Bits: get Plaza Premium T5 for £15, Lufthansa adds family accounts, 10% off BMI Regional

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News in brief:

Get access to the Plaza Premium Terminal 5 lounge for just £15

Yesterday I reviewed the new Plaza Premium departure lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 – click here.

It is a classy but small lounge.  You cannot get in with a Priority Pass or Lounge Club card, so your only options are cash (the Plaza Premium booking page is here), showing an American Express Platinum or Centurion card or using DragonPass.

It turns out that DragonPass is running a few promos at the moment with selected partners that can get you into Plaza Premium Terminal 5 from just £15.

The best deal is £15 for O2 Priority customers (buy a £1 O2 SIM in your local newsagent and register it for O2 Priority if you don’t have one).  An offer code is needed.

There are similar deals – the ones you are most likely to qualify for are for Daily Telegraph subscribers (£18, code TELEDP17) and Addison Lee customers (£20).

The Addison Lee offer does NOT require an offer code so this one is available to everyone.  Register for an Addison Lee taxi account if you want to strictly play by the rules.  Use code WELCOME15 when you sign up and you’ll get £15 off your first Addison Lee ride.

Please note that yesterday both the O2 and Addison Lee offer sites were being very buggy and there is no guarantee they will be working properly today.  The Telegraph site was working OK.

Full details of all the Heathrow Plaza Premium lounges can be found here.

Lufthansa to launch family accounts for Miles & More

Lufthansa has announced that its Miles & More frequent flyer scheme will offer ‘mileage pooling’ from May.

This is potentially very interesting.  It will allow two adults and up to five children to share an account.  This will allow me to put the 14,000 miles that my wife has to some use.

What is not clear is how this impacts expiry.  I have the UK Miles & More credit card (closed to new applicants) so my miles do not expire.  My wife does not and her miles will start to expire as they reach the three year anniversary of being earned.  Will family accounts allow every member of the pool to be covered by the most generous expiry policy of its members?

If nothing else, you should be able to earn some miles by signing up your kids for JetFriends.  Whilst it isn’t mentioned on the home page, new JetFriends accounts come with a 2000 miles bonus – no flying required – and this will presumably be merged into your family account once pooling is launched.

You can find out more on the Miles &  More website here.

Save 10% on BMI Regional flights

One thing I picked up on my trip to ITB in Berlin this week was a discount code for BMI Regional.

Discount code captain will get you 10% off your next flight.

It is valid for bookings by, and travel until, 31st December 2018.  Codeshare flights are excluded.  The discount only seems to apply to the base fare.

You still get complimentary drinks, snacks and checked baggage with BMI Regional too!

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  1. Karen says:

    OT. Has anyone else had any issues with the bonus points from the Membership Rewards to Hilton posting? I did the transfer on the 31st January and deleted the email and now Amex are saying the offer doesn’t exist.

    • Tracy says:

      Mine posted fine, got last lot of bonus points on 15th Feb for a transfer on 31st Jan.

  2. OT – Marriott Travel packages,
    Just had email from Marriott, that they are offering 10% bonus miles on travel packages, I guess this will stack with the 35% miles bonus that BA are offering, so their usual 120k miles become (120 x 10% x 35% ) 178k

    Seems a very generous offer

    • New Card says:

      Nooooo I’ve just redeemed for 2 of these for the 35% bonus (without the 10% uplift)…
      Interesting that they’ve decided to do a promotion on these – am hoping this signals they’re not going away after the SPG merger

      • Roger says:

        Saw this too.
        Not too sure, if it not for UA (United Mileage Plus only)?

    • JamesB says:

      Did your email say avios? Mine is for United. Hence my earlier question. I heard about it yesterday before receiving email confirmation this afternoon. I thought it was for the RewardsPlus scheme.

      • JamesB says:

        I should add that RewardsPlus seems to attract a 10%bonus anyway so it is ubclear if email just refers to that or if it is an additional 10%.

    • New Card says:

      Ah, that would perhaps explain it. I think UA RewardsPlus always has a 10% bonus offer from Marriott.

  3. Tracy says:

    O/T I know this is asked just about every day but is there a current gold to platinum upgrade link? Thanks 🙂

  4. Tracy says:

    Sorry another O/T, I am trying to transfer MR points to Starwood, what is the work around for inputting your SPG number? I sort of remember something about adding zeros…….?

    • Roger says:

      IIRC, it is four leading zeros before actual numbers

      • Tracy says:

        Lol, I tried four zeros at the end earlier in the week and the points have been returned to my MR account. Will try zeros at start….

    • JamesB says:

      I recommend you call them Tracy. I called yesterday to both register and transfer. I was told it would take up to two weeks but points hit my SPG account today.

      • Tracy says:

        Will try a few zeros at start of account number, if no luck I will give them a call, thanks

  5. Roger says:

    Men took two days to transfer, although it was to an already registered account.

    • JamesB says:

      Yes, I was very surprised as the amex rep said yesterday that SPG were very slow at the moment.

  6. Hingeless says:

    We could do with a complete list of all the lounge types you get can access to with an amex platinum card, Amex don’t provide this

    Eurostar is not shown as a benefit if you live in Australia
    Virgin Australia is not shown as a benefit if you live outside Australia

  7. James W says:

    OT – if I refer my spouse for the free BA Amex card, from my Amex plat, do I get a referral bonus, and if so how much?

  8. Louise Allen says:

    The AddLee website can’t be used to book the DragonPass offer. I emailed customer services and this was the response from DragonPass:
    “To purchase an eCertificate you have to purchases these through the mobile app rather than the website.”
    I don’t know if that’s the AddLee mobile app or the DragonPass one…

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