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InsideFlyer is coming to the UK… tomorrow
We hope you’ve noticed that things have been a little quiet at euflyer for the last couple of months. There’s good reason for that – we’ve been working hard on bringing InsideFlyer to the UK market.
What is InsideFlyer UK?
In short, it’s a dedicated resource for the UK-focused frequent, or not so frequent, traveller. Whether it’s travel tips, deals, advice, miles & points angles or indeed anything else UK travel-related, we are here to inform and assist you. Plus the site comes complete with a UK-dedicated travel forum: that is pretty much a first.
Use of “airplane”, “deplane” or indeed any other Americanism will result in instant forum suspension*.
As well as dedicated UK articles and forums, we will also be bringing you a variety of targeted deals and travel tools. The InsideFlyer brand has some great connections, and rest assured we will be making the most of them, for your benefit.
Sneak preview? The forums are already up and running – you can sign up, read and contribute here:
We may be part of the InsideFlyer brand, but we of course are, and will remain, a UK-focused resource. It’s our absolute reason for existing.
*Ah no it won’t, but we really will be working hard to ensure the forum remains at all times relevant to the UK market, wide a net as this may be at times.
We’ll be back…
You may have noticed (at least we hope you have…) that euflyer.com has not posted for a little while. There’s a reason for that: some big changes are coming.
We are aiming to rebrand and relaunch later this year, and will keep you fully informed of developments. Needless to say, we are aiming for the new website to be as useful a resource as it possibly can be for the European traveller, and are very excited about the developments.
In the meantime, are you interested in joining us..? (more…)
euflyer.com’s Hilton discount codes section – updated and rebooted
One of the most popular areas of the euflyer.com website is our Hilton discount codes section, which details all current promotional codes and special offers available at Hilton hotels globally.
Following a recent change in advertising partner, we have tidied up and fully updated this page to ensure that all existing Hilton promo codes, Hilton discounts and Hilton sales are set out in a straightforward and accessible manner, with direct links to the Hilton discounts wherever possible.
We also include link to some free Hilton HHonors points, and a fast-track to Hilton HHonors Gold status.
There are some good value deals about at the moment. Some of the offers currently featured include: (more…)
Turkish Airlines: Far East Business Class flights at €1157 (£819) return
The excellent Turkish Airlines is running another incredible promotion on long-haul Business Class flights departing from Oslo, Norway. You can see all the offers below, but the stand-out fares are probably the Business Class returns to Bangkok at 9,698 NOK (€1157), Cape Town at 12,600 NOK (€1504), Mumbai at 9,736 NOK (€1162) and Seoul at 13,500 NOK (€1612).
You can also work a free stopover in Istanbul into the trip (see our review of the Turkish Airlines Business Class lounge in Istanbul here).
You need to book by 15 June 2015, and travel no later than 15 December 2015. Availability is currently very good.
The Business Class offers are (all-in, return): (more…)
Convert your Emirates Skywards miles to (almost) hard cash
Emirates has recently signed up as a partner of Heathrow Rewards, meaning you can now convert your Heathrow Rewards points to Emirates Skywards at a 1:1 rate.
Interestingly, however, Emirates Skywards has also joined Heathrow Rewards as its first “transfer in” partner. This means you can convert your Emirates Skywards miles into Heathrow Rewards points at a rate of – ahem – 6,000 Emirates Skywards miles for 2,000 Heathrow Rewards points.
The Fly Smart discount – a potentially good use of your Miles&More miles
Lufthansa’s regular Mileage Bargains are a popular and often good value way to spend your Lufthansa Miles&More miles. Given Lufthansa’s high tax charges, getting a substantial discount on the miles you pay when redeeming them can make all the difference between a good, and very bad, value redemption flight.
The problem we have with the Mileage Bargain option is that availability is always very limited in terms of where you can fly to, and the available dates.
As a result, one useful alternative we use is Lufthansa’s Fly Smart flight awards. In short, these discount M&M redemption flights by roughly 50% of the miles needed, provided that you book online between a maximum of two weeks and a minimum of two working days prior to departure.
UK British Airways American Express cards – bonus Avios increased
The bonus Avios that you will earn on the UK British Airways American Express has been boosted to 10,000 Avios on the standard free card, and 26,000 Avios on the Premium Plus card (£150 per year).
To get the fully boosted amounts, you will need to be referred for the card (see below): without a referral, you will earn 1000 Avios less in both cases.
Full summaries of the cards, and details of how to get a referral, are as follows: (more…)
Review: Qantas lounge Hong Kong airport
The flagship lounges in Hong Kong airport are obviously the various Cathay Pacific offerings, so when my BA flight directed me to the Qantas Business Class lounge, I was somewhat curious as to what I’d find.
I was, however, instantly impressed. The lounge is spacious, modern and extremely well-stocked with quality food and drink.
With the exception of a spa area (which can often be limited in their appeal, and slightly gimmicky), the Qantas lounge provided everything I could reasonably look for in a business lounge, and did it very well. (more…)
Do these 1000 free miles set a dangerous precedent?
Alaska Airlines is currently offering 1,000 free miles to people who tag their checked baggage themselves, via a home printout.
All very good, I hear you say, and in many ways you’re right. 1,000 bonus miles for a few second’s work is clearly a good deal. So, as self-tagging almost certainly follows home check-in as a widespread practice, let’s hope other airlines follow this trend and pass their savings on to you with free miles.
So where’s the danger? (more…)
sub-£100 return flights from London to Iceland
We have recently made something of a song and dance about the fantastic fares that WOW Air are currently offering between the US and Europe – with transatlantic flights available for as little as US$150.
However, WOW Air’s key market is Europe to Iceland and, with that in mind, it’s worth focusing on some excellent prices it is currently offering from London Gatwick to Iceland (KEF), with return flights in April, for example, available for as little as £96.15 all-in return. (more…)