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 avios.com 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 […]

Bits: last day for Avios / LEGO deal, interesting new info on LEVEL

News in brief: Last day to get 1,200 Avios for £30 LEGO spend Today (Monday) is the last day to earn 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles for spending £30 on LEGO Disney Princess. This is a Tesco Direct offer.  You will receive […]

Bits: new Radisson sale, last chance for BA Holidays sale, the Haynes Heathrow manual

News in brief: New Radisson Blu / Park Inn / Park Plaza sale starts today  Radisson has launched its latest “Dream Deals” sale to the public today.  The sale covers 350 Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels across the UK, Europe, […]

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse.  People say that you should spend your points as your earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future. I don’t necessarily agree with this. It […]

Two things about Marriott Rewards that I am growing to love

Long-term readers of Head for Points will know that I have not been the greatest fan of Marriott Rewards although I have always acknowledged that people who commit enough to earn top-tier status (75 nights!) are well treated. My main problems have always revolved around: the […]

Bits: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ with EU261?, Etihad launches A380 from Paris

News in brief: BA trialling improved ‘cash for Avios’ EU261 deals? A few months I wrote a fairly scathing article about British Airways offering people Avios instead of cash when they claimed EU261 compensation. I don’t have a problem with the concept, far from it. […]

Earn and spend Avios on BA’s new baby sister – low-cost airline LEVEL

IAG, the parent of British Airways, announced the name of its new low-cost airline yesterday – LEVEL. The airline will be based in Barcelona, at least initially. LEVEL isn’t really a stand-alone operation – the crews will be Iberia employees and the schedules are being […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature 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. The key deal ending this week is the current British Airways premium […]

Bits: Flying Blue improves miles expiry policy, Instamiles update

News in brief: Flying Blue improves its mileage expiry policy (a bit) Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM programme, is popular with a lot of Head for Points readers outside London.  Flying to Amsterdam to connect to a long-haul flights is a lot easier […]