Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express is the non-stop train service running between Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station in London. Tickets are expensive, but you can find any current discount codes on our 'Avios Promos' page at the bottom.  Alternatively, you can use a special booking link to earn Avios points with your ticket.

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it. Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally […]

Bits: BA frequency changes, BA GGL Heathrow Express upgrades, Qatar launches Gatwick and an Eco sale

News in brief: British Airways announces Winter frequency changes British Airways published this consolidated list of Winter services changes on Tuesday.  These take effect from 28th October. Not all of this list is new but I think most of it is.  There will be additional […]

Bits: BA to USA in First from £1700 (ex-INV!), GWR to run Heathrow Express, new Amex lounge in Melbourne

News in brief: BA to North America in First from £1,700 EDIT:  These fares seem to have been pulled this evening, sorry! British Airways has released a large number of seats from the UK to North America in First from £1,700.  It looks like you […]

Bits: who won the Heathrow Express Business First tickets?, earn IHG points with OpenTable, cheap UK Hilton redemptions

News in brief: Who won the Heathrow Express Business First tickets? Last week we ran a competition in association with Heathrow Express giving away five pairs of Business First tickets. We gave away one pair of tickets per day and here are the lucky winners: […]

Bits: a report from Row 36 on ‘densified’ G-MEDN, reduced fares on Heathrow Connect from May

News in brief: A trip report from Row 36 on G-MEDN The saveeastcoastrewards blog (long story about the name) has published a trip report from the back of the first ‘densified’ British Airways short-haul planes. The interesting points are: the promised USB charging points do […]

Your last chance to win a pair of Heathrow Express Business First return tickets

Heathrow Express has kindly given us five pairs of Business First return tickets, worth £110 per pair, to give away this week. We thought it would be fun to try something new. Instead of doing one competition giving away five pairs we have run five […]

Bits: 13200 Avios with The Economist (again), £10 Amex cashback with Heathrow Express, cashback cards squeezed

News in brief: 13,200 Avios for an Economist subscription Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back their special offer for taking out a subscription. As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The […]

Bits: Groupon / Avios offer problems, 75% bonus buying IHG points, 20 years since Heathrow Junction

News in brief: Groupon / Avios issues EDIT: Comments below suggest that Groupon has fixed its IT overnight, so if you had problems yesterday please try again On Saturday I wrote about the repeat of the Groupon / Iberia promotion which let you buy Avios […]

Bits: Qatar Airways £1350 Australia tickets are back!, 250 Heathrow Rewards points with Heathrow Express

News in brief: Qatar Airways £1,350 business class fares to Australia are back! (EDIT: this deal now seems to be over but tickets may still be available for 10%-20% more.) Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways has brought back its £1,350 business class tickets to Australia. An, […]

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale, book HEx tickets inflight with Virgin, Shangri-La conversion bonus

News in brief: Cathay Pacific flash sale Cathay Pacific is running a three day flash sale this weekend, albeit only in Economy.  You can’t argue with £469 to Hong Kong, however.  Bangkok is the same price and Manila is just £439.  Auckland is £749, not […]

Bits: £15 Heathrow Express Saturdays, Etihad sale now on

More news in brief: Heathrow Express launches £15 Saturday tickets Following the end of its £15 August promotion, Heathrow Express will continue to offer discounted tickets to passengers on a Saturday for the rest of the year. A one-way ticket purchased on a Saturday will […]

Bits: Avios / Boswell insurance deal extended, TLS, double Avios with Heathrow Express

Three new Avios deals in brief: Alan Boswell insurance deal extended Insurance broker Alan Boswell Group has extended their ‘new partner’ offer with Avios for another month until 30th September. Until then, you will earn: Up to 10,000 Avios when you purchase a household, landlord or business […]

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express (2017 edition)

Last year I wrote an article on the different ways of finding a Heathrow Express discount.  Quite a few things have changed since then, though, so I thought it was worth an update. ‘Secret’ discounts are nearly, but not quite, dead The important thing to remember […]

Bits: Heathrow Express discount, earning miles at Waitrose is back, Accor 3x last chance

News in brief: Heathrow Express adds discount fares for August Good news for anyone flying from Heathrow next month.  Heathrow Express has just revealed special off-peak fares during the full month of August. During off-peak times, which includes weekends and bank holidays, a single fare will cost […]

Bits: HEx and Airbnb cashback deals, buy Etihad miles, AA Heathrow slots

News in brief: £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend and 2% back on Airbnb A new cashback deal has appeared on many American Express accounts offering £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend. It isn’t clear if this is cumulative.  These deals often pay […]

Bits: 1200 Avios for paying at Tesco with PayQwiq, 25% off Heathrow Express

News in brief: Earn 1,200 Avios via Tesco with PayQwiq If you live in a participating part of the country – and it has now rolled out in quite a few places – you can earn 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles (ie […]