Downfall on British Airways/Avios Changes? Check

Downfall - Der Untergang with an Avios Parody

You've all probably seen this by now, but I'm spreading the good with the bad. And by bad, have a look at my views on what status earning is going to be like from 28th April 2015 on British Airways. Meanwhile, some people are a mite more angrier than me about the changes. And when in doubt, it's time to roll out the Downfall parodies. Because that's what the Internet does … [Read more...]

Tesco ClubCard to Virgin Atlantic – 30% bonus offer!

Virgin Atlantic Conversion bonus at Tesco

For those of you (like me) who have a stack of Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and have been looking to dump them into an airline bonus, Virgin Atlantic could be a good option with a 30% conversion bonus. Virgin Atlantic   So lets to the crunch: Normal transfer rate: £2.50 in Tesco ClubCard vouchers =625 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles 30% uplift on the basic … [Read more...]

Qatar Airways goes shopping… buys 9.99% of IAG

Qatar airways A330 landing at Heathrow - Image, GhettoIFE

Qatar Airways and International Airline Group have been working together for some time - with notable collaborations of the two involving Qatar Airways taking over the cargo between London and Hong Kong from British Airways World Cargo, and of course the entry of Qatar Airways into oneworld. Qatar Airways Airbus A330 landing at London Heathrow - Image, Economy Class and … [Read more...]

Emirates add A380 services to Düsseldorf and Madrid

Emirates Airbus A380 from above at Heathrow - Image GhettoIFE

The worlds largest operator of the Airbus A380 is to launch more routes featuring the double decker superjumbo. Emirates will be adding another two routes over the year - with Düsseldorf in Germany gaining an A380 service in July, and Madrid in Spain gaining A380 service from August. Emirates Airbus A380 loading at London Heathrow - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. These … [Read more...]

Japan Airlines signs for 32 Mitsubishi MRJ’s

Mitsbushi MRH for J-Air - Image, Japan AIrlines

The Mitsubishi MRJ - Regional Jet - Programme took another boost with a confirmation of an order from Japan Airlines for 32 of the type. Mitsubishi MRJ for J-Air - Image, Japan Airlines The order which started from a letter of intent from late August last year converts that intent into a firm order for the type. The MRJs will be operated by Japan Airlines regional … [Read more...]

Aer Lingus says yes to the higher IAG Bid: What are the stumbling blocks?

There's been a lot of press over Aer Lingus considering a takeover by International Airlines Group - owner of British Airways and Iberia - with the most recent bid valuing the airline at €1.3 billion - and the airline accepting it today (27th January 2015). Aer Lingus Airbus A330 at Chicago O'Hare - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. So Aer Lingus has finally said yes finally … [Read more...]

Last Day of UK Flight Sale Specials…


For those of us who travel in Economy Class, it could be time to get yourself organised - as a lot of the airline sales that are currently going on are coming to an end today. Airlines that have sales going on include: British Airways network ends today (27th January) Virgin Atlantic  network ends today (27th January) American Airlines Transatlantic ends today (27th … [Read more...]

American Airlines adds new Dallas to Beijing route

American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

American Airlines seem determined to make their Dallas Fort Worth hub work as a base towards Asia with routes being unveiled. The newest route to join the network is to Beijing Capital Airport, which was granted the right to operate the route. Reservations are now open for this route, which will be operated by a new configuration Boeing 777-200ER, operating the following … [Read more...]