New – 15%+ return with triple Accor points on UK Novotel, Mercure, Ibis etc stays!

Accor has launched a new ‘triple points’ promotion for stays in the UK. Before I get to that, I want to remind you of the parallel ‘triple Avios’ programme Accor is running.  This allows you to contrast both offers.  It is one of the best hotels […]

Taking a look at the highlights of the new British Airways sale

British Airways launched its September sale on Tuesday with offers in all travel classes. The home page for the sale is here.  You can book until 21st September. Travel dates are all over the place and it would be take me a full article just to list all […]

Bits: Finnair to increase Edinburgh and Dublin, Starwood and Hilton Autumn promos revealed

News in brief: Finnair increasing Edinburgh and Dublin services Finnair is clearly happy with the success of its new Edinburgh and Dublin routes as both services are being increased for 2017. Remember that Finnair is British Airways partner so you earn and redeem Avios on […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend is back!, BA changes rules on ‘Plus’ short-haul fares

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (or 1,200 Avios with £30 of LEGO) (EDIT: the Tesco website is playing up today and the links below may not work properly – or they might!  If the links do not work, type www.tesco.com/direct into your […]

My review of airberlin short-haul from Palma to Innsbruck – my best Avios redemption!

Regular readers may remember that, back in May, I wrote about an Avios redemption I had booked which was – by a large margin – the most lucrative I have ever done. I thought it only fair that I conclude the story with a review […]

An introduction to Macdonald Hotels ‘The Club’ – and how to get £15 of vouchers

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the 40-strong UK hotel group, receives very little coverage on Head for Points.  This is despite the fact that it runs one of my favourite hotels, the Bath Spa Hotel (below), a surprisingly impressive property that I used to visit a […]

British Airways September sale starts TODAY

It is always risky writing about deals which are not yet launched as there is always a chance that they get pulled at the last minute or start late.  So, if it is not live when you read this, don’t blame me!  (EDIT: it is now […]

30% – 50% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points

Hilton HHonors is currently offering a 30% to 50% discount when you buy points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount – and it is fairly likely you will get the 50% option – is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus! This may or […]

My review of the Virgin Trains First Class lounge at Manchester Piccadilly

My review of the Virgin Trains First Class lounge at Manchester Piccadilly was only supposed to be part of a ‘bits’ article.  However, even though the lounge is quite small, I really liked it and it can have a bit more coverage! The Virgin Trains […]

Buy cheap IHG points if you have status via a new promotion

If you have ever tried to redeem IHG Rewards Club points, you will know that IHG offers ‘cash and points’ alternatives when booking.  If a hotel costs 30,000 points (like the new Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre we reviewed today) you also have the option […]

Bits: 777 Manchester-Munich, Qatar & Vueling codeshare, £1660 London-Melbourne business

News in brief: Last chance to fly a 777 from Manchester to Munich! Singapore Airlines is restructuring its European routes and is about to launch a direct flight from Singapore to Manchester.  This flight will carry on to Houston, creating a new Manchester – Houston […]

My review of the new Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre

This is my review of the new Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre hotel. Etihad invited me to Manchester recently for a conference at the Etihad Stadium.  We chose the Holiday Inn in the city centre for my stay in order to check out this new ‘next generation’ property. […]

Does Marriott regret buying Starwood and is hoping the Chinese kill the deal?

The acquisition of the Starwood hotel group – owner of W, Westin, Sheraton, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, aloft etc – by Marriott is running late.  The cause is Chinese competition clearance, with the Chinese authorities recently stating that they require another two months to […]

Bits: pay your car tax on Amex, laterooms.com sale, beat luggage theft with a gun!

News in brief: DVLA now accepts American Express (EDIT: it turns out that DVLA is STILL trialling the use of American Express.  I have been told that you may or may not be given the option of using Amex at random.  This is why some […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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 most interesting deal currently running, although it doesn’t close until […]

Bits: New BA Stansted route, HFP in The Economist, new BA / China Eastern codeshares

News in brief: New British Airways route from Stansted Over the Summer, BA has been running a series of routes from Stansted at the weekend.  These use aircraft which would otherwise be flying from London City but which are left idle by the 24 hour […]

My review of the refurbished Virgin East Coast First Class Lounge at Kings Cross

This is my review of the newly refurbished Virgin East Coast trains First Class Lounge at London Kings Cross Until this month I had never been to a lounge at a train station – and now I’ve been to three.  The concept did sound a […]