Virgin Atlantic business class to Shanghai from £1339 return
Virgin Atlantic have a good deal to Shanghai from Brussels. Much as I like Virgin Upper Class, their prices can be very expensive compared to BA. This is definitely a bargain compared to the prices from London! The flights are from Brussels to Heathrow on BA and then onwards on Virgin’s B787. You can read my reviews of Virgin B787 Upper Class here.
The rules are:
- Travel: No official rules and plenty of availability from November onwards
- Minimum stay: a Saturday night
- Maximum stay: 12 months
- Transfers: Unlimited
- Stopovers: 3 permitted
- Refundable: No
- Changeable: For €300
Kimpton hotels are IHG’s boutique type brand and they have some interesting options such as the Kimpton Fitzroy London and the Kimpton de Witt Amsterdam. Their annual sale has now started and in addition to reduced prices, they are also offering double Elite Qualifying IHG® Rewards Club Points at Kimpton hotels across the world. The sale prices are for stays until 31 March 2020. You must book by 28 October 2019.
You can find the sale page here.
Eurostar from £29 one way
If you fancy a short break and want a change from flying Eurostar have some excellent deals to Paris, Brussels and Lille. The prices start from £29 oneway in standard class or £70 in standard premier. If you live within easy reach of the Eurostar terminal it is worth trying it out as an alternative to flying. Although it seems like a fairly long journey time, when you take into account getting to the airports and the time for security, check-in and collecting luggage, Eurostar is likely to be faster. It takes 1 hour 50 minutes to Brussels and 2 hour 15 minutes to Paris from London.
Certainly, for business purposes, it is useful in terms of the amount of productive time you get on board and if you are travelling for leisure it is often a less stressful way to travel usually especially since you end up near the centre of the city you are travelling to. I enjoyed Eurostar when I travelled on it and if it was more convenient to reach a terminal I would certainly consider it for travelling to Paris rather than flying.
London St Pancras to/from Paris, Brussels and Lille
Each way, when booked as a return trip*:
£29 Standard class
£70 Standard Premier
Book by: 29th October 2019
Travel: 5th November to 23rd January 2020
You can find the offer page here.