Bits: Last day for our Marriott exclusive, Air India drops Heathrow to New York, BA A380 to Dubai

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Last day to get 10,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points via our exclusive offer

Over the last two weeks, Marriott has been running a special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers.

To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new (still unnamed!) loyalty programme, Marriott is offering a special points bonus if you book a long weekend in Europe this Autumn.

This offer runs in addition to the current Autumn bonus points promotion (article is here and you can register here).  This special HFP bonus is on top of your standard points, any elite status bonus AND the 2,000 bonus points you would earn from the ‘MegaBonus In More Places’ offer.

For bookings made by tonight (Tuesday), you will get 10,000 bonus points when booking a two night or longer weekend stay – which must include a Thursday night or a Monday night – at select hotels in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Geneva, London, Milan, Nice, Paris, Rome, Vienna or Zurich.

The special booking page is here.  You must book by tonight, 9th October, and complete your stay by 31st March 2019

We would value 10,000 bonus points at £50+ so this is a generous rebate, especially as you receive all of your standard and promotional points too.  Our original article on the deal is here.

Air India Boeing 787

Air India drops Heathrow to New York, adds Bangalore

One of the more obscure ways of getting from London to New York is on Air India.  The airline flies the route three times per week as a continuation of a flight from Ahmedabad to Heathrow.  You could redeem miles for this via any Star Alliance programme.

Air India’s Heathrow to New York service will end on 16th November.  The airline will use the landing slots to launch a new service to Bangalore, starting on 17th November.  The existing Delhi and Mumbai services from Heathrow will continue as usual.

British Airways A380 heading to Dubai

British Airways to run an A380 to Dubai during the runway closure

Dubai International Airport is undertaking another major runway maintenance project next Spring which will involve closing one of runways entirely.

Many airlines, including BA, are having their slots reduced temporarily.  To cover this, British Airways will be running an A380 to Dubai between 16th April and 4th May 2019 on the 12.55 service, replacing a Boeing 777 service.

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  1. OT- Tesco Xmas Savers,leave it 24hrs after activating on account before trying to top up in store, I had a wasted journey today as it’s not showing on their tills yet

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