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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.

Heathrow Express discount

You cannot collect Avios on this deal (Heathrow Express tickets only earn Avios if booked via 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.

Comments (135)

  • Alan wan says:

    Regarding Hilton Honors. Do you know if you receive qualifying night credit it you book a “day room” … i.e. book to stay 10am-6pm?

    I was thinking of redeeming 5 nights. But on the day of departure the flight doesn’t leave until 10pm, hence booking a day room.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      is the day room on the day of checkout after your 5th night?

      late checkout at 4 should be enough ?

      Or pay a supplement to have it longer?

      If you’re staying 4 nights and leave at 10pm on the 5th just book it for 5 nights and leave they don’t need to know you’ve checked out before midnight and 5 redemption nights are the price of 4 anyway?

      • Mike says:

        I’ve never tagged a day room on the end of a multi-day stay so can’t comment on your exact circumstances but when I’ve booked day rooms in isolation (with cash) I’ve received qualifying night credit.

        PS: AFAIK there is no way to book a day room as a redemption. If you know otherwise then please do enlighten me because I’d really like to know…

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      If you have status and the hotel isn’t booked solid, I’d just try your luck with a late checkout.

      • Lady London says:

        If you have lounge access maybe see if you can hang out in the lounge for longer?

    • the_real_a says:

      Ive asked a few times if i could hang out in the exec-lounge for a few hours to wait for my flight in similar situations – never been refused. I have also been able to use the showers in the gym area.

      • Alan says:

        Indeed – also some properties are great anyway! Conrad Singapore has given me 6pm late check-out for an evening flight (although desk agent told me it was actually coded to 7pm!) and the best ever – Hilton Frankfurt Airport gave me an early check-in and an 11pm check-out (plus a corner suite upgrade!) 😀

  • Matt says:

    HEX offer doesn’t work in combination with a railcard so if you have one that’s still better value (£24.40 return).

    • Save East Coast Rewards says:

      You can also get Heathrow Rewards points if you book online with a railcard discount.

      The Network Railcard (available in paper and app form) is available to everybody and also gives discounts on rail services in the South East, if you have an annual travelcard/season ticket in London/South East it should be labelled as a Gold Card and this also gives the railcard discount for up to 4 travellers.

      Also for those that qualify there’s now railcards up to 30 and these are valid for all of the UK, then there’s the senior, armed forces and family railcards. If you’re travelling with someone else there’s the Two Together railcard and there’s no limit to how many you have so if there’s a few different people you travel with you can have a Two Together railcard for each of them.

      Main thing to remember if you get a railcard is the morning peak restrictions Mon-Fri. Check if they apply the details vary slightly with each railcard.

      • RussellH says:

        My current 3 yr Senior Railcard runs oput on 29 Jan. As far as I can tell, the 3 yr card is only available online, but cannot be paid with Amex. I can go to a station and pay with Amex, but only get a 1 yr card, which costs £6.67 per year more…

        • Lady London says:

          Do they take Curve or Paypal so you can keep your Amex behind that?

        • Mark says:

          Not Amex related, but if you don’t plan to use it for some time, you can let a railcard expire for a while, then get a ‘new’ one. I don’t know how long a gap they want to allow this, but if you get a message like “you already have a railcard- please renew…” just use a differnt email address.

          Also remember Tesco Clubcard have Boost deals on railcards.

        • RussellH says:

          To Lady London:
          18 January 2019 at 11:30
          I cannot have Curve because I do not have (or want) an Android or iOS phone. And from all the problems posted here about Curve, it hardly seems an attractive product anyway.
          No Paypal.

          To Mark:
          18 January 2019 at 12:27
          Yes, I was not planning to renew until mid Feb anyway. Thanks for the warning about possible problems with the e-mail address.

      • bsuije says:

        With the Gold Card, you can also buy any other railcard for £10 (has to be done in a station, I think). The Gold Card holder doesn’t have to be the same person as the holder of the other railcard (e.g. my OH and I had a Gold Card each. I bought a Two Together railcard for us and he bought a Senior Railcard for his mum). Useful, because the Gold Card itself does not cover the whole of the UK.

