NEWS AND OFFERS: Heathrow Fashion Week bags, Get a 1,000 bonus Avios and Langham’s 1865 Privilege Club closing

Heathrow launch limited-edition tote bags for London Fashion Week

Heathrow has announced a new partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) ahead of London Fashion Week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BFC NEWGEN initiative. Limited-edition commemorative bags designed by some of BFC NEWGEN’s most famous alumni have been unveiled at the airport and will be available to passengers travelling through Heathrow throughout 2024.

While stocks last, passengers flying from Heathrow this year will have the opportunity to get one of the exclusive bags. Designers Ahluwalia, Giles Deacon, ROKSANDA, Christopher Kane, ERDEM, Mary Katrantzou and Halpern have each donated a unique print for the range of bags. The new range is available now from retail pop-ups and shops across Heathrow, including Harrods, Case, WHSmith and World Duty Free.

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Available exclusively at Heathrow, the new line of products has been designed by previous recipients of the BFC NEWGEN initiative, which has promoted emerging fashion talent since its establishment in 1993. The BFC NEWGEN 30 commemorative bags range from £9.99 to £70.00, and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to the BFC Foundation, which plays a pivotal role in supporting the next generation of creative talent in the UK fashion industry.

Every bag in the collection has been produced by Bags of Ethics, using sustainably sourced cotton through an ethical supply chain. It’s a shame the bags don’t really seem to have much to do with travel or, indeed, Heathrow, which would have been nice.

To launch the new range, Heathrow is also offering passengers the opportunity to experience a first glimpse of fashion as it hits runways this season. One competition winner and a friend will enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a London Fashion Week show in September and an overnight stay at Treehouse London.

Fraser Brown, Retail Director at Heathrow, commented: “Heathrow is proud to have collaborated with the British Fashion Council on this project and to be using our platform to showcase the work of emerging fashion designers to travellers from all over the world. Passengers visiting Heathrow this year will be able to take part in celebrating London Fashion Week, with access to exclusive new products from creatives at the forefront of design, as well as those working to make the fashion industry more sustainable.”

To learn more about Heathrow’s collaboration with the British Fashion Council and to find out how to win backstage tickets to London Fashion Week, visit


1865 Privilege by Langham to close

Infinity Suite Bathroom at The Langham, Chicago
Infinity Suite Bathroom at The Langham, Chicago

Langham Hotels has announced that its 1865 Privilege loyalty program will close on Wednesday, 28 February 2024.

You will still be able to enjoy all programme rewards, benefits, and privileges until the end of the day on 28 February. From Thursday, 29 February 2024, you will no longer be able to access your online account nor be able to utilise any membership rewards, benefits and/or privileges. If you have any questions, there are some Frequently Asked Questions.

In February, Langham plans to launch something new. Let’s hope that it will be as good as 1865 which could be quite generous. 


BA Amex: Spend £200 or more cumulatively to specific destinations, get a 1,000 bonus Avios

A new offer has appeared on some British Airways American Express cards. It is pretty restrictive, though and only applies to certain Cityflyer flights.

The offer allows you to collect 1,000 Avios when you spend £200+ in one or more transactions online at British Airways by 10 March 2024.

The offer is only valid on direct, round trip flights between specific airports for the first 50,000 Cardmembers to save the Offer. 

Here are the routes it is valid on:




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