Star Alliance has launched a new benefit for its Gold members – free upgrades on the Heathrow Express.
The on-going offer is valid for travel from February 15, and is open to Gold cardholders in any of the 21 frequent flyer programmes offered by Star Alliance member airlines.
No registration or code is necessary – Gold members simply need to buy a full fare single or return standard Heathrow Express ticket, and then sit in the Business First class carriage, making sure they have both their standard ticket and Star Alliance Gold Card to show to the attendant.
Business First amenities include free newspapers and magazines, more leg room, wider seats, a personal table, power socket at every seat, and onboard TV.
Note the use of the wording "full fare" above - this presumably means that the benefit cannot be used when travelling on Advance Express Saver fares, which can be priced as low as £7.50 each way for a Business First ticket (for a full list of prices click here, and for more details of the offer on the Star Alliance website click here).