Bits: Qatar selling Heathrow – Dubai for £1001 in Business, £5 JustPark credit via Amex

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £1,001 from Heathrow Last week I wrote about an exceptionally good Qatar Airways fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  This is bookable from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. A Heathrow version has now appeared too, […]

1,000 Avios when you sign up and take one ride with taxi app Hailo

British Airways and London taxi app Hailo have brought back their generous Avios offer for anyone who has not used the service before. You will earn 1,000 Avios when you download the Hailo app (from the Apple or Google Play stores) and take your first trip before 31st […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme.  A top-end property in London or New York will now cost you up to 80,000 points per night, compared with just 60,000 points for an InterContinental redemption with […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £100 Tesco Wine order, double Avios on Flybe flights

News in brief: 2,400 Avios (1,000 Clubcard points) with £100 Tesco Wine order Tesco Wine has launched a new discount code worth 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you spend £100 on wine before Sunday. You will find full […]

Big 50% bonus when you buy Avios points via Iberia – 1.0p each

Let’s party like 2008! With the IAG share price falling fast, the word has clearly gone out that cash needs to start coming through the door.  We have already seen British Airways offering a 35% bonus on point transfers from hotel loyalty programmes (which means BA […]

Is there any point getting a Diners Club card, the card that time forgot?

A reader asked me last week to take another look at Diners Club, the charge card that time forgot.  As it I haven’t covered it for three years, and it does still offer airline miles as rewards, I thought it made sense. Most of you will […]

A Holiday Inn attempts bribery to gain positive reviews!

We have probably all seen signs in hotels and restaurants we have visited asking if we would be kind enough to recommend them on TripAdvisor or similar sites if we enjoyed our visit. One Head for Points reader recently found that a Holiday Inn in […]

Double Avios when booking a package holiday or cruise via (not British Airways Executive Club) is, technically, a travel agency.  You may not be aware that you can use them to book a package holiday and earn yourself bonus Avios points in the process. Until 7th July, the earning rate is doubled and you will […]

Bits: free Marriott breakfast with Visa, triple Nectar points with Expedia, HFP in the Express

News in brief: Free breakfast at Marriott properties when you pay with Visa Marriott has launched a new promotion with Visa offering free breakfast at 250 hotels across Europe, including the new JW Marriott Venice below.  Many Marriott-owned brands are covered apart from Marriott itself. […]

British Airways announces new cuts to in-flight service

In what is becoming a regular monthly announcement, British Airways has announced a new raft of service changes.  Most of these will, I believe, kick in from 1st July although some may take a little longer to materialise.  All cabins are impacted, even First Class. […]

50% off IHG hotels across UK and Europe for Summer weekends

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza / InterContinental etc chain, has launched a special Summer sale in conjunction with Avis. On the face of it, it is a very strong offer. You will receive a 50% discount on the Best Available Rate […]

Flying Blue Petroleum – another good scheme for oil and energy sector employees

Last week I wrote about the Lufthansa Oil & Energy Club. This offers special benefits to people who work in the oil and energy sector including Silver (Frequent Traveller) status in the Miles & More programme. The KLM / Air France programme, Flying Blue, has […]

Bits: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo, see Sunny Afternoon and earn Avios, BA cancellation fees

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles when you book hotels via Online hotel booking site, which gives airline miles on every booking, is offering 50% bonus Virgin miles on every booking made by 30th June – see here.  Your stay must be […]

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. There are a number of deals ending next Thursday at the […]

Did you know Lufthansa offers a 25% mileage discount for children?

You learn something new every day in this game.  It was only a couple of years ago I discovered that, despite having collected Miles & More miles (the Lufthansa Group programme) for years and having made numerous redemptions, they offer a 25% discount on the miles […]

Bits: Qatar selling UK-Dubai for £975 in Business, new BA Innsbruck flight launched

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’

One of the less known partners is market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up. Note that this is an and NOT a British Airways Executive Club promotion.  You will need to join […]

LAST CHANCE: 12,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for opening an ISA

Here is a reminder that you have just 48 hours left to take advantage of this very generous deal from Virgin Money. With the new tax year now underway, Virgin Money is offering an impressive 12,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who opens a new stocks […]