News in brief:
New BA route to Figari, Corsica now bookable
I mentioned yesterday that Alex Cruz, BA CEO, announced a new route to Figari in Corsica (picture below) in his speech at World Travel Market on Monday.
This flight is now bookable on ba.com, either for cash or Avios.
Flights will operate once per week, on Sundays, from 25th March to 21st October.
Flights depart Heathrow at 12.05, arriving at 15.30. The return flight leaves Figari at 16.15, arriving in Heathrow at 17.40.
Access information for new Plaza Premium Terminal 5 lounge
Yesterday I wrote about the opening of the new Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 which promises to massively improve the British Airways travelling experience for anyone travelling in Economy who has no BA status.
I wasn’t sure yesterday if the lounge was accepting Priority Pass or Lounge Club. Historically there has been a lag of a few weeks between the opening of a Plaza Premium lounge and its acceptance of these cards.
American Express Platinum IS accepted, due to the exclusive Plaza Premium deal with Amex. This includes a guest.
Dragon Pass is accepted – see their website here. You are only likely to have one of these if you are a Barclays current account holder opted into the travel pack add-on.
Lounge Key (issued with World Elite MasterCards) does not yet list it on their website. As Lounge Key is owned by Priority Pass, I am guessing it will not yet get you in.
And, of course, you can use good old money on the door.
Here are some publicity photographs for the lounge. There is an official press event at the end of the month and we will do a full review at that point.
You can find out more, and book access, on the Plaza Premium website here.