News in brief:
Double Avios on BA’s regional weekend routes
British Airways is offering double Avios points on its weekend services operated from regional airports. These are the flights which use the London City Airport fleet of Embraer aircraft whilst City is closed over the weekend.
(We need to come up with a catchy short name for these services. “Weekend Embraer services operated from regional airports” doesn’t quite do it.)
As a reminder, the routes are:
Manchester – Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza, London City, Mykonos, Nice, Palma Majorca
Bristol – Malaga, Florence, Ibiza, Palma Majorca
Birmingham – Malaga, Florence, Ibiza, Palma Majorca
London Stansted – Florence, Geneva, Nice, Milan Linate, Ibiza, Faro, Malaga, Palma Majorca
Edinburgh – Palma Majorca
Dublin – Ibiza
You will earn double Avios when you book a flight on any of these routes by 12th June for travel before 25th November. Not all of these routes will be operating until the end of November, however.
You MUST register to receive double Avios. Go to this page of ba.com and click on the relevant link – it will bring up a pop-up box which contains a ‘Register Now’ button.
Personally, I’d like to see BA try a ‘double tier points’ offer. Let’s be honest – double Avios isn’t going to excite anyone given the small number of points earned on economy flights these days. Offering double tier points would drive a decent number of genuinely incremental Club Europe bookings from people chasing Silver or Gold status.
Buy the contents of Heathrow Terminal 1!
Fathers Day is on the way. And what better present for an aviation loving parent than a souvenir from Heathrow Terminal 1, currently part-way through demolition?
How about his very own check-in desk? There are 110 to choose from. Perhaps he’d like his own baggage drop system? Fast Track Security Entry gates and desks may prove handy when the kids bring all their friends round, as may a Blast Mitigation Glass Partition. Perhaps his very own travellator (choice of 8) would be a thoughtful gift, laid out between the house and the shed?