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100 free Heathrow Rewards points (=100 Avios) for downloading their app

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Heathrow Airport has launched its very own Heathrow Airport Guide app aimed at helping you find your way to and around the airport and to maximise your use of its facilities.

It is available for iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones.

This might not sound hugely exciting to experienced travellers.  However, according to an email I received yesterday, I will receive 100 free Heathrow Rewards points if I download the app before 31st July.

The only condition is that I link my Heathrow Rewards card to the app – which I would need to do anyway so they know where to send the 100 points!

There is no indication that the offer is targetted.  Previous Heathrow Rewards offers which have been emailed to selected members have worked for everyone.

The app also contains all of your Heathrow Rewards data, including your points balance and a list of all recent transactions.

Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards points can be transferred at 1:1 into:

Lufthansa Miles & More

Etihad Guest

Emirates Skywards

Avios / British Airways Executive Club

Virgin Flying Club

albeit a minimum transfer of 250 points is needed.  You will earn 1 point for every £1 you spend at Heathrow, including Official Heathrow Parking and Heathrow Express.  Foreign exchange earns 1 point for every £10 swapped.

If you are not already a member, the best deal (I think) is here.  You will earn 2,500 points (=2,500 miles) for signing up and spending £150 in one day before the end of the year.

Comments (34)

  • Gareth Morgan says:

    What’s the app called? I searched the IOS app store for heathrow rewards and found nothing.

    • Keri says:

      Heathrow Airport Guide – I found it straight away for my Windows Phone 🙂

  • Gavin says:

    Just as a warning the virtual HR card I have in Apple Wallet rarely scans properly so it’s worth holding on to the plastic card in your wallet. Otherwise they have to type in the number which may not make you popular if theres a queue!

  • Metatone says:

    Sort of on topic, sort of not.

    What’s the best strategy for taking an early flight from T3 and not being completely shattered?
    I can stay in Central London, so I could book a minicab and avoid the hassle of a hotel.
    But could I stay in bed noticeably longer if I booked a hotel on Bath Road? Or somewhere in between?

    • Genghis says:

      Depending how early, you can get from central London to T3 in hardly any time. However, I’d book a Hilton Garden Inn at Hattons Cross room for really early morning flights.

    • When it comes to Hilton Group hotels I’ve stayed at both Hilton Garden Inn at Hatton Cross, Hilton at T4 and Hilton at T5.

      If you’re departing from T4 then Hilton at T4 is the best option – a five minute walk through the enclosed / covered walkway and you’re in the terminal. Hilton Garden Inn is the next best option, it’s one tube stop before Heathrow.

      If you’re departing from T2, T3 or T5 then Hilton Garden Inn is the best option – it’s just a short stroll from the hotel to Hatton Cross Underground the one stop to T2 & T3 and two stops to T5.

      Hilton Heathrow T5 is 4.8km away from T5 in Colnbrook. It’s not possible to get a cab from the airport as the drivers refuse to take you such a short distance. Your only option is Hotel Hoppa – H57X takes 18 minutes to get to T5 and H57 takes 26 minutes to get to T5. If you need to get to T2, T3 or T4 then you need to allow extra time to connect via the Underground (free if you use Oyster or a contactless payment card), Heathrow Express or London Bus.

      It’s a fantastic hotel with fantastic restaurants, bars and Executive Lounge. If time and using Hotel Hoppa there and back isn’t an issue then it’s a great place to stay the night before jetting off on holiday.

  • I’ve just spotted a Heathrow Rewards offer for Malaysia Airlines – save 5% off Business Class tickets and 15% off Economy Class tickets on their flights. Book here using promotion code REWARDS1.

  • harry says:

    Means you could grab the Hilton T5 £80, get 11.5% off = £72, add on the bus fare £2 = £74 for a Hilton room @ airport

  • Rob says:

    I am doing a piece on this tomorrow, lets see what other examples appear.

  • Craig says:

    I often book the NCP at Hilton T5 separately. It includes Hoppa tickets which can be picked up at hotel reception and is much cheaper than booking via Hilton, around £65 for 2 weeks if you open an NCP account.

  • Andrew H says:

    Does anyone know off hand what the secret hotel descriptions for the Hilton T5 and T4 are on lastminute.com? I can’t work out which ones they are.

    • harry says:

      Hilton T5 = Colnbrook plus the trip advisor numbers are approximately the same (TA & SH)