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Bits: IHG UK sale at 9am, triple Avios registration hiccups, HFP lounge review links

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News in brief:

IHG flash sale starts at 9am

IHG, owner of the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental and Indigo brands amongst others, is launching a 72-hour flash sale at 9am today.

This will ONLY cover hotels in the UK.

I don’t have any further information except that the discounts will be “amazing” (says IHG) and that you need to stay between 4th January and 27th February 2017.

The landing page for the sale is here.  The InterContinental O2, pictured below, may or may not be included!

As the sale requires you to be an IHG Rewards Club (free to join) member to book, I would imagine – but check the small print – that rooms are guaranteed to qualify to earn points and stay credit.  This could make it a cheap way to tick off some of your targets for the Spring ‘Accelerate’ promotion, especially if you are targeted for an extra bonus for a stay in January.

InterContinental London O2

Registration issues for ‘triple Avios’

(EDIT: ignore what I wrote below. BA has now opened registration to all. The registation link is in the article I link to below.)

I wrote about the new British Airways ‘triple Avios’ promotion yesterday.

Many of us were getting odd messages when registering. During the morning, BA changed the website to say that UK and US residents must wait until Thursday to register.  If your BA account lives elsewhere you can register now.

If you tried to register yesterday and got the confusing ‘Thank you for registering / you are not registered’ message, try again tomorrow.

Plaza Premium Terminal 4 two

Our UK airport lounge reviews collected

Following a reader suggestion, I have put together links to all of our UK airport and train lounge reviews in one place.

Going forward, you can easily find a link to a UK lounge review by going to our Favourites page.  I haven’t included our overseas reviews because they are a rather eclectic selection.  The UK listing is fairly comprehensive for the South East – I apologise for the weaker coverage elsewhere.

(If anyone wants to volunteer to fill any of the UK airport gaps, I am happy to hear from you.  I’d need 6-7 photos and a few words from a future trip.  You will get something in return!)

This is what we have so far:

Heathrow: Club Millesime T5 Arrivals, British Airways Concorde Room T5British Airways Galleries First T5British Airways T5 Arrivals, Aspire T5, Plaza Premium T4Etihad T4, SkyTeam T4Qatar Airways T4Cathay Pacific T3 (and video and video), American Airlines T3, British Airways Galleries T3, Club Aspire T3 (and a video), Emirates T3, No 1 Lounges T3, Virgin Atlantic T3, Aer Lingus T2, Plaza Premium T2, Plaza Premium T2 #2, Plaza Premium T2 Arrivals, Lufthansa T2, Air Canada T2, United Airlines Business and First T2, Singapore Airlines T2

Gatwick:  No 1 Traveller North, My Lounge North, My Lounge North #2, No 1 Lounges South, No 1 Lounges Clubrooms South

London City:  First Class / Private Jet Terminal (and a video)

Luton:  Aspire

Stansted:  Escape

Southend:  SkyLife

Edinburgh:  No 1 Lounges, British Airways

Eurostar:  St Pancras

Trains:  EustonKings Cross, Paddington, LiverpoolManchester Piccadilly

The photo above is from the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4.

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Comments (117)

  • Dave Radcliffe says:

    My wife could possibly do early morning photos of BHX aspire/No1 on Monday.
    We’ve been turned away every time when travelling as a couple and trying to enter No1 using her Priority Pass at slightly busier times of day, so I don’t necessarily have a good word to say.