        • RussellH says:

          Sorry, what Gold Card is that? I immediately thought Amex, but clearly not!

          • Alan says:

            See the post from SECR earlier in the convo 😉

            “The Network Railcard (available in paper and app form) is available to everybody and also gives discounts on rail services in the South East, if you have an annual travelcard/season ticket in London/South East it should be labelled as a Gold Card and this also gives the railcard discount for up to 4 travellers.”

        • RussellH says:

          Thanks Alan for the clarification.
          Have not lived in the South-East since 1966…, so I stopped reading that para after the reference to the Network Railcard. And the only time I have had a season ticket was the last three months of 1972.

  • Tom W says:

    O/T: Tickets now available this morning for Arsenal Man United in the FA Cup via Skywards points, 15k for normal seat and 25k for box seats

  • Richard says:

    Completey OT (but it’s Friday) – what’s the benefit of keeping the BA gold status tags on your laptop bag? I see a few every day on my Chiltern Railways commute and imagine serious benefits as people keep them permanently on there.

    • Genghis says:


      • Oh Matron! says:

        I laughed, and agreed, and then I wondered why I keep my VS FC Gold on my laptop bag….

        It’s because I’m a forgetful klutz and I’d be devastated if I left my laptop somewhere. Having the FC card on there increases the chances (by how much is arguable) ops getting it back to me in a timely fashion….

        Therefore, let’s not be too hasty to judge 🙂

      • Sussex bantam says:

        So I used to think that too but I’ve started doing this. An increasing number of times the routes I fly have not enough overhead bin space and the ground staff walk round the gate forcing people with two bags to put one in the hold. I figure if I am displaying a gold tag they are less likely to ask me !

        • guesswho2000 says:

          This, my QF Plat tags have saved me from gate checking even in the US on a number of occasions!

    • Nick M says:

      My children have our Platinum Amex luggage tags on their bags… I wonder if adding more will help swing upgrades!

      • ankomonkey says:

        My kids use their Etihad ones. My mum is convinced their luggage will end up on an Etihad flight one day when we’re flying with someone else.

  • Liz says:

    OT 1000 Virgin appeared in my account this morning from the Tesco auto convert offer in Dec. My hubby and daughter got theirs in Dec so I assumed mine didn’t work – happy surprise this morning – every little helps! 😀

    • Blue Mountains says:

      Yayyy! I thought exactly the same and had given up! Thanks for that!

  • Sam says:

    OT – Am I right in thinking that in order to transfer Marriott points from my wife’s account to mine, I will need to call Marriott’s US customer services number?

    Is there no way around this?

  • Mr. AC says:

    Sorry, haven’t had this situation before, so decided to check with the gurus: flight on a Finnair ticket London to Moscow via HEL, Finnair metal first segmet, Aeroflot (which is in SkyTeam…) metal second segment. If I credit the flight to BAEC when booking, will I get tier points for the whole thing and if so, is the BA tier point calculator to be trusted in this case re number of TPs?

    • Rob says:

      No, just for the bit on Finnair.

      The only time you get credit for non-oneworld codeshares (which the Aeroflot leg is) is if Qantas is the ticketing airline.

      • Mr. AC says:

        It’s a good thing I checked… The other option apart from Aeroflot that the Finnair website gives me is NORRA (formerly Flybe Nordic apparently), which is a oneworld affiliate. I assume that will give me the BAEC TPs? The airline is not in the BA calculator, but selecting Finnair gives me 40 for Business class.

    • Sandra says:

      Make sure you keep your Aeroflot boarding pass(es) as from expecerience they are poor at crediting points and the missing miles have to be chased via (in our case) KLM Flying Blue account every time!

  • CC says:

    Another offer I’ve missed out on through bad timing, recently picked up a 27 day rental with Avis.

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