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Qatar Airways sale – more superb value in Business Class

While Etihad often comes close, Qatar Airways continues to lead the field in excellent value for long-haul Business Class flights, with long haul Business Class as low as .

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The latest round of ex-Europe deals offer best value from Scandinavia, but there is a number of good value options available on departures from the UK, including London to Bangkok at £1830 return, Cape Town at £1910 return and Hong Kong at £1925 return.

The other stand out deals available from the UK and Europe are as follows: (more…)

Great value on family holidays with Hilton India

On the face of it, the Hilton India sale (or “Great Indian Travel Deal” as Hilton have grandly named it) – offering 20% off on stays until 31 July 2015 is a good value if fairly standard offer.

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However, for travelling families (and particularly those with two kids) it is a potentially superb offer, given the additional benefits thrown at your children. In addition to the headline 20% discount (and so rates starting from $53 a night), families will benefit from:   (more…)

Hilton hotel sale frenzy – big discounts in Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and India

Hilton hotels have a number of regional sales on at present, collectively covering much of the globe. With reductions widely applied at 30% to many of these properties, and in some cases going as high as 35%,  it’s worth having a look. You will also get double points on stays!

hilton hotel sale

First up is the Europe, Middle East and Africa sale, which offers discounts on rooms of up to 35%. You need to book before 23 August, and stay before 27 September 2015. While it is technically a “weekend” sale, discounts are largely applying throughout the week.  (more…)

Big discounts on Etihad flights from Edinburgh

To celebrate the launch of daily flights from Edinburgh, Etihad has launched a sale on Economy and Business Class flights from this UK starting point.

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You need to be quick though – the offer runs until 8 June, 2015, and is valid for travel from 8 June to 15 July 2015 and then 11 August to 10 December, 2015.

The discounted prices are impressive, in particular in Business Class, and are as follows: (more…)

June Miles & More “Mileage Bargains” – half price flights with Lufthansa

Lufthansa has just released its list of June Mileage Bargains, allowing you to redeem your Lufthansa Miles & More miles for Lufthansa redemption flights in Economy Class and Business Class at half the mileage cost (or almost half, or sometimes better than half).

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This post has a full analysis and guide to booking Mileage Bargains. In short, it’s a great opportunity to get good value long-haul Business Class flights with Lufthansa.

Given the enormous range of departure points and destinations, it’s quite hard to give comprehensive examples of available bargains, but some stand-out offers currently available from the UK and USA (and bear in mind you can easily select from various global departure points) include:


Hilton hotels at US$25 a night

Owing to a potent mix of technical issues and holiday, euflyer.com spent much of this and last week offline. As such, we have not yet flagged the 100% bonus on purchasing Hilton HHonors points, that many other sites have already reported on.

cheap hilton hotels

So, you almost certainly already know about this deal, which lets you buy Hilton HHonors points for just 5 US dollar cents each. The offer ends on 17 June, 2015.

However, what is worth remembering – and separately flagging – is that there is also a select number of Hilton (Category 1) properties where you can stay for just 5,000 points per night. As such, in buying points at this 100% bonus rate, you are paying US$25 per night for your stay at these hotels.  (more…)

Starwood SPG Hot Escapes – up to 44% off Starwood hotels globally

It’s Hot Escapes Wednesday again. Every week by 11.00 am GMT on Wednesdays, Starwood Hotels releases its “Hot Escapes” list: a selection of heavily discounted Starwood hotels rates worldwide. You can book up until Saturday, for stays within the next 6 weeks.

starwood hotel sale

Importantly, you get an additional 5% off the already reduced rate if you are a member of SPG, Starwood Hotels’ loyalty programme. Given that this is free to join, everyone can benefit instantly from the additional saving.

The full list of today’s currently discounted SPG Hot Escapes properties is available here. The main focus this week is Asia Pacific, with 27 hotels reduced, although there are also 18 properties in North America, and 14 in Europe.

Some highlights include (with additional 5% discount applied):


1000 bonus SPG Starpoints on stays until 31 August 2015

Starwood hotels’ summer “Make It Count” offer is now live: 1,000 bonus Starpoints will be awarded for all stays of two nights or more that include a weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or Thursday Friday and Saturday in the Middle East).

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You need to register for this promotion by no later than 15 August, and you will collect the SPG bonus Starpoints at any Starwood hotel worldwide, provided that your stay is before 31 August 2015. (more…)

UK Etihad sale last day – Far East Business Class return from £1619

Today (3 June 2015) is your last chance to book flights in the Etihad UK Early Summer sale.

etihad sale

While a lot of noise has been made about Qatar Airways’ hugely discounted Business Class fares, particularly from mainland Europe, this is a great opportunity to buy some very good value Business Class flights – with the option of leaving from London, Edinburgh or Manchester.

The flight window is fairly tight at 1 July to 14 July, but if you are after a great value July break, this is worth a look.

The deals from London Heathrow are as follows: (more…)

Double Hilton HHonors points – offer extended to 1 August 2015

Hilton has just extended its straightforward Q2 2015 promotion. You will now earn double Hilton HHonors points or airline miles on stays until 31 August 2015 – you can choose which.

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To be clear, Hilton ordinarily lets you “double dip” on your points earning: you can either earn Hilton points (and more Hilton points), or Hilton points and airline miles. The “doubling up” for this promo will therefore work as follows: (more…)



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