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Plans to Curtail Alcohol Availability at UK Airports?

The Manchester Evening News (MEN) recently ran an article about potential Government plans to put an end to early morning drinking at airports, “Earlier this year,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
United Airlines outlines first Boeing 737 MAX 9 operations

With the Boeing 737 MAX 9 gaining FAA approval last week, United Airlines are mapping out its first routes for the new type. United Airlines 737 Boeing MAX 9 –... Read More

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BEST BA Long Haul Business Class Deal Ever? – London to China From £867 Return!!! (+ How to Get £450 Worth of Miles Back)

British Airways frequently offers good fares if you’re willing to start your journey from elsewhere in Europe, but this is the best direct BA long haul business... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Emirates to add Dubai-Bali-New Zealand route

Emirates are busy, with a new route being launched, which will connect Auckland via Bali from 14th June 2018. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER taking off – Image, Economy... Read More

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Earn 3,000 bonus Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa miles for joining Heathrow Rewards

I’ve recently written about the genuine improvements to Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme of Heathrow Airport. Heathrow Rewards has now brought back a good... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 decending to Chicago O’Hare

It’s Sunday again, and it’s time for some more airplane art. This week on final approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a Lufthansa Airbus... Read More

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Good Miles & More hotel promo returns: earn up to 13,000 bonus miles

It’s back! –  Regular readers will remember that Lufthansa has run a number of promotions over the last year offering bonus miles for hotel stays... Read More

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Review: Alicante Airport Sala Ifach Lounge

Alicante is an extremely popular destination for UK holidaymakers – the gateway to Costa Blanca destinations such as Torrevieja, Calp and of course Benidorm... Read More

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Reminder: direct airline spend with the Amex Gold gets you double points

I was recently reminded of a nice little perk of the Amex Gold that I regularly forget about. While the Amex Gold card remains one of the top... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Wanting to fly Qatar Airways? Got a Visa card? In the UK? How does 35% off sound?

For those of you looking to save a lot of pennies, this could be one to do some planning with – with Qatar Airways offering a 35% discount – providing you... Read More

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BA Chinese New Year Flash Sale – Business Class London to Beijing/Shanghai £1009!

BA has loaded what seem to be some Chinese New Year flash sale fares. These are excellent prices for Business Class direct from London Heathrow. The only catch is 2... Read More

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Visiting Amsterdam? You Could Earn 10,000 Bonus Points…

Despite acquiring the chain in 2015, it took IHG until 2018 to integrate Kimpton hotels into IHG Rewards Club. I doubt that too many Kimpton regulars are particularly... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Which is cheaper? A mid priced fare or a cheap fare with seat reservations?

I’m in the depths of planning a mad trip in May to Lisbon at the moment to enjoy music that is offensive to the ears. But to get there, I’m going to need to... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Happy Year of the Dog! Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The lunar calender has made its way around again, and at Economy Class and Beyond – we celebrate Chinese New Year and  The Year of the Dog. Or “Kung Hei... Read More

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InsideFlyer Onboard as Norwegian Makes History

Norwegian’s first flight to South America departed on Wednesday evening and landed on Thursday in Buenos Aires. InsideFlyer was onboard Norwegian’s very... Read More

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Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Points From World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt has announced a bonus point promotion that will run from 15 February until 15 May, 2018. The promotion is quite simple; members will receive 500 or 1,000... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
The Plaza Premium Heathrow T5 Lounge: A viable alternative to BA Galleries?

Please extend a warm welcome to one of my friends – and sometimes contributor to Economy Class and Beyond – Adam, who has been musing about the state of... Read More

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Stay Connected When Travelling With New App ’round-abouts’

When you’re a frequent traveller, you sometimes find yourself bumping into old friends, family members, and business contacts at airports, in hotel lobbies and on... Read More

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Which Is Your Favourite Hotel Brand?

Most readers should be familiar with the phrase “nothing is certain but death and taxes”. But as I was contemplating the upcoming category changes from... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Cathay Pacific announces UK-Asia flash sale

With the Year of the Dog biting at our heels, Cathay Pacific are launching a four-day flash sale between the UK and Asia, and beyond to celebrate Chinese New Year.... Read More

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(EXCLUSIVE) 22% Off Top Brand ‘Smart Luggage’ + Chance to Win Laptop Case with Horizn Studios

After our review of their Cabin Trolley M, the Berlin-based ‘smart luggage’ supremos Horizn Studios decided to offer InsideFlyer readers an exclusive... Read More

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When (if Ever) to Use Hilton Honors’ Points & Money Option

We are nearing a full year of experience with the new 1-H Hilton Honors programme. One of the biggest changes has been to the Points & Money award option, where... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Qatar Airways add Mykonos to its network for the summer

(Editors note: Apologies this is a bit late… if you had the week I had…) It seems that Qatar Airways is trying its hand at different types of routes, with... Read More

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Why You Might Want to Avoid Istanbul and Turkish Airlines This Autumn

Regular readers know that I frequently fly with Turkish Airlines. This is mainly due to an incredible travel hack I enjoyed in 2017. But I also am quite fond of the... Read More

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Huge Rebates on Hilton Stays with Some Smart Deal Stacking

A couple of days ago I wrote about how you can stack a bunch of different Hilton Honors deals together to theoretically stay at some Hilton Hotels for free using Honors... Read More

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Is the 50% Booking.com Rebate Back??? + £15 Credit For Everyone

I’ve written before about the generous (up to) 50% Booking.com rebate offer, in association with American Airlines, that sometimes crops up. The way it normally... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Still haven’t brought your valentine flowers? Lots of cashback and points to be had!

Yes. This for the UK crowd. I’m sure the rest of the world can spend this Clinton Cards/Hallmark holiday in the way I’m going to spend it.  So... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Virgin Atlantic re-introduces an A340-600, and gives it a special paint job

Virgin Atlantic have pulled a plane out of storage, and pressed it back into action – after the appropriate safety checks and a special paint job. G-VNAP –... Read More

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Save 40% on Virgin Atlantic Reward Flights to/from Miami

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is running a limited-time promotion for reward flights to/from Miami. Reward prices in all classes are reduced by 40%: Economy – 7,500... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
London City Airport Re-opens for business

After the discovery of World War II ordnance, it has thankfully been removed safely. The net result is London City Airport is re-open for business. According to Robert... Read More

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How to Transfer SPG Starpoints to ANYONE – Quickly and Easily

If you’ve ever wondered how to transfer SPG Starpoints to other people quickly and easily, wonder no longer! You might already be familiar with SPG’s own... Read More