Since last March, Mastercard has been running a special offer of 12% off Heathrow Express tickets. This deal is scheduled to run until 31 January 2016.
Until 15th November, they have raised their game even further. The discount is increased to 20% for the next 8 weeks.
Note that you MUST click through from the Mastercard site every time you use this discount. If you try to bookmark the landing page for Heathrow Express and then return to it later, the discount will not show.
The discounted prices will show up automatically when you reach the Heathrow Express website. You do NOT need to add anything into the Promotional Code box on the booking page.
Here are the prices available via this link, with the normal prices in brackets:
Single £17.20 (£21.50), Return £28.00 (£35)
Single £23.60 (£29.50), Return £42.40 (£53)
If you have more than 500 Heathrow Rewards points, you can redeem those during the booking process for an additional discount of £5 per 500 points.
Whilst you are NOT offered the box to insert your Heathrow Rewards number if you use this link, I can confirm – from recent personal experience – that you can get around this. If you are a registered HEx user and your Heathrow Rewards number is in your profile, you will receive the points.
Remember that children under 15 now travel free on Heathrow Express at all times. Coupled with this 20% discount, you may find that the HEx is now more competitive than you thought.
PS. Heathrow Express has also launched some HUGELY aggressive ‘advanced purchase’ fares. I will cover these tomorrow but you will be shocked by how low they have gone – as cheap as £5.95 each way if you buy 90 days in advance.