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Amidst London train fiasco, flexibility on ticket usage to Gatwick

For those unaware of the current position with many commuter lines north and south of London, a quick summary: Thameslink’s new routes to and from Brighton,... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Swiss FIRST CLASS From Just ~£1,435! Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Rio De Janeiro, Etc

Swiss is currently offering some some superb First Class fares from various European cities to a large range of destinations – note that it’s a... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Never Say Never Again – Discounted Starpoints are Back

Note to our Joe… You’re tempting fate with blog post titles such as… Last (EVER) Chance to Buy Discounted SPG Starpoints!!! (Editor Joe:... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Eurovision… Douze Points! Europe! Start Voting Now

Europe: Start voting now! Eurovision… Douze Points! In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
SAS to operate Copenhagen to Hong Kong

Scandivan Airlines (SAS) is fiddling arounud with its timetable and operations, with a the airline planning to start up a Copenhagen to Hong Kong service. This service... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
The Inevitable Has Happened – What Will Lufthansa Miles & More Do About It?

Some of you might remember Black Wednesday, the day that sterling crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. June is feeling like Black June for those of us... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Get Hilton Honors Gold Status Until March 2020(!) With Just 4 Stays – and Diamond With 8 Stays

We’ve written about the excellent status match / challenge offered by Hilton Honors many times over the years here at InsideFlyer. Hilton status offers great perks... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
LOT Polish Airlines to add Warsaw to London City Airport

LOT Polish Airlines have announced that they are to add a new a new route between Warsaw and London City Airport. The new route will operate twice a day (subject to... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
An Interesting Way to Accumulate Miles for One of Our Favourite Travel Hacks

In late 2017 and early 2018, Joe ran us through a series on what he called “sweetspots” within United Airlines’ MileagePlus programme. I’d call... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
BA FIRST CLASS Transatlantic from £1621 Return! (+ Get 40% Back in Miles…)

British Airways is once again offering some fantastic First Class fares from Inverness to Chicago, starting from about £1,621. Availability is wide open at that... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: To the trains – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! To the Trains! In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham Airport SN2038... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Buy British Airways Avios for Less Than 1p Each!

French discount site Vent-Privee is back with another good British Airways Avios sale – offering the opportunity to stock up for just under 1p (1.1 euro cents) per... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Ryanair adds Southend Airport to its network

It seems the every growing juggernaut that is Ryanair is seeking new bases to expand out of – with the airline targeting Southend Airport (or what some call London... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
IHG Hotels Unveils New Brand: ‘VOCO’

Perhaps inspired by the tremendous efforts of the Hyatt PR team last week (“purposeful furniture” and “reimagined breakfast” etc), IHG has... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Good Business Class Fares From Europe to North America – Starting at £1,012

There seems to be lots of good value Business Class fares available at the moment from Prague and Zurich to various destinations in North America – starting at... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: FR8513 Porto Airport to Birmingham Airport (Ryanair) – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe:  Start Voting Now! FR8513 Porto Airport to Birmingham Airport (Ryanair) In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Westjet signs for Recaro seating – both long and short haul

With the recent announcement of WestJet’s new long haul service, the airline has turned to Recaro for seating – both for short and long haul. Let’s... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
IHG Rewards Club Returns With Another Flash Sale on Points

IHG Rewards Club has announced a flash sale on points that will run until 15 June, 2018. IHG Rewards Club members receive a 100% bonus when buying at least 5,000 points.... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Did You Know You Can Use Priority Pass / Lounge Club at (Some) Virgin Atlantic ‘Clubhouse’ Lounges?

One of the great perks of the American Express Gold and Platinum cards is that they offer airport lounge access. With the (free in the first year) Gold Card, you get 2... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Porto Airport and Lounge – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! Porto Airport and Lounge In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
LEVEL hits another level – siwtching Oakland for San Francisco

LEVEL is planning a network swap-a-round, dropping Oakland for San Francisco International Airport from 28th October 2018 Level Airbus A330-200 taking off – Image,... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
40% Off ‘VIP’ Lounge Access at Gatwick Airport!

You can currently save a massive 40% when booking No1 Lounge ‘Clubrooms’ access at Gatwick Airport, via Norwegian Reward. That means you’ll only have... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
How to Select a Seat on Vueling Flights

Low cost carriers have built a profitable business model by charging for services that most passengers used to take for granted. One of these services is seat selection.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Emirates Boeing 777-300ER taxing at Hamburg Airport

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week we have an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER taxing at Hamburg Airport in Germany, as it... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Two Bits of Hyatt News That Might Only Interest Me (But are Still Worth Mentioning)

World of Hyatt is a niche programme for most people in the UK. I get it…  There aren’t very many Hyatts in Europe – many of them expensive... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Off to Porto with Comboios de Portugal – Europe: Start voting now!

Europe: Start voting now! Off to Porto with Comboios de Portugal In this musical spectacular… ul> Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: The Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Europe: Start voting now! The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Editors notes: Videos may contain flashing images/strobes. In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Exploring Lisbon with a Canon 100D/Rebel SL1 – Europe: Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! Exploring Lisbon with a Canon 100D – Travel Technology In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: The Tuk Tuk Hostel – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! The Tuk Tuk Hostel In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham Airport SN2038... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: SN3819 Brussels National Airport to Lisbon Airport featuring the Smurfs – Europe! Start Voting Now!

Europe: Start voting now! SN3819 Brussels National Airport to Lisbon Airport In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go?... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Some time at Brussels Airport – Europe: Start voting now!

Europe: Start voting now! Some time at Brussels Airport In this musical spectacular… Who wants to go to Eurovision? Where did my wallet go? Off to Birmingham... Read More