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News in brief:

£301 British Airways deal to Abu Dhabi

British Airways added an extra Black Friday deal yesterday – economy flights to Abu Dhabi for £301.  This is a very good price if you are looking for some sun next Spring.

The travel dates are:

11 January – 20 March
21 April – 23 May
31 May – 10 June 

Remember that Dubai is a modest taxi ride away if Abu Dhabi does not appeal.  It took us 62 minutes and £40 to get from Abu Dhabi airport to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai last month – I timed it!

Details of this deal and other flight deals are on this page of the BA website.

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Priority Pass Black Friday update

One of the deals we discussed in our Black Friday article yesterday was a 25% to 40% discount on a Priority Pass lounge access card.

Unfortunately the deal was late going live and then used a specific URL which we were not told about.  The good news is that the deal is still running this weekend.  If you are interesting in getting a Priority Pass at a discount, this is the link you need.  Prices start at £41.

Priority Pass

Head for Points Christmas Party

To be honest, I was a little nervous about how popular the HFP Christmas Party would be, especially as we gave less than two weeks notice.

However, all 150 tickets were snapped up yesterday with the last one being sold on the dot of 5pm.  This should make it the biggest frequent flyer gathering in the UK this year.  We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th.

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Comments (52)

  • Alanr says:

    Anyone know if the PP offer can be used for renewing an existing membership? When I called them, the agent had never heard of the offer, so I’m guessing it’s only for new members.

  • AndyGWP says:

    O/T – What’s the best option for airport parking – is it still purpleparking using the RAC code?? 🙂

    • Clive says:

      Try MSE for low pricing

      • Simon says:

        O/T as a standard one world flyer , I need to be in London tomorrow rather than pay £4000+ I have just found a £2900 first class return fare on garuda from Jakarta (where I am based ) to Heathrow , Garuda is supposed to be one of the most under rated products in the sky , things looking good so far , received a call this morning asking what is my pyjama size , what I would like to eat and arranging car transfers … sometimes a change is as good as a rest …

        • Jon says:

          Had an email from Garuda yesterday advertising London to Sydney or Melbourne in Business for £1,111… (!) Couldn’t find any actual availability at that price of course, but I didn’t look too hard as my travel is already booked up for the next six months. I saw something also about a “pay business, get first” offer. Have heard good things about them.

          • Simon says:

            Using garuda isn’t feasible at the moment to aus unless you want a night in Jakarta on the way back , the London flight leaves at 7.20 am and the inbound means a 6-7 hour wait in Jakarta

    • Gavin says:

      NHS code also quite good with purple parking

      If parking for T5 with minimal luggage, JustPark at premier inn bath rd, 423 free TfL bus to T5. Buses also go to central bus station for T2 and T 3 over the Road

      • AndyGWP says:

        Cheers Gavin – I will give it a try

        I realised I also have a Thistle hotel offer on my Amex (£50 off £100) so this may work out as a cheap option with accommodation thrown in, and I get to ride the pods too 😀

      • AndyGWP says:

        Thanks Gavin – NHS took another £20 off the RAC price I received… took Meet and Greet down to a very acceptable price 🙂

    • DaveP says:

      What is the RAC code?

  • Barry cutters says:

    Flying to Kilimanjaro in March . Had to book on same flight as some friends on outbound . Only problem is its Kenyan on way out via Nairobi and returning via das & ams with klm. I have no sky team status but Ba gold, anything I can do to match or get quick status? If not I guess it’s priority pass and pay for seats for me.

  • Temp says:

    Must say this sale is odd. There are actually decent deals to many more places than advertised, you just have to search for them. A few East Asian destinations available in Club for about £1500… Bangkok for example is wide open on return through at least April, but no indication it’s included on the landing page. Bizarre for BA to only promote US/ME points.

  • Samiaelle says:

    If anyone can’t make the Christmas drinks and want to sell me their ticket …

  • Rich. says:

    Any flight on the BA 787 in economy isn’t worth it unless you are very very tiny!

    EK were doing Dubai for £300 on the A380.

  • signol says:

    I ran some numbers.
    PP Black Friday offer on Standard: £41
    Groupon for Standard: £6 + £69/2= £40.5
    Groupon for Standard+1 visit: £6 + £84/2 = £48
    Groupon saving after 1 visit £8
    Added bonus with Groupon after paying £6 to them, you can hold on to the voucher until April before using at the locked in price for a year’s membership.
    I bought the Groupon deal.