Eurostar is about to launch a major sale on its Standard Class tickets.
The sale goes live in a day or so – it may even be live by the time you read this. However, members of Eurostar Frequent Traveller were given this link here in order to book before the massive advertising campaign starts.
It is important to note that you don’t need to be a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller to book via this link. At the end of the booking process, you can click ‘check-out as guest’ and you pay without needing to register.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there was surprisingly good availability at the £59 level for Friday out / Sunday afternoon back tickets to Paris.
You need to book before September 16th, although the good weekend seats won’t last long once the general public starts to book. You can travel between 30th September and 19th December, with a couple of black out periods.
(EDIT: The first screen on the website seems to be playing up this morning. When it shows a white box on the day you want, indicating no sale seats, click through anyway. The £29.50 seats are still there!)
Remember that American Express Platinum cardholders can use the Eurostar lounges in London and Paris. No guest are allowed, although if your partner has your Platinum supplementary card then that will be fine. (Here is my full Amex Platinum review if you are a regular Eurostar user and like the idea of getting the card purely for lounge access.)