Heathrow Airport First Flight video 2016

Heathrow: The First Flight

Given London Heathrow's dominance of the UK market, I'm not sure that that airport has any real need to advertise. However, there's a first time for everything: For 70 years we have been the first step on your journeys into the world, and the warm welcome home when you return. To mark this momentous occasion, we have launched our first ever television advert, 'First Flight'. Explore the airport through the eyes of a child venturing on their first journey, and rediscover the magic of flight.

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GordonRamsay picnic bag

The rise of carry-on flight food as options for those travelling from Heathrow T5

In recent times two well-known British brands have both launched options for those flying in economy but wishing to eat well whilst on their flights. First to launch back in late-2014 was Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food, with their range of onboard picnics: When you're travelling, you may be strapped for time and in a rush to catch your flight, but that doesn't mean you should have to miss out on enjoying a tasty meal. Pick up a Plane Food Picnic as you pass through Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5, and you'll be able to...

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BA extra £100 off holidays

Receive an extra £100 off British Airways holidays in the New Year sale – book by 12th January 2016

The BA New Year sale is not a bad promotion, with some good savings across the board - both on standalone flights (in all classes) and on holidays (which BA defines as a bundle of flights and hotel, car hire or both). The sale runs through until 2nd February 2016, with trips needing to be taken by a variety of dates later in 2016 (the Ts & Cs are quite complex and vary by offering and destination). BA don't like to make this stuff easy! However, news has reached me that BA is...

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BA 'Gourmet Dining' menu

Testing BA’s new pre-order menu service

Pre-ordering menu selections isn’t new of course, It has been available in business and first class on many airlines for a number of years.  However, BA have taken this a step further and have begun to offer a small but varied selection of special pre-order menus in economy (World Traveller) class. This new initiative was launched in April, and is currently on trial on a limited number of transatlantic routes.  Fortunately, this included the LHR-PHL service that I’ve taken as the outward leg on this week’s trip to Portland. The option to...

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BA makes major changes to the Executive Club

This announcement has just come through: On 28 April, we’ll be making some changes to the Executive Club that will mean you’ll notice a difference to the way you earn and spend Avios with us. We’re making these changes to provide more opportunities for you to spend Avios on reward flights as well as to ensure that the Executive Club continues to deliver a competitive and rewarding loyalty programme for the future. 9 million reward seats will be available this year. From 28 April we guarantee that more than 9 million reward seats...

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Qatar Airways logo

Attractive deals on Qatar flights to the Middle East from London via Doha, end Friday

Qatar Airways have just released exclusive specials from London to the Middle East, with return prices starting from as low as £295 in economy. For four days only, you can book tickets to most of Qatar Airways top-selling cities, including: Dubai - from £295 Abu Dhabi - from £295 Kuwait - from £295 Bahrain - from £300 Muscat - from £305 Sharjah - from £400 These prices are only available until this Friday (23nd January 2015) and travel must be completed before 31st March 2015. The significant restriction is that all outbound travel must be via flight QR004.  This is a daily flight, leaving Heathrow...

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Etihad New Year sale – ends 16 January 2015

It is customary for many of the airlines to launch sales at this time of year, and 2015 has proved to be no different. Etihad Airways have one of the best sales I've seen so far, with the significant discounts available for travel through to 30 October 2015.  Bookings must be made by 16 January, so there is little time to lose. Flights from London and Manchester are included, and both economy and business fares are available. Some of the headline rates are include: London – Mumbai – From £410 Manchester – Abu Dhabi – From £410 London...

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