BLACK FRIDAY 2017: Best of the rest – flights, hotels, lounges + parking

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There are so many deals on Black Friday, it is hard to know where to start. Here is a round-up of the best deals so far:


Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic premium economy

Unfortunately, no Upper Class deals have appeared yet but there are economy and Premium economy deals available on the Virgin Atlantic Black Friday page. There is a minimum stay of a Sunday night. Flights start from £598 for Premium economy and must be booked by 27 November.

Air New Zealand

Air new zealand black friday 2017

Air New Zealand Business Premier

Los Angeles return in Business Premier for £1975. Travel period: 23 Dec 2017 – 23 Mar 2018 & 1 Jul – 31 Aug 2018. Book by 27 November 2017. The Air NZ sale page is here.

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius business class seat

Air Mauritius business class seat

Mauritius for £2145 in business class book by 30 November on Air Mauritius.


Etihad business class studio

Etihad have a 96 hour sale on economy and business class. There are no particular bargains but worth a look if you are planning to fly Etihad.


Expedia have a number of different offers with you can find on the Expedia website. 2 of the best offers are:

£40 off £150 Hotel – Coupon Code: UKHOLIDAY40

75% off Hotel coupon (no min Spend) – code: UKBLACKFR75 (applies to participating hotels)

Booking date: 24th Nov – today only
Travel dates: 24th Nov – 31st Mar 2018


Melia are offering up to 50% discount and 5000 free MeliáRewards points. You can read my Melia ME London review here. 

Small luxury hotels

Small Luxury Hotels of the World have 50% off Suites for stays 1st December 2017 – 31st May 2018 (minimum two night stay). Book by midnight 27 November.



Waldorf Hilton London review

Waldorf Hilton London

There is currently a Hilton sale for up to 25% off. TopCashback are offering 5% cashback for non-Hilton Honors members or Blue level members or 1% off for all other Honors members. If you are an Avios collector you may be better using the Avios eStore to get 8 Avios per £1 spent on Hilton. You can read lots of my Hilton review here.

Accor – Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel etc

Up to 50% off for Club Accor members and 10% less off for non-members. More details on Accor hotels.


If you want to buy lounge access there are plenty of deals to choose from:

Priority Pass

There are 2 offers for Priority Pass. The first is an offer direct from Priority Pass:

Available until Sunday 26 at 11.59pm – save 40% on the Standard Plan and 25% off Standard Plus and Prestige. With their new Digital Membership Card you can now gain instant access which could prove useful. The Priority Pass offer page is here.

The second is a Groupon offer:

Today Groupon has 50% off a Priority Pass lounge access membership for £6. You can join Groupon for free here if you are not a member. If you get fed up with the emails, just unsubscribe as I shall hopefully cover any decent travel deals here.

Choose from three options

  • £6 for a 50% discount on Standard Membership
  • £6 for a 50% discount on Standard Membership with the first visit included
  • £6 for a 25% discount on Standard Plus Membership with 10 visits included

Once you have made your Groupon purchase you then need to go to the Priority Pass website to enter the voucher and buy the required membership.

No 1 lounges

See my review of Gatwick No 1 North lounge. Money Saving Expert have a code to save a third off a lounge visit by buying a gift voucher for a specific lounge or a monetary amount.

Enter MSEGIFT at the checkout before 11.59pm on Sun 3 Dec.

Vouchers are valid at No1 Lounges, My Lounge and Clubrooms. They can be redeemed on bookings between 1 Jan 2018 and 31 Dec 2018.

You can get 33% off the normal cost of the following lounges: Heathrow Terminal 3 (No1 Lounge, normally £36), Gatwick North (My Lounge £18, No1 Lounge £30, Clubrooms £40), Gatwick South (No1 Lounge £30, Clubrooms £40), Birmingham (No1 Lounge £26) and Edinburgh (No1 Lounge £26). Prices shown are per adult.


Gatwick – There is 25% off official parking at Gatwick via MyGatwick until 27 November. You can read more about My Gatwick in this article.


Use the code BLACK on the Opodo website to get £35 off a flight booking of £550 or more, or £120 off flight + hotel booking when spending £1,200 or more.

On Expedia:

Black Friday Package Coupon
£550 off £800 Package Coupon

Booking date: 24th Nov
Travel dates: 24th Nov – 31st Mar 2018


I am currently using 3 mobile due to the wide range of countries you can use your phone with your UK allowances including Europe, the USA and New Zealand. There are some good Black Friday deals for 3 mobile as follows:

100GB data @ £20/month, AYCE mins & texts 12 month SIM deal
Includes Infinite streaming, tethering & roaming to 60 destinations worldwide.

iPhone SE (32GB) – 4GB data @ £20/month, AYCE mins & texts. No upfront cost.
Includes Infinite streaming, tethering & roaming to 60 destinations worldwide

SIM only: 12GB data @ £13/month, AYCE mins & texts 12 month SIM deal
Includes Infinite streaming, tethering & roaming to 60 destinations worldwide


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