Heathrow liquids ban Emirates confusion
Emirates has today caused mass confusion by releasing a statement saying that,
Due to the upcoming holidays, London Heathrow airport is expecting a high number of passengers travelling through the airport.
Airport authorities have mandated restrictions on all liquids carried in hand baggage.
Departing from LHR
Customers cannot carry liquids, creams and gels in their hand baggage. Customers not complying with the restriction might experience additional security checks.
Please arrive at the airport no earlier than 4 hours before the departure of your flight.
I immediately contacted Heathrow as this did not sound correct at all. It is incorrect, so don’t panic! There is no new liquids bans except the usual 100ml limit.
Heathrow Airport’s spokesperson said “This is incorrect, our hand luggage liquids policy has not changed, and we are looking to get this information corrected.”
IHG Black Friday sale
IHG One Rewards members can save up to 25%, while the non-member discount is 10% less. The sale is valid for stays until 28 February 2023 and must be booked by 2 December.
There are two versions of the sale, the European one which is 25% off with non IHG ONe members getting 15% instead and the Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Korea, India, Middle East, Africa and participating US hotels sale which is up to 25% with non IHG One members getting 10% less. The discount is off the Best Flexible Rate.
The usual catch that the rates are prepaid, non-cancellable, and nonrefundable is the same for both offers.
There is also an offer if you are a IHG One member and don’t have the app.
Plus it looks like there may be some more interesting deals on Cyber Monday.
Marriott Black Friday offer
Marriott Bonvoy is offering savings of up to 20% on winter breaks at hotels and resorts both close to home and around the world between 27th November 2022 – 16th January 2023, on stays booked between 22nd – 29th November 2022 with Unplug & Recharge with 20% Off – Marriott Bonvoy™ EMEA.
Members of Marriott Bonvoy can take advantage of 20% off standard rates, with non-members 15% off, valid for weekend stays at hotels and resorts. In addition the offer is also available seven days a week at participating resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This offer is also valid 7 days a week at participating hotels for stays taking place between 15 December 2022 – 8 January 2023.
The participating Marriott Bonvoy brands include JW Marriott, W Hotels, Sheraton, Le Méridien, Westin Hotels, Autograph Collection and Moxy Hotels.
For UK or Ireland, why not try one of these hotels:
- St Pancras Renaissance London (review here)
- W London
- Sheraton Grand London Park Lane (review here)
- The Westin London City (review here)
- AC Hotel Manchester City Centre
- Leeds Marriott Hotel
- Cardiff Marriott
- Moxy Bristol
- Courtyard Exeter Sandy Park
- Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh (review here)
- The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection, Dublin
- Aloft Dublin City
- Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection, Kilkenny
If you fancy a wintery break here are some suggestions:
- The Socialist, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Denmark
- Moxy Oslo, Norway
- Hotel U14, Autograph Collection, Helsinki, Finland
- Sheraton Grand Salzburg, Austria
- Marriott Geneva, Switzerland
- Garamond, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Krakow, Poland
Or for a dose of vitamin D, try one of these winter sun destinations:
- Westin Mina Seyahu Dubai
- W Mina Seyahi, UAE
- JW Marriott Muscat, Oman
- Marriott Mena House, Cairo, Egypt
- Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
- Rabat Marriott Hotel, Morocco
- The Westin Cape Town, South Africa
- Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers, South Africa
To make the most of the full savings on offer – non-members can sign up to Marriott Bonvoy for free to get an additional 5% off their trips, for savings of 20% on bookings.