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Bits: BA Black Friday offers, Heathrow statement on Waterside, double Heathrow Rewards points

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News in brief:

More British Airways Black Friday deals

We covered the British Airways ‘£1008 Club World’ Black Friday deal extensively last week – it is still bookable until tomorrow.  Details are here.

It seems that there are other good deals tucked away in the BA reservation system which, for some reason, BA is not promoting much.  Johannesburg is £1800 return in Club World, for example, which is impressive for the Christmas period.

There are also decent First Class offers to North America on the routes where Club World is £1008 based on two travelling.  New York is selling for £1808 in First for example, and that only requires one person to travel.

That is not a bad price at all.  You can justify the premium over Club World with the extra tier points, Avios, individual seating and Concorde Room access.  I’m not sure I have seen BA First Class sold this cheaply before.

These deals need to be booked by Monday night for travel between 18th December and 2nd January.

Heathrow statement to Head for Points re Waterside

Last week I mentioned the widely reported story that IAG’s CEO, Willie Walsh, only found out that his own headquarters building was to be demolished for the third Heathrow runway when he saw the Airports Commission report.

Heathrow Airport sent me the following statement in response:

“British Airways has been consulted on the detail of our expansion plans throughout, including options for the relocation of Waterside ahead of the submission to the Airports Commission.

We are optimising our plans and are determined to work with our airlines to deliver them as cost efficiently as possible, which in turn will keep our airline charges as close to flat with today’s charges as possible.”

Heathrow Rewards

Double Heathrow Rewards points

Finally, Heathrow Rewards is offering double points on all transactions over £20.

This deal runs from 14th November to 31st December.  Double points only applies to base points.

No registration is required – you will receive the bonus automatically.

Remember that you can still get 2,500 Heathrow Rewards points if you sign up before the end of the year and spend £150 in one day.  These convert 1:1 into Avios, Virgin, Etihad, Emirates or Lufthansa miles, amongst other rewards.

Comments (51)

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  • Genghis says:

    “We covered the British Airways ‘£1008 Club World’ Black Friday deal extensively last week”
    “Last week I mentioned the widely reported story that IAG’s CEO”
    Does HfP follow the convention that the week starts on a Sunday?

    • Chris says:

      I suspect the readership of HfP is higher on weekdays. I know I have more routine for checking in each weekday morning than I do at the weekend. So subconcsiously I see HfP as a weekday tool, so anything from the preceeding Monday to Friday would be last week to me.

    • Alan says:

      I know that I do, I guess I just picked it up from my folks, plus the calendars we had on the wall were setup that way. Interestingly the ISO definition is actually for Monday, which I hadn’t realised. Both options are available in Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.

  • Genghis says:

    As a reminder, the 2.5k HR points also works on buying currency at Travelex (pre-order in advance for better rates). Like other readers, done this a few times. I also got written confirmation from HR that currency orders were included in the offer.

    • Alex W says:

      Also works the other way round. I had some spare USD and got the 2500 HR points after converting them back to GBP. I couldn’t find any way to order in advance though, so got a crap rate. But I needed the cash and the £ had nose dived so it was worth doing for me.

  • Danksy says:

    Heathrow rewards is great timing, I just splurged £4.6k at the airport and got a huge 24,000 points… this included the bonus 15,000 plus the double up plus 250 points for reserving for pickup on the way back through! That’s over 5% back

  • Nick says:

    OT: can anyone please remind or link to the method of adding Amex offers to all your other cards (replacing the number in the offer URL). Can this also be done if I have already saved an offer to my card.

    Specifically interested in the Apple £30 back on £200 spend offer and looking to buy a new MacBook

    • Temp says:

      You copy the save to card url and change the “sorted_index=” to the number of the card you want it added to. Not sure how it would work if you have already saved the offer.

    • Johnnycl says:

      Have you considered buying from Harrods and benefiting from £30 back per £100 instead?

  • Nick says:

    Can anyone confirm if only a max of 4 Harrods gift cards can be used per transaction?

    Also, is it possible to buy Apple gift cards, from the Apple concession shop inside Harrods?

    • Rob says:

      Go to the Harrods Rewards desks (3rd or 4th floor) and they can merge gift cards together. I have done this.

    • m says:

      Is it possible to buy Apple and pay with harrods gift cards?

      • TGLoyalty says:

        In the Harrod’s concession, yep

      • Johnnycl says:

        Paid for an iPad today with three Amex cards at Harrods so no need to mess around with gift cards if you don’t want to.

  • Jeremy Isaacson says:

    Seems like too good to be true or am I missing something? It’s coming up as £6 for membership and first visit included.

    Rob happy Sunday and thanks for the site. Let us know if you can release some additional tickets for the hfp Xmas bash as I’d love to come.

    • Catman99 says:

      You are mis-reading the offer….it’s £6 to buy a 50% discount on a subscription ;0)

  • planesailing38 says:

    OT: CX lounge in T3 to re-open tomorrow morning.

  • Bobby says:

    OT but BA related, cancelled return flight Syd to Singapore put on quantas flight times ok but lost the seat selection i had paid for, ended up in middle 2 of a 4. Can I claim this back? Thanks

    • Alan says:

      Should definitely be due those fees back when you didn’t get the service you paid for – not sure how much hassle BA CS will put you through though.

      • Bobby says:

        Thanks for reply I will get on at them

        • planesailing38 says:

          BA CS was surprisingly efficient when I contacted them for a refund of fees. Was sent a form to fill in if I remember correctly.

      • Peter K says:

        Just a quick thanks Alan for putting me on to that Sainsburys offer!

        • Alan says:

          No probs, I picked it up myself from comments here then verified limits in store thanks to nice checkout rep! Have done it 4x now – not bad for £20, 380 Nectar points and £400 more towards my Amex sign up target!

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