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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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  • Robert says:

    OT: any news on Emirates flights sale? Prices in December are extortionate!

    • BJ says:

      Do they have them? I honestly don’t recall seeing any advertised.

      • Robert says:

        Thanks BJ, was hoping admin or readers here would be aware if they did, often see comparisons to other airlines sales per year and hoped Emirates might be the same, guess not

        • BJ says:

          Ages since I looked at their website but ISTR they almost always had a few special offers listed that changed regularly. If that’s still the case it migbt be best to keep an eye on those. I have also noticed that Emirates fares are featured/promoted on Skyscanner. These are generally incompetitive with other carriers IME but whether they are cheaper than going via Emirates own website, or that is where they are for, I don’t know. I have noticed too that skyscanner finds some very attractive fares at times but the agents selling them are usually very obscure companies I have never heard of so I’ve avoided them to date. An exception has even Opodo but when I look I cannot find the fare rukes so that puts me off them too.

          • Robert says:

            Thanks I’ll give those a try online. Will also call in Kuoni and see what they can do, as I require a few nights hotel stop over in Dubai on the return leg.

  • reader reader says:

    OT: Has anyone topped up Monese with Curve-frontede Virgin MC? Is this treated as a cash advance or purchase by Virgin?

    • xcalx says:

      Up until a few weeks ago was doing virgin direct to revolut with no charges, things have changed now.

      Paid Brighton £1200~ on Friday Virgin via curve then paid virgin within the hour 0.04p interest.

      • Shoestring says:

        sounds like a decent workaround

      • jc says:

        Virgin is either cash advance + interest, or neither. So *IF* you did get charged immediate interest for that transaction, you’ll also be charged 5% cash advance fee..

        • Spaghetti Town says:

          Since when were virgin charging interest on curve transactions? I did it last month, left it two days before paying off and all seemed fine.

          • Tom says:

            Never been charged pulling out cash, but don’t pay Brighton or anywhere else with it – don’t want to be banned from Curve

  • Shoestring says:

    My wife had a wee spot of bother using her Dragonpass app on the way home today – the desk agent had never seen it before & needed some convincing it was genuine! I got the impression she’d never heard of Dragonpass either – slightly unclear what happened but my wife got in.

    • BJ says:

      Seems odd, most lounges clearly indicate someplace (usually at the door) all the different ways you can get in.

    • Lady London says:

      Bit like Tesco where if the till person says it won’t work you can maybe just say to them “can you just try it ” and it works?

      • Shoestring says:

        yep I didn’t get much detail but I distinctly remember my wife saying ‘she had to look it up’

  • BJ says:

    OT: looks like there is a competition to win 10,000 bonus points/miles on Rocketmiles social media pages.

  • Clive says:

    Any news on the Barclays AVIOS tie up as yet? Seems like some new opportunities may be opening up.

    • Michael says:

      A few posts up

      • Rhys says:

        Early days yet, not clear what exactly this will entail. You’ll be hearing from us when it’s evident!

    • Rob says:

      Not allowed to tell you, beyond what is in the press release 🙂

      • Sloth says:

        Will more than likely just be exchanging the current monthly reward payments for Avios instead of cash as it is now and incentives for taking out new products

  • Liam says:

    OT — is either of the T5 Galleries lounges better than the other? I’ll have a couple of hours to spend there on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Harry says:

    You write: :To be fair to BA, this is a better solution than flying a totally empty plane between, say, Gatwick and Heathrow at 4.30am just to fill the 4.45am landing slot.

    Why? How many people are going to fly from Athens to London leaving at 2.40am to land exactly at 4.45am, killing a whole night? It will have to one hell of a great deal. The world is not wholly made up of people who so highly value 160 tier points!

    • Peter K says:

      “The world is not wholly made up of people who so highly value 160 tier points!”
      True, but that’s only because they are already BA gold for life 😂

      • Shoestring says:

        this could turn out to be a £160 return flight (with the 3000 Avios taken into account)

        4x £160 = £640 for Silver

      • BJ says:

        TP are horrible things, they’ve been spoiling my lounge experience for years.

    • Alex Sm says:

      A lot of people do the same or similar departure/arrival for ME to London flights and it’s ok

    • Lumma says:

      It’s not that terrible a flight if you live in Greece and want to travel to London. A quick nap on the plane, Breakfast in Central London and drop your bags off at your hotel, so some sightseeing/attend meetings then check into the hotel in the afternoon.

      There’s an Aegean flight that lands in Athens at 4am which I’d rather take than an early morning flight or an afternoon flight that would require an extra night in a hotel

  • Pid says:

    OT – just tried to book an open jaw reward flight over the phone using a 241 voucher in my wifes account. The agent was adamant that I must use her BA card to pay the taxes, which I did not have as I am currently overseas. I also do not think we have it any more as the card was cancelled. She stated this was for security reasons and they needed to match the card to the voucher. Never come across this before, has anyone else?

    Fortunately they have held the seats for 24 hours while I get the correct card. I am hoping when I ring a different agent tomorrow with a card in my wifes name, which will be a BA sup on my account rather than the card that earned the voucher, they will accept it.

    • BJ says:

      First we have heard it I think but we are all (half) expecting it might come along in light of recent amex changes. I suspect and hope everything will be fine. You could call USA number if you don’t want to wait until morning.

    • Rob says:

      I have heard this before, very occasionally. I doubt that the call centre can tell one Amex from another, frankly. Amex also doesn’t do name verification so you can give any old Amex card number and it will clear as long as the billing address is fine.

      It certainly makes no difference for online redemptions.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Always say it’s in the name of the voucher holder. It will go through regardless.

        • Pid says:

          Thank you – I will see tomorrow when I manage to get my wifes card details!

          • Pid says:

            All worked fine and they did not even ask the name on the card. Should have just given them my card last night!

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