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Cyber Monday deals update – new Blacklane code, Melia points back, CN Traveller back

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Here is an updated list for Cyber Monday of the deals we have covered over the last week.  All of these are still running as of Monday morning.  Note:

Blacklane – new code issued for use today

Conde Nast Traveller – the £19 subscription deal has been extended to today

Melia Rewards – the Amazon offer of buying 55,000 points cheaply has come back for today only

Priority Pass – the ‘up to 40% off’ deal has been extended to 30th November

Accor Hotels (Ibis, Novotel, Mercure etc) – up to 40% off your stay

This is one I took advantage of for a January trip we are doing.  You must book by 26th November (today) and stay between 1st January and 24th February.

Air China

Air China’s stunning £1340 business class deals from Germany to Australia and New Zealand are still available.  Full details are in this article.

Air France KLM

This one looks genuinely good in Business Class.  Book by Monday.  Deals include Amman at £979, Tokyo £1589, Shanghai £1669, Dubai £1349 etc.  Details are here.  Economy and Premium Economy deals also available.

Air New Zealand

ANZ has deals to Los Angeles – Economy £299, Premium Economy £699, Business Premier £2099.  A reader emailed to say that code LA30 takes an additional £30 off, meaning that you can fly Air New Zealand to LA in Economy for just £269 return.  Book by Monday, travel dates vary by class.  Full details are on their site here.


Avis and British Airways have come together to launch a very generous Black Friday deal which actually runs until Tuesday evening.  If you book an Avis car at a participating location for three days or more, you will receive 5,000 bonus Avios.  This is on top of the base Avios you will earn.  Full details are in this article.

BA – flight only

The ‘2 Club World tickets for £2018’ offer for travel over Christmas and New Year continuesWe wrote a full article on this which is here.

BA Holidays

For ‘flight + hotel’ or ‘flight + car ‘ holidays booked for travel between 1st December 2018 and 20 October 2019 you will:

  • Save £100 on holidays with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking
  • Save £50 on holidays with a minimum spend of £1,250 per booking

The main BA Holidays page is here and the Club World / Club Europe luxury holidays page is here.

Blacklane – save 20%

Chauffeur / executive cars group Blacklane is offering 20% off rides TODAY, Monday (you can book for a future date) using code CYBERMONDAYBL2018.  This is valid for one booking per account only.

We have started to use Blacklane at non-UK airports, especially when we are with the kids and I would prefer to have a driver at the gate waiting for me.  You can also earn airline miles on Blacklane bookings, although not with BA or Virgin.  You can sign up for a Blacklane account here.

Business Traveller magazine

Save 40% on a subscription and – most interestingly – get free Platinum status in the GHA Discovery hotel loyalty programme.  Details in this article.  You can pay as little as £16.49.

Cathay Pacific

Various deals available in all classes to Asia, Australia and New Zealand – worth a look but they are not the most aggressive offers I have ever seen.  Book by 30th November.  Details are here.

Conde Nast Traveller – £19 for a year

This deal has been extended to today, Monday.  You can buy a 1-year subscription for £19.  The same deal applies to GQ, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Vogue, Wired etc.  The link is here.


Various deals in Economy and Business, typically £2000-ish to Abu Dhabi, Singapore etc.  Book by Monday night for travel between 15th January and 15th June 2019.  Full details are here.


You can save up to 35% (and earn Nectar points) when you book by 26th November and pick up by 31st March – click here.


The airline is offering 100,000 seats across its network for £25 one-way.  You must book by Monday night for travel between 8th December and 27th March 2019.   Your booking will also qualify for ‘double Avios’ if you travel during the right dates – we covered that new promotion here.  Full details of the Flybe Black Friday deal are here.


IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc) is running FIVE special deals, all bookable via this site:

  • 25% off bookings to 31 March 2018
  • 15% off selected merchandise redemptions for IHG Rewards Club points
  • 10,000 bonus IHG points when you join the Ambassador loyalty scheme
  • 15% off the cash element of ‘points and cash’ reward bookings
  • 50% extra points when you book rooms with ‘Bonus Points Packages’

This HfP article explains which ones I think are worth a look.

Lufthansa – save £25

Lufthansa is offering £25 off any flight booked before Monday night.  There is NO minimum spend, although the discount only applies to the base fare and not taxes.  You need to use this page of the Lufthansa website – the code is shown at the top.


For Monday only, you can buy 55,000 MeliaRewards points from Amazon Spain (cheap UK shipping available) for just €165.  This could be an exceptional deal.  Full details are in this article.


Get up to 30% off net fares, excluding taxes and charges, on all routes from Dublin and Shannon.  Book by 26th November, travel between 3rd December 2018 and 31st March 2019 (excluding 17th December 2018 to 6th January 2019).

