Even more things you need to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher!

Yesterday I ran a long article entitled ‘Everything you need to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher’ which attracted a lot of feedback. Looking at the comments during the day, it was quite clear that it was NOT everything you needed to know! I […]

British Airways to launch Manchester weekend flights to Europe

According to reports on Flyertalk, and whilst these flights are NOT yet available for booking at ba.com, it appears that Manchester Airport prematurely announced that British Airways will be running weekend services from the airport this Summer. The details now appear to have disappeared from the airport […]

Bits: 1200 Avios via Tesco PayQwiq, Emirates launches Athens to NYC, HFP on the radio

News in brief: 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles for trying Tesco PayQwiq – now nationwide From yesterday, you can now use Tesco’s mobile payment app PayQwiq in EVERY Tesco store.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you can earn 120 Avios (50 Clubcard points) […]

BOOKABLE NOW: Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

I wrote about this offer last week but did so before the deal had officially launched.  Now that it is open for bookings I thought I would run this article again.  Feel free to ignore it if you read it last week! Accor hotels, which own Novotel […]

Everything you need to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher

I get quite a few emails each week about various aspects of the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, both about how to earn it and how to use it.  I wanted to clear up some of the more popular questions today. (EDIT:  updated at […]

Bits: bonus Avios at Bicester Village, Necker Island gets trickier on Virgin miles

News in brief: Double Avios and 10% off at Bicester Village Until 10th February, you will receive double Avios (10 for every £4 spent) when you visit the Bicester Village designer shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.  Full details are here.  This offer has been running for a […]

More Avios / airberlin weirdness – Etihad taking over Dusseldorf, AB launching Hong Kong!

It seems there are no end to the odd stories coming out airberlin at the moment.  The reason we cover them on Head for Points is that airberlin, as a oneworld alliance member, allows you to use Avios for its flights.  And airberlin long haul flights […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature – although we got a little out of sync over Christmas – 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. […]

How to get 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

Looking at the latest batch of Flying Club deals, I was reminded of this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first wine order from Virgin Wines. Virgin Wines used to be part of Laithwaites, which runs most of the mail-order wine clubs under […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: SPG / Uber earning rate cut, 80% bonus when you buy Hilton points

News in brief: Uber cuts Starwood earning rate (but it is still points for nothing) For the last two years, I have been earning a steady stream of free Starwood Preferred Guest points via their partnership with Uber. Unfortunately, Starwood has just halved your earning […]

LAST CHANCE: Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco MasterCard

(This deal has now expired – it was pulled early on Monday morning) If you are looking for a way to give your Avios or Virgin Flying Club a little free boost for the new year, this deal is worth a look. Tesco Bank is […]

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

This is our review of Aspire lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Two weeks ago we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which you can find on the ‘Favourites’ page here.  HFP generally does not accept third-party reviews.  There is […]

£10 off a £50 Amazon order TODAY ONLY – stacks with £15 Amex Membership Rewards code

To celebrate being named Britain’s No 1 retailer for consumer satisfaction, Amazon is having a one day sale today. Long term readers may remember that they did a similar deal last year. You will receive £10 off any order of £50 or more using the […]

BA launches ‘part pay with Avios’ special offer – but is it worth it?

Ever since ‘part pay with Avios’ was launched, British Airways has been experimenting …. and experimenting …. and experimenting.   There have been constant changes to: the classes in which you can use it the value given per point and the maximum number of points […]

Bits: the facts on EC261 when downgraded, Etihad sale launched, good Miles & More hotel offer

News in brief: Recent court judgement on how you receive compensation when downgraded I ran an article about EC261 downgrade compensation on Wednesday.  I said in that piece that some parts of the regulations were unclear. Reader Coby sent me a link to this court […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]