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News in brief:

Korean Air to launch Heathrow’s first Boeing 747-8i route

There is a lot of talk about the Airbus A380 not meeting its sales targets, but that pales into insignificance alongside the Boeing 747-8i.  This is the updated version of the classic 747-400 with a longer upper deck.

At the moment only three airlines are flying them as passenger, as opposed to freight, aircraft.  One is Lufthansa.  I am booked on a 747-8i to New York in June and I am looking forward to giving it a go.  The second is Air China.

If I’d waited, I could have got one nearer home.  The only other airline flying them is Korean Air, which ordered 10.  From 26th March, one of the two daily Heathrow services will switch to a 747-8i.  This is the first time that the aircraft has been used at Heathrow.

If you have any SkyTeam miles via Flying Blue, Delta etc and want to give it a go, Korean Air reward availability is generally claimed to be good.

Korean 747-8

£10 off £50 Amazon spend on beers, wines and spirits

Finally, whilst off-topic, I thought you’d like to know that Amazon is doing £10 off a £50 spend on beers, wines and spirits for TODAY (Friday) only.  Full details are in this Shopper Points article.

Comments (53)

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  • ankomonkey says:

    Amazon offer is great! Planned to buy a case of lager I discovered on a recent holiday. Just used the offer and bought 3 cases instead! Thanks for the heads-up.

  • rams1981 says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    any idea why my post is receiving this?

  • Max says:

    I’m flying first class on the 747-8i with KA on April 11th. I can do a quick review if you guys are interested

  • Crafty says:

    OT: What rights if any does one have when an airline changes the time of a booked flight? Has happened for both outbound and return of a LCY-DUB in June. Is there any way I can gain some advantage out of this?

    • the real harry1 says:

      Depends if it’s over 2 hrs I think, in which case you can cancel for free

      also depends if they give you adequate notice of the change

      I don’t think you’d get any points compo just for a change notified to you well in advance where you still intend to take the flight

      • Crafty says:

        It gets me to my destination later than I need to arrive. It’s a non-refundable fare, but surely this changes the terms of what the airline has agreed to sell me? I want (and will ask) them to move me to an earlier flight, but would rather first know how hard I can push it based on others’ experiences.

        It is City Jet if that makes any difference.

    • Anna says:

      You may be entitled to cancel but if it’s BA they are unlikely to offer anything beyond the original booking terms. They’ve cut my summer holiday short by 2 days by cancelling our return flights (only 4 per week to our destination) but we’re entitled to nothing in terms of compensation. I think compensation only kicks in within 2 weeks of the flight date anyway.

  • Fenny says:

    Not that I really need 3 more bottles of GIN to add to my collection, but at those prices, I’d be silly not to!

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