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Virgin Trains East Coast 50% Off Advance Fares Sale

by Continental Club on August 13, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , ,

East Coast main line operator has launched a 50% off Advance Fares sale valid on its routes between London King’s Cross, the Midlands, Leeds, North East England and Scotland.


500,000 seats are advertised to be available, with example fares of:

Newcastle to Edinburgh from £5.05 each way
London King’s Cross to Leeds from £7.25 each way

Edinburgh to London King’s Cross from £12.50 each way

Bookings must be made by 18th August 2016 for travel between 5th September and 4th November 2016, excluding half term week 21st – 30th October.

For full details and to book, visit the special sale page at virgintrainseastcoast.com.

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Flash Sale: 25% Off First Transpennine Express Advance Fares

by Continental Club on May 3, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

TPE NewUK rail operator First Transpennine Express has released a flash sale offering an additional 25% off Advance fares across its network. Routes between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, York, Hull, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle are included, for tickets booked by midday on Thursday 5th May 2016 on the TPE website.

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Tickets must be for travel between Wednesday 4th May and Saturday 23rd July 2016, and railcards can be used with the offer for even bigger discounts. Travel must be wholly on First Transpennine Express operated services, and can only be booked by visiting tpexpress.co.uk/flashsale, where full terms and conditions are also published.

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Virgin Trains West Coast Tickets From £4 One-Way

by Continental Club on March 1, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , ,

Virgin TrainsVirgin Trains has announced a ‘BIG Spring Seat Sale‘ for travel on its West Coast route between London Euston and Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. 800,0o0 seats start from £4 one-way in Standard Class between London and Birmingham, with First Class seats on the route from £17.

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Tickets must be booked at virgintrains.co.uk or on Virgin West Coast’s app by Midnight on Thursday 3rd March 2016, for travel between 18th March and 2nd May 2016.  Tickets are not available through other train operating company or third party websites.

The fuller list of sale fares is as follows:

London (one way)
From / to Standard  First Class
Birmingham £4.00 £17.00
Coventry £4.00 £17.00
Liverpool £10.00 £30.00
Manchester £10.00 £30.00
Glasgow £14.00 £35.00
Birmingham (one way)
From / to  Standard First Class
London £4.00 £17.00
Liverpool (one way)
From / to Standard First Class
London £10.00 £30.00
Manchester (one way)
From / to Standard First Class
London £10.00 £30.00
Glasgow (one way)
From / to  Standard First Class
London £14.00 £35.00

 

Group and railcard discounts are not available, and tickets are non-refundable. Amendments are possible for a £10 fee plus any difference in fare. Child discounts do apply.

To book, visit virgintrains.co.uk/sale.

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Free Heathrow Express Business First Class Upgrade

by Continental Club on August 7, 2014  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Heathrow Express LogoHeathrow Express, the fast rail link between London’s Paddington Station and Heathrow Airport, is offering members of the British Airways Executive Club complimentary upgrades from Express Class to Business First for a limited period.

Departing every 15 minutes, the non-stop journey time is 15 minutes to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3, with an additional 4 minutes on to Terminal 5. A shuttle service operates between Terminals 1, 2 & 3 and Terminal 4.

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Business First Class principally offers larger ‘individual’ seating, with more legroom than Express Class.

To take advance of this promotion you must book your Heathrow Express ticket through this page at ba.com.

British Airways Executive Club proof of membership is required, along with your ticket for inspection when on board the Heathrow Express. The offer is available to book between 1st August 2014 and 31st August 2014. Travel must be within three months of booking.

Tickets are valid for three months from date of transaction. Singles are valid for one journey within three months date of transaction. Return tickets are valid for one calendar month from date of outward journey, within three months of transaction date.

To join the British Airways Executive Club free of charge, visit ba.com/executive-club.

For full details and to book Heathrow Express tickets, visit ba.com.

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Eurostar 10% Off Discount Code

by Continental Club on January 31, 2014  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , ,

EurostarPassengers travelling between London and Paris, Brussels and Lille can save 10% on fares with a discount code launched today by SNCB Europe, the Belgian National Railways website. The discount is valid for journeys in all three travel classes: Standard, Standard Premier & Business Premier, and for both flexible and non-flexible tickets.

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The code ‘AAKUAF14FF‘ should be added on the payment page to validate the discount, which may be used 250 times in total.

The code offers the greatest opportunity for savings on more expensive tickets, but not only thanks to the gross discount amount increasing proportionally with the fare.

