NEWS: Singapore Airlines begin trials for ‘digital health passports’ & some test to release removed as more countries banned from UK

Singapore Airlines begin trials for ‘digital health passports’ Singapore Airlines have announced they have begun trials for a new digital health verification process – the first in the world to follow the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass framework. The new process uses digital verification and will allow customers…


NEWS & OFFERS: Hilton Gold competition, Extra discounts in BA sale, Emirates new A380 for London, & an aspirational LA Hilton property

Firstly, congratulations to Joe B who won the TLFL competition to get Hilton Gold membership, let’s hope he soon gets a chance to enjoy the benefits!   Extra discounts in the BA sale British Airways Holidays is offering customers an additional saving for a limited period during the British Airways/British…


NEWS: Australia/NZ March travel bubble, hopes for Australia’s borders to reopen in July & Aussies to be vaccinated by October

Australia has faced one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, with international borders steadfastly closed since March 2020. However, as the country slowly comes out of the pandemic, fresh hope has surfaced for the travel industry with a New Zealand travel bubble set for March and Qantas announcing they…


NEWS: UK to finally introduce testing international flights, Qatar blockade is finally over & BA forcing refunds & Virgin’s refund policy

U.K. to finally introduce testing for international flights In yet another bid to be ahead of the curve and have world-beating travel safety, the UK government has said that they are planning to announce testing for entry to the UK. It also could apply to departures as the details are…



NEWS: Thailand Tourism partners with Tinder, Australia considers pre-flight testing & Conrad London St. James new destination dining

Thailand announces partnership with Tinder to create matchmaking trips for singles Thailand’s tourism board has announced a partnership with the infamous dating app Tinder, designed to create and promote matchmaking holidays for single people. Like most countries dependant on tourism, Thailand struggled extensively with the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack…


NEWS: Is BA’s new refund policy shooting themselves in the foot? Barbados outbreak & changes & Virgin devaluation for some Delta flights

Is BA’s new refund policy shooting themselves in the foot? I wrote in this article how the CAA/CMA are investigating airlines that refuse to give refunds when passengers can’t legally travel such as Tier 4 (note: but not if it is legal but against guidance). British Airways has traditionally offered…