Get a 20% discount on Heathrow Express train tickets

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Yesterday we ran our annual update on the best way to save money on Heathrow Express tickets.

What I didn’t know is that promo code TAJHOTELS is still working.  This gets you a 20% discount on all Heathrow Express standard tickets type, except Advanced Purchase.

Heathrow Express 20% discount

There is no special landing page.  Use the main booking page here and add the promotional code where indicated.

You can’t earn Avios this way as there is no way to add a code via the portal.  You will earn Heathrow Rewards points.

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  1. Peter K says:

    They do.

    • Harry says:

      Excellent, thank you. Will help me hit the bonus on the Virgin card more quickly.

      On an unrelated note, I have no idea why a picture of me from 10 years ago is my avatar!

      • Peter K says:

        Your email is linked to gravitar I would have thought and you must have put the photo of you on there.

  2. Taylor says:

    OT: if upgrading green to plat. Is it best to wait until the £60 fee has hit the account or do it before?

    • Somebody (Simon?) reported avoiding both by completing spend target within a month. Were I doing it, I think I’d probably let them have the £60 then upgrade. However, need to balance that against the fact it could be pulled at any time.

      • Did mine before it hit. Approved and Plat arrived in past few days, but no spend target for 20k upgrade bonus showing as yet, even in-app. I’m concerned, but it was clearly shown that 20k would be awarded. Planning to keep the Plat, but the cost/benefit only works for me with the 20k points – if they try not awarding them, i’ll be off!

        • I’ve made three referrals in the past month or so. All are first time card holders and clearly entitled to bonus under new rules but none of them can see spend meters on their accounts. I suspect it”s just a glitch and bonuses will post normally. All that apart, I don’t think there ever was a meter for the 20k bonus on upgrade to platinum but it still worked fine both times I did it.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          I don’t think there is a spend tracker I don’t recall one when going gold to play.

          • Binks says:

            I previously did the upgrade and received the bonus 20k – there was no tracker.

      • Simon says:

        Did it again this week, BJ, but for my other half — avoided £60 fee by upgrading within two weeks, successfully upgraded to Plat, got the 20k for £1k, will cancel card before Plat billing.

  3. Sandra says:

    O/T Has anyone noticed a second IHG Ambassador weekend free night on their account now it has changed from paper to electronic? Renewal is due 30/6 and I was having a look today in the members area and there is an Ambassador free night certificate with a ‘book now’ to be used by 1 July 2019 which fits in with the end of the current membership year. The paper certificate issued after renewal last year was used at the start of April for a weekend at the Budapest Intercon. Nothing planned but I can always fit in a weekend away at half price if it actually works a second time!

    • Craig says:

      I renewed in Jan and have the link, not sure if it’s the replacement e-cert though?

      • Sandra says:

        Ok, thanks. It seems to be a new electronic certificate so maybe I’ll give it try and see how far I get without actually confirming the booking!

  4. Stella64 says:


    I have a couple of nights in Washington in late October with a young child (who likes a fluffy dressing gown at a hotel). Can anyone recommend a hotel to use Bonvoy points? I will have enough points to stay at any of the hotels. None of the hotels on the Bonvoy app really stand out as it will be too cold to use the ones with outside pools. Happy to Uber/Metro around – i.e. we don’t need to be opposite the White House. Any ideas gratefully received.

  5. SammyJ says:

    O/T… I’ve got a reservation using an IHG Free Night certificate (The UK Luxury free night from the start of this year), and need to cancel it. The cert needed to be booked and used by October – if I cancel, does it go back to my account to be used again? Any idea how long that would take? thanks!

  6. Charlie says:

    OT: I needed a few American AAdvantage miles, and found their US e-shopping portal, works similar to the BA one. Anyway there’s an offer for 2 months of electronic edition Wall Street Journal for $1+tax, awarding 1000 miles. Must remember to cancel otherwise it will renew at full price.

    I managed to get this to work fine, using a pretend zip code.

    • Shoestring says:

      nice one 🙂

    • Thank you for this. Be careful when you cancel though. Checking the terms, it is only supposed to work if the subscrtiption is active (not cancelled) for 45 days, only leaving a window of a couple of weeks to cancel.

      • This offer also seems to be available for Alaska miles, although only 700 miles. Useful for keeping Alaska miles active, although they probably wouldn’t post for a couple of months.

  7. Stella64 says:

    O/T – it has been a while since I held an Amex. Can MR be linked to any airline/hotel account? For example, can my wife transfer points to my VS FC account? Thanks.

    • No. It is against the rules BUT some schemes are less fussy than others about whether they check first name AND surname, or even the surname. Years ago I did Radisson and Nectar transfers to my wife (diff surname) – not sure if that is possible today.

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