News in brief:
Did you win 18,000 Avios from Avis?
Do post below if you won but didn’t contact me yesterday. I would be interested to see how many of us won.
Star Alliance Gold free Heathrow Express upgrade is back
It seems that Star Alliance and Heathrow Express have kissed and made up. After a brief hiatus, I have now had a couple of reports that conductors are again now allowing Star Alliance Gold cardholders to upgrade to First Class for free on Heathrow Express.
Air Canada even emailed its elite members about the offer this week so I confident that you won’t be sent down to Standard Class if you give it a go.
Melia Rewards launches Autumn sale
Melia has also launched a brand new INNSIDE four-star business hotel in Frankfurt this week – see here – which has low opening rates at the moment.
You need to book here by 31st October for stays until 31st January. You must sign up to Melia Rewards to get the full discount – the maximum saving for non-members is 30%.
How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (August 2022)
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE MeliaRewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Hilton Honors Gold and Radisson Rewards Gold status.
You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)