Indeed, for the cheapest available tickets departing the UK, it may still be more cost-effective to book direct with Eurostar, especially if booking for one passenger and using a debit card. Belgian Railways charge a flat EUR3 fee whereas there’s no fee for debit card usage on the Eurostar website. SNCB also loads its exUK fares slightly to take into account the Sterling > Euro exchange rate. However, as transactions are completed in Euros, UK cardholders will also face (for the most part) an exchange rate penalty for a second time. Members of the Eurostar Plus Points scheme will not earn points on tickets booked with SNCB.

The greater the price of the ticket, the less compromising this is, and the net saving will increase with the fare level when booking with SNCB.

However, for journeys originating from Paris, Brussels or Lille, which are presumably priced in Euros to start with, the SNCB code offers a discount on all comparable tickets versus booking with Eurostar direct.

SNCB Eurostar tickets are self-print, and the discount code expires on the 28th February 2014, or when all 250 code applications have been made. For full details and to book, visit SNCB Europe at b-europe.co.uk.

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East Coast Trains: Double Reward Points Plus 20% Off Rewards

by Continental Club on March 25, 2013  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , ,

UK long-distance train operator East Coast has launched a sale for members of its East Coast Rewards programme. All redemptions have been reduced by 20% until 1st April 2013, and ticket purchases over £22 will earn double points.

East Coast Big Rewards

24 hours of on-board access is reduced from 50 points to 40 points, a £10 M&S voucher is down from 500 to 400 points, and a one-way First Class ticket on East Coast drops from 450 to 360.

East Coast operates from London King’s Cross to stations in the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East and Eastern and Northern Scotland.

East Coast Rewards is a relatively unusual loyalty programme in that it principally rewards bookers rather than just travellers, and members can earn points booking tickets for use on any UK train operator. Although the free East Coast ticket reward is undoubtedly the best overall value for collectors, those bookers who are based away from the East Coast route can still gain some value in redeeming their points for non-travel awards such as wine cases or the aforementioned shopping vouchers.

East Coast does not charge a credit card or booking fee, discounts most of its own ‘Advance’ fares by approximately 2%, and ticket on departure from station FastTicket machines is free of charge – as is eTicketing where available.

Non-members can also benefit from the birthday promotion by signing up to the programme and earning a bonus 50 points.

For full details, visit eastcoast.co.uk

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Flight, Hotel, Car Rental, Transfer, Insurance & Travel Agent Discount Codes February 2013

by Continental Club on February 1, 2013  |  Leave a comment

Welcome to a new month and Continental Club’s latest round-up of travel discount codes and promotional offers. February is often a slightly quieter month than January for deals, and this is reflected in the expiry dates of quite a few of the offers listed below. Some are January offers that still have a few days to run; others are short-term promotions for just the first days of February.

We’ll keep a constant-watch however, and any new or extended deals will be posted as soon as we can throughout the month.

Updated 23rd February with new codes including £30 off flights at Opodo.

 

ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS – HOTELS & PACKAGES

 

Alpharooms

 

4% off hotel bookings with code FEBDEAL

Minimum 2 night stay. Book by 28th February 2013

 

ebookers

15% off hotel bookings with code ANDROID15 Expired

Designed to be used in conjunction with mobile device apps from ebookers

Book by 14th February. Travel by 31st December 2013

 

 

Hotelopia

 

9% off hotel bookings in Florida, NYC, Las Vegas & San Francisco with code TOPUSA2013

Book by 17th March 2013

 

Hotelopia

 

8% off hotel bookings in USA with code USAHOTEL

Book by 31st December 2013

 

 

OnHotels

 

5% off hotel bookings with code FEB05

Book by 28th February 2013 for any check in date

 

 

Hotelscom UK

10% off most hotel bookings with code 10FEBVC

Book by 24th February 2013. Stay by 30th April 2013

For a list of excluded chains click here. Discounted stays are not eligible for Welcome Rewards.

 

Expedia

10 % off most hotel bookings with code winter10vc Expired

Book by 5th February 2013. Stay by 31st July 2013

For a full list of excluded chains click here.

 

Expedia

5 % off most hotel bookings with code WORLD5EXP Expired

Book by 12th February 2013. Stay by 31st October 2013

For a full list of excluded chains click here.

 

Jet2holidays

 

£100 off minimum 2 person holiday bookings with code SAVE100

Book by 11th March 2013. Combinable with myJet2 £25 for every 500 points redeemed offer

 

Hotels4u5% off all hotel bookings Expired

Book for stays between 11th & 17th February 2013 by clicking on this link or the Hotels4u logo

Discount will be applied automatically

 

Holiday Extras

 

5% off hotel bookings with code WM076

Book by 1st March 2013

 

easyJet holidays

 

£10 off holiday bookings over £300 with code LOVEFEB13 

Book by 28th February 2013

 

Thomas Cook

 

£50 off City Breaks (flight plus hotel) bookings over £1250 with code TPDPSAVE50

Book by 28th February 2013

 

FLIGHTS

 

Opodo

£30 off flight bookings over £200 with code AMEX30

Book by 28th February 2013. Valid when booking is completed with an American Express card.

Not valid for bookings on no-frills carriers. Full Ts&Cs here.

 

British Airways

Luxury Seat Sale from £181 return shorthaul, £859 return longhaul Expired

Book by 11th February, travel by 6th April 2013

More details at British Airways: Business & First Class Easter Sale Fares

 

Lufthansa

 

Lufthansa Sale Fares from £229 return Expired

Book by 15th February 2013. Travel outbound by 30th November 2013

 

Lufthansa

 

£17 off Lufthansa bookings from the UK with registration at Lufthansa.com

Book by 10th March 2013. Fly by 10th June 2013

 
Monarch

 

£20 to £30 off return scheduled (ZB) flights with code FUN2FLY.

Travel by 17th July 2013. Not valid on charter (MON) flights.

 

 

HOTELS – DIRECT BOOKINGS

 

Hotel du Vin

 

Two nights for the price of one in the Easter Sale

Book by 28th February. Stay 24th March to 2nd April 2013

 

SPG

 

Save up to 30% in Europe, the Mid East & Asia in the Boxing Day Sale

Book by 28th February 2013. Travel by 31st August 2013

 

TRANSFERS

 

A2B

 

7 % off all transfers with code A2BTFEB7

Book by 28th February 2013

 

Resorthoppa

 

10% off all transfers with code LOVE10

Book by 28th February 2013

 

AIRPORT LOUNGES

 

Holiday Extras

 

5% off lounge bookings with code WM076

Book by 1st March 2013

 

AIRPORT PARKING

 

Holiday Extras

5% off airport bookings with code WM076

Book by 1st March 2013

Discount not obtainable at airport-owned car parks at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, and Southampton

 

CAR RENTAL

 

Holiday Autos

Up to 15% off car rental with code VCEARLYBIRD15 Expired

Destinations vary by day, including Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Book by 3rd February 2013

 

Holiday Autos10% 0ff car rental in France & Italy with code LOVE10 Expired

Minimum three day rental

Book by 10th February. Pick up by 31st March 2013

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

 

Flexicover

Up to 20% off travel insurance policies with code EC113

Gap year policy discount is 20%. Annual and single trip discount is 10%

Valid until 31st July 2013

 

UK RAIL

 

CrossCountry

£8 off Family Railcard with code CROSS8

Apply by 3rd March 2013

 

LUXURY EUROPEAN RAIL

 

VSOE

Up to EUR300 complimentary on-board credit on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express with code VOBC

Valid on Venice to Paris & Venice to London journeys departing in April, May and June 2013

Book by 31st March 2013

 

For terms and conditions relating to all featured offers, consult the relevant websites for details or supplier contact information.

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East Coast Trains: 125,000 £10 Standard & £30 First One Way Tickets

by Continental Club on December 12, 2012  |  Leave a comment

East Coast, the UK long distance train company operating into and out of London Kings Cross station, has released 85,000 Standard Class seats at a flat £10 per one-way journey.

Destinations include Leeds, York, Durham, Newcastle and  Edinburgh. 40,000 First Class seats at a flat £30 one-way are also on offer.

Tickets must be booked by 18th December 2012, for travel between 7th January 2013 and 1st March 2013. Half term holidays from the 15th to the 24th February are excluded and all seats are subject to availability.

£10 and £30 tickets are available exclusively from eastcoast.co.uk, and purchases qualify for points in the East Coast Rewards programme.

The East Coast website does not charge credit card or booking fees on any tickets, and ticket collection is free of charge at station FastTicket machines. Tickets for journeys wholly on East Coast services may also be available to self-print, but the site also sells tickets for all UK train operating companies – again without additional fees.

 

 

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