Programs: VS Red, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold, Virgin Amex.
New magazine for FC members
A couple of days ago I received a copy of the new Flying Club newsletter - a glossy magazine called 'i-fly'.
It is only 16 pages but has a couple of useful bits in it, including details of the new 'Twilight check in facility' that allows LGW flyers to check into their flight between 3.30pm and 9pm the day before their flight! Useful if you are staying locally the night before, but not so good if -like me- you arrive early at check in to try and bag the exit row seats!
The magazine also includes detail of the new Lagos, Hong Kong and SFO flights, as well as details of the current offers and promotions for FC members.
All in all - not a bad read. But, my statement was even better reading, I am only a few K short of my 150,000 goal!!
I wonder how the 'Twilight' check in will work at the Airports. VS operations at LGW are normally closed down around 3pm, LHR about an hour later. As all the flights depart/arrive within an 8-9 hour period, they are not distributed through the day.
I'm confused re your comment about VS operations closing down at LHR around 16:00pm. An NY flight deaprts daily at 20:30, Jo'berg around 21:30, first flight into LHR is around 7am! Anyway, Twilight check-in is LGW only.
Interesting aside: there appear to be different versions of the magazine for different membership tiers. The Gold mag's competition prize is for two tickets (VS and Ansett) to Oz. Silvers only get a trip to NY. (I guess Red tiers can compete for a wet weekend in Bognor )