During a recent weekend mileage run/very mini-vacation to the UK, I enjoyed a night at the Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4, conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Terminal 4.

This airport hotel is a fantastic option if you have a long layover in London and don’t want to schlep into the city. The property is clean and very new. The staff is quite welcoming and friendly. My room was nice, homey, and comfortable.

Food and beverage were — fine.

We’ve posted a number of mileage runs with long Heathrow layovers or options to spend the night. I highly recommend staying at this hotel.

Like most airport hotels, it’s not a destination property where I’d vacation for days on end. (“Hey, kids! How excited are you to stay for our week at the Holiday Inn Express Heathrow?!” crickets)

That being said, this is what I experienced during my visit.

Delta flyers in the Midwest: we found two London winter weekend mileage runs for you – and one involves an A350! Our previous London mileage post was good for West Coast and East Coast travelers (especially those based in Delta’s official new hub). But I felt bad because there was nothing for our Midwestern readers. But I just found these deals from Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow for ~$448! One of the options includes a ride on the new A350! They’re Main Cabin “V” fares and bookable on Delta.com. The trip starts Friday afternoon, December 6 from ORD and returns late Sunday evening, December 8. You have Saturday afternoon and evening to enjoy London. Winter markets will be open — that alone is a great excuse to go! Several different routings are available for this price. There are some $10 cheaper options but the CPM isn’t as appealing as these.…

A couple of interesting mileage runs to London — including one from LAX alternative Burbank! — crossed our radars! Hollywood-Burbank (BUR) to London Heathrow (LHR) Mileage Run: 12,306 MQM at 4.1 CPM! Flights in and out of BUR have traditionally been a tad spendy. For the past dozen or so years, Delta’s service has consisted of a handful of daily regional connection flights to SLC. But now that ATL mainline service begins July 8, the mothership seems eager to fill that route! Here’s what I found: Departing Friday, November 8 Returning Sunday, November 10 Outbound: BUR-SLC-CDG-LHR. Return: LHR-ATL-BUR MQMs: 12,306 Main Cabin Cost: $510.43 (4.1 CPM!) Basic Economy Cost: $370.43 (3 CPM!) This trip is bookable on delta.com. The Paris to London hop is operated by Air France; all the other flights are Delta metal. When I checked, there were several departure times available: 7:10 AM, 10:19 AM, and 1:00…