News in brief:
Emirates to make Manchester ‘all A380’ whilst Birmingham gets a switch
Emirates announced last week that all three of its daily Manchester services will be operated by A380 aircraft from 1st January 2017.
At the same time, the A380 service to Birmingham will be switched to the overnight flight which leaves Birmingham at 20.45. The plan is apparently to maximise connection opportunities in the morning ‘bank’ of international departures from Dubai and offer ‘a seamless A380 to A380 experience’.
Birmingham will continue to have one of the ‘two class’ A380 aircraft which contains a whopping 615 seats.
More details on both changes can be found on the Emirates site here.
Priority Pass – 15 months for the price of 12 AND 20% off
Ages ago I wrote about a special Priority Pass airport lounge access deal for Marriott Rewards members. Via this special deal, you receive 20% off the usual membership fee AND three additional months membership for free.
I had forgotten that the deal ever existed but a reader dropped me a note this week to say that it is still working. It takes ’10 free visits’ membership level down to £127 and you’d have 15 months to use your 10 visits. The basic card is reduced to £55 for 15 months plus £15 per visit.
The recent Groupon ‘50% off a Priority Pass’ offer I promoted is also still running – you should take a look here and compare the two offers.
HFP in the Express …..
I’m not sure what you normally do by your hotel pool, but I spent yesterday morning putting together a few quotes for the Daily Express which ended up here.
BA is not having the greatest PR week at the moment, but in some way they were lucky to get away with the current in-flight service cuts for a month – by the time it started to cause a stink, everyone had gone away ….