Virgin Flying Club – what are the best partner awards, whilst we wait for Air France / KLM?

Potentially the biggest upheaval in the UK frequent flyer game in 2018 is going to be the addition of Air France and KLM as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club partners. As I wrote here, Air France and KLM are, subject to regulatory approval (which will take […]

How to swap points between programmes with

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘’ as the merchant. is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for various frequent traveller schemes. […]

Great deal: Qatar Business Class, Prague to Shanghai, for £885 return with 560 BA tier points!

Qatar Airways has launched an excellent sale fare between Prague and Shanghai. (Qatar Airways has a history of launching random sale fares.  My guess is that they find two routes which are under performing, put in a cheap fare between the two via Doha and […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

Bits: Uber loses its London licence – or does it?, £5 off a 16-25 Railcard

News in brief: Uber loses its London private hire licence Yesterday’s breaking news about Uber losing its taxi licence in London was a surprise for many. Transport for London has announced that Uber’s current five year licence, which expires on 30th September, will not be […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

Yesterday I told you about the long list of new conerts at the O2  Arena in Greenwich which are now bookable with Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards points.  These allow you to see your favourites artists from the comfort of the SPG Suite, including […]

My review of the ANA lounge at Porto Airport (which BA won’t pay for)

If you’ve ever travelled from Porto on a British Airways flight you might have been in the awkward situation of being turned away from the only lounge at the airport. That is because at some point British Airways decided that it didn’t want to pay […]

Good deal – earn 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

Accor Hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has brought back its potentially generous promotion to earn 6,000 bonus Avios or €120! You will earn €120 of Accor hotel vouchers or 6,000 Avios (or a variable […]

Bits: LOADS of new SPG Moments O2 concert tickets in their suite, HFP downtime

News in brief: New Starwood SPG Moments concerts at the O2 now bookable Starwood Preferred Guest has released a nice batch of O2 concerts.  All of these are for the SPG Suite, and includes all you can drink and a very decent hot buffet. Here […]

My trip to the Austrian Airlines maintenance hangar!

I am spending this week shuttling between Vienna, Brussels and Mallorca as part of an organised trip for aviation enthusiasts who want to get a closer look at the workings of an airline. On Wednesday I got to visit the Austrian Airlines technical facility at Vienna […]

Avios Ireland: Win 1 million Avios when you convert your Real Rewards points!

SuperValu has launched a competition giving away 1 million Avios As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents […]

I try out the amazing new Qatar Airways Qsuite (without flying anywhere)

This is my review of the Qatar Airways business class Qsuite ….. sort of. We covered the launch of the brand new ‘closing doors’ Qatar Airways business class Qsuite product at the ITB travel show in Berlin back in March – see here. It is […]

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have had news yesterday about the new Eurostar loyalty programme. The name is Club Eurostar. We have analysed the changes below, and added some information which you weren’t told.  We […]

Bits: Pre-order food at Heathrow, Virgin East Coast First Class ticket auctions, 11400 Miles & More with The Economist

News in brief: Pre order food and drinks at Heathrow If you are fed up with large queues at Heathrow’s restaurants, help is at hand. Literally. Using your smartphone, you can now pre order food and drinks at Heathrow restaurants like Giraffe, Wondertree, Comptoir Libanais […]

Which is the best hotel at Vienna Airport? NH or Moxy?

This is my review of the NH Vienna Airport Conference Center hotel. I wasn’t actually planning to review the two nights I spent at the NH Vienna Airport Conference Center hotel this week.  However there is a new MOXY (Marriott brand) hotel directly behind the NH […]