Opodo ‘flight and hotel’ discount

Opodo is offering a discount on ‘flight and hotel’ packages.  You save £70 off a ‘flight and hotel’ package when the total booking is £900+.  You must book by Monday 26th November and use code BLACKFLYDAY which must be used on the Opodo ‘flight and hotel’ site here.

Priority Pass airport lounge cards

As you can see here, there are some sharp discounts:

  • 40% off Standard membership (reduced to £41 from £69) – no free visits, you and your guests pay £20 each time
  • 25% off Standard Plus membership (reduced to £141 from £189) – 10 free visits then £20 for every additional visit or for every guest visit
  • 25% off Prestige membership (reduced to £254 from £339) – all your visits are free, your guests pay £20 each time

The best deal, to my mind, is Standard Plus.  You are paying £14.10 per lounge visit which is pretty decent.  You can find out more, and purchase, on this special page of the Priority Pass website.  The offer runs to 30th November after an extension.

Radisson Blu / Park Inn

You can save 30% off weekend stays (and all week at Easter) until 31st August 2019.  This covers Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Easter period is treated as a full month, from 5th April to 6th May.  You can see the list of participating countries on this special Black Friday page of the Radisson website.  The last day to book is Tuesday 27th November.

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

This is possibly the most original Black Friday deal we’ve covered this yearYou get 50% of the cost of your room back as a credit towards food, beverage and spa purchases during your stay.  Book by 30th November for stays between 1st May and 30th September 2019.

No code us required but you must be a member of Shangri-La Golden Circle (free to join) and book via this page of the Shangri-La website.

Singapore Airlines

There are Economy and Premium Economy deals from London and Manchester to Asia and Houston (from Manchester).  You must travel between 16th January – 11th July (SE Asia/Aus), 16th January – 10th April & 22nd April to 11th July (NZ), 28th November 2018 – 30th June 2019 (USA) – click here for more details.

Sixt – save up to 50%

Discounts globally on car rentals.  This is a MONDAY ONLY deal.  You can find out more here.

Virgin Atlantic ‘flight only’ deals

Virgin is offering special Upper Class, Premium and Economy deals on its non-US routes, ie Asia, Caribbean, Dubai.  Full details are in this article.  Jamaica is the cheapest at £1,089 return in Upper Class.  The full list is in this article.

Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ deals

You save £100 off a ‘flight and hotel’ package in Economy and £150 off a ‘flight and hotel’ package in Premium or Upper Class.  Your total booking must be £1200, book by Monday 26th November, travel by 31st March 2019.  You need code BF2018 which must be used on the Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ site here.

Vueling – from €22.99

One-way sale fares from the UK from €22.99 (not bad given that APD is £13!).  Book by Monday night.  Details are here.

Comments (17)

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  • Emanuel says:

    Hello, do we need any codes for priority pass? I don’t see any discounts on the web.
    Thank you,

  • Chuck says:

    Do the 10,000 points IHG Ambassador sign up bonus count towards Status ?

  • Sundar says:

    IHG Pointsbreak now Live.

  • Tom says:

    Did anybody figure out if multiple Melia cards can be added to an account? I’ve a stay coming up with cash rates around £1,000..would love to reduce that with some points 🙂

    • meta says:

      3 cards per week can be added according to comments on the previous post about this. I am due to receive mine tomorrow. Have you already received yours?

  • nimmu patu says:

    re: the ihg bonus didn’t credit last year and i couldn’t be bothered to chase.
    don’t expect it to work out on it’s own.

  • David says:

    Some great deals here – the Conrad in NYC was pricing up very nicely with BA hols for our March trip and the Pullman St Pancras for £99/night on a Friday night in Jan. Superb – thanks Rob for pulling all this together.

  • Concerto says:

    I went for a Priority Pass, but this time a Standard membership only. I have most of the status cards I need, but this is just to bail me out if I find myself with a very long connection on a carrier with whom I have no status. I actually struggled to get through all 10 visits on the Standard Plus membership this last year.
    Still can’t quite bring myself to participate in the Melia offer.

    • Rob says:

      I’m sure the Melia deal will be back. The key is whether you can transfer out to airline miles or not, which means you always have a fall-back. I will test this. (If you live in London or Manchester, of course, you have a fallback of redeeming for a cheap meal!)

  • says:

    I was disappointed with the Avis deal – I have used them several times recently for three day rentals and even at short notice the prices have generally been very impressive. However, booking today for a couple of weeks out, the price for the same product is around 2-3 times the previous price. Maybe it is just a freak coincidence, or the offer has actually created a lot of extra demand, however I will look at making the booking again in a few days’ time and I would not be at all surprised if it turns out the price has returned to normal…

    • Rich says:

      I found prices for a couple of rentals I actually needed were very high, but have booked three completely unnecessary ones at Newcastle for £43 each.

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