News in brief:
Virgin Atlantic to upgrade elderly passengers this Christmas
Following a social media story which went viral, about a Virgin Atlantic passenger who gave up his Upper Class seat for an 88-year old passenger in Economy, Virgin has decided to run a special campaign over Christmas.
Between today and 1st January, Virgin Atlantic will offer an upgrade to the eldest customer on each of its flights. This doesn’t automatically include the rest of the family group, although I am sure the airline will be accommodating where it can.
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Save up to 20% on Manchester Airport’s PremiAir VIP terminal
PremiAir, the new private terminal at Manchester Airport, is offering a special short-term discount.
You will receive a 20% discount if you book for a flight in January.
You will receive a 10% discount if you book for a flight between February and June.
A 20% saving takes the service down to as little as £40 (£80 if you want to use lounge) which makes it well worth considering. My very positive review of PremiAir is here.
You need to book via this link to receive the discount.
IHG’s credit cards finally get an app
If you have either of the IHG Rewards Club credit cards – and I am a big fan of the £99 per year Premium Mastercard – you finally have an app. See the image above.
You will find it in your local app store, under the name ‘Creation’ which is the company – part of BNP Paribas – which issues the card.
Feedback so far seems to be good, even though this is only the first version.
Here is our review of the IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard. You pay a £99 fee but you get 20,000 points as a sign-up bonus, 2 points per £1 on your spending – and they count towards status, Platinum Elite status and a voucher for a free night at any IHG property for spending £10,000 per year.
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