Etihad awards

Etihad Airways wins ‘World’s Leading Airline’ for the sixth straight year

Etihad Airways have been awarded the highly coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Airline’ for the sixth straight year at this year’s World Travel Awards. In addition to winning ‘World’s Leading Airline’, Etihad Airways scooped up two further awards ‘World’s Leading First Class’ and ‘World’s Leading Cabin Crew’. Read more about Etihad Airways at the World Travel Awards here....

Stuart McIntyre

Flybe launches ‘Purple Wednesday’ flash sale – 15,000 tickets at £15

Flybe have launched a one day sale, with 15,000 one-way tickets available for a flat fee of £15: Purple Wednesday has landed! Take advantage of our fantastic offer on selected flights for TODAY only (keep an eye on the countdown clock!) Available for travel between 05.01.15 and 11.02.15. Whilst not all destinations are included, there is a very good selection available. Perfect for a weekend in the warm in January! Also, don't forget that Flybe is now a member of the Avios scheme (accumulating mile points but not tier points, sadly). Another reason to check...

Stuart McIntyre

BA Holidays offer two free hotel nights in Europe when booking transatlantic flights

This is a useful deal for those based in the US or Canada. This week, British Airways Holidays are offering 2 free hotel nights in Europe with the purchase of transatlantic flights. The offer runs from the 1st -8th December 2014, and is valid for travel between December 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 with airfare and any additional charges paid for in dollars (US or Canadian). As usual, there are some terms that need to be understood - here are just the key ones: The 2 free nights hotel accommodation is based on double, triple...

Stuart McIntyre
Etihad - The Residence

Etihad continues to reimagine flying

Great to see examples of true innovation around the airline industry - new ways of servicing passengers, new cabin packaging, improvements to catering and the like. Sadly it's not all that common these days, with commoditised offerings being the order of the day. Etihad seems to be flying the flag for inspired cabin design though. Their 'Flying reimagined' page gives a little insight into their ideas for luxurious travel in the future, e.g.: The Residence (aboard an A380) With a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite bathroom, The Residence by Etihad is the only three-room...

Stuart McIntyre
Expedia Spring Sale

Expedia launches Spring Sale

Whilst many business travellers will look to book direct with the airlines and hotel chains in order to get their loyalty miles or points, or else will be pushed to use the chosen corporate travel agency, there are still good reasons to use online travel services such as Expedia. One of the most common situations I find myself in is having to book short trips across the Atlantic to the USA, often at the last moment. That travel pattern tends to make airfares extremely pricey, in the region of £1,200-1,500 for...

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BA Boeing 777

BA announces discounts for May and June breaks

Sadly for parents of school-age children such as myself, the best deals on cash fares and holidays are still usually to be had prior to the school breaks. For those that can get away in May or June, BA have some good deals on offer this year. Some of the packages that took my eye include: Barcelona Flights + 2 nights Hotel from £120pp Nice Flights + 2 nights Hotel from £125pp Abu Dhabi Flights + 3 nights Hotel from £475pp Mauritius Flights + 7 nights Hotel from £856pp Austin Flights + 3 nights Hotel from £772pp You can see a...

Stuart McIntyre

The best time to book flights

Interesting perspective from Peter Greenberg on the best timing for getting a great deal on flights: There is a specific time to to book your airline tickets: Wednesday at 1 am, just one hour after Tuesday midnight. Why? Turns out, most low airfares seem to appear between Sunday night and Monday night. And then, when people find those fares, they have 24 hours in which to purchase them. At midnight Tuesday, all the discount fares that weren’t purchased come flooding back into the airline’s computer systems. And that’s when you strike. You can’t do...

Stuart McIntyre