BA’s novel plan to beat the 2-week strike – borrow nine planes from Qatar!

Back in 2015, I reviewed the Qatar Airways ‘regional First Class’ service. Qatar Airways First Class on short-haul uses 2 x 2 fixed seating, rather like the Virgin America First Class seat I flew in 2014: Leg room was more than acceptable – remember that […]

Bits: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires, two Avios wine deals ending, Virgin / Waitrose over?

News in brief: Norwegian launches Buenos Aires from Gatwick If you follow our Instagram feed, you’ll know that Anika is currently in New York testing out Norwegian’s Premium cabin.  We should get that review up in the next couple of weeks. If it turns out […]

When your World of Hyatt points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my World of Hyatt points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my World of Hyatt points expire?’.  This new series, of which this is the final article, looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you […]

What is worth booking in the new British Airways sale?

British Airways has launched a new sale, with deals in World Traveller,  World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.  There are also some Club Europe and BA Holidays deals available. The home page for the sale is here.  You can book until 11th July. Travel dates are […]

Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the NEW MBNA Visa (no Amex!) card

And so it finally happened ….  We have known for some time, although it has never been widely publicised outside of HFP, that American Express had cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers. The first to be hit was TSB.  Barclays […]

Bits: Etihad drops free chauffeur transfers, IG Index drops credit card fees

News in brief: Etihad drops free chauffeur transfers Times are getting tougher for the Middle Eastern airlines, as the easy pickings in terms of destinations run dry and organic growth starts to slow. We have already seen both Emirates and Etihad allowing ‘paid for’ access […]

Excellent SWISS long-haul business class sale from the UK!

Who needs a Qatar Airways sale anyway?!  (Well, unless you are after BA tier points of course …..!) SWISS has launched a rather uncharacteristic deeply discounted Business Class sale from the UK.  The prices are EXCELLENT as long as two people travel together. SWISS has […]

Bits: BA launches two new ski routes, BA drops two routes, Scottish APD cut

News in brief: British Airways launches two new ski routes British Airways has announced two new routes from Heathrow to Grenoble and Turin in time for the Winter 2017 ski season. These routes already operate from Gatwick and those flights will remain.  There will be […]

3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles booking (better than taking Avios!)

I wrote on Tuesday about the interesting new partnership between Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, and hotel booking site Rocketmiles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website to PointsHound, Agoda and Kaligo.com.  You […]

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The sun is out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look at earning miles from credit cards abroad, from foreign currency and when booking airport car parking. For […]

Get a £50 gift card with the £150 Tesco Premium Credit Card – worth it?

Back in June 2016, Tesco launched the Tesco Premium Credit Card. You can check out the details here.  The representative APR is 56.5% variable, including the £150 fee, assuming a £1200 credit limit. In my experience, HFP readers tend to run hot or cold when looking […]

What are the travel benefits for UK World Elite MasterCard holders?

Over the weekend Rob covered the Santander Select World Elite MasterCard and the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard. As well as the specific benefits that come with each of these cards, there are some that are generic to all World Elite MasterCard products.  The main […]

Heathrow Rewards adds Rocketmiles as a partner and why this might be interesting ….

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, added a new partner yesterday – hotel booking site Rocketmiles. This is not, as you might think, a new spending opportunity.  It is actually a new EARNING opportunity for Heathrow Rewards points, which opens up some interesting […]

Amazing business class deal to Asia using Etihad miles on Czech Airlines

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of Etihad Airways, has a rather eclectic mix of airline partners on which you can redeem your miles. I wrote about these partners here.  At the time, the sweet spot was a 36,000 miles business class return trip on […]

Bits: more on the HSBC Premier deal, Qatar / HFP competition winner

News in brief: More on the HSBC Premier deal from yesterday I did a long article yesterday on the new sign-up bonus on the HSBC Premier credit card: the free card is now offering 5,000 airline miles for signing up the £195 World Elite card […]