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.

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 […]

Club Eurostar hits problems over ‘hidden’ tier point resets

The launch of Club Eurostar last week appears to have contained a sting in the tail for many members. Eurostar Frequent Traveller status points – as opposed to ‘spendable’ points – have not been carried over into the new programme. Instead, existing members have had […]

LAST DAY: Win 5,000 Club Eurostar points plus top-tier Carte Blanche status

This week we have been running a great competition in association with Eurostar to celebrate the launch of Club Eurostar.  Today is the last day to enter. You can win enough Club Eurostar points for two Anytime return tickets in Standard Premier. You will be able […]

Exclusive competition: Win 5,000 Club Eurostar points plus top-tier Carte Blanche status

This week we are running a great competition in association with Eurostar to celebrate the launch of Club Eurostar. You can win enough Club Eurostar points for two Anytime return tickets in Standard Premier. You will be able to travel to any destination, on any day […]

Bit: 10% off duty free voucher, 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus ending, Club Eurostar launches

News in brief: Save 10% off duty free purchases at Manchester and Stansted Biza is offering 10% off all purchases, excluding tobacco, at its duty free stores during December. You need to print off the voucher which can be found here. The discount is valid […]

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have had news yesterday about the new Eurostar loyalty programme. The name is Club Eurostar. We have analysed the changes below, and added some information which you weren’t told.  We […]

What I know about Eurostar’s new loyalty programme – and the Paris lounge revisited

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have received an email yesterday announcing the merger of the two schemes into an, as yet unnamed, new programme. The little news we have is here.  The date for the […]

Is Eurostar Frequent Traveller ‘part pay with points’ a decent deal?

Over the weekend we are looking at whether it is worth using your Virgin Flying Club miles as part payment for a booking.  (Short answer: it isn’t). We’ve also looked at ‘part pay with Avios‘ quite a bit recently for British Airways tickets. I thought it was […]

My review of the excellent new Eurostar Business Premier Lounge in Paris

This is our review of the new Eurostar Business Premier lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris. Every now and then I get to do something fun but slightly odd for HFP – like going to a different country for the day and not leaving the […]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: The great new Eurostar lounge in Paris

Anika was in Paris on Friday for a private view of the brand new Eurostar lounge at Gare du Nord. It seems that it could, potentially, be the smartest railway lounge in the world.  It opens to the public today (Saturday). We will have a full […]