Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

HfP Staff
2,293 posts

An utterly irrelevant story but I like to tell it.

About 13 years ago we were booked LHR-FRA-DXB (Lufty F) – MLE (Emirates F). After a snow fall, Heathrow was cancelling short haul flights and so our Lufty connection was cancelled. Lufthansa, bless ’em, persuaded Emirates to book us into Emirates First Class all the way through, so we ended up getting LHR – DXB – MLE, all in Emirates First.

The only funny bit was that we were in the old T2. Lufty gave us generous refreshment vouchers on top (we had a six hour wait for the EK flight) but they were only valid in T2, and of course we weren’t going airside in T2 as Emirates were in T3. The ONLY place we could spend the vouchers was the Wetherspoons in T2, so we ended up sitting in there at 9am and, after buying a quick drink for ourselves, paid the bill for the people in the queue with us.

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