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Free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express for BAEC members

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(EDIT:  This offer has been extended to September 30th)

British Airways and Heathrow Express have joined up to offer a FREE upgrade to First Class if you book a Heathrow Express ticket before August 31st.  You can travel at any time until the end of November.

This offer is ONLY available if you book via the dedicated Heathrow Express / British Airways website.  The good news is that you will also receive a handful of Avios points with your purchase.

The discount only shows if you click through from (Heathrow Express does this quite often these days with special offers).  You need to visit this page on and then click the link to go to the Heathrow Express site.

Heathrow Express

The (minor) downside is that the upgrade is not genuinely free.  You can currently save 12% on a Heathrow Express ticket by using the special MasterCard offer I outlined here.

This means that the upgrade is costing you the 12% differential in ticket price between the BA site and the MasterCard site, albeit this is offset by the 100 Avios earned.

Comments (32)

  • Robin says:

    Imagine you’re a tourist, you fall for the Heathrow Express ticket touts as you come out from arrivals and pay the exorbitant fare … and when you arrive at the platform you see a Heathrow Connect about to leave and only taking 3 minutes longer in journey time and at a fraction of the cost. Welcome to Britain?!
    What’s worse is that the electronic departure boards are placed at platform level after the ticket office thus making it difficult for even those in the know to make a proper choice …

  • Roger Wilco says:

    Just a note – the booking page said 400 Avios for a 1st class r/t ticket.

    Thanks for the tip, a free upgrade is always better than a fist in the eye 🙂

  • ComeFlyWithMe123 says:

    Extended to 30th Sept 2014