News in brief:
1,000 free Marriott Rewards points for linking social media accounts
Marriott Rewards is giving another push to its promotion which tries to get to you to follow Marriott on social media.
You can earn:
- 250 points for connecting your Facebook account
- 250 points for connecting your Instagram account
- 250 points for connecting your Twitter account
- 125 points for following Marriott Rewards on Twitter
- 125 points for following Marriott Rewards on Instagram
I wouldn’t usually recommend giving up your social data for a maximum of £5-worth of points. Assuming they post instantly however – and apparently they do – you can quickly unlink and unfollow.
You will also be able to earn a tiny number of points by sending tweets a few times per month featuring Marriott hashtags. This isn’t my sort of thing but I suppose it may kill a bit of time on the train in the morning.
Two Euston hotels closing for HS2 demolition
Progress is, slowly, being made on the High Speed 2 rail link, even though there is still a big debate about how the Euston terminus should be designed and built.
As part of the work, the Thistle Euston Hotel – image below – will close on 3rd October. The ibis London Euston Hotel – above – will close on 22nd October. Both hotels have been compulsory purchased as part of the HS2 enabling works and will be demolished.
Qatar Airways launched limited pre-flight food ordering
If you have a Business Class ticket booked with Qatar Airways from Doha between Europe (5 hours+ flights), North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok or Guangzhou you can now pre-order your main meal in advance.
The service is available via the My Trips section of the Qatar Airways website or app, from 14 days to 24 hours before departure. The wording of the Q&A section implies that only ex-Doha departures count, and not your inbound leg into Qatar.
I must admit, I have never pre-ordered an airline meal even though British Airways has been offering the service for a while. I can only assume that I would rather be surprised.