Which airline frequent flyer schemes work with British Airways?

Booking Tips Posted on January 13th, 2016

British Airways has a loyalty scheme, the “British Airways Executive Club” Membership earns you points, called Avios, and Tier Points, providing status, lounge access, free advance seating etc. Avios can be used to discount future ticket purchases via the airline website or they can be transferred to Avios.com where you can spend them on hotel […]

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British Airways Sale

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on December 23rd, 2015

Many of you have been waiting for the Boxing Day and January Sales to see if prices drop. Well, here you are – Christmas has arrived early! Book between 17th December 2015 and midnight 2nd February 2016! Most economy fares are valid for departures through to 8th or 15th December 2016 Most Premium and Club […]

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Where to find cheapest flights to Bangkok with EVA Air

Booking Tips Posted on October 14th, 2015

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the lowest fares may be on the EVA website and they would be, except that their website technology is limited in that you can only request an economy return fare or a premium economy return fare but not economy in one direction and premium in the other. EVA Air […]

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No Seat Choice on British Airways Hand Baggage Fares

Booking Tips Posted on October 14th, 2015

For frequent travellers and business travellers the choice of seat is usually quite important. Whilst we may suffer a middle seat on an occasional leisure trip, for business travellers it can be quite an annoyance. Save on average £30, or £15 each way for a “no-bag fare” and you will not be allowed to choose […]

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Exceptional one-off British Airways Flash Sale

Discounts & Sales Posted on October 13th, 2015

Fly in Club Europe Business Class from just £150 return to the following European Cities Departures from Gatwick between 3rd November 2015 and 29th February 2016 Naples Venice Malta Nice Rome Innsbruck Bordeaux Faro Marrakech Alicante Vienna Geneva Seville Friedrichshafen Genoa This is a “flash sale”! For complete details and bookings visit this British Airways […]

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Why do we recommend Hotels.com for Business Travel?

Booking Tips Posted on July 15th, 2015

There are many choices available when you need to book a hotel. COMPARISON SITES Sites like Hotels Combined, who we feature on our hotel page, will provide you with an overview of availability from a large number of online travel agents and hotel booking companies. Hotels Combined is great for research and also finding availability […]

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BA Economy and Premium Economy Sale Extended

Discounts & Sales Posted on July 15th, 2015

The British Airways Sale that was to end yesterday, has been extended Book before midnight, Tuesday 21st July The sale prices are for economy (World Traveller) class and Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) Most fares are for departures September 2015 through to 2016 Example prices in Premium Economy, Dubai, from £650, Florida from £874 Most […]

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Flash Hotels Sale – Book today Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 25 June

Discounts & Sales Posted on June 24th, 2015

For 48 hours only, Hotels.com is offering discounts of up to 50% That’s for bookings made today and tomorrow and the offers are for a selection of hotels in most European Destinations including Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Venice Florence, Vienna, Lisbon, Scandinavia. Thanks to this and their fabulous reward scheme, Hotels.com is fast becoming […]

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Important new rule regarding car hire

Booking Tips, Industry News Posted on June 18th, 2015

Some of our clients occasionally rent a car and our useful sites page includes links to the best companies to use. We now include a link to the DVLA under this car hire section. Within 72 hours of picking up a vehicle, you must now register your driving licence number and National Insurance number together […]

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Virgin company rewards programme

Booking Tips Posted on June 14th, 2015

Virgin offers their reward programme for your company in addition to the traveller individual frequent traveller memberships. If your company has at least 2 employees you are eligible to join the scheme, but it requires that you book frequently with Virgin: At least 3 Upper Class trips a year in Upper Class or 5 trips […]

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Can I upgrade using Avios after buying my ticket?

Booking Tips Posted on May 22nd, 2015

Yes you can, providing that there is availability in the limited upgrade “class”. Upgrading economy class to premium economy class You can only upgrade more expensive tickets, NOT the cheapest fares. The more expensive BA fare classes that you can upgrade from, are described as Y, B and H class and these are the highest […]

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As one sale ends, another BA sale begins

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on May 21st, 2015

The economy class sale ended just a couple of days ago but British Airways has today announced a first and business class sale Key Points Book by Tuesday 9th June (inclusive) – You have until 23:59 to complete the transaction online! Many destinations include travel up until May 2016 Long-haul flights from Heathrow and Gatwick require a […]

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British Airways Sale – Book before Tuesday 19 May.

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on April 30th, 2015

The current sale from British Airways is targeted at leisure travellers. Most business-related travel is excluded by the fare rules. For example, with a few exceptions, reservations require a Saturday-night stay, a minim three night stay and advance booking of up to 1, 2 or even 3 weeks. And fares are not refundable once purchased […]

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Avios Devaluation – should you spend your Avios before 28th April?

