British Airways introduces ‘Hold Your Flight Price for 72 Hours’

British Airways Hold Your Price

British Airways launched a new feature a couple of weeks ago – the ability to lock-in the price of a ticket for up to 72 hours. Since this is a new feature (with nothing taken away in return!) and it will benefit some people, it […]

East Coast Trains launches sale from £10 for Sep-Nov travel

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East Coast Trains has launched its latest sale, with tickets available for booking until midnight on Tuesday September 2nd. Tickets start from £10 each way in Standard and £30 each way in First Class. You need to book for travel between 12th September to 21st […]

New British Airways sale launched


British Airways has launched its latest sale.  It offers discounts on Club Europe / Club World and First Class flights and holiday packages. The special page for the sale is here. You need to book by September 23rd. The best way to see what is […]

A visit to the new Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport

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I featured the new No 1 Traveller lounge at Edinburgh International Airport a couple of months ago.  I also wrote about the new British Airways Galleries lounge. At the same time, Servisair was busy rebuilding its existing Edinburgh lounge via a conversion to its new ‘Aspire’ concept. […]

Earn 10,000 Lufthansa Miles & More with a subscription to The Economist


Back in May, I ran a promotion which offered 8,000 Avios points for a 1-year subscription to The Economist.  I know a few Head for Points readers took it up – I also know a few have had trouble getting their points credited. A similar offer […]

The ‘other’ BA redemption chart we also forget about

OneWorld Avios redemption chart

Earlier this week I discussed the chaos that broke out on certain US frequent flyer sites when they thought (incorrectly) that Iberia had devalued its oneworld partner awards and that BA must surely follow. Part of the reason for this storm was that everyone had forgotten […]

1000 Avios with Zipcar membership – a good deal?


British Airways Executive Club members should have received an email yesterday with a link to the latest issue of “The Club” magazine. One of the offers is 1,000 Avios for joining car-sharing scheme Zipcar. I like Zipcar.  We have a membership in London and there […]

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Heathrow No 1 Traveller lounge

Many Head for Points readers can access airport lounges, even when flying economy, via their membership of Lounge Club or Priority Pass. Lounge Club membership comes with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card, which is free for the first year.  You receive two free […]

InterContinental Royal Ambassador qualification criteria finally confirmed

InterContinental Ambassador

Last July I wrote a piece in praise of InterContinental Ambassador.  This is the loyalty programme for InterContinental hotels, and confusingly works alongside IHG Rewards Club. Ambassador is different to other loyalty schemes for two reasons: You join by paying $200, not by staying a […]

Amex offer at London Westfield’s – £20 off £100 spend


American Express is running a promotion with both of the mega Westfield shopping malls in London. Until 31st August, which does not give you long, you will receive a £20 statement credit when you spend £100. Unlike most Amex promotions, the £100 spend does NOT […]

There has been NO Iberia devaluation. I repeat …

Old Iberia table

One upside of only publishing articles in the early morning, instead of dropping them in during the day, is that it gives me more time to reflect on the issue at hand. And, this time, saved me an ‘egg on face’ moment. The quiet of […]

Claiming compensation for flight delays

Flight delay

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ‘Huzar vs Jet2′ legal case.  This has brought substantial clarity to the rules covering ‘EC261′ compensation for delayed flights. As a reminder, you are due the following compensation if your flight from an EU airport on any […]

Is this the new British Airways Club World seat?

New A350 British Airways Club World seat

We are away at present, so this article is shorter than I would like.  However, I thought this story on Australian Business Traveller was too good to wait. It explains, in detail, a potential new Club World seat which British Airways has just submitted for patenting. […]