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The good news for anyone travelling between London and Amsterdam or Rotterdam is that DIRECT Eurostar return trains are about to start running.

Eurostar has been running from London TO Amsterdam and Rotterdam for a while now.

However, due to on-going work constructing immigration facilities, you could not travel TO London directly.  Passengers from Amsterdam needed to get off the train in Brussels, clear passport control and get back onto a different train to complete their trip.  Passengers from Rotterdam had to take a Thalys train to Brussels and change.

This nonsense is about to end.

From 30th April, trains will run directly from Amsterdam to St Pancras.  From 18th May, you will also be able to travel directly from Rotterdam to St Pancras.

If you book a ticket THIS WEEK (the final date to book is 25th February) for travel to Amsterdam between 30th April and 30th June, or Rotterdam between 18th May and 30th June, you will receive double Club Eurostar points.

I value a Club Eurostar point at 10p-12.5p as this article explains.   With this offer, you will be earning 2 points per £1 spent which means a rebate of 20p-25p per £1.

You can also transfer Eurostar points to the Accor Live Limitless hotel loyalty scheme at 1:3 (minimum transfer of 500 Eurostar points).  As Accor points transfer 1:1 to Avios in Iberia Plus, you could earn 6 Avios per £1 spent on Eurostar via this offer.  We explained how the Accor / Eurostar partnership works in this article.

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards (May 2022)

Club Eurostar does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 4,000 Club Eurostar points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 15:1 into Club Eurostar points which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, so you will get the equivalent of 1 Club Eurostar point for every £15 you spend.

American Express Platinum comes with a great Eurostar benefit – Eurostar lounge access!  

You can enter any Eurostar lounge, irrespective of your ticket type, simply by showing The Platinum Card at the desk.  No guests are allowed but you can get entry for your partner by issuing them with a free supplementary Amex Platinum card on your account.

Comments (162)

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  • Rob says:

    It is back in a few months – I know when but can’t tell you. Nothing to fuss about for quite a while yet.

    • Grant says:

      Great news. I didn’t jump last time, but another opening bonus plus ongoing earning opportunities is a much more attractive proposition.

      • Russ says:

        Barclays are also releasing an Emirates credit card so seems they’re still actively interested in keeping a presence in the travel sector. Be interesting to see if/when/what will happen to the Hilton card.

        • Rob says:

          Not in the UK they’re not.

          I wouldn’t get too attached to your Hilton card either …

      • Nate1309 says:

        No Rob. Say it isn’t so. I love my HH card

  • Paul Stevens says:

    I have a companion voucher assisted F flight to Tokyo coming up at the start of March – returning four weeks later. Does anyone know what the latest time I can cancel it is and get a full refund of avios, voucher and taxes (minus the £35/person)?
    Also, I’m not too bothered about the virus but I would be bothered about being put into quarantine on my return to the UK. What are the odds of the government doing that for people returning from Japan?

  • LewisB says:

    OT: 40% boost with Virgin mile booster. Up to 3x available.

    • LewisB says:

      “Miles Booster purchases between 17th February to 8th March 2020 inclusive will be eligible to receive up to 40% Bonus miles. 1x Boost will receive 20% Bonus miles. 2x Boost will receive 30% Bonus miles. x3 Boost will receive 40% miles.”

      • Mikee says:

        Just boosted a flight from 5 months ago (max is 6 months in the past)….worked out at 0.71p/per mile using 3 x boot (18,557 miles for £132.69). Need to call Virgin Flying Club to do this.

  • Peter says:

    So what new flight does BA have to land at 10.05 in order not to lose this slot vacated by the rescheduled Athens flight? Or they do not care so much about this one?

  • Tom says:

    OT – does lloyds still have an Avios card?

    I didn’t thin they did.

  • Roy says:

    O/T Holiday Inn London Heathrow Ariel is closed until further notice as it’s been block booked by the government for use as a possible Coronavirus quarantine facility. Will not reopen until mid-March at the earliest.

    • Roy says:

      Just to add: the hotel confirms that there have *not* been any Coronavirus cases at the Hotel.

    • Andrew says:

      Oh that’s “Ariel”, for some reason I thought it was the big one by the spur road junction.

      • Roy says:

        Yup, it’s the circular building – the former Ariel Hotel, built in the 60’s and now a Holiday Inn. It’s on Bath Road, but it’s distinct from the new Holiday Inn London Heathrow Bath Road, or indeed from the former Holiday Inn London Heathrow Bath Road Sipson Way (which is now the Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport).

        • Lady London says:

          Bit surprised by this as structurally that hotel has over the years had various problems as it’s old build and renaming it etc hasn;t apparently improved it. If you got coronavirus into the air ducts or wherever it must be so much harder to know you’ve got it clean afterwards than in a modern, theoretically more cleanable, building.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Is it transmitted like that? Is that a problem for any cold / flu then?

          • Shoestring says:

            it doesn’t look as if it gets spread in a way similar to Legionnaire’s Disease

          • Roy says:

            I don’t think typical hotel air conditioning systems have air ducts, at least in this part of the world. Usually a boiler and a chiller plant provide hot and chilled water pipes that feed fan coils within the in-room units. The air within the room is just recirculated, having been either heated or cooled by the water in the fan coils as appropriate. This setup allows you to have centralised heating and cooling plant, but still allows the temperature within each room to be individually controlled.

            (Cheaper installations, seen in some budget hotels, only have a single water circuit, chilled in the winter and heated in the summer. Such systems are incapable of cooling the room when in winter “heating mode” and similarly, can’t heat the room in summer “cooling mode”.)

            I don’t think the kind of systems you see in films, with large grilles, and ducts behind them large enough to crawl through, are that commonplace in real life, although they probably were in the US in the 60’s.

          • Roy says:

            Also, viruses can’t survive that long outside of a living host.

            If the hotel does end up getting used to house Coronavirus patients I imagine that as well as giving it a deep clean they may well also choose to wait a couple of weeks after that before reopening it, just as a precaution.

    • Alex Sm says:

      This is probably the best use for it as this hotel is honestly a shithole… The worst hotel in the HI family I’ve ever seen…

  • Bob says:


    40% Miles Booster VS promo now active till 8th March

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