Archives for 2012

What do we expect from the loyalty market in 2013?

Yesterday I looked at some of the highlights from the miles and points world in 2012. Today, it is worth looking ahead a little to 2013. Avios In general, the last couple of years have seen the balance of power in the business travel market […]

bmi Diamond Club closes today for non-UK members

I’m sure no-one needs reminding of this, but bmi Diamond Club finally closes its doors today to members outside the UK. (Technically, Australia and New Zealand-based accounts will also remain open, but will be frozen until BA decides what to do with them.  Residents of […]

The best miles and points deals we saw in 2012

So, the end of 2012 is here. And, overall, it has been a good one for the miles and points collector. The stand-