minors’ service

BA announced yesterday that it closing its ‘unaccompanied minors’ service, a move which will cost it a lot of business in ferrying overseas boarding school children to and from the UK!

Here is the announcement:

Despite the overall growth in our customer numbers over the last decade, demand for our Skyflyer Solo (Unaccompanied Minor) service has declined.

Having conducted a thorough review of the service, we have concluded with regret that we can no longer offer this service.

British Airways will honour all bookings that have already been made for unaccompanied minors, but new bookings will cease from today (Wednesday February 24, 2016). In line with existing policy, the airline will continue to take bookings for 12 to 18 year-olds who wish to fly independently. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or over.

Existing Unaccompanied Minors may have changes made to their bookings provided all travel is completed by January 31, 2017.

Following today’s announcement, any customer with an existing booking for an Unaccompanied Minor may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.

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  1. OT: has 25% off Flybe redemptions, from 3375e/w.

    “Book your flight between 25 February and 17 March 2016 to fly anytime from 10 March to 6 July 2016”

  2. Rochelle says:

    We flew 2 unaccompanied minors from NY to London in October. We actually used Virgin as we had some friends flying in on a Virgin flight but also used the unaccompanied minor service for added security and peace of mind. They were excellent and efficient and the added bonus was that on Virgin the service was free of charge, unlike BA, with whom the service round trip would have come up at a few hundred pounds!

  3. OT but Virgin Trains (West Coast) look like they will be having a seat sale from March 1st – 3rd.

    According to the Nectar app you will also get double points on seat sale bookings. IIRC they also done it with double virgin miles last time as well.

  4. OT Harry Potter and the Cursed Child £10 with 100 CC points = 240 Avios

    Not tempted but you can shift these for £14-odd on Ebay, so it just about stacks up.

    Buying for your children/ as a present makes more sense this time

  5. Don’t want to steal Raffles’ article but this bit will be great 🙂

    Free seat selection from 48 hours prior to departure (standard economy)

    Even more chance to get exit seats for free lol

  6. I clicked through the enterprise link on the amex site to get a quote for US rental.
    Quote states it does not include coverage – is this the CDW?
    I thought UK sites quoted CDW?

  7. Sarah Murray says:

    The Amex 10% enterprise deal is not a statement credit though, so not stackable. It’s just a link.

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