Bits: 90000 Iberia Avios starting to arrrive, five UK Marriott hotels leaving, more Dubai services cut

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News in brief:

90,000 Iberia Avios are starting to arrive

Avios from the Iberia ‘9,000 Avios for booking any flight (up to 90,000 Avios)’ promotion last weekend started to drop into accounts last night.

See the screenshot below courtesy of Flyertalk.  Now we need to see how convertible etc they are  …..

If you missed the deal, you can read the details in this HFP article.

I will do an article on good value Iberia redemptions – assuming you intend to spend them inside Iberia Plus to avoid your account going negative – in the next day or so.

90000 Iberia Avios
Five UK Marriott hotels to leave the chain

Five UK Marriott hotels are leaving the chain in two weeks, despite being included on the new points pricing list from August!

These are:

  • Sunderland Marriott
  • Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park
  • Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Shipley
  • Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Southampton
  • Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Norwich

The last day that these hotels will operate under the Marriott brand is 18th July.

These hotels were recently for sale – I don’t know if a deal was concluded.  You can see the glossy brochure here (PDF) which is an interesting read.   The removal of the Marriott branding is being described as a positive to give the buyer a clean sheet.  Thanks to Martin for this.

Royal Brunei drops London to Dubai

More London to Dubai service cuts

We reported last week on the decision by Virgin Atlantic to drop its Heathrow to Dubai service from March 2019.

Royal Brunei is also dropping its Heathrow to Dubai service from 28th October.  Since 2004 the airline has flown to Dubai and stops before continuing.  From the Winter timetable this will become a direct London to Brunei service, leaving Heathrow at 17.05 and arriving at 14.40 the following day.  This will apparently be the first ever direct flight between London and Brunei.

You can find out more on the Royal Brunei website here.

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  1. The transfer out of Iberia is def turned off now as I just tried and it won’t let me transfer my pre promotion points out to Avios or BAEC accounts! And my account is older than 6 months old and had points in it already!

  2. Sapiens says:

    Obviously I do not accept Iberia unilaterally changing the terms of my purchase AFTER the purchase, without my consent….

  3. IB call center confirmed that award tix books thru IBERIA but flying on a partner airline are non refundable and non changeable. That’s harsh! Buy they said (in my case) Qatar has “taken the Avios and we can’t get them back”.

  4. If anyone is stuck with iberia points they can’t move to their ba account and wishes to sell them to me for my Iberia flight bookings at .55p a mile my number is 07894545078

    • I’m happy to buy quite a lot at 0.65 per Avios at 07857559865. Thanks!

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