News in brief:
Join me on the ‘Let’s Talk Loyalty’ podcast
I recorded another episode of Paula Thomas’s ‘Let’s Talk Loyalty’ podcast this week. It has now run to over 140 episodes, featuring guests from all across the loyalty spectrum. This is my second appearance since it started.
If you’re employed in the travel or loyalty space it is worth a listen. The main focus here is paid loyalty / subscription loyalty and how to make it appealing. We look at Emirates Skywards+, which I wrote about earlier this week, as well as InterContinental Ambassador and Pret’s coffee subscription. There are lots of other loyalty titbits along the way too.
Save £100 on Eastern Airways flights with American Express
American Express has launched a cashback offer with a bit of a difference – £100 back when you spend £300+ with Eastern Airways.
The Eastern Airways route map is here. The airline deliberately ignores London, but there are multiple routes from Southampton and it has some presence at most regional airports.
In terms of getting out of the UK, you are restricted to:
- Birmingham to Gibraltar
- Southampton to Gibraltar
- Southampton to Rennes
- Southampton to Nantes
For a couple, £300 would cover a return domestic trip in the UK. A solo traveller may struggle to spend that much on one journey.
The Eastern fleet comprises British Aerospace Jetstream 41 and ATR72-600 series turboprops, Embraer regional jets and Embraer E-jets. The seat count runs from 29 to 76. Wherever you fly, it will be a different experience to your standard British Airways short haul Airbus flight.