Virgin increases credit card sign-up bonus to 10,000 / 25,000 Flying Club miles

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Presumably as a response to American Express increasing the bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards to 9,000 Avios and 25,000 Avios respectively, Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its own cards again. Here is a quick overview of the Virgin credit cards.  […]

Easier Avios: Tesco’s new system for video game pre-ordering

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In case you are wondering what an article with this title is doing on a frequent flyer website, the reason is that Tesco often offers substantial bonus Clubcard points for pre-ordering video games. Here is the last deal they ran – 500 Clubcard points (so […]

Decent Starwood Hotels ’3-4-2′, ’4-4-3′ and ’6-4-2′ deals

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Starwood – the Westin, W, Sheraton, St Regis, aloft etc hotel group – has teamed up with MasterCard to offer a free nights promotion.  This is valid for selected hotels in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa and requires payment with a MasterCard. This […]

Has removed its ‘extra’ award availability?

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One of more interesting quirks of the separate and British Airways Executive Club schemes is that had additional reward availability for European economy flights. This goes back to the days of the old Air Miles scheme, when it was run totally separately from […]

£10 off a Ryanair ticket with Amex – and they launch ‘Business Plus’!


I don’t know how many American Express Platinum card customers fly with Ryanair.  Amex presumably has the data, and so there is probably a good reason why there is a new offer showing on my online account. (EDIT 8.30am: I have rewritten this post to […]

Last chance to share £150,000 of luxury travel prizes with The Times Travel Awards

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I first wrote about this last month, but here is a quick reminder that this is your last chance to vote in The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine travel awards. The website to enter is here. Why should you bother?!  Because […]

1000 Clubcard points (2400 Avios) with Braun products from £24

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(EDIT: £24 item now out of stock although it may come back before the deal ends on September 8th) Tesco has a launched a new Clubcard promotion in conjunction with Braun.  This offers potential if you are in the market for super-plush hairbrushes, would like […]

Free tickets for HFP readers to The Luxury Travel Fair 2014

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The Luxury Travel Fair takes place at Olympia in London again this year, running from 6th to 9th November.  Full details can be found at their website here. To be frank, this is not the greatest travel show you will ever visit. I was even told […]

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

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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 […]