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Flybe flights from Newquay are moving to London Heathrow

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I mentioned this briefly in my ‘breaking news’ article on the Virgin Atlantic takeover of Flybe on Thursday.  I wanted to repeat it as that article was not emailed and you may have missed the line anyway.

The Government announced on Thursday that it will provide additional funding to allow the daily Newquay to London Gatwick service to switch to London Heathrow from 31st March 2019.

The service will also increase from three to four flights per day.

Flybe services from Newquay switching to London Heathrow

It is not yet clear if this service will continue to benefit from no Air Passenger Duty, and whether long-haul flights connecting to the Newquay service will also be APD exempt.

Flybe will continue to operate the service using a turboprop aircraft.  Whilst these are rarely seen at Heathrow, Flybe already runs its Heathrow services to Aberdeen and Edinburgh this way, requiring a bus transfer to and from the aircraft.

The existing Flybe services use Heathrow Terminal 2 – there is no word yet on whether Newquay will also do so.

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  • Shoestring says:

    Don’t miss Amazon Black Friday £25 off £40 code AMEX25OFFSWP – still working fine. Sold-by-Amazon goods only, must link Amex card & use some Amex MR points to part-pay at checkout (ie Gold & Plat cards).

    • Pangolin says:

      Doesn’t work for me – even though all the items are books (fulfilled by Amazon EU).

      • Shoestring says:

        Put in assorted £200 of random sold-by-Amazon goods and see if a dummy purchase – using the MR points & code – at least triggers the £25 discount

  • Pug206 says:

    OT: re Amazon shop with points codes. If something (trainers) is listed as being sold by Amazon UK but on check out states sold by Amazon EU Sarl, is it still UK as can’t get code AMEX25OFFSWP to work?

    Have cleared cookies and have tried on PC and iPad.

    • Shoestring says:

      Yep I think that’s been reported as not qualifying before. If you want to check your eligibility, add a load of sold-by-Amazon goods to your basket and see if you get the £25 discount on a dummy checkout.

      • Pug206 says:

        Thanks Finally got it to work on 2 Amazon accounts.

        For clarification, I selected items only sold by Amazon UK from preferences on left hand side dropdowns. All items came up on payment page as being sold by Amazon EU Sarl.


      • ankomonkey says:

        Nintendo Switch games don’t seem to work with the code, but got it to work for some other items that my daughter wrote on her Xmas letter to Santa today. Thanks Harry and others.

    • Oli says:

      Items sold by Amazon UK always show as sold by Amazon EU Sarl at check out. For some reason, this code only works on some items sold and shipped by Amazon. I spent quite some time trying to understand which but could not. For example, the Amazon Brand – Solimo – Swiss Milk Chocolate 1.2 kg (4 bars x 300g each) works fine, but it’s equivalent in dark chocolate, or in milk chocolate 12 x 100g do not work. All sold and dispatched by Amazon.

      • tartan says:

        Can’t for the life of me work out what the qualifying criteria is! I’ve tried multiple items that are sold directly by Amazon only to be told that they aren’t eligible. I did get one item to work, but it was £27 more expensive then the option that I wanted to buy so the offer wasn’t worth it

      • Anna says:

        What’s the minimum number of points you can use? OH has 4 on his Platinum, only hanging onto it for referrals in January!

      • Shoestring says:

        2 points minimum I think, ie 0.01p

      • Shoestrings cat says:

        I won’t eat it. I feel used.

      • Lady London says:

        Your cat sounds like mine, Harry! I fed her gourmet cat food (so-called) once on an offer. And after that she always refused to eat biscuits again.

      • Shoestring says:

        Gave her to Grandpops for Easter, she came back a snob

  • Simon says:

    When and how can the Heathrow/newquay flights be booked?

  • The Original Nick says:

    The hotel is easily walkable. I walked from HI to the terminal in 8 minutes in September at 6am. You actually walk faster than the slow moving traffic which is quieing up every morning. I also done the same in July. HI also gives 2 free drinks vouchers for platinums and the 500 points posted too. 2 G&T served.

    • Shoestring says:

      If you normally walk about 5km/hour then 500m = 6 mins. But you may have a bag & it’s slightlu uphill ISTR. 8 mins sounds about right.

  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    I assume that Taxis to LTN are so expensive because there’s a £3 drop-off/pick up charge.

  • Tariq says:

    Stayed in the Glasgow Courtyard by Marriott last week, first stay there. Was upgraded to an Executive room apparently. Best way that I can find to describe the style is about halfway between a Holiday Inm Expresss and a regular Holiday Inn. Based on the price, although a slightly longer walk, it would be my go-to choice in future at Glasgow Airport, unless IHG have an amazing promo that brings me back into one of the alternatives!

    • Genghis says:

      We stayed there last year and walked from the airport. Initially followed Google maps which followed the road under the M8 but no pavement and it was dark (no way was my wife going to chance it). Then worked out a way via the HIX and Premier Inn. Nice airport hotel.

      • RussellH says:

        I stayed there in December 2013 when it was still a Ramada. Probably the one of the best value stays ever at £27 for the room. And about 10^4 x better than the Days Inn at Hamilton Services where I had spent the previous night for £25.

  • YawnyMcyawnface says:

    Possibly the most boring collection of updates in a bitsarticle in a while. Y not add on something about emirates and soccer to just to complete it,,!!

  • Gail says:

    OT Morning all! I’m looking to book two seats from Manchester to Singapore early in July. Last time I flew Lufthansa A380-800 via Frankfurt and found it quiet and comfortable upper deck economy. Any advice for alternatives? Want comfy enough seats in economy. I think my virgin air miles won’t really help here.

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