Booking Tips, Industry News Posted on April 22nd, 2015

On Tuesday, 28th April, the Avios reward programme is changing. EARNING AVIOS: Rewards, for travel with British Airways are to be reduced significantly, for those clients that choose the lowest priced fares. The new rewards for the lowest fares will be just 25% of current levels! If you’re buying a low-priced fare, you should no […]

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Free car hire for up to 2 weeks with British Airways

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on April 20th, 2015

Using economy flights to the US as an example, the return airfare for 2 adults and 3 children, flight only, was costing a total of approximately £4,700 Choosing a Flight + Car option and the price was practically identical, depending on the vehicle choice. The inclusive rate included a People Carrier such as a Dodge Grand Caravan. […]

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What is the best flight search engine?

Booking Tips Posted on March 1st, 2015

There are many flight search companies available online so it’s essential to understand the reasons for using one company in preference to another, especially if you research and book travel frequently. And especially if you’re arranging travel for business. There are several factors to be considered when choosing the best flight search engine: Accuracy. Does […]

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British Airways Free Upgrade to First Class

Discounts & Sales Posted on February 4th, 2015

Pay for a business class return ticket and travel in First Class in one direction. This deal only applies to the higher business-class fares, not the cheapest Saturday-night-stay fares. Probably not the fares you’d normally choose to pay. But if they are the only available prices for your trip, you should take advantage of this! […]

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BA Christmas & New Year Sale, Business Class £1,007 each

Discounts & Sales Posted on November 28th, 2014

Book by midnight Thursday 4th December to take advantage of this sale. It only applies to departures Saturday 21st December to Saturday 3rd January 2015 Full details from the BA Website here

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Are the new Eurostar trains good for your business travellers?

Industry News Posted on November 17th, 2014

Eurostar has unveiled their new fleet of trains. This provides a much-needed and overdue upgrade. Eurostar trains were beginning to look a little tired! They continue to offer three classes: Standard class Economy seating, low fares, no free refreshments, Fares:  £69 – £309 return from 25th November: Paris: £69 – £347 Brussels £69 – £316 […]

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Marriott Hotels – another reason why to book direct

Booking Tips, Industry News Posted on November 17th, 2014

We’ve always recommended that you book Marriott hotels directly on the Marriott website because their rates match the online travel agents. And booking direct has other advantages: The hotel will have the guest name immediately Additional flexibility if there’s a problem as you’ll be able to deal direct with the hotel rather than via an […]

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Eurostar Sale for travel 5 January – 12 February 2015

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on November 14th, 2014

January is traditionally a quiet month for Eurostar for leisure traffic so the train operator is offering return fares from London to Paris and to Brussels for just £59 return! That’s just £29.50 each direction! We’ve checked and seen good availability except for evening departures. Especially Friday evenings For just £10 more you can travel […]

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Strike News in Europe November December 2014

Industry News Posted on November 14th, 2014

Belgium – National Strike – Updated 7th November 2014 Due to a national strike in Belgium on Mondays 08 and 15 December, Eurostar services to Brussels are likely to be affected with trains only able to operate to and from Lille Europe. As a precautionary measure, Eurostar has closed sales on all Brussels services on […]

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Flash sale – 50% off all hotels in China with Hilton

Discounts & Sales Posted on November 10th, 2014

Bookable only this week (by 15th November) but for stays up to 31st December 2015! Take advantage of this 50% discount by using this code to achieve the discount: PR11RO Example, Conrad Hong Kong   Or the Hilton Shanghai Key Points: Offer valid at all participating Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels across Mainland China, Hong Kong and […]

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How to book completely free domestic flights on British Airways

Booking Tips Posted on November 3rd, 2014

If you are redeeming Avios flights within Europe, you can include domestic flights within the UK for free! Routes that apply to this include Edinburgh-London-Edinburgh Glasgow-London-Glasgow Manchester-London-Manchester Belfast-London-Belfast Example: Redeeming Avios for a flight London-Geneva-London and include free flights Edinburgh-London-Edinburgh. When on the British Airways site, find the flights you need for London-Geneva-London and the […]

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BA Business Sale – Book by midnight Wednesday 12 November 2014

Booking Tips, Discounts & Sales Posted on October 31st, 2014

This sale is for Business and First Class travel but will not apply to people booking business travel, unless they can comply with the following general restrictions: The sale is for “selected travel dates” only. Most fares require that you stay a Saturday night, except flights city airport. And many fares require that you book […]

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