News in brief:
25% off No 1 Lounges with MSE
If you got the MoneySavingExpert newsletter this week, you should have seen an offer for 25% off No 1 Lounges with a special code.
This means you can get into the No 1 Lounge at Heathrow for £27, Gatwick for £22.50, Birmingham for £19.50 and Edinburgh for £18. You can also access My Lounge at Gatwick for £13.50 and the Clubrooms for £30. You need to book by midnight this Sunday via the No 1 Lounges website here using the code MSEDEAL at check out. You need to use your lounge pass by 31st December 2017.
This is quite a good offer, but don’t forget the very good Avios offer we wrote about here.
If you pre-book access to the No 1 Lounges via this website you will pay a flat fee of £22.50 per person in Birmingham and Edinburgh and £25 in London. This saves up to £15 depending on airport. You will also receive 750 Avios points in avios.com. Even if you only value the Avios at 1p each, the net cost for lounge access will be just £15 to £17.50 under this deal, beating the MSE deal.
The only ‘catch’ with the avios.com deal is that the 750 Avios points is per booking and not per person, so you need to make a separate booking for each guest and the Avios will be spread across a number of accounts. (EDIT: the comments below suggest that this is not actually the case. You DO need to make a separate booking for each person, but you can put your own Avios number into each booking and you’ll get 750 points per person.)
Amex finally supports Android Pay in the UK
Good news for Android users.
Without any big announcement Android Pay has finally added Amex to their list of eligible payment cards. Note that only Amex-issued Amex cards can be used, not MBNA / Lloyds etc.
Now Android users can join Apple users in holding up the queue for the tube, because paying with your phone is marginally slower than touching a bank card or Oyster ……
New BA safety video with celebrities
Watching safety videos on airplanes can be boring especially as frequent flyers who gets to see them at least once a month, if not once a week.
To make the safety briefing a bit more fun and to raise awareness for the Flying Start envelopes in your seat pocket, British Airways has brought together a group of celebrities to star in a new safety video.
Flying Start is BA’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief. Since 2010 BA has raised £16.5m and the aim is to have raised £20m by 2020.
The celebrities that feature in the video are: Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon, Sir Ian McKellen, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jim Broadbent, Thandie Newton, Gillian Anderson, Warwick Davis, Jess Glynne and Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry).
Here is the Director’s Cut:
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