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News in brief:

Heathrow Express launches £15 Saturday tickets

Following the end of its £15 August promotion, Heathrow Express will continue to offer discounted tickets to passengers on a Saturday for the rest of the year.

A one-way ticket purchased on a Saturday will cost £15, a saving of £7.  A return ticket will be £25 – importantly, the return leg can be on any day of the week.

This price is available at the station as well as for pre-booked tickets.  You may find cheaper tickets available via their website if you are prepared to book well in advance – they can get as low as £5.50 each way at weekends when booked three months in advance.

Children under 15 continue to travel free so the net cost for a family of four, with two young children, will be £50 return if you travel outbound on a Saturday.

These tickets will not be available via the Avios site ( so you cannot combine this with the current ’20 Avios per £1 spent on Heathrow Express tickets’ offer.

Etihad A380

Etihad sale now on

Etihad is currently running a sale from the UK.

To be honest, it is not hugely exciting, at least in Business Class.  Edinburgh to Singapore for £1758 is good, but charging £2800 for Sydney in Business is excessive (£1999 is my target fare for a good Sydney deal – Stockholm to Sydney on Qatar Airways goes for that).

£1800 in Business to Bangkok, which is currently massively oversupplied with seats, is also high.  £2300 to Dubai is also £800 – £1000 more expensive than I would expect for a ‘sale’.  £1685 from Edinburgh to Delhi is more interesting.

You need to book by 4th September for travel by 15th July 2018.  The list of UK sale fares is here.

My review of the Etihad A380 Business Class studio – which is probably the best business class product out there, except for the poor wine list – is here.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (August 2022)

Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

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.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (7)

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  • RussellH says:

    O/T IHG

    Just checked my current Accelerate page and all targets are now showing completed, following a stay last Thursday – except the additional bonus 1500 points for a stay in August. Odd, when that one stay completed two other targets…

  • Luke says:

    Whta is a good target price in business to Hong Kong?

    • Rob says:

      Qatar has done it for under £1000 in the past but realistically I think £1500.

      Picking 14-21 November at random, cheapest to HK seems to be €1,500 from Brussels on BA (unless you fancy going to Cairo and paying €1,200 on Emirates).

  • Tilly says:

    Just recieved an email about the BA sale now on. Book by 26th September.

  • Beatrix says:

    Have you seen any good deals ex Europe to Brisbane or Auckland travelling Easter 2018? How come
    there has been hardly any good sales
    in Business or PE long haul the last
    few months?

  • Wallace says:

    Hi I am more interested to know why QR has not run itsusual Festival Sale this time of year yet.

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