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News in brief:

Norwegian selling 142 weekly flights from the UK and Ireland for next Summer

Norwegian is still alive and kicking, albeit now as a short haul airline focused on Scandinavia.

The airline has just put its Summer 2022 schedule on sale. It is planning to operate 142 flights per week from the UK and Ireland. This is made up of:

  • London Gatwick to Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bergen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen (115 weekly flights)
  • Manchester to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Stockholm (eight weekly flights)
  • Edinburgh to Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen (15 weekly flights)
  • Dublin to Oslo and Copenhagen (four weekly flights)

Flights are now available to book at norwegian.com.

Norwegian planning 142 UK flights weekly for 2022

Get 25 Nectar points per £1 with Europcar UK

Europcar has launched a generous Nectar promotion.

As you can see here, you receive 25 Nectar points per £1 spent. This will convert to 15.6 Avios per £1.

The key rules are:

  • Valid for car or van rentals in the UK only
  • Must book by 1st September
  • Must pick up the vehicle by 16th October
  • Must book via the special promotional website
  • Rental must be for at least 3 days

If you book by Monday 16th August, you will also receive a 15% discount on standard rates. From 17th August, you will still receive the bonus Nectar points but not the discount.

You can learn more, and book, here.

Comments (50)

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    The official name for the hotel is now HMP Sofitel

    • Mike says:

      I do hope it gets a good clean having been used as a quarantine hotel for months on end – it would really put me off

      • Nick says:

        Why, because you think covid lives for weeks in the air (it doesn’t), or because those who have to quarantine are somehow ‘dirtier’ than us? You’re not the first commenter to say something along these lines, but I’m really struggling to find any sense in it at all.

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Driving down to Ealing I was waiting at the crossroads opposite the Hampton Inn on the high street. The number of windows with forlorn faces pressed against them was haunting – the volume of negative emotion from those cooped up in a tiny hotel room for a fortnight, I’d just be fearful of the place itself being sad for years!

  • Hardpack says:

    How does the prestige suite sleep 4 (according to website) with only 1 king size bed? Cozy maybe? No other beds mentioned online

    • Chris says:

      Accor site says it’s suitable for 4; maybe the sofa folds out. Swapped a Crowne Plaza Gerrard’s cross for the Sofitel for myself. Also lets me use their onsite halo testing service than fuss about…

      If you are looking at it; the parking wasn’t good value – 8 nights parking added over more than 200 pounds – more than the Heathrow valet parking – there is a single nights overnight parking option in the upsells for £16 though.

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        It’s a high price but, it beats valet parking IMO since it’s the only genuine on-site parking option where you keep your keys and can walk straight to your car on landing. No fuss, no wait, no concern if you’re early or late. For the same reason I’ll rent only from Hertz/Avis when abroad, I will pay the extra for one fewer thing to be anxious about if I’m on holiday.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Sofa bed when we’ve stayed, but a comfortable one that fits three young children (5-9) without problem

  • milleriom says:

    A new approach to prisons though. With the inmates made to pay large sums for the compulsory bed and board!

    Let’s hope it catches on and is implemented across the entire prison system!

  • Dominic Barrington says:

    I’m bemused by this news. I had bookings for late Sep and early Oct refunded because it was going to stay a COVID hotel until 1 November. Are we sure this is ending earlier?

  • Dominic Barrington says:

    I should also say that I have had this room before when my children were younger. We were given a sofa double bed that just about worked for children aged four and six. If it is the same, it would be ill advised for children much older than that, as I recall.

  • roberto says:

    Talking about Heathrow Hotels the executive lounge at the Hilton T4 is still not open and you will now be offered just three alcoholic options as a diamond , Stella beer , an acidic white and a horrid red. Not worth paying extra for an executive level room or suite currently.

    • VerdantBacon says:

      Seems to be a bit of a pattern with Hilton and their ELs. Was at Paddington and Cardiff last weekend, Paddington lounge not yet reopened and Cardiff permanently closed. Feeling that diamond status devaluing further and further.

    • IanM says:

      Exec lounge access is guaranteed for Diamond so why would you need to pay for an Executive room?

  • Chris says:

    Does anyone know if I could preserve a GUF2 voucher that’s about to expire (Oct 21) using the FTV method for preserving 241 rob suggested

  • Nick G says:

    I’m not seeing the book your suite with confidence rate at all. I can see non refundable rates at £255 ish but not prepared to take a punt just yet

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