BLACK FRIDAY 2018: Deals round up: Virgin UC from £1018, hotels, chauffeurs, and more

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Welcome to the roundup of today’s Black Friday deals. The master page for Black Friday deals is here.

I will update the page if any more offers appear. Sadly there is not much from Qatar. Although they have a sale the deals are generally pretty poor so far. 



Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

Virgin Clubhouse heathrow review

Virgin Clubhouse Heathrow

Flight only Upper Class deals

Companion fares:

  • New York City £1018
  • Las Vegas £1018
  • Washington £2018

Like the BA deal travel dates are very restricted: 11-13, 16-18, 24-31 December 2018 from London, return 24- 31 December, or 8-10 January for the return.

HT: God save the points

Any number of passengers:

  • Barbados from £1649
  • Jamaica from £1089
  • Antigua from £1799
  • Grenada from £1339
  • Tobago from £1669
  • Havana from £1759
  • St Lucia from £1599
  • Shanghai £2549 
  • Hong Kong £2899 
  • Dubai £2299 

Travel dates vary according to destination. The Virgin Black Friday page is here.

Flight + hotel and Virgin Holidays

£150 off a flight + hotel packages in Premium or Upper Class when you spend £1200 or more, book by for travel by 31 March 2019. Use code BF2018 which must be used on the Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ site here. If you book with Virgin Holidays you can get the same deal for a longer travel period until 31 October 2019 with a minimum spend of £2000. Use code 2018BF. Here is the Virgin Holidays website.


Air New Zealand

air new zealand business premier

Business Premier cabin B777

Business premier to Los Angeles from £2099. Travel periods for Los Angeles Business Premier:
23 Dec 2018 – 23 Mar 2019 & 1 May – 31 Aug 2019. Book by midnight 26 November 2018.

You can find the Air NZ sale page here. 


British Airways

BA have a number of offers including 2 Club World flights from £2018 which you can read about here and Premium economy fares to South Africa and lots of other flight and holiday offers you can read about here. 


Etihad A380 Business class studio review Heathrow to Abu Dhabi

Etihad business class studio A380

The Etihad Black Friday offering is pretty poor both in terms of value and range of destinations. Prices start from:

  • Abu Dhabi £ 1,932      
  • Singapore £ 2,034      
  • Sydney £ 3,234      

Book by 26 November 2018 for travel between 15 January – 15 June 2019. You can read my Etihad business class review here.

You can find the Etihad sale page here. 

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia airlines A350 business class seat

Malaysia Airlines A350 business class seat

These are not particularly good deals in my opinion and we have seen better before. You would earn Avios and Tier points though and the new A350 seats are very nice along with some great service onboard and tasty food. You can read Paul’s review of Malaysia First class here.

Book: Now until 26 Nov 2018
Travel: Now until 5 Dec 2018, 10 Jan – 3 Apr 2019,1 Feb – 31 Aug 2019  

Business class return fares from London start from:

  • Kuala Lumpur £2,789
  • Phuket £2,445 
  • Manila £2,375
  • Bali £2,715 
  • Perth £3,115
  • Brisbane £3,219
  • Sydney £3,895
  • Auckland £4,065

You can find the Malaysia Airlines page here.


If you don’t fancy doing the searching yourself for flights Trauilfinders have a number of deals with major airlines such as Virgin, BA, Asiana and more. Prices start from:

  • Las Vegas* £956
  • Boston* £987
  • Toronto* £991
  • New York* £999
  • Orlando* £1012
  • Vancouver* £1012
  • Jamaica £1108
  • San Francisco* £1512
  • Barbados £1668
  • Sydney £2299
  • = companion fare offer.

You can find the Trailfinders sale page here.



I have used Blacklane a number of times and although not cheap they are usually very good. You can use the code BLACKFRIDAY18 when booking this weekend to get 20% off your next ride. You can read more about Blacklane here.

The Blacklane page is here.


Other offers


Heathrow Airportr desk

Airportr will pick up your bags from your home, hotel or office and delivery them to the airport for you and even check them in for you. Book AirPortr before Monday to get 40% off the Home Bag Check-In services – your bags picked up from home and checked-in from only £18. Valid for flights departing before 31 Dec 2018. Discount will be automatically applied at check-out. You can read my review of Airportr here.

