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Bits: Heathrow Christmas ad, 50% off Virgin East Coast, 5000 Miles & More miles with Budget

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News in brief:

Mr and Mrs Bear return

Heathrow Airport has released its 2017 Christmas video / advert and, whilst other websites seem to be able to fill full articles with this news, I simply don’t get it.

  1. Why is the video about a bear family when they all turn into humans in the end?
  2. Why is the song so sad?
  3. How do they get in the taxi when obviously someone else snatches it from them.

I do, however, appreciate that Mrs Bear kept her coat from last years ad and the suitcase also seems to be the same.

If you want to see the ad, the link is here.

You can also take a quiz on the site to check whether you were born in the wrong decade – which according to the test I was, as I am apparently a child of the ’70s ….

50% off Virgin East Coast tickets TODAY

Virgin East Coast is running a very short flash sale this week which ends today (Wednesday).

300,000 seats (Standard Advance and First Class Advance) are reduced by 50%.  You need to travel between 6th January and 2nd March, excluding 10th-18th February and 24th-25th February.

You need to book by midnight tonight and use this special link here.

5,000 Miles & More miles with a Budget car rental

Lufthansa Miles & More miles are not so easy to earn if you live in the UK so this offer of 5,000 Miles & More miles for a 3+ day Budget car rental is worth a look.

You need to book by 30th November but the rental can be for any date before the end of June.  The promotion is only valid for rentals in Europe and you must book via the special link on the Miles & More website.

Comments (43)

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  • @mkcol says:

    Why on earth didn’t they take the Heathrow Express?!

  • TripRep says:

    Bits: v OT: One for the Bali crew, I’m keenly watching for my upcoming visit…

  • david says:

    OT: Just noticed that a ‘5000 extra points’ booking at Holiday Inn has posted with the extras being qualifying points and also 50% extra free, so 7500 qualifying points in total. With that also being an ‘Accelerate’ target, it makes the $10 or whatever I paid an absolute bargain. It might be a one-off, or could be worth testing on your next booking.

    • Crafty says:

      Where did you see this – in your Accelerate dashboard?

      • David says:

        Nope, on my general account page.

        Activity Total Earned Elite Qualifying Points
        Earning Details 1,350 pts. 1,350 pts.
        Elite Bonus Points 1,350 pts. 0 pts.
        RWCLB BONUS POINT PACKAGES 5,000 pts. 5,000 pts.
        50% more points per night 2,500 pts. 2,500 pts.

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