Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

British Airways and Loganair finally agree a codeshare deal for 1st September

10 days ago I wrote about how Loganair and British Airways appeared to be playing a complex game of brinkmanship over a new codeshare agreement. Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh.  It is probably best known […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2017 edition)

Getting a discount on the Gatwick Express is totally different to saving money on Heathrow Express.  There are no online discount codes or Gatwick Express promotional codes to share.  What you do have, which you don’t have when taking the train to Heathrow, are a variety […]

Which is better – the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher or the BAPP Amex 241?

The received wisdom, prior to the 2015 Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher left something to be desired. The 2015 changes to Avios reward pricing […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency – what happens next?

Yesterday’s news was dominated by Air Berlin’s insolvency. As I’m currently in Germany I got to read about it from all sides. Things haven’t been great for the German airline in recent years, partly due to the delays in opening the new Berlin Brandenburg airport […]

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

We have done more than our usual amount of Miles & More, the Lufthansa Group programme, coverage recently.  We’ve had: a 50% bonus on transfers from Heathrow Rewards (still running until 31st August) 500 free miles for downloading the app 500 miles for signing up […]

BA Club Europe revolution – cheap one-way tickets, no ‘Saturday night’ rule and free same day changes

With no fanfare so far, it seems that British Airways has finally decided to bite the bullet.  Club Europe tickets are now available at sensible prices on many routes without the need to buy a return or stay for a Saturday night. Here is an […]

Review of the new Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow T3

This is my review of the new Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. The new Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow T3 has been open for a little less than a month.  As neither Rob nor I had any plans to fly […]

Bits: 75% off mytaxi with Groupon, 6000 Miles & More miles with a hotel booking

News in brief: Groupon deal: 75% off your first mytaxi ride Yesterday we wrote about a 50% offer for customers using the mytaxi black cab app to get to or from one of the London airports. This offer is still running until 30th September. In […]

Don’t get caught – IHG, Hilton and Marriott change their cancellation rules

The last few months have seen a number of, in some cases, underhand moves to change – for the worse – the cancellation policies for flexible hotel bookings. These moves have generally been restricted to North America which is why I haven’t covered them.  However, […]

Bits: 50% off mytaxi – black cab to/from Heathrow for £25, 18% off LateRooms, 7200 Avios with a tablet

News in brief: 50% off mytaxi in London The Hailo taxi network has recently been rebranded as mytaxi following its acquisition by Daimler. In theory mytaxi will be relaunching as an Avios partner soon although I haven’t seen any movement yet.  If you previously earned Avios […]

Sneaky airport parking deals with JustPark.com

You may remember reading about JustPark.com when it launched.  The original premise of the site is that, if you live near a station or shopping area, you could use the site to rent out your driveway for less than the cost of a standard parking […]

What is the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

We write a lot on Head for Points about ways to minimise the 2.99% foreign exchange fee added to most credit and debit card transactions outside the UK. You can either get a dedicated credit card to use abroad with 0% FX fees – of which […]

Now earn 1,000 Avios with every No 1 Lounges booking!

If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 Lounges is the […]

REMINDER: Hilton still offering a generous status match, including Diamond

It is a few months since I last mentioned this, so I thought it was worth another plug today as I wouldn’t want readers to miss out.  This is a match that I did myself earlier in the year. Hilton Honors is currently offering a generous […]