Emirates launching service to Porto

Emirates are launching a new service to Porto, Portugal starting from this summer. This offers it a strategic position in the northwestern Iberian Peninsula for both passenger and cargo traffic.

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Avios integration with fintech app Monese – free €5/£5 sign up bonus

Monese fintech app now integrates your BAEC and Avios accounts. I thought I would give this a try and test its sign up process.

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Qatar Airways free A380 First Class upgrades for flights out of Frankfurt to selected destinations – limited availability!

To celebrate Qatar Airways launching A380 to Frankfurt they are offering free upgrades to First Class. If you act swiftly your chances are actually quite good due to the qualifying criteria.

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The European Union abolishes legalisation and Apostille for important life certificates

If you ever need to deal with cross-border government authorities in the European Union then starting this week you may not need to acquire an Apostille for many certificates.

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British Airways BOAC centenary livery arrives!

Yesterday British Airways hosted an event to welcome G-BYGC repainted in classical BOAC livery. This post also tells you when and where you can track the plane.

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British Airways “Help Me!” online portal – the one-stop shop when travel gets disrupted.

British Airways have just launched a new online portal to help those with disrupted travel. At first glance this appears to be organised nicely and even requesting EC261 compensation looks easier too.

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Heathrow Express to accept Oyster Cards and contactless payment…but other cheaper ways exist!

Starting next week Heathrow Express will be accepting Oyster Cards and also contactless payment cards. But please note these won’t be the cheapest available tickets!

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Review of JAL Business Class Lounge, Frankfurt. (Also used by British Airways, American Airlines etc.)

This is my review of the Japan Airlines (JAL) Business Class lounge at Frankfurt Airport. This lounge serves those flying British Airways, American Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Japan Airlines.

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Goodbye SPG, Hello Marriott Bonvoy!

It is the end of an era as Starwood Preferred Guest brand is dissolved and Marriott Bonvoy comes to life. See what changes are happening for all its members around the world.

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How do Spanish Frequent Flyers celebrate Valentines Day? With a 25% discount on Iberia Gift cards of course!

Iberia are offering 25% discount on gift cards purchased through their special landing page. Note a few basic restrictions but you can potentially save €125 very easily on your next flight.

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AMAZING fare – Portugal to Brazil round trip business class for only £1056 / €1200!

LATAM have a very good fare between Portugal and the two biggest cities in Brazil which is attractive for tier point collectors who also fancy exploring Brazil for a bit.

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Air France (Joon) to introduce daily flights between Paris and Porto – effective 31st March

Air France are increasing their frequency of flights between Paris and Porto. This will be of great help to business and leisure travellers alike.

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My Review of Staybridge Suites, London Heathrow Airport.

Here is my review of the newly-opened Staybridge Suites at Heathrow Airport. I have lots of photos of the reception, communal areas, my room, breakfast and other facilities offered by the hotel.

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ENDS TODAY – 50% off £100/€100 Amazon order through Amazon Business

Your final call to receive a 50% off voucher to use on Amazon Business. This applies across all of Amazon’s EU sites and you can use the EU Reverse Charge Mechanism to have your products delivered to you at 0% VAT.

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Great Deal: 2p per Avios for “Part Pay With Avios”, until Tuesday 12th February 2019.

British Airways have a very good deal to spend Avios at a rate of 2p each when you use the “Part Pay with Avios” option when booking flights. Certain restrictions apply and are discussed in this post.

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