Some weeks ago BA announced that it was taking away the option to choose seats for passengers travelling on its cheapest, hand baggage only fares. Even elite members. Queue over 1,000 posts on Flyertalk.com I wrote to BA asking why they had done it. Two weeks later I got the standard reply: I am sorry… Read full article

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In what has to be one of the oddest emails I have received in a long time from a major airline, BA appears to be writing to people travelling over Easter to warn them about awful it is going to be. BA travellers are long uses to emails 28 and 7 days before travel reminding… Read full article

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In danger of being accused of a bait-and-switch headline, I thought it would be good to explain how you can secure a free upgrade. Well up front, you have to join a scheme for small and medium businesses and then use a code to register for the Star Alliance scheme designed for these companies travellers…. Read full article

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As most people will know, BA, like many airlines changes the location of the curtain between Business Class and Economy on flights within Europe, to match demand. Typically they have 3-5 rows in my experience. Imagine my surprise when a forthcoming short hop from Dublin to London, at 7am on a Thursday has 12 rows:

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BA’s all-business class A318’s will be taking a rest over Christmas and New Year. From City to JFK BA3 ends on Thu 17 December and starts again on 3 January 16 BA1 last runs on Fri 18 December and starts again on 8 January 16 From JFK to City BA4 ends on 17 December starts… Read full article

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There are some good fares from Copenhagen on Cathay Pacific to Asia but they have to be booked by tomorrow! The fares book in to Business Class typically using the CX code share on the Qatar Airways flights via Doha. Good value are: Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur: ca 10.200 DKK (approx. £1025) Beijing/Shanghai: ca 11.200 DKK (approx…. Read full article

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From the Eurostar web site you can book a connecting but through ticket from London to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Taking a little under three hours you connect at Lille from the Eurostar to a TGV which drops you at the heart of CDG. It was a busy Friday afternoon when I arrived… Read full article

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American Airlines wrote yesterday to their UK members of Aadvantage to advise them about the merger. Much has been written about the changes coming to US members. In the UK, USAirways has never issued a credit card whereas AA has issued one for a number of years. The AA card, issued by MBNA comes in… Read full article

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I logged on to my BA account yesterday and was greeted with the annoying red bar indicating that something had changed with my flights. It was a little bit of a surprise that BA were cancelling flights for November already, but then I realised that it was the Thanksgiving weekend. A little surprised that a US… Read full article

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For one day only IHG is discounting award stays at it’s partner properties in Las Vegas. This means only 25,000 points per night. The offer on on sale from 12:00 pm EST, March 10, – 12:00 pm EST, March 11. Book via this web site – Flash Sale. Reservations from March 10 – December 28, 2015

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In January I wrote a review about the Park Hyatt in Hamburg – you can read it here. My return, after a train trip from Dusseldorf, secured a smaller room, and did not feature the ability to have Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, Apples as the Grand Club was open. Reception checked me in quickly… Read full article

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