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Loganair launches new Edinburgh routes for Summer 2019

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Loganair, the airlines which primarily serves the Highlands and islands of Scotland, has announced new routes from Edinburgh for next Summer.

Edinburgh to Bergen – 3 x weekly, starting 9th May

Edinburgh to Guernsey – 1 x weekly, starting 11th May (Summer only)

Edinburgh to Islay – 7 x weekly, starting 31st March

Edinburgh to Stavanger – 4 x weekly, starting 10th May

Loganair Barra

With the possible exception of Islay, I doubt these routes will form part of Loganair’s codeshare deal with British Airways.  If Islay is codeshared, you will be able to book tickets from London to Islay, via Edinburgh, with BA flight numbers (and tier points and Avios) throughout.

The photograph below shows the famous route to Barra, where the aircraft lands on the beach and the flights times are adjusted weekly to fit around the tides.  This is still on my bucket list.

You can find out more on the Loganair website here.

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Comments

  1. Concerto says:

    If you’re into miles collecting, I’m not sure the SWISS Australia deal is that great. Codeshares are very tricky on Star Alliance. You won’t get any sectors towards FTL qualification and you might get very few, if any, miles. Remember, operating carrier counts with M&M and SQ is notably stingy, with CX not even being in Star. Not sure how that one works.

  2. Looking to book a redemption stay at almyra pathos in cyprus. Trouble is we are a family of four and redmeption rooms are for 3 only which seems to be the case at most european hotels. What is the way around this and plan of attack. should i try spg reservations or maybe the actual hotel reservations. I am gold marriot holder FWIW. Rob have you done an article about family of four hotels in europe. I looked but couldn’t find anything. Thanks

    • I would speak to the hotel. What I discovered at the Ritz-Carlton in Ras recently, when I met the marketing manager, is that whilst marriott.com restricts bookings to 3 people, the hotel itself is happy to accept four IF the kids ages are low enough. The website is not flexible enough so by default it blocks bookings for four.

      If your kids are 12 and 10 then four will mean four. If your kids are 5 and 3 then you may find some flexibility.

      • Thanks rob 15 and 7 so not so little but will call the hotel. Cheers

        • Stayed there a couple of years ago with 2 v young kids (and enjoyed it – would like to return) – standard rooms aren’t massive, could poss squeeze in 2 kids, if they let you.

          We ended up getting interconnecting rooms – the second room was around half price + they threw in buffet dinner + extra discount (10%??) on top so worked out good value. So if you haven’t done so already worth comparing with cash price for 2 rooms + also figure out how much they charge for breakfast on a redemption booking.

      • Are there any good lists/posts on Flyertalk or similar of properties that have (say) 2 double beds as a standard redemption? Specifically for Marriott (IHG and Hilton would also be useful!).

        My children are 4 and 1.5 and there has always been flexibility when I’ve enquired at specific hotels but it would be handy when looking for inspiration – still not sure where we’ll use our Travel Package! (Old Cat 6 at the moment…)

        • Lady London says:

          Lots of IHG hotels (HIX, HI) in the mid-range have this option in the USA. Not sure about other places. It’s usually “2 Queen beds”. In the USA hotels seem more geared up for families of four travelling together generally. In Europe it seems you need a suite! (and also need to check the type of suite).

          I believe Hyatt Place may offer this too, I recall seeing it when searching.

        • In the US they are also far more amenable for putting rollaway beds in hotel rooms for extra children at minimal cost. Here in the UK they it’s not unusual to get charged £50 for the privilege!

        • thehornets says:

          Same view as others: Pretty easy to find family rooms using the standard search on Marriott and Hilton websites. Obviously there are fewer aspirational properties but there are lots of midmarket chains including HI Express, Courtyard, Residence Inn where family tootare available.

          Personally find that the USA is really good for bigger family rooms, more hotels and
          general availability, whereas western Europe has smaller rooms and less availability. Obviously YMMV.

        • Thanks everyone!

        • Domes of Elounda (Crete). All suites. Superb. Though if you don’t book for next year the points cost will rise dramatically…

        • I’ve got an old Cat 6 certificate and about 30k points so hoping to upgrade to new Category 5 but won’t be able to get any higher than that this year

  3. OT – Iberia miles transfers into BA
    I have the option to combine my Avios points from either the BA website OR Iberia, but both websites only let me transfer miles from BA to Iberia, NOT the other way around.
    I even transferred more BA miles by accident from BA into Iberia, so the transfer does work!

    Is there another way to transfer these miles from Iberia to BA?
    Getting a bit desperate here as the bonus miles expire end of Dec and not yet found a flight to use them on…

    • Update on this – managed to move some miles via avios.com, but given that avios.com is going to close in the next few weeks, this will mean that there is no way to move miles from Iberia to BA in the future, unless someone knows another way…

    • Lady London says:

      Dont; they actually expire on 1st December?

      • Yes! You have to have made your booking by then.

        • But what will happen if you make a BA/IB booking before 1st Dec, which you later cancel ?
          (I’m not taking any chances!)

  4. Lady London says:

    IIRC P class in the example on Swiss above, didn’t use to accrue any miles on many *A programmes. Particularly not in M&M? I’m not back to *A yet so unsure. But that used to be the case for P

  5. Roger1* says:

    Our LX LHR-ZRH-JNB flights in P earlier this year showed up in our M&M accounts..

    At least.3 of 4 did. It took an age and a half to get the fourth flight credited.

  6. Shoestring says:

    Could I suggest that some of you consider getting a place in the sun, if you have not already done so?

    You choose a place you like then buy a house there.

    Simples.

    Works out a lot cheaper than all this hotel malarkey where half the time you are staying somewhere hot but awful (Middle East) or American & awful.

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