British Airways offering you EU compensation as Avios – at a poor rate!

Over half term, my brother had a terrible time flying out to New York on BA.  His connection from Manchester to Heathrow was delayed due to a cancellation.  Because they had booked 5 x World Traveller Plus seats, BA struggled to reseat them on a Heathrow […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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 year approaching there are a raft of […]

Bits: United cancels Manchester-Washington, Iberia Plus Avios refunds, change in HHA rules for kids?

News in brief: United cancels Manchester – Washington United Airlines has announced that it will drop its Manchester to Washington route for Summer 2017 after six years. The airline has already announced its intention to drop its Belfast to New York service. Demand for flights to […]

Register now – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Spring

Remember that you can earn DOUBLE base points on ALL your IHG stays by booking through the special Head for Points link.  This is a world exclusive offer (spookily!).  Visit this HFP page for more information and the link to book. IHG Rewards Club, the […]

Bits: why companies should listen to ‘Super Consumers’ like you, Global Entry, 1000 Miles & More with Hertz

News in brief: How companies should treat their most enthusiastic customers The Economist has a very interesting article on ‘super consumers’ this week.  By ‘super consumers’, they are talking about people who have a lot of passion for companies they trade with – such as the […]

Bits: Uber launches UberEVENTS, new Park Plaza hotel opens at Waterloo, DVB AirApp

More news in brief: Uber launches UberEVENTS The newest Uber venture is UberEVENTS.  If you are a corporate or social event planner this may be of interest to you. Imagine that you want to offer people free transport to attend your function.  This has historically […]

NOW CLOSED: Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink and Head for Points!

This week we have been running a fantastic and exclusive competition for our readers in association with the new loyalty app Bink: One Head for Points reader will win 100,000 Avios! It could be you ….. and all you need to do is download the Bink app to […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

Bits: Plaza Premium T2 voted ‘Best Priority Pass’ lounge, a hotel booking site just for new hotels

Even more news in brief as I clear the post-party backlog! Plaza Premium in Heathrow T2 voted ‘best lounge’ The Plaza Premium departure lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 has been voted ‘best Priority Pass lounge worldwide’ by members of the Priority Pass scheme. This is […]

Which 34 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Now that AerClub is up and running as the new Avios-based Aer Lingus frequent flyer scheme, I thought it was worth updating my list of all Avios airlines, ie airlines which let you redeem Avios points for their flights. You won’t find this information in […]

Check out the highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

Thank you to everyone who came to the HfP Christmas party on Tuesday.  I hope you all had a great night with interesting conversations about Avios etc. Let’s see how soon we can repeat this. Until then, here are a few pictures of the night – […]

Good Asia sale on Finnair (earns Avios) from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin

Finnair has launched its January sale early!  It has launched special business class fares to Asia, valid until 9th January 2017 for travel between 16th January and 28th October 2017 (dates vary by route). Finnair is focussed on routes to Asia.  What makes this sale attractive is that: […]

Bits: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin launch, Plaza Premium confirms T5 lounge, HFP party

News in brief: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin route Qatar Airways has finally committed to a date for the launch of its Dublin route. Services will start on 12th June.  It will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which means that you will get the newest version of Qatar’s […]

Do you need travel insurance to cover your redemption ticket?

I get the occasional email regarding travel insurance for mileage redemption tickets.  To be honest, I have never fully seen the point unless you have a pre-paid hotel reservation at your destination. With Avios, for example, British Airways allows you to cancel a redemption ticket […]

Bits: Nicole Sherzinger joins BA’s New Orleans eBay flights, PartnerPlusBenefit quintuple points!

News in brief: Nicole Scherzinger joins the New Orleans party flight I have previously mentioned the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy two (economy) seats on a test flight into New Orleans in late February. BA is now making a last push […]

NEW: Earn Avios when flying United – at higher rates than BA for Economy!

This other article today looks at the new Aer Lingus AerClub programme in more detail. As this scheme is now Avios driven, it helps to be aware of any new ways to earn or spend points that it throws up. I wanted to run this feature as […]

Bits: Hilton Americas Flash Sale, new Qatar business sale, IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: Hilton North America Flash Sale Hilton has launched a 3-day Flash Sale covering North America.  This will end at 5am (note am) UK time on Thursday 8th. For bookings between 18th December and 2nd January, you will receive a 15% – 20% […]