Club Eurostar

In December 2017, Eurostar relaunched its two loyalty schemes - Eurostar Frequent Traveller, aimed at the business traveller, and Eurostar Plus Points, aimed at the leisure market - as Club Eurostar.  Club Eurostar is explained in detail in the articles below.

 

Our articles also show how to redeem for free Eurostar travel using Eurostar points or American Express Membership Rewards points.

 

You receive free entry to Eurostar lounges if you take out the American Express Platinum charge card. Our review of the card is here.

Exclusive competition: Win 5,000 Club Eurostar points plus top-tier Carte Blanche status

Today we’re launching a great competition in association with Eurostar to celebrate the launch of Club Eurostar. You can win enough Club Eurostar points for two Anytime return tickets in Standard Premier. You will be able to travel to any destination, on any day you want […]

Bit: 10% off duty free voucher, 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus ending, Club Eurostar launches

News in brief: Save 10% off duty free purchases at Manchester and Stansted Biza is offering 10% off all purchases, excluding tobacco, at its duty free stores during December. You need to print off the voucher which can be found here. The discount is valid […]

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have had news yesterday about the new Eurostar loyalty programme. The name is Club Eurostar. We have analysed the changes below, and added some information which you weren’t told.  We […]

What I know about Eurostar’s new loyalty programme – and the Paris lounge revisited

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have received an email yesterday announcing the merger of the two schemes into an, as yet unnamed, new programme. The little news we have is here.  The date for the […]

Is Eurostar Frequent Traveller ‘part pay with points’ a decent deal?

Over the weekend we are looking at whether it is worth using your Virgin Flying Club miles as part payment for a booking.  (Short answer: it isn’t). We’ve also looked at ‘part pay with Avios‘ quite a bit recently for British Airways tickets. I thought it was […]

My review of the excellent new Eurostar Business Premier Lounge in Paris

This is our review of the new Eurostar Business Premier lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris. Every now and then I get to do something fun but slightly odd for HFP – like going to a different country for the day and not leaving the […]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: The great new Eurostar lounge in Paris

Anika was in Paris on Friday for a private view of the brand new Eurostar lounge at Gare du Nord. It seems that it could, potentially, be the smartest railway lounge in the world.  It opens to the public today (Saturday). We will have a full […]

Avios dropping Eurostar redemptions – what are the alternatives for free tickets?

On Thursday I wrote about how, from January 1st, you will no longer be able to earn or redeem Avios points when booking a package holiday via avios.com. The changes to avios.com redemptions on January 1st actually go a little deeper.  You will also not […]

My review of Business Premier on the brand new Eurostar e320 trains (Part 1)

Slightly later than anticipated, for which I apologise, this is the continuation of my review of my recent Eurostar trip to Paris on the new e320 trains. The first part of this report, covering the Eurostar lounge at St Pancras, is here.  A companion article […]

My review of Business Premier on the brand new Eurostar e320 trains (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of the Business Premier and Standard Premier service on the new Eurostar e320 trains.  Part 1, also published today, can be found here and includes my thoughts on the seats and some background information on the new fleet. […]

My review of the Eurostar lounge at London St Pancras

A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to try out the new Eurostar e320 trains on a trip to Paris.  That review will follow in a couple of days. First, however, I got to review the Eurostar lounge at St Pancras again. One […]

How to book Eurostar tickets using Amex Membership Rewards points

In a day or so I will review my recent trip on one of the brand new Eurostar e320 trains – keep an eye out for it. Today, I wanted to remind you about the ease with which you can use American Express Membership Rewards points […]

Bits: 10% off Etihad fares with Amex, Eurostar flash sale to Marseille & Lyon, £278 J to Paris with Air France, The Railway Children tickets

News in brief: 10% discount on Etihad flights for Amex cardholders Etihad is offering a 10% discount on flights in all classes to American Express cardholders.   You need to book via this special website here. The last day to book is July 15th although you […]

Eurostar introduces ‘part pay with points’ – a decent deal?

Eurostar Frequent Traveller (not to be confused with Eurostar Plus Points, their leisure-based loyalty scheme) announced on Thursday that it was introducing a ‘part points, part cash’ redemption option. Here is the new range of pricing: Standard Class, return 900 points, or 700 points + £30, or […]

Eurostar launches Lyon and Marseilles in May, redemptions priced at Paris rate

Eurostar is gearing up for the launch of its new route to the south of France in May.  Trains will head to Marseilles via stops in Lyon and Avignon – both of the latter have previously benefitted from Summer services but will now be served all […]