Bits: new British Airways Boston lounge open, Hilton sale last call, BA Lima cancellations

News in brief: New British Airways lounge at Boston now open The new British Airways lounge at Boston Logan opened earlier this week.  It was constructed as part of the expansion of Terminal E to include A380 gates and sees BA move into a new […]

Is IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA scheme – worth a look?

Not many people know that IHG – owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc hotel brands – has a scheme aimed at travel bookers and small businesses, IHG Business Rewards. I thought it was giving it another push today because, slightly late in the […]

New BA Club Europe catering starts Sunday – with some hot meals scrapped

The much heralded improvements to British Airways Club Europe catering begin tomorrow, Sunday. That said, it certainly isn’t improvements all round – some popular routes are having their hot meals removed. Let’s look at what is happening. Club Europe flights are currently grouped into four […]

50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has launched a 50% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club. The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in.  This offer ONLY applies to Virgin Flying Club and does not apply […]

Bits: pay for access to Etihad lounges, 3x Flying Blue & Lufthansa miles with Accor

News in brief: Buy yourself access to Etihad’s airport lounges Following rival Emirates which opened up its facilities to paying passengers earlier this year, Etihad has decided to let Economy passengers buy access to their airport lounges.  Times are getting tougher for the Middle East carriers. Included are the […]

BA American Express bonuses increased to 5,000 & 25,000 Avios

American Express has – yet again – increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £195 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 within three months to receive […]

Bits: 2400 Avios for £60 LEGO, BA cabin baggage security requirements update, UK lounge reviewers wanted!

News in brief: Good ‘Avios for LEGO Friends’ deal returns Tesco Direct is repeating their LEGO Friends promotion.  If you still haven’t filled up every bithday wish list for the rest of the summer, you will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 […]

How to save on UK Hilton Hotels using Tesco Clubcard vouchers

Whilst many Head for Points readers using Tesco Clubcard vouchers for Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles, one of the other interesting redemptions is for UK Hilton Hotels.  You can see details on this page of the Clubcard website. Tesco and Hilton made some positive […]

Bits: Avis £9.99 one-way rentals, Zipcar one-way rentals, Hilton Visa / Uber deal

News in brief: £9.98 one-way Avis car rentals to London Regular readers will remember our article last year on Europcar offering £1 one-way car rentals to London.  Europcar uses this to cheaply reposition cars that need to be taken back to London – letting you […]

InterContinental trialling ‘Club InterContinental Experience’ at non-lounge hotels

InterContinental, the luxury brand inside the IHG Rewards Club portfolio of hotels, has been trialling a new product since January called the ‘Club InterContinental Experience’. This is aimed at hotels without a private club lounge and is an attempt to offer some of the same […]

Why I think BA should reform the Gold Priority Reward

VERY long-term readers of Head for Points may remember that, three years ago, I promoted my great idea for improving British Airways Executive Club for elite members – reforming the Gold Priority Reward. This was such a great idea that British Airways totally ignored it and […]

Why I just lost £104 (and nearly £416) to BA’s stupid new baggage policy

As I have mentioned a few times before on Head for Points, the oneworld airline alliance changed its rules on baggage handling late last year.  They told member airlines that they no longer had to check through baggage between member airlines when the flights were […]

Bits: UK laptop ban, Hilton Flash Sale, new airberlin business class seat

News in brief: UK laptop ban on flights to / from certain countries This story was covered extensively in the news yesterday so I don’t want to dwell on it here.  However, if you missed it, the UK Government has banned all electronic equipment larger […]

Earn Avios when you buy your shirts at Charles Tyrwhitt, online or instore

Shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new partnership with and British Airways Executive Club. What is interesting about the deal is that it covers their stores as well as online. The standard earning rate is 4 Avios per £1.  However, until 31st March, […]

At last – Waitrose lets you earn airline miles when you shop in-store!

At long last, the cry from a large part of the Head for Points readership: “Why can’t we earn miles at Waitrose?” has been answered! Via a new deal with Virgin Atlantic, you will earn 4 miles in Virgin Flying Club for every £1 you […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Since I relaunched this two months ago with a new partner, Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent. Here is an email I received last […]

Bits: £30-£50 of free Gett taxi credit, 25% bonus on TopCashback conversions to Avios

News in brief: Get £30-£50 of free taxi credit when you download Gett Gett, the taxi app which operates in London and various other cities across the UK, is currently offering up to £50 of credit to new members when they are referred by a […]

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Inverness Airport

This is our review of the Aspire Lounge at Inverness Dalcross Airport. A few 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 […]

Get up to 50,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

With the end of the tax year approaching, wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer for opening a SIPP or ISA. The deal is a little different this time around.  Instead of giving you a flat amount of Avios, you will receive one […]