GOOD DEAL: Get 18,000 Avios for £146 – minimal effort required!

I’ve written before about the generous deal between AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and Ireland’s Irish Independent / Sunday Independent newspapers. The deal has now got even better and you do not need to live in Ireland to take part. You don’t even need […]

A great Marriott family redemption – Domes of Elounda, Crete

Back in January, I wrote about the Al Wadi desert resort in Ral Al-Khaimah, a short drive from Dubai.  This is now a luxury The Ritz-Carlton resort, having been taken over from Banyan Tree. The resort consists of 101 individual pool villas.  Yes, every villa has its […]

Bits: Etihad closes Heathrow spa, airberlin Topbonus suspended

News in brief: Etihad closes the Six Senses Spa in its Heathrow lounge Etihad has announced that the Six Senses Spa in its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4 will close on 31st August.  This is very short notice for anyone with a premium cabin flight […]

No 1 Lounges “to open 8 sites in 2018” – but is that the whole story?

No 1 Lounges runs an excellent network of premium, ‘pay to enter’ airport lounges across the UK – see here for details. They were the pioneers in proving that passengers would pay if the quality was high enough.  Swissport / Servisair was forced to up […]

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express (2017 edition)

Last year I wrote an article on the different ways of finding a Heathrow Express discount.  Quite a few things have changed since then, though, so I thought it was worth an update. ‘Secret’ discounts are nearly, but not quite, dead The important thing to remember […]

LAST CALL: Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the MBNA Visa card

Back in June, the free American Airlines ‘Amex and Visa double-pack’ was withdrawn from the market.  It was replaced by a new card.  Take a look: This happened because American Express has cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers.  The first […]

It’s back – the only FREE and fast Avios reward finding tool you need!

Those of you with long memories may remember the short lived “Avios Flight Finder” app.  This was an official app from Avios Group which was meant to be a quick way of checking reward seats on British Airways flights.  The problem was that it used cached […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. With the end of the month approaching, there is a lot going […]

Jurys Rewards – is the Jurys Inn reward scheme any good?

The Jurys Inn chain received a boost in 2015 when eight ex-Thistle properties joined its ranks.  This took the chain to around 35 properties across the UK.  It reversed a period of shrinkage as a number of the bigger hotels were converted to Hilton, eg […]

Virgin Atlantic sale now on – decent deals in all classes

Virgin Atlantic has launched a sale with decent deals in all classes. Until 20th September you can find reduced fares on flights to the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Full details are on this special website. Looking at the Upper Class deals, there […]

Review of the new(ish) Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow T4

This is my review of the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4. After checking out the new Plaza Premium Arrivals lounge at Terminal 3, which I reviewed here, my little Heathrow excursion took me across to Terminal 4 and another fairly new Plaza […]

Good ‘airport parking and hotel’ deals via little-known IHG link

Most people are aware that – if you need airport parking whilst you are on holiday – it is often cheaper to book a nearby hotel which offers a ‘free parking’ package and stay there the night before.  Companies such as Holiday Extras specialise in […]

Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

British Airways and Loganair finally agree a codeshare deal for 1st September

10 days ago I wrote about how Loganair and British Airways appeared to be playing a complex game of brinkmanship over a new codeshare agreement. Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.  It is probably best known […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2017 edition)

We get the occasional email from readers asking about the cheapest way to get to Gatwick Airport.  Learning how to get a discount on the Gatwick Express is totally different to saving money on Heathrow Express.  There are no online discount codes or Gatwick Express promotional […]