Exclusive Heathrow Terminal 2 offers for Star Alliance Gold and Silver members

If you have a Star Alliance Gold or Silver membership card, a number of special offers have been launched which can be redeemed at the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow.  This is now home to all of the Star Alliance airlines, amongst others.

The link with the offers is here.

For Gold members, the best one is a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express.

You can redeem this as many times as you like up to May 31st.  Note that you must be travelling on a full-fare Standard Class ticket which means that you cannot link it to the 12% discount for MasterCard holders which is currently available.

Taxi sculpture Terminal 2 Heathrow

The other offers are valid for both Gold and Silver cardholders:

10% off at WH Smith when you spend £10

50% off Heathrow Meet & Assist

10% off Heathrow Valet Parking

50% off Heathrow Porter service

£20 off £100 spend at Thomas Pink

£10 off £150 spend at World Duty Free

free drink with a meal at The Gorgeous Kitchen

Apart from the Heathrow Express deal (which requires you to show your Star Alliance Gold card), the other offers are more flexible and it seems you only need to quote the relevant code.  See the site for more details.

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  1. Jonathan says:

    Is there a good status match offer at the moment for star alliance gold?

  2. Totally out of the blue, last week, I received a statement from Cathay regarding my gold card, which expired at the end of March. The statement showed my membership expiring April 2016, got the same for my wife as well. An unexpected bonus!

    • Ooh, there’s good news. I hope they do the same with mine, due to expire in September.

  3. Do any hotel schemes offer upgrades on Heathrow Express? I’ve got status on Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental, but no Star Alliance.

  4. OT question: Do points earned on food bills count as qualifying at IHG hotels? Especially on a reward stay,

  5. AndyGWP says:

    Nice quiet thread for me to go off topic… 🙂

    1) Got offered the Amex Platinum Credit Card (as you have covered in the past) as a “companion” to our Charge Card, with an offer of 3000 points if we spend £500 within 2 months (IIRC) – easily hit this but the points haven’t landed. Is there a different process of the Credit Card points hitting your account than with the Charge Card

    2) If I cancel my Charge Card (with 132k points), and luckily retain my Credit Card as you have previously mentioned, then are the 132k points still accessible even though the card is cancelled? I always assumed it would be merged into one big MR pot, but they are listed under the seperate cards within my account

    • Had the same problem. Messaged to ask for the accounts to be merged and then for the bonus points to be manually added.

    • Not necessarily the same, but with the Gold Card equivalent credit card I had spent just over £500 but the MR points were just under (for no apparent reason). When I made a further small purchase to take MR over 500 the 3,000 bonus appeared immediately.
      Hope this helps.

      • AndyGWP says:

        Cheers – on 495 points so will spend a fiver and see what happens 🙂

  6. Strictly speaking Air India still uses T4!

  7. Modern Day Sinbad says:

    Do you have to be flying with a Star Alliance airline on the day to use the Heathrow Express upgrade? I can’t see any T&Cs, so I suspect not.

  8. Eric says:

    I had a MasterCard discount standard ticket and used my *Gold card for a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express, ticket conductor did not even had a close look at my *Gold card and said thanks when he saw the cards in my hand and only scanned my Heathrow Express QR ticket… no questions or issues with MasterCard discount code.