Updates and corrections

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17th July – My failed attempt to review Vueling’s short haul business class

  • A BA Gold flying Vueling can only use the BA lounge at Gatwick if their ticket was issued with a BA codeshare flight number.  A guest is allowed.

15th July – Bits: Lloyds Avios Duo balance transfers, Opodo discount code, Carlisle Lake District airport delayed again

  • The Lloyds balance transfer offer which earns 1,500 Avios per £1,000 only seems to be available to holders of the older Lloyds Avios Duo cards

15th July – What are the best hotel promos for July?

  • The Kaligo.com offer requires £1,000 of spend and not £700

12th July – Celebrate World Cup failure with £66 off a British Airways long-haul flight!

  • The £66 discount runs until 14th July, not 14th June (obviously ….!)

2nd July – How I recreated BA Club Europe on easyJet for £107 one-way!

  • I forgot to mention that BA Club Europe comes with 2 x free checked suitcases, which does make a noticeable difference to the cost if you are taking a case (which I wasn’t, which is why I didn’t mention it!)

24th June – The madness continues …. the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios for £200’ deal ends tonight. Let’s do the maths.

  • The 19 million passengers figure I quoted was only for mainly Iberia.  The combined total including Air Nostrum and Ibiza Express is 32 million.

20th June – We take a private tour of the new Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suites!

  • The new suites and Business Class seats are operated seven days per week on SQ317 and SQ322 and not just on the days we listed

13th June – What is the best replacement for the UK Emirates Skywards credit card?

  • The closing date for the Emirates cards is 21st July and not the 27th, which is the date given to American and Etihad cardholders

9th June – Can you get a better travel deal with Clubcard points than Avios or Virgin miles?

  • For clarity, Uber credit from Tesco Clubcard, like all Uber gift card credit, can only be used in the UK

9th June – A look at Monzo and its 0% FX fees debit card

  • We made a few updates based on feedback from readers about recent changes.  The key one is that there is now no waiting list to apply.

2nd June – Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

  • Flying Blue miles now expire after 24 months without any flight activity, and not 20 months as the article said

23rd May – Bits: using Aer Lingus lounges with BA status, BA announces new Marrakech route, Tesco Direct closes

  • The Dublin rule also applies to Shannon flights.  The link to the Aer Lingus lounge review was deleted as it referenced the one in the international area.

20th May – Bits: Club Aspire at Gatwick North, Virgin moves Las Vegas to Heathrow & adds Barbados, Virgin car rental deals

  • The two new Virgin routes start on 31st March 2019 and not 31st May

14th May – Bits: could you host a HFP Summer Party?, Flybe / Avios luggage quirk, 10% off Qatar flights

  • It seems that the BA call centre operative quoted in this story was wrong.  Whilst ba.com does give you a Flybe e-ticket saying that you have no checked baggage allowance, this is overridden at check-in and you will not be charged.

12th May – Bits: first UK Radisson RED opens in Glasgow, Emirates to launch Edinburgh, Allen & Jain

  • We messed up the Emirates paragraph.  The flight clearly lands back at 2.50pm the same day, not next day.  It also is not clear that it will have the new First Class product so I swapped over the image.

11th May – TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: Is WeSwap, the crowdfunded prepaid card, worth a look?

  • Tandem does not currently have a waiting list and new applications are processed immediately

10th May –  Bits: IC Times Square adds ‘resort fee’, Indigo Leicester Square opens, Vueling flights from €29.99

  • The Indigo is actually on the north side of the square and not in the Capital Radio building as I thought