50% bonus when you buy Avios – worth it?

British Airways has launched (yet another) aggressive ‘buy Avios’ offer. It is a short term deal which expires on Friday 30th. You need to visit ba.com via this page in order to buy. Let’s take a look at the ‘buy Avios’ deal in detail, as I […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, triple Accor points in Europe & APAC, Opodo codes correction

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals.  These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the […]

LAST CALL: Virgin credit card bonus at 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Tomorrow, 28th June, is your last chance to apply for the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards with the sharply increased sign-up bonuses. To be honest, because the two British Airways American Express cards continue to have an enhanced bonus, I reckon that Virgin Atlantic will […]

How I realised the refit of Virgin’s A330 Upper Class can’t come soon enough

Coming back from New York 10 days ago, I was legged over – twice – by Virgin Atlantic.  I wasn’t amused. I was booked on VS4, the 6.30pm departure from JFK to Heathrow.  When I went to check in, I saw a note on screen […]

Bits: two good Avios / Tesco toy deals, Opodo discounts, HFP Dubai competition winner

News in brief: Two good Avios / Tesco toy deals Tesco Direct is running two decent promotions this week if you need to pick up some toys. Until 28th June, you will earn 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend […]

Skytrax reveals the top 10 independent airport lounges – two at Heathrow

Skytrax, the company best known for its airline quality rankings (you have probably seem airline ads trumpeting their ‘5-star Skytrax Airline’ credentials), has published its list of the top 10 independent airport lounges. Note that it is not clear what the methodology was.  Skytrax rankings are […]

Why not joining Iberia Plus cost a reader £417 – and could cost you too

Most Head for Points readers will have an avios.com account and a British Airways Executive Club account.  You really don’t have much choice, since some Avios offers (such as the generous insurance promotion currently being run by Alan Boswell) can only be credited to avios.com […]

Virgin Atlantic increases the cost of Delta redemptions (and changes earning)

Virgin Atlantic has announced changes to the way that you will earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Delta Air Lines from 1st September.  Details are here. Delta Air Lines acquired a 49% shareholding in Virgin Atlantic a couple of years ago.  Since then we […]

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. Deals closing soon: TODAY, Sunday 25th June Last day to book a […]

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 […]