News in brief:
Save up to £69 with Avis one-way rentals
Avis is currently running a ‘no one-way rental fee’ promotion. This could come in handy if you want a cheap trip back home from Heathrow.
If you’re driving north from London’s airports this summer, you can save up to £69 which is the maximum standard one-way surcharge.
Your car needs to be picked up from Avis at Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport or Stansted Airport and be dropped off at one of the following locations:
Airports: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Prestwick;
Downtown: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Queen Street Train Station, Inverness and Manchester
This offer expires on 12th August and can be booked here. Thanks to Caroline.
BA potential mixed fleet strike
British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew have announced another two week strike, starting on 2nd August.
If the strike goes ahead, it will be the 11th strike since 2016.
Flights from Gatwick, Stansted and London City are not impacted, and the number of Heathrow cancellations during the current action appears to be modest.
During the previous strikes BA has been cancelling flights to Doha, moving passengers to Qatar Airways and freeing up cabin crew, as well as leasing nine fully crewed aircraft from Qatar Airways. This means that more of us will be getting the chance to fly on a Qatar Airways short haul plane this summer.
Yesterday we ran a link to new British Airways Comic Relief in-flight safety video. There is always a huge risk when you try to be funny with these things, especially when people see the same joke week in and week out, and we weren’t sure that the BA one cuts it.
There was some discussion on other favourite videos in the comments yesterday. For the record, here are our two favourites.
Above is a link to Virgin America, Rob’s favourite, which simply tries to be entertaining and not funny and succeeds massively.
And below is the Qatar Airways one featuring the FC Barcelona squad which is also impressive – but you don’t come off the plane humming it, unlike Virgin ….