Heathrow Airport has teamed up with the likes of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic to give away heaps of free flights to holiday-starved Brits – here’s how to apply
Heathrow Airport is celebrating its 75th anniversary by giving away FREE flights – but that’s not all.
The lucky winners will actually be getting a full experience including their flights, meals, travel gifts and flight essentials.
The airport has teamed up with the likes of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic for its new ‘Come Fly Again’ offer which includes giving away thousands of pounds worth of free flights.
Other partners offering freebies will include Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, WH Smith, Leon and Fortnum & Mason.
Oh, and because of the uncertainty around travel, travellers will be given six months to redeem their packages.
The offer comes as research from the airport found that 33% of Brits said reuniting with friends and family is the driving force behind wanting to travel again, so Heathrow is looking to offer a helping hand in those reunions.
Want to apply?
Head to Heathrow.com/comeflyagain where you can fill out an online form including where you’d like to travel, and who you’re most excited to be reunited with as travel opens up.
The best part is that you can apply by yourself, in a couple or even as a family!
The Come Fly Again experiences will be offered throughout the year up to Christmas, so there’s plenty of time – but there are only a limited of experiences up for grabs, so if you want to be in with a chance it’s worth getting in early.
Don’t be disheartened if you don’t manage to bag one of the freebies. There are plenty more travel bargains to be found at the moment whether you’re after a last-minute summer trip, or want to plan ahead for 2022 and 2023.
You may want to check out our Holiday Deals page which we regularly update with sales and discounts we think you’ll love – for example, you can currently bag £50pp off package holidays to the likes of Malta and Cyprus.
Meanwhile, you can also sign up to the Mirror’s travel newsletter for a weekly dose of deals, updates and destination ideas to inspire you for future adventures.
The UK’s traffic light system is offering Brits an increasing number of options for holidays, with the quarantine-free green list to the amber destinations where you can travel, although you’ll need to self-isolate for 10 days when home (unless you’re fully vaccinated).
Heathrow’s research found that Spain is proving to be the top destination of choice for sun-starved holidaymakers, while the most popular holiday types include a beach holiday, a trip to the wilderness and an adventure holiday.
If you’re planning a trip abroad, there are some tempting deals currently on offer including:
- TUI has free kids’ places on Greece holidays for 2021 including the school holidays – book here.
- Mirror Holidays has tempting deals for the summer including quarantine-free breaks – book here.
- Eurocamp is offering up to 20% off summer holidays in August – book here.
- easyJet Holidays is offering up to 25% off flights on selected summer holidays – book here.
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A number of countries are welcoming Brits for holidays including Spain, Greece and Cyprus although it’s worth noting there are differing entry rules – you can get the full details by searching for the Foreign Office travel advice for your chosen destination.
Meanwhile, this week the Department of Transport announced that it would also be allowing for the return of international cruises for the first time since March 2020, although currently this has only been confirmed for cruises from England.
Where is top of your list for a holiday abroad as travel restrictions ease? Let us know in the comments below.