£995 Virgin Upper Class return – London to Chicago with free stopover – book TODAY ONLY

Virgin Foam

For some reason, Virgin Atlantic is having a one-day-and-a-bit Flash Sale on seats in Upper Class from London to Chicago. The fare is just £995 return! Here is an example for October I got to price easily over at the Virgin website: Here is the […]

What we know about the new British Airways 787-9 fleet

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British Airways is about to take delivery of the first of a huge order for 22 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.  Because this is simply a slightly longer version of the original 787-8 Dreamliner it is a fairly low profile event, but the new fleet will herald […]

50% discount on regional Avios redemptions on Monarch

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avios.com has launched a 50% discount offer on redemptions on Monarch.  Specifically, you will save 50% on the following routes: Birmingham, Luton or Manchester to Malaga Birmingham, Leeds Bradford or Manchester to Barcelona Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Luton or Manchester to Faro Birmingham or Luton to […]

BA knows the way to San Jose ….. (new California route)

San Jose

British Airways announced yesterday that it will start services to San Jose in California from 4th May 2016. This will utilise one of the brand new Boeing 787-9 aircraft – so new that British Airways hasn’t even received its first one yet! – which means that […]

80% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points

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Back in May, Hilton offered an unprecedented 100% bonus when you bought Hilton HHonors points.  It is now back with a smaller (but, by historical standards, very aggressive) bonus of 80%  – see this page. This may or may not be a bargain as it depends […]

Bits: Virgin East Coast sale, double Avios at Bicester, One Direction with SPG, HotelPronto 8% code

Virgin East Coast

News in brief: Virgin East Coast seat sale now on! Virgin East Coast is running a sale on all of its routes until midnight tomorrow in both Standard and First Class.  Headline prices to Edinburgh, each way, are £20 and £40 respectively.  Travel between September […]

Good Avios-earning Finnair deals to Asia (BKK £1,189) from London and Manchester

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Finnish airline Finnair has launched some excellent sale deals out of London and Manchester on its routes to Asia. Finnair, of course, is a partner with British Airways in the oneworld alliance.  Like the Qatar Airways deals I flagged yesterday, these Finnair flights will earn […]

500 Clubcard points (1200 Avios) with 79 different video game pre-orders!

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Tesco Direct has launched a new promotion offering bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order certain upcoming video games. There are 79 titles included in the offer when you include multiple formats!  FIFA 16, pictured below, is included. You will receive 500 Clubcard points for every title […]

Another 2,500 miles Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a second sign-up bonus which is worth 2,500 points. These are, by a substantial margin, the most generous sign-up deals that I have ever seen for Heathrow Rewards.  Heathrow Rewards gives you […]

Potentially very good IHG Accelerate promo – especially for new members


IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched its new Autumn promotion – IHG Accelerate. Unlike the fairly lacklustre offerings from Hilton HHonors and Marriott Rewards which I wrote about here and here last week, the IHG […]

More Avios-earning Qatar £1,000+ business class flights to the Middle East and Asia!

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If you have been getting sale withdrawal symptoms, don’t worry! Qatar Airways is back with some more great business class fares out of Europe. These deals are not as generous as some we saw earlier in the year.  They still represent very good deals for business class […]

25% off Heathrow Express tickets until August 31st

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express is currently offering a 25% discount for Visa cardholders – which must mean pretty much anyone! Full details and the promotional code needed can be found on the Visa website here.  (I cannot do a direct link to the deal because Heathrow Express has […]

30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2016!

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IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands, has launched a generous discount promotion in association with MasterCard. This deal DOES seem to offer genuine discounts. Long-term Head for Points readers may recognise this as a return for […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – When to use ‘Avios and Money’?

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Handy hint for domestic Avios redemptions with Qantas

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If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, here is a handy hint courtesy of regular HFP commentator (and now Australia resident) Alan. Qantas has a couple of subsidiaries which operate regional flights: QantasLink flies between 58 destinations across Australia […]

New! Redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

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Virgin Flying Club has teamed up with hotel booking site Kaligo.com to offer a new way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can now use them to pay for hotels globally offered by Kaligo.com. You have, of course, been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]