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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 (heathrowexpress.com/avios) so you cannot combine this with the current ’20 Avios per £1 spent on Heathrow Express tickets’ offer.
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.
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