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Bits: Nicole Sherzinger joins BA’s New Orleans eBay flights, PartnerPlusBenefit quintuple points

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News in brief:

Nicole Scherzinger joins the New Orleans party flight

I have previously mentioned the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy two (economy) seats on a test flight into New Orleans in late February.

BA is now making a last push to extract the maximum cash possible from these tickets.   Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown have been hired to entertain guests in-flight.

”WOW. I mean, who wouldn’t want to celebrate at 40,000ft en route to Mardi Gras.  It’s going to be one fun flight, and I can’t wait to get the party started!” said Scherzinger, who presumably isn’t sitting down the back looking at the photo below.

If you’re interesting in going, you can follow the eBay action here.

PartnerPlus Benefit quintuple points bonus

PartnerPlusBenefit is the small business scheme for the UK and Ireland run by 11 of the Star Alliance airlines.  This includes Lufthansa and Swiss.

I wrote about PPB in detail in this article.  It is a LOT more flexible than the British Airways On Business scheme which I reviewed here – although you’d be daft not to join On Business too if you have a VAT registered UK business.

There is even a sign-up bonus.  At present, anyone who joins by clicking through from Head for Points will receive DOUBLE the usual sign-up bonus – you will get 3,000 points instead of 1,500.  Click here to sign up.  You receive 1,500 points and a further 1,500 after crediting your first flight.

Until the end of the year, you will earn QUINTUPLE the standard number of BenefitPoints on flights from the UK or Ireland to Munich, Frankfurt, Brussels, Vienna, Zurich and Geneva.  This applies to any flights taken on Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines or SWISS.

Comments (26)

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  • Hayley says:

    “I believe the Lounge Club card can be used for two people for free once (or one person two visits) and after that need to pay.”

    That’s right, my wife and I used it in September at Gatwick. Was completely underwhelmed though I must admit. Food was average, comfort level was average and it was very, very busy.

  • danksy says:

    Did anyone bid for these? Return flights for Mardi Gras approx £740 each… grandstand parade tickets $30 each, and rooms for c. £380 for the 3 nights… so in all £1900 of “value”.

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