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NEWS: Etihad offers free COVID insurance for passengers of up to €150,000

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is joining Emirates and Virgin Atlantic airlines in offering free COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover.  Guests who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip won’t have to worry about medical expenses or quarantine costs when they fly with Etihad. Duncan Bureau, Senior…


NEWS & OFFERS: Testing at airports in parliament this week, Away sale and new regional flights from Newquay

Testing at airports to be debated by parliament this week Testing at airports as an alternative to quarantine could be introduced very soon. Once the go-ahead is given it will take some time to get testing up and running. However, Heathrow is already ahead of the game with its testing…


NEWS: BA – ditch High Life onboard, Routes for new B777s with Club Suites inc Maldives & short haul changes

BA ditches inflight magazines onboard Airlines have ditched inflight magazines due to the risk of transmission of coronavirus. BA have taken the opportunity to remove their magazines permanently from onboard and go online. Obviously this will save a substantial amount of money both in reducing the amount of weight onboard…


BREAKING: Regional travel corridors announced, 7 Greek Islands removed & UK govermment wants to introduce airport testing ASAP

I recently got unpleasant comments and even personal messages after daring to suggest that the UK government needs to look at ways to allow travel safely other than quarantine. A study recently showed that countries using testing for entry were not showing any substantial increase in cases over those that…


NEWS: Why did Portugal not come off the English list and why this could be a good sign

What changed yesterday? Yesterday’s announcements about travel corridors left most people confused as Portugal did not come off the English travel corridor list despite being well over the limit. Yet Wales decided to make its citizens quarantine from Portugal as well as those arriving from the Greek Islands of: Zante…



NEWS: British Airways – Avios refunds with 100% bonus, crazy Avios availability and restart flights Grand Cayman

BA restarts Grand Cayman flights – but don’t get excited, it’s closed! British Airways plans to resume service to the Cayman Islands, initially operating London Heathrow – Grand Cayman nonstop instead of 1-stop via Nassau. From London Heathrow, the service will operate every 2 weeks from 17 September until the…