You can find the Airportr page here. 



Revolut is a handy way to get foreign currency out when you are abroad free of charge or pay in foreign currencies.

Revolut is basically like a prepaid card with an app and physical plastic card but it does work out more cost-effective and have some extra features via the app than most others. You can spend in 130 different currencies fee free plus hold and exchange 25 currencies in the app. The advantage of being able to hold currencies is that if the exchange rate was good now, for a country you are planning to visit later, you could buy some of the currency now to spend later at the current rate. 

The big advantage of Revolut versus other pre-paid cards, cash or 0% MasterCard or Visa credit cards is that their exchange rate uses real-time inter-bank rates without fees (except at the weekend). You can also make £200 or €200 per month in free ATM withdrawals.

You can read more about the Revlout card in this article. 

Until Sunday 25 Nov there is 20% off the cost of the annual Premium subscription for one year, which comes with:

·  Free Premium card with express delivery to 120 countries

·  £400 free monthly ATM withdrawals (or currency equivalent)

·  Free overseas medical, flight and baggage insurance

·  Unlimited free currency exchange

·  Instant Cryptocurrency access

·  Faster international money transfers

·  Disposable virtual cards

Upgrading an existing card is simple. Find the More tab in the app and tap on Premium. Choose the annual option and you’ll only pay £58 instead of £72 (or currency equivalent). 

TLFL has a special offer for you to get the Revolut plastic card for free rather than paying the usual £4.99 delivery fee. Simply follow these steps to get your free card:

  1. Go to the Revolut website using this link
  2. Insert your mobile number
  3. Follow text message URL to download Revolut on the Google Play or Apple App Stores via the link
  4. Open an account (takes 30 seconds)
  5. Top up £10/€10
  6. Select and order Free Card [Standard Delivery]
  7. Verify your identity (Tap more -> Profile -> Verify identity)

You can find the Revolut page here. 


Black Friday Mastercard Offer – for today only – you must book on 23 November and save 20% when booking with a Mastercard.
Use code: BLACKFRIDAY20 

Booking dates: 23rd November 2018
Stay dates: 23rd Nov – 31st Mar 2019

As usual, the disadvantage is that they don’t count towards rewards and it excludes most chains.

You can book the deal here.

If you don’t have a MasterCard you can save 11% on bookings using the code: BLACKFRIDAY11

Booking Dates: 23rd Nov – 27th Nov
Stay Dates: 23rd Nov – 31st May

You can find the relevant page here

IHG Hotels and Intercontinental Ambassador

IHG® is offering 25% off participating IHG® hotels around the world. IHG hotels include the Crowne Plaza, Indigo and InterContintental brands. The discount is at least 25% off the Best Flexible Rate. IHG® Rewards Club members receive additional savings. Booking must be made at least three days in advance and requires non-refundable, full pre-payment for the entire stay at the time of booking.

•   Book between 23 November – 30 November
•   Stay between 26 November – 31 March

If you join Intercontinental Ambassador there is a limited time offer for 10,000 extra IHG points. You can find out more about the Ambassador programme in this article.

The IHG Cyber week page is here.

Small Luxury Hotels

Blanket Bay an SLH hotel

Blanket Bay an SLH hotel

You can save up to 50% off suites at 162 SLH hotels. The payment must be paid in full at the time of booking and is non-changeable and non-refundable. Payment cannot be made using an SLH Gift Certificate and savings are against the Best Available Rate. The sale starts at midnight UK time on 23rd November and all bookings must be completed by 11:59 pm on 26th November 2018. You can read about the perks with SLH’s free loyalty scheme here.

You can find the SLH sale page here.

2 Comments on "BLACK FRIDAY 2018: Deals round up: Virgin UC from £1018, hotels, chauffeurs, and more"

  1. Any idea what’s going on with Qatar theses days? Used to always be a banker for cheap deals and earning tier points! Maybe their CEO has the humpy dumpy with Oneworld!!

    • I’m guessing it is a new strategy due to the losses they are making but the flights I have been on have sometimes been very empty so I am not sure it’s working.

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