Bits: good Star Alliance deals to Australia, Loganair grows at Edinburgh, Marriott’s daily play game

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Good Lufthansa deals from Paris to Australia

Via Flyertalk, Lufthansa and SWISS have launched some aggressive deals to Australia out of Paris.

Prices are around €2300 (£2000) to Melbourne or Sydney.

The fare rules are:

Tickets must be issued by 16th November

Travel must commence by 30th September 2019

Stopovers permitted (one each-way) at €100 each

You may need to play around with your dates before you can find this price.  Here is an example I found on for May at €2350, which lets you fly on Singapore Airlines for most of the trip (click to enlarge):

Lufthansa Australia itinerary

Of course, in that example you need to get to Paris and then change in Zurich and Hong Kong / Singapore so it isn’t the simplest routing even though the comfort factor is high!

Best availability is midweek.  Have a play around on or and see what comes up.

Lufthansa deals to Sydney

Loganair launches new Edinburgh routes for Summer 2019

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

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.

Loganair Barra

Play Marriott’s ‘daily win’ game

Finally, don’t forget to click here to play the Marriott Rewards ’29 Ways To Stay’ daily win game today.  You should win at least 50, but hopefully more, Marriott Rewards points.  Today is the penultimate day.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.


    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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