Star Alliance adds free Heathrow Express upgrades for gold members

2016-02-11 18:00
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Cape Town - Star Alliance and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders a special benefit when travelling on Heathrow Express trains – a free upgrade.

Star Alliance member, South African Airways said in a press release, customers just need to purchase a standard class single or return ticket for the Heathrow Express, the fastest rail link between the airport and London's Paddington Station - upgrading to any available Business First Class seat once on board the train by simply showing their train ticket and Star Alliance Gold Card to the attendant.

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Amenities in Business First include complimentary newspapers and magazines, more leg room, wider seats, a personal table, a power socket at each seat and on-board TV.

This special promotion is open to all frequent flyers holding Gold Status in any of the 21 Frequent Flyer Programmes offered by the Star Alliance member airlines. The offer will run from February 15th until further notice, the airline said. 
Full details of this offer can be found at 

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