Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Bits: photos of the new BA Lounge in Boston, Flybe lands at Heathrow

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

News in brief:

Photos of the new British Airways lounge in Boston

Two days ago we wrote about the new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan Airport.  Reader Angel who flew out of Boston yesterday kindly sent us a few photographs and some text, and reader Ryan also sent a couple.  Here is what Angel said about the new lounge – you can see the corridor decked in balloons for the opening here: (click on any photo to enlarge)

rsz_ba_boston_lounge_corridor

Generally, the new lounge is much better than the old dark lounge.

New BA lounge Boston food

It has got a lot of open space and natural light, overlooking the airfield. There’s a main dining area and a little separate area for First Class passengers (they call it the Concorde Dining Area) where you get served by someone but I don’t think there is an a la carte menu.

New BA lounge Boston bar

There is a bar area where you get served cocktails, wine and spirits.  There is no self service apart from beer and wine.

New BA lounge Boston seating

The biggest disappointment is that they no longer serve champagne – it is only prosecco now. However, being able to board directly from the lounge (via the doors in the photo below) is a big plus.’

rsz_ba_boston_lounge_boarding

Thank you to Angel and Ryan for sending the photos.

New BA lounge Boston A380

Flybe lands in Heathrow for the first time

As announced in December, Flybe is now operating services from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Heathrow Terminal 2.

Yesterday morning the first Flybe Dash 8 Q400 landed in Heathrow.

Heathrow Operations Director Derek Provan said:

More airlines flying routes to Scottish airports means more flights, more choice for families and more visitors to Scotland. With Flybe operating from the award-winning Terminal 2, Scottish passengers and businesses now have direct access from Heathrow to over 180 global destinations including some of the fastest growing export markets around the world. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Heathrow family.

Flybe fly from heathrow

Here is the full article Rob wrote about the Flybe launch back in December – and how Flybe got the landing slots to do it.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

Comments (42)

  • James A says:

    I saw the inaugural Flybe dash 8 landing on 09L yesterday. Looked decidedly out of place

  • Andrew says:

    Will be on my first Flybe from Heathrow this Thursday. It’s going to be a bit odd on a Q400 from Heathrow (used them many times from Birmingham & City).

    I’m hoping that passenger volumes will call for their Embraer jets to be used on the diagrams. 2+2 – It’ll be just like flying Club Europe. 🙂