Bits: free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Gold, bonus points with Official Heathrow Parking
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News in brief:
Free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Alliance Gold members
I wanted to run a reminder about this offer as it appears to be running indefinitely now. If you are have Star Alliance Gold status via any of the 21 Star Alliance frequent flyer schemes, you can upgrade to First Class for free on Heathrow Express.
There is a snag. You need to have to buy a full fare Heathrow Express standard class ticket. It isn’t quite clear what they mean by this – I know that people who have used the Mastercard discount have been OK but you are still buying a full fare ticket that way, albeit cheaper. It isn’t clear if discounted Advanced Purchase tickets are excluded – they probably are.
You simply buy a standard class ticket as normal, sit in First Class and show your Star Gold card to the conductor when he passes through. Full details can be found here.
400% more Heathrow Rewards points with Official Heathrow Airport Parking
Heathrow Rewards and Official Heathrow Parking have launched a decent offer for the Summer.
For parking booked by 2nd August via the official Heathrow parking website, you will receive 5 Heathrow Rewards points per £1 spent instead of 1.
At Heathrow Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Avios or various other airline schemes, you are effectively getting 5 Avios per £1.
This offer is not on the Heathrow parking website but was circulated by email to Heathrow Rewards members and does not appear targetted. Points are credited within 14 days of entering the car park.