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British Airways to codeshare on Loganair’s Teesside to Heathrow flights

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Loganair has been quietly building up its Teesside to Heathrow service, which is going up to three flights per day on weekdays from 12th July.

It appears from that British Airways will codeshare on the route from 1st July.

The main practical benefit is that you will be able to book flights from Teesside to the entire BA route network on a single ticket with both flights having a BA flight number. You will also earn standard Avios and tier points from the Loganair service.

British Airways to codeshare on Loganair's Teesside to Heathrow flights

Transfers will not be seamless, unfortunately. The Loganair service is using Terminal 2 at Heathrow, so an intra-terminal transfer will be required.

It isn’t clear what lounge facilities, if any, will be available for British Airways status passengers travelling on Loganair from Terminal 2. The lounge rules for BA codeshare flights have always been very restrictive, often limited to Gold members with no guest allowance.

An extra benefit for Loganair – apart from the money it receives from seats sold by British Airways – is that BA will be incentivised to see the Teesside service succeed. This could mean ensuring that Loganair gets access to Heathrow slots from BA’s portfolio once the owner of its current borrowed slots wants them back.

For clarity, you cannot book Teesside to Heathrow on its own under the BA flight number, to earn Avios and tier points. It can only be booked as part of a connecting service.

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Comments (32)

  • SammyJ says:

    What’s the pattern of Loganair releasing seats into the future? I can only see MME-LHR as far as 26th March next year, so 283 days ahead. Do they drop them in seasonal blocks like the budget airlines?

    • Rob says:

      It has no slots beyond that date. That day is the end of the Winter season.

  • Harry T says:

    The only problem with SLH this summer is that a lot of places seem to be fully booked or have inflated prices. Hyatt has some good prices and availability in London though. I’m pleased they actually seem to be bothering with a promotion, unlike Marriott Bonvoy.

    • Harry T says:

      If you book SLH via Emyr, can he add your Hyatt number to the booking so that you receive points and elite nights?

    • Rob says:

      All prices are inflated – if not, they will already be full so take your pick.

      Four Seasons Hampshire was running at £775 per night at weekends last time I looked vs £375 historically.

    • Karl says:

      Agree about the decent Hyatt promo prices. With the NHS discount stacked with the £250/£100 Amex deal, managed to stay 2 nights at the Andaz for £159 last weekend. Also got an upcoming 3-night, long weekend at Manchester Hyatt Regency for £150.

      • Harry T says:

        I was at Great Scotland Yard last weekend on the healthcare rate too – terrific stay and allowed us to use four of the Hyatt amex offers (we had two rooms). How was the Andaz? Please let me know how Hyatt Manchester is.

        • Karl says:

          We really enjoyed Andaz. The building is gorgeous building and the room was nice with quality furniture and decent bathroom. Staff were great too. No Hyatt status so no upgrade/brekkie but non-alcoholic minibar was complimentary and they had an early-eveving wine hour as well as a free glass of prosecco on arrival. Would rate higher than recent stays at W and Great Northern Hotels (despite being Marriott Plat)..

  • ECR says:

    “For clarity, you cannot book Teesside to Heathrow on its own under the BA flight number, to earn Avios and tier points. It can only be booked as part of a connecting service” – I don’t think this is correct, as it seemed to allow booking as a standalone flight under a BA code without connecting to a BA flight when I tried in the BA App.

    • Rob says:

      Interesting, thanks. This is not usually possible.

      • Paul Pogba says:

        Loganair operated flights LHR IOM are also showing as bookable with BA codes on Momondo but ~£7 more return (for 2×5 tier points, 2×125 avios).

        • Michael C says:

          Yes, I have a couple of LHR-IOM-LHR booked in both directions: earns Avios but can’t be purchased with them. Hoping it IS with lounge access, as BA code?
          Funnily, BA website doesn’t recognise BHX-IOM with Loganair for the summer, says no such route.

          • Aisak says:

            When Loganair ceased the franchise with BA, some routes were codeshared from INV, EDI and GLA but only as part of an itinerary involving BA “ONLINE CONNECTIONS ONLY”.
            If there is no competition with BA/OW routes, they should allow stand-alone BA codeshares but who knows why?
            The lounge part at LHR-T2 could be easily solved by using sister IAG airline AerLingus lounge. But that would require opening a huge can of worms when trying to sign agreements between two whole owned subsidiaries of a parent company

          • kitten says:

            does BA fly from BHX….?

      • ECR says:

        It is also possible to book as a standalone on some other Loganair routes that I tried e.g. SOU to GLA and LHR to IOM, but I don’t think it is available on all Loganair routes.

      • TeesTraveller says:

        There are loads of other Loganair routes you can book on the BA flight number including IOM-LHR, NCL-SOU, GLA-SOU and EDI-SOU.

    • barnaby100 says:

      You can book it. I have

      You cant get any Avios redemptions on it which was my 1st preference

      • barnaby100 says:

        I take that back- apparently it hasn’t booked. I only got as far as checking you could and then asked someone else to do it but when we have tried to pay it won’t allow it apparently. They are phoning BA to find out why

        • TeesTraveller says:

          They must have a problem but interesting that neither the Mayor or the airport are shouting about it yet which says to me that they need to do some more work, The BA flight numbers look really funny to me too.

          Not sure why the 6:50am flight does not appear on either.

  • Doommonger says:

    Teesside airport, all good, but ensure you use a taxi, try getting there by train, one train a week stops there. Yes one and that’s on a Sunday! The bus service in none too clever either.

    • Yorkieflyer says:

      Once got the bus from Darlington station many years ago when their were more flights, not great

    • Genghis says:

      Even if you do, it’s still a good half mile walk.

    • ChrisC says:

      Every few years or so it gains the achievement of the station with the lowest number of passengers with the station as the ticketed destination.

      Then in the following couple of years there is a surge of passengers as train entheusiasts travel there just to say they have been and have the ticket.

      Usually the guards – if you give them fair warning – are happy for people to hop off, take a selfie with the sign and then hop back on again!

    • TeesTraveller says:

      Taxis are £10 from most of Darlington (more from the station).

  • C says:

    Is there any insight as to whether the Hyatt points promo will be valid on existing bookings? I have a stay scheduled in July to take advantage of the Amex offer, and would be thrilled if I get the points bonus as well.

    • Doreen says:

      T&C’s -register from July 7th and stay from 20th July – only says must register before stay, so looks like will cover existing bookings

  • DAJ says:

    Can’t seem to book for several dates (Aug/Oct) and website is returning ‘sorry, something went wrong’. Anyone else having such an issue?

  • Stretch says:

    I’m having no joy finding any Reward Flights on the BA website out of MME. Should I be able to or am I massively misunderstanding this? Thanks!

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