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Deals round-up: Icelandair, citizenM hotels, Point A Hotels, National Express, Marriott Homes

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With the team heavily distracted by the huge ITB travel show in Berlin and BA Showcase event in London last week, a few interesting announcements slipped through the net.

Here’s a quick round-up:

Fancy Iceland? Icelandair launches a sale

We wouldn’t normally cover an Icelandair sale, but as Rob has just returned from the island and published two articles on it last week, we thought it was worth touching on.

Icelandair currently has a short sale for bookings from London, Manchester and Glasgow to Reykjavik and beyond. The promotional fares are valid in the shoulder season, from April to May and September to November this year, and from London start at:

  • Reykjavik from £145
  • Boston from £399
  • New York from £399
  • Washington from £449
  • Baltimore from £449
  • Seattle from £489

Saga Premium, Icelandair’s business class (image below), starts at £409 return. It’s worth noting that Icelandair’s business class is more akin to international premium economy or domestic business class in the US with ‘proper’ 2-2 seating. Whilst it’s not lie-flat, it is significantly better than what you’ll find on short haul European airlines! It’s worth consideration if you were considering paying for British Airways Club Europe instead.

Icelandair flies a fleet of 737 MAX, 757 and 767 aircraft on its European and US routes.

You can book on the Icelandair website here. The sale ends on 14th March. If you’re looking for inspiration, then Rob’s recent coverage from his family trip to Iceland includes:

Icelandair saga business class seat

A quick round-up of other deals:

Free breakfast at citizenM hotels

Budget hotel chain citizenM, which we’ve covered quite a bit on HfP due to positive reader feedback, is running a free breakfast promotion.

Book by 25th March for a stay by 31st August and you will receive breakfast for free. (To be precise, when booking you should see a ‘free breakfast’ rate for the same price as the standard rate. You need to select the ‘free breakfast’ rate.)

You can find out more on the citizenM website here.

Save 10% at Point A hotels

Point A hotels, which has a similar offering to citizenM, is running its own event. We covered Point A and its locations in this article.

Bookings made by, and completed by, 30th April will be reduced by 10% with code SPRING10.

You will also receive free breakfast at the hotels in Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kensington, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Shoreditch. Canary Wharf and Westminster do not serve breakfast due to lack of space.

You can find out more on the Point A website here.

Save 25% at National Express

We don’t cover National Express much but I know some readers do rely on it for airport transfers.

You can currently save 25% on tickets booked for travel by 29th March. The discount only applies to base fares and not booking fees or any add-ons.

You must use code COACH25. The offer is not mentioned on the website.

Note that the box for the code does not appear until you reach the payment page of the website. Searches will show the full price.

The offer only applies to UK routes and you must book at

Homes Villas by Marriott Bonvoy bonus

Get triple Bonvoy points with Marriott Homes & Villas

Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy is offering triple Marriott Bonvoy base points if you book a home or villa rental by 27th March 2024 for a stay completed by 31st May 2024.

This means that you will be earning 15 Bonvoy points per $1 spent, albeit you don’t earn on booking fees, taxes, cleaning fees or add-ons.

If you have Bonvoy elite status you will also earn a tier bonus of 10% to 75%. This is calculated on the standard 5 points per $1 and not the tripled 15 points per $1.

You need to book for a minimum of three nights. Points or ‘cash and points’ bookings do not qualify.

You need to book via the Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy website here.

Comments (7)

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  • Tim Smith says:

    I was trying to book a trip on the 24th of May and got this :-
    “Voucher code “COACH25″ could not be applied to this journey. Please check the voucher code criteria”
    You also have to prompt the discount field to appear on the payment page. Earning BA Gold years ago was easier than this !

  • Jonathan says:

    Rob – when you recently travelled to Iceland (in case anyone decides to be silly, I’m not referring to the supermarket !), did you fly BA or Icelandair ?

    • Rob says:

      BA – 4 Club Europe. Was all Avios but then school stuff meant we had to return earlier than hoped so I ended up cancelling the Avios return and paying cash (not fun).

  • vneiz says:

    As most National Express promos, it only works for max 4 passengers on the booking.

  • Bernard says:

    Icelandair might not be more than long haul premium economy in saga class but it’s far far better than what BA offers in club Europe.
    Last I checked they had functional IT and a customer focus BA can only wish for.
    They don’t have avios though.

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