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 points can be transferred at 1:1 into:
Lufthansa Miles & More
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.