TODAY ONLY: Win a return luxury London airport transfer with REAL Transfers

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Thanks to luxury transfer company REAL Transfers, I am running a special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours.

Between now and midnight, you can win a return Mercedes E-Class transfer from anywhere inside the M25 to Heathrow or Gatwick!

The car can carry up to three people and up to three pieces of luggage.

We ran a competition with REAL back in May and it was a success.  I bumped into their CEO at World Travel Market last month and he was keen to repeat it.  The timing is hopefully right for anyone planning a Christmas getaway from Heathrow or Gatwick.

About REAL Transfers

REAL is a dynamic company specialising in high quality passenger car transfers.  Their core business focuses on transfers to and from London airports and cruise ports, into and out of London and other UK destinations.  Customers are a mix of private and corporate clients, families and holiday-makers.

Unlike London-centric companies such as Uber, they are able to provide cars and drivers anywhere inside the M25 and for travel anywhere in the UK.

REAL believes that quality should be reflected in the appearance of their drivers, how they behave and how their vehicles are presented and maintained.  Every driver who works for REAL is interviewed by their management team.

If you are interested in giving them a try, they are currently running a promotion which offers a free guaranteed upgrade from a standard car to a Mercedes E-Class or equivalent.  Simply enter code RTLUXTD on the REAL Transfers website.

The competition will run for just 18 hours and closes at midnight tonight. I will draw a winner tomorrow morning and pass on their details to REAL Transfers.

You must be a UK resident to enter.  Logically, you want to live inside the M25 as the prize is a return transfer from anywhere inside the M25 to either Heathrow or Gatwick!

Real Transfers

How to enter

I am using the same automated entry software that I used for other recent competitions.

You are allowed one entry per person and all you need to do is complete your email address in the form below.

Your details remain private – they will not be shared with REAL Transfers and will not be used by Head for Points for any other purpose.

The rules

You can see the detailed rules by clicking on ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget. In summary:

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the UK and have a UK postal address. If you are currently outside the UK you will not be able to enter – you will need to email the link to a friend who is in the country!

Entries are limited to one per household

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Monday 14th December

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

REAL Transfers

Good luck! The winner will be notified within 48 hours of the competition closing.

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  1. Did a Kabbee booking LHR-LGW last month, Ford Galaxy like Addison Lee.

    Nice driver, £59 to Kabbee, tipped him a fiver.

    Would use again, esp. If I got another £10 evoucher.

  2. Rob you fixed the link from the widget but not the “if you can’t see” link

  3. hi, one question which has nothing to do with the post sorry. BA just advised me about a flight changes (flight moved 20 min earlier), am I entitled to cancel the whole flight and get reimbursed (both avios and cash)? many thanks for your help

    best, Jay

    • Not unless the time change is more than 2 hours, or the original flight was cancelled.

    • Talking of which, BA have downgraded my mum and me from First to Club on an upcoming Avios redemption trip next year (aircraft change, so no longer a First cabin). Shame, as my mum’s never experienced First, and this would probably have been her only chance. Interestingly, they initially listed the flight as cancelled and replaced with an identical one – same flight number, route, departure time etc, just a different aircraft. I wonder if they do this to get out of their EU261 obligations? (I gather cancellations notified more than two weeks out do not incur compensation, whereas there doesn’t appear to be any similar time constraint for involuntary downgrades, from what I can tell – and invol downgrades incur a refund of 75% of the ticket price apparently, so I can see why they might want to avoid it ;-). That said, they haven’t actually notified me – no email, no call, no apology, not even a refund of fare difference, never mind anything in the way of compensation or EU261 rebate etc. I only found out by chance because I happened to go into Manage My Booking to check something. Not particularly helpful on the phone either – I used a 241 voucher, so no option to switch to another airline, and no First availability on other flights within a few days; and if they do switch back to an aircraft with First, they won’t automatically re-upgrade us, it will be up to me to keep checking and hope for the best. I assume at some point they’ll at least refund me the Avios fare difference (not sure how, if at all, they’ll account for the effective devaluation in my 241 voucher…) but I’m curious to know whether EU261 applies and if so, how that would be calculated, given the 241… Anyone had any similar experiences? Thanks,

      • Lady London says:

        British Midland once sent me a flight cancellation email for an award booking I had made. I checked online. The flight was a few weeks ahead. It was still available online, still the same flight number, and it was still possible to purchase new seats online. I phoned the airline. They said my flight had been rescheduled. They said I was now on a flight 4 hours later. They told me I would receive an email telling me this in the next few days.

        I commented the flight was still there on the schedule, still the same flight number, and it was still possible to purchase a new seat on it. They said the flight was overbooked as it was a perfect timing for the end of an important football match in the city that day. I thought huh? if it’s overbooked then why is it still possible for me to book a new seat online then? I explained I already had a 3 hour wait at the airport for this flight. I did not want to make it a 7 hour wait. They put me back on the flight. I concluded the airline decided to offload an award booking passenger in order to resell the seat at a high price. Could this be your case Jon? I am wondering if they feel they will need your First Class seats for a revenue booking. As it means so much to your mother, personally I wouldn’t leave it there or would try to cancel completely and get something else to use your 2-4-1 in First.

        • Thanks Lady London – that wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest 😉 But apparently in this case it is due to an aircraft change, with First no longer being sold on that flight. These things happen – but what annoys me most is the complete lack of communication from BA. If I hadn’t happened to log in to MMB I’d still be none the wiser… :-/

          • I use ‘My Flights’, which is a really useful apps which notifies any changes to bookings well before any communication from the airlines.

          • Agree it’s a great app (and website too for those of us not on iOS!), unfortunately AA block 3rd party access to their reservations – particularly annoying given they’re the airline probably most likely to make schedule changes!

          • Thanks Danny and Alan. I’ll check it out. Although I still think the onus should be on the airline to proactively notify customers of changes – I mean an email can’t be that difficult, surely (they have all my details on file)…

          • Totally agree, Jon! Sadly I also find their systems are pretty useless at picking sensible alternative flights and acknowledging or picking new flights never seems to work online, with BA at least.

  4. I assume I’m being thick, but I can’t find anything about return journeys on their site. Do you have to book two singles?

    *waits for someone to point out bindingly obvious ‘RETURN’ option*

  5. “you can win a return Mercedes E-Class transfer FROM anywhere inside the M25 to Heathrow or Gatwick!” – (capitalising is mine).

    I assume that means you can’t originate at the airport, i.e. the journey must begin at your home / office / airport etc.

    Pretty silly restriction if that’s the case.

    Also, how long is the prize valid for? Can you make the journey in June 2016 for example? Poor attention to detail all round imo.

    • Hardly. These are intelligent, reasonable people.

      If you won it & wanted to go Airport – Hotel/ Office – Airport, I am sure they would be perfectly happy to help.

      • Exactly. REAL is a small hands-on business and I’m sure they will do what they can to fit in with your requirements. Going back to the story of the Qatar prize winner from the weekend, for example, I was obliged to give him the small print talk over availability – in reality, he rang Qatar, told them the flights he would like, the London office said they were not in the ‘free travel pot’ but they would speak to Doha, and two hours later he had the exact flights he wanted – forthe longest flight he could possibly have requested, New Zealand. Similarly, the person who won our Air New Zealand competition has a family and ANZ was happy to do them a deal on an extra seat to go with their Skycouch.

  6. Well then isn’t it prudent to state that in the article? The validity period still remains a mystery though…

    • Robbie if you have a problem with the competition then move on and don’t enter it, nobody else seems to have an issue, just apply common sense.

  7. And the winner is ….. ????

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