10 Deals Of The Week! Free Upgrades, Flights & Memberships


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We travel in luxury, but we like to get the best deals out there for our trips away. Here is a roundup of the 10 best travel-related deals of the week that you should take advantage of if you haven’t already!

Get A Free Flight Upgrade

We have already outlined 10 tips on how to get a free flight upgrade, but did you know that if your seat is broken, the airline is required to find you a new seat? If the only seat available is in Business Class, then you will be upgraded for free. You can read more about this rule in my article about how to upgrade your flight for free.

Fly To Europe For Free (US Readers Only)

If you want a completely free trip to Europe this summer, I suggest applying for a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which is free in year 1. You’ll earn a huge 50,000 bonus points just for signing up (after spending $4,000 USD on the card). 50,000 points are worth $625 USD towards travel when redeemed through the Chase Ultimate Rewards® travel portal. These bonus points will easily cover your trip to London from the US, flying on United, British Airways, American Airlines, etc., and from a bunch of major US airports, including San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, JFK, Denver, and more.

Claim this credit card bonus and read a step by step guide on making the most of your rewards from our friends at Upgraded Points.

Cheaper Business Class Flights

If you are looking for a cheaper Business Class flight, it is always worth checking your flight price with the flight experts at our Luxury Travel Concierge. We will almost always quote you cheaper for Premium Economy, Business, and First Class flights to and from anywhere in the world.

Almost Free Valentines Flowers (UK only)

Apple Yard flowers are giving a huge 30 British Airways Avios per £1 GBP spent. I value Avios at £0.02 GBP per Avios, which is explained in more detail in my Avios valuation article.

This means that if you spend £29.99 GBP on 12 letterbox red roses, you will earn a massive 900 Avios, which I value at £18 GBP. If you can get a similar valuation out of your Avios as me, then this is the perfect gift for the one you love! Make sure you log in to your Avios account (or join and become a member) before you click through from the Apple Yard page on Avios.

Free Up To £90 GBP At London Heathrow

Heathrow Rewards is a loyalty scheme that is exclusively for those traveling through London Heathrow airport. You collect these rewards at the duty-free shops, as well as on parking at the airport.

Heathrow Rewards has launched an extremely generous sign-up bonus for 2018 of 3,000 points. 3,000 points are worth £30 GBP (around $42 USD) of Heathrow shopping vouchers or Heathrow Express train vouchers. If you use these points for Heathrow car parks, you get or £60 GBP (around $84 USD) worth of vouchers towards parking.

You can also redeem your 3,000 points for 3,000 Avios or miles in Virgin Flying Club, Etihad Guest, Miles & More, Emirates Skywards, Royalskies (Royal Brunei), or Krisflyer (Singapore Airlines). But remember that Heathrow Rewards regularly offers a 50% bonus on airline miles transfers so that the sign-up bonus could be worth 4,500 Avios or other airline miles. I value these Avios at a huge £90 GBP! “Free”.

Take out a membership for you and your partner, and you get 2-lots of these points. What to buy? Well there is always fragrance, but to get to the value of £150 GBP, I will be reserving a set of APPLE AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headphones.

Claim your bonus on the Heathrow Rewards website and check that the bonus code AVIOSAO18 shows at the bottom of contact information section. You must then spend £150 GBP in a single day before 31st December 2018, to get your 3,000 points.

Free $25 USD (£25 GBP/€25 EUR) Taxi Transfer

For a limited time, Blacklane is giving away $25 USD (or £25 GBP or €25 EUR) of free taxi spend for every person referred by me. I book airport transfers with Blacklane as they offer luxury Mercedes cars, and they are almost always cheaper than local taxi firms. Contact our concierge for a Blacklane promotional discount code and you will get a free $25 USD (or £25 GBP or €25 EUR), to spend on your first ride with Blacklane.

The $/€/£25 GBP voucher codes are valid for bookings made between 1 February 2018 to 31 March 2018 and are only eligible for bookings made on Blacklane’s website and mobile apps. Crucially, if you book your first ride during the promotion period, but for a date after 31 March 2018, you will still save $/€/£25 GBP.
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Amazing Hotel Bargains

You simply will not find a better or cheaper price for any of the hotel & villa stays featured in our Luxury Travel Auction. These one-off stays always sell for a fraction of their value, so you are guaranteed to pick up an incredible deal.

Free Upgrades, Breakfast and Credit At Luxury Hotels

Our Virtuoso Luxury Travel Concierge will give you free upgrades, free breakfast, and free credit (usually $100 USD) on luxury hotel bookings worldwide. Hotels that offer these benefits include Four Seasons, Aman, LHW, Small Luxury Hotels, Intercontinental, certain Hyatt, Marriott & Hilton brands, and many more.

Note: All benefits & upgrades subject to availability & Terms & Conditions, enquire for more information. Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Any auction prices listed correct at time of publication, but will be subject to change. Posts may be sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.