A little later than originally planned, the new Heathrow Rewards website – the replacement for BAA WorldPoints – has finally launched.
The link is here. The short version is heathrow.com/rewards and not rewards.heathrow.com, despite what my link shows.
Very little has changed so far.
Here is what I spotted:
Some of the more eclectic rewards (eg discounted Business Traveller subscriptions) have gone
The minimum conversion for all airline miles (Miles & More, Virgin, Avios, British Airways) has reduced to 250 points which gets you 250 miles. Virgin and Miles & More previously had a 500 points minimum.
You can now transfer Heathrow Rewards points from one person to another. See point 7 of the rules here. You can make up to four transfers per year.
The wording on sharing a card between a family seems to have been tightened up and in theory you cannot now do this (which is probably why transfers are now allowed). It remains to be seen if I will have problems using my wifes card, which I normally do.
The website does not auto-fill the first 8 digits of your card number, which makes it a lot harder to memorise! However, if you log-in and go to ‘Update My Details’ you can tick a box to make your log-in ID your email address.
Members will receive 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi in Heathrow, compared to the 45 minutes of free Wi-Fi available to the public.
Did I miss anything new? Please post below. Presumably new cards will be dropping through letterboxes in the coming days.
So far, no juicy sign-up bonuses have appeared, but I would expect something soon.