News in brief:
British Airways Concorde Room lounges reopen
The Concorde Room lounges at Heathrow and New York JFK have reopened fully for the first time since March 2020.
For the past year, anyone travelling in First or with a Concorde Room Card had to visit the Concorde Terrace, a temporary set up located within the British Airways Galleries First lounge. Whilst this was better than nothing, it wasn’t quite the Concorde Room.
The good news is that both Concorde Rooms at Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK are open and will be serving a handful of exclusive cocktails to celebrate:
“The new menu contains seven cocktails, with two unique British Airways serves designed in celebration of the airline’s heritage and iconic colleagues. The two special cocktails are named the Barton and Lawford after Lynn Barton, the first female British Airways pilot, and Bill Lawford, the first ever British Airways pilot in 1919. The menu has been designed with a focus on the best of British seasonal ingredients that specifically embrace ‘in-flight’ and wind pollinated flavours.”
The Barton and Lawford cocktails will also be available in the Galleries Club lounges and First lounge.
Guests will continue to receive full table service, rather than the in-app ordering seen in the other lounges.
Good suite deal at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes
The hotel is offering three nights in a Junior Suite for just £558 all-in. This includes breakfast for two people and late check-out until 1pm.
Additional nights are available for £189 per room per night.
The offer runs from 1st October to 30th April, although there are a few black-out dates to work around. If you can find dates that work you could have a pleasant Autumn long weekend. As well as having a beach front location, the hotel contains the only restaurant in Cannes with two Michelin stars.
Remember that, as this is a 3rd party booking, you won’t earn World of Hyatt points from your stay or receive any elite benefits if you have Hyatt status.
You can find out more on Travelzoo here.
The hotel is the building to the right, at the foot of the pier, in the photo below:
PilotsTogether launches mental health text advice service
PilotsTogether is a charity set up last year to help pilots from UK-based airlines whose careers are being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last week the charity launched #WePilots 85258, a text-based mental health advice service for all pilots based in the UK. It is available for use by any pilot who is struggling with their mental health, in a profession where mental health issues carry a significant stigma.
You can find out more about the service, and what PilotsTogether is doing to help those in the industry, on its website.