News in brief:
75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points
Until 28th February, you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 75%.
The page to buy points is here – log in and see what is available.
This is not the most generous offer IHG has had, and it is also staggered:
- Buy 5,000-19,000 points, get a 50% bonus
- Buy 15,000+ points, get a 75% bonus
I wouldn’t buy speculatively with a 75% bonus as I am fairly sure that a 100% bonus for everyone will be along in a few months. If you need to top up your account in advance of a planned redemption, however, you might as well do it whilst the bonus is on. It is also worth buying if your IHG Accelerate promotion has a ‘buy points’ target you need to hit.
It’s 20 years since Heathrow Junction railway station opened (and closed)
For those of a certain age, this article published last week is worth a look.
In January 1998, Heathrow Junction railway station was opened in record time following the partial collapse of the tunnels being built for the Heathrow Express. You would travel from Paddington to Heathrow Junction and connect to a waiting bus to be transferred to the terminals.
Six months later, with the collapsed tunnel rebuilt and full services able to begin, it was closed.