Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their premium economy round trip fares between New York and Paris.
Seems that I should have counted my British Airways Tier Points more carefully this year, made sure that all the flights are credited (and done retro credits within 6 months) and to the right program.
Because I didn’t do all three, I ended up being 145 TPs short of 5,000 on March 9, 2018, when my Executive Club membership year reset.
Seems that Lufthansa’s LSG Sky Chefs employs very resourceful staff in Bangkok that knows how to break those seals on duty free carts, how reassemble them and way to smuggle items out from the airport unnoticed.
British Airways had noticed that duty free items were missing from the carts on several occasions and had apparently complained about this.
Last week John discussed Iberia’s current 25% discount with Avios to fly to several destinations (you can access this offer on Iberia’s website here). For accounts registered in Spain, the 25% discount with Avios applies to travel between Madrid and the Americas or Asia (one-way or round trip) between October 1 and December 15, 2018.
British Airways has launched new Executive Club promotion for hotel points to Avios conversions between March 1 – 31, 2018.
BA is offering 35% conversion bonus for conversions made from Club Carlson, Hilton Honors, Hyatt, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Shangri-La.
Watch Out For Transatlantic American Airlines British Airways, Finnair & Iberia Basic Economy Fares Coming April 2018
The Transatlantic JV partners of American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia yesterday announced that Basic Economy fares would be introduced for travel this coming April between select markets.
These are basically fares that don’t come with any checked baggage allowance (elite one depends of the marketing airline), you need to pay to select the seat (elite one depends of the operating airline), you board last (elite benefits do apply on all airlines) and AAdvantage members earn less miles and EQMs and cannot use their upgrade vouchers (no change for other three airlines).
British Airways Executive Club has launched new promotion to get members to book short-haul flights between UK and Europe by offering bonus Avios.
Executive Club members can earn up to 16,000 extra Avios for flights taken between March 2 – June 30, 2018.
Watch Out For Possible Flight Delays & Cancellations At London & UK Airport February 26 – March 1, 2018
Europe has been hit with late winter weather this February that is affecting UK this coming week and may affect air traffic (we all know how well equipped BA is to handle deicing).
UK Met Office has issued warnings for Monday to Thursday for snowfall across the UK that may result in road closures, train and air traffic disruptions. BA has not issued travel waiver or cancelled flights yet.
Airfare of the Day: British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Shanghai (PVG)/Beijing (PEK), PRC from £1314 Round Trip
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their midweek business class advance purchase round trip fares between the United Kingdom and China.
British Airways offers a Premium Economy product on board all their widebody jets (branded as “World Traveller Plus”). This Y+ product is intended for customers looking for extra comfort over the regular Economy Class product but at a lower fare compared with Business Class.
Yesterday I had the chance to check their Premium Economy product on one of their B787-9 between London and Abu Dhabi, and overall it was a good experience.