News

NEWS: First look at BA’s current T5 Heathrow lounge offering & Virgin offer 2000 point bonus for Tesco Clubcard

British Airways current lounge offering at Heathrow T5 – sandwiching them in! After the lockdown was announced BA originally shut their lounges but shortly afterward announced that the North Galleries lounge would be reopened with a snack selection and full bar. A couple of readers have passed through recently on…



NEWS: Qantas celebrates 100th birthday – watch a B787 blow out the candles over Sydney!

The 16th November marked 100 years of Qantas, a milestone that would usually have been met with celebration and special promotions across the country. Instead, as Australia slowly begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the famous ‘Flying Kangaroo’ will be celebrating with a low-key flight over Sydney, taking in…



NEWS: Virgin’s quarantine-free mystery holidays to the Caribbean launch

  Virgin Atlantic Holidays launches guaranteed winter sun with new Escape Pass Virgin Atlantic Holidays has become the first UK tour operator to offer stress-free, guaranteed sunshine this winter with the brand-new Escape Pass.  A key challenge for consumers during the pandemic has been the complexity of dynamic quarantine restrictions…



NEWS: QATAR AIRWAYS – lounge access on tickets booked via BA, they won’t remove lounge access for reward tickets & reduce award prices

Qatar lounge access on tickets booked through BA After the rather surprising announcement that the lowest business class fares with Qatar, now called classic, would not receive lounge access or reserved seats, we appear to have found a loophole. A reader asked a question regarding what would happen if you…


NEWS: US FAA clears B737 Max to return, Emirates adds extra A380 services to London on one of busiest routes in world

US FAA clears the B737 Max to return to skies The US FAA today signed an order that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service. This followed a comprehensive and methodical safety review process (PDF) that took 20 months to complete. During that time, FAA employees worked …



NEWS: Chile Reopens For International Arrivals, Spain’s new entry requirements for UK & Accor 50% Off UAE Hotels

Chile Reopens For International Arrivals from the 23rd November, 2020 Chile has recently announced it will be re-opening to international visitors as of the 23rd November, 2020. The decision comes after the country has been shut to non-citizen or resident arrivals since the 17th March, when it closed it’s borders…