Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Redeem Avios on Iberia’s new San Francisco route – when they fix the taxes

Iberia, BA’s sister airline, has announced a new route between Madrid and San Francisco for Summer 2018. This is an opportunity to redeem Avios on a route where it can be tricky to find seats, and where you will often need fewer Avios and pay […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All […]

Bits: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

News in brief: British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match. The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express (BA Amex) credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be […]

BA changes its baggage rules – effective today, no notice given!

British Airways changed its baggage policy last night with literally no notice.  Even the travel trade was not informed until yesterday. For all BA bookings made from today, the Most Generous Allowance luggage policy no longer exists. The Most Generous Allowance policy allowed you to […]

New EU261 ruling on connections means you could be due compensation

The rules around EU261 / EC261 compensation for delayed, cancelled or downgraded flights continue to evolve as case law sets new precedents on what is and is not included. The Court of Appeal has now issued a binding judgement – subject to any final appeal […]

Get a FREE Surf Air private jet flight with your top tier airline status!

Earlier this month I wrote about my experience flying with Surf Air to Zurich.  Surf Air is an American membership based private jet company which expanded to Europe this Summer.  It is run by Simon Talling-Smith, a former BA executive. The current network includes flights […]

Use Marriott or SPG points for VIP hospitality at England v Argentina, Barbarians v New Zealand

I’ve slotted this in as an extra article (it has not been emailed) because I doubt these tickets will stick around for long and I’d prefer Head for Points readers to get them. Marriott Rewards has just dropped VIP hospitality packages for the rugby at […]

It’s back – buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

I have covered a few of the Iberia / Groupon ‘buy Avios’ deals recently – the current one is here. The French equivalent of this deal has now returned for the third time.  The big difference between this deal and the Groupon / Iberia one […]

Bits: 500 Avios from Deliveroo, interesting flight auctions, £25 off SWISS to Geneva

News in brief: 500 Avios from Deliveroo offer extended The launch offer to promote the new Avios / Deliveroo partnership has been extended.  The deal was due to end on 30th September but will now run until 31st May 2018. If you have never ordered food […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): the NEW American Express Rewards credit card

This is my review of the American Express Rewards credit card (ARCC). It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

Is the Costco TrueEarnings Amex the most generous UK travel credit card?

You’ll have noticed that I have started re-running updated versions of all of our miles and points credit cards.  These articles will run virtually every day for the next couple of weeks. There is one credit card which will NOT feature in these articles, because […]

Heading to Gatwick? Good MyGatwick deals including free Regus lounge access

If you have a Gatwick flight in the pipeline, or even if you are just meeting someone there, you might want to take a look at myGatwick prior to your travels. MyGatwick is a freebies and discounts site run by the airport which few people […]