Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

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News in brief:

Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets

Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30.

This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do not need to have a Virgin Atlantic flight booking to take advantage.

You must book via this special link here.  The £30 fare will show automatically.

You cannot collect Avios on this deal (Heathrow Express tickets only earn Avios if booked via heathrowexpress.com/avios) but you should be able to earn Heathrow Rewards points.

It’s not clear how long this deal will remain – it will possibly be pulled on 31st January when the Virgin Atlantic sale ends, but I can’t be sure.  You can book for any future date however.

Heathrow Express discount

Generous 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles per day on Avis car rentals

Virgin Atlantic and Avis have launched an attractive car rental promotion.

As you can see here on the Virgin Flying Club site, you can earn 1,000 miles per day on your next Avis rental, up to a maximum of 10,000 miles per rental.

You must:

book between 9-31 January

rent between 1 February – 31 May

rent a Group C car or above

Bookings need to be made via the Avis / Virgin microsite here.  The ‘1,000 miles per day’ includes your base miles (500 per rental) so this is not an extra bonus on top.

If Avis isn’t convenient for you, remember that Virgin also has a good deal with Hertz which offers 1,000 miles per rental.  You can find out more about that here and book here.  In my experience you get the miles irrespective of what rates code you use – I always get them when using the special Hertz Amex Platinum rate code (211762).  The Plat / Hertz code also gives you a handy four hour grace period so, for example, a pick up at 11am which is returned by 3pm the next day is charged as one day and not two.

Avis Virgin Atlantic deal

Update on my recent Hilton Honors article

Over Christmas I ran an article on Hilton Honors which highlighted one of the quirks in the terms and conditions – that if you mix a cash stay and a reward stay together, back to back, you do NOT receive Hilton Honors points for the cash nights.

A couple of readers said that this rule appeared to have been changed although the terms and conditions are contradictory.  I’ve now discussed this with my contacts at Hilton Honors in Virginia and they have confirmed that you WILL receive points and nights credit on a combined points nights and cash nights stay.  The ambiguity in the T&Cs will be corrected as part of the next update.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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