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Club Eurostar

In December 2017, Eurostar relaunched its two loyalty schemes - Eurostar Frequent Traveller, aimed at the business traveller, and Eurostar Plus Points, aimed at the leisure market - as Club Eurostar.  Club Eurostar is explained in detail in the articles below.

 

Our articles also show how to redeem for free Eurostar travel using Eurostar points or American Express Membership Rewards points.

 

You receive free entry to Eurostar lounges if you take out the American Express Platinum charge card. Our review of the card is here.

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Bits: China Southern joining oneworld?, Amex’s London lounge returns, Eurostar St Pancras lounge update

News in brief: China Southern to leave SkyTeam – and rumoured to be joining oneworld China Southern announced yesterday that it is leaving the SkyTeam airline alliance.  It will not renew its existing contract on 1st January and the airline will slowly unwind its position […]

You can now swap points between Club Eurostar and Le Club AccorHotels – but should you?

Le Club AccorHotels has announced a new partnership with Club Eurostar. I was a little surprised to see this but I shouldn’t have been.  As the biggest hotel group in France and with a big UK presence, Accor was a natural fit.  Club Eurostar has […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Bits: join me at Loyalty Summit and Frequent Traveller Awards Europe, Eurostar’s cocktail bar, BA’s new Indian codeshare

News in brief: Join me at Loyalty Summit and the Frequent Traveller Awards Europe Thursday 20th September sees a new travel loyalty conference in London called Loyalty Summit.  Held at the Hyatt Churchill, the speakers include senior members of Le Club AccorHotels, Radisson Rewards, Marriott […]

Bits: Eurostar opening a London lounge cocktail bar, Etihad launches Acqua di Parma amenity kits

News in brief: Eurostar to open a cocktail bar in the London lounge The highlight of the huge new Eurostar Business Premier lounge in Paris is the cocktail bar, which is open every evening and serves up your choice of drink – on the house.  […]

Bits: Amazon Prime Day offers, Eurostar St Pancras staff striking on 28th

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day continues all day Tuesday Amazon Prime Day has returned for the fourth time, with big discounts on many items all day today. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to take part, but Amazon is happy for you […]

Bits: 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier, bonus Accor points at Fairmont / Raffles / Swissotel, Miles & More credit card update

News in brief: 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets Until 16th July, Eurostar is running a 30% off sale in Standard Premier. Standard Premier is, for most people, the sweet spot for Eurostar pricing.  You get a Business Premier seat, and the only major differences […]

How I got good value for my Amex points with a short-notice Club Eurostar redemption

I need to be in Paris for two days at the end of June, returning home on a perennially expensive Friday evening.  As my hotel is only three metro stops from Gare du Nord it made sense to take the train back rather than fly. […]

We travel on the inaugural Eurostar service to Amsterdam!

On Wednesday 4th April Eurostar launched its new route from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Passengers can now travel from St. Pancras to Amsterdam Centraal in 3 hours and 41 minutes. On paper this is almost four times longer than the average flight time between […]

Bits: Kent to get direct trains to Luton Airport, double Eurostar points to Netherlands, passport fees up

News in brief: Kent to get direct trains to Luton Airport Parkway from May The new and much delayed changes to the Thameslink rail network in London are about to begin in earnest.   This official website outlines what will be happening and when. One lesser […]

Bits: Club Eurostar redemptions to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Qatar hits Gatwick, Ethiopian boosts Heathrow

News in brief: Club Eurostar adds online redemptions to Amsterdam and Rotterdam Eurostar is gearing up for the launch of its services to the Netherlands on 4th April. Redemption seats on the new routes for Club Eurostar members are now bookable online.  In reality – […]

Bits: Eurostar announces Amsterdam start date – with a catch, railcards for instant digital download

News in brief: Eurostar announces start of Amsterdam services Eurostar has confirmed that its long-delayed service to Rotterdam and Amsterdam will begin on 4th April. There will be two trains per day from London St Pancras, leaving at 8.31am and 5.31pm.  It will take 3 […]

How to book Eurostar tickets using Amex Membership Rewards points

With the new Eurostar loyalty scheme, Club Eurostar, now fully operational (my thoughts are here) – and with American Express Membership Rewards still onboard as the only Club Eurostar transfer partner (15:1 rate) – I thought it was worth looking at the ease with which you can […]

Bits: Club Eurostar competition winner, free Wilbur & Orville from Virgin, 30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Are you our Club Eurostar competition winner? Last week we ran a competition in association with Club Eurostar to celebrate the launch of their new loyalty program. One lucky reader got to win 5,000 Club Eurostar points – enough for two Standard […]

Bits: Club Eurostar Shop opens, has the Avios reward chart vanished?, Cathay Pacific sale

News in brief: The Club Eurostar Shop opens for business One aspect of the new Club Eurostar programme I haven’t touched on yet is the new Club Eurostar shop. This offers a new redemption option for those travellers who are – in the nicest possible […]

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