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How to get free Fast Track security at London Stansted Airport

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You can now get free Fast Track security at London Stansted.

Yesterday I wrote about how you can get free Fast Track security passes for Manchester Airport by doing a ‘click and collect’ purchase for the duty free shop.

As Fast Track costs £10 for two, and you only needed to spend £10 at Duty Free, this was clearly a good deal.  So good, in fact, that immediately after our emails went out yesterday they changed the rules.  You now need to pre-order £20 of duty free.

In turns out London Stansted is running an identical offer.  (The two airports share the same owner so it is not totally surprising.)

Via this link, you can get codes for two free Fast Track security passes at Stansted by pre-ordering £20 of duty free items.

Remember that “If the Click & Collect order is not collected, the customer will be contacted and billed for the full cost of the Security FastTrack Pass.”

Comments (95)

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  • VJ says:

    O/T – Repeat question – I can cancel my Amex Platinum Card with AMEX points in it, I believe there are 30 days on how to use my points. Correct?

  • Pangolin says:

    Interesting datapoint from FlyerTalk – it seems that Day Rate bookings at Hilton DO count for the Lufthansa M&M promo (2500 miles/stay).

  • lev441 says:

    O/T – Does anyone know at what point the £7k spend for the Lloyds avios cards resets… Is it the month the annual card fee applies to the statement or the following month?

    • the_real_a says:

      It is the anniversary date of the acceptance of your credit card. This is typically 2 weeks prior to the date of the annual fee, although you can call up and ask exactly what this date is. I had a long running complaint with them so know 100% this is how the IT is coded despite whatever the agents may say. (the anniversary date is a field on their system so they can read this off to you very easily)

      • Lev441 says:

        Thanks for the detailed answer. Took your advise and called them up earlier and got a date of 16th August. Helpful as I want to hold off as long as possible until the upgrade voucher posts…

  • roberto says:

    Another O/T

    For those with Vodafone in the UK are you aware that during the last couple of weeks they have introduced “Global Roaming Plus” tariffs which now give you roaming from you bundled mins/data for free in 29 new destinations. These are on top of the normal EU places and the highlights are US , Canada , much of the Caribbean , Oz and New Zealand. I swapped for free. The full list is:-

    49. Albania
    50. Anguilla
    51. Antigua
    52. Aruba
    53. Australia
    54. Barbados
    55. Bermuda
    56. Bosnia & Herzegovina
    57. Canada
    58. Cayman Islands
    59. Dominica
    60. Ghana
    61. Grena da
    62. Jamaica
    63. Kenya
    64. Lesotho
    65. Mexico
    66. Montserrat
    67. Mozambique
    68. Netherlands Antilles
    69. New Zealand
    70. South Africa
    71. St Kitts and Nevis
    72. St Vincent
    73. St Lucia
    74. Trinidad and Tobago
    75. Turks and Caicos
    76. UK Virgin Islands
    77. USA

    • rams1981 says:

      That’s great news

    • Roger1* says:

      (Gulp!) South Africa!

      We’re not great VF fans – we sometimes use VodaCom in ZA – but this does look interesting.

    • Steve-B says:

      Good news, thanks for the tip roberto…. that would have saved me £50 on a recent North America trip ????

    • BJ says:

      Yes 🙂 Not only that, despite only being on an £11.40 plan with 2GB data, I have found them quite happy to boost my allowance for free as a promo when I call to add more data before travelling.

  • Alex W says:

    Sorry for OT. Does anyone know a good phone number for someone at Marriott with more than half a brain cell who knows how to book with a 7 night certificate? Thanks.

    • BJ says:

      Are you calling the 02070127312 number? Surprised if you are having problems with them, they have been excellent in my experience. However, they may be diverting calls or using new staff due to high demand. The guy I spoke to last time though indirectly indicated that their briefing on changes was very poor.

  • Ian H says:

    Sorry another O/T, I cancelled my avios/companion voucher flights 6 day’s ago. I had the option to do this as BA consolidated flights. How long does it normally take to get, voucher, points and credit card refund? Cheers, Ian

    • BJ says:

      Should be within 24h for avios, and voucher I guess, and a few days for the card refund although they will tell you longer for that. The one time I didn’t get my avios back quickly it was agent error so call them again and tell them you have been refunded. nothing.

    • Anna says:

      I cancelled a 2 4 1 booking about 2 weeks ago as my preferred date came available, the avios, voucher and money were all refunded within 24 hours, I was very impressed!

    • Will says:

      I cancelled one a week ago and still haven’t had the refund of points etc.
      They have told me on online chat that it’s currently taking up to 28 days.

      • Rob says:

        Weird. I cancelled a flight online on Monday, got the Avios immediately and the money is back on my BA Amex this morning.

  • Nick M says:

    And another OT – have Marriott changed their point expiry rules?

    I haven’t linked SPG/Marriott yet and have only received 800 of the 4000 points that left my SPG Amex but AwardWallet tells me they expire in Feb which I think is about 12 months after my last SPG stay

  • Ian H says:

    Thanks BJ, I will give BA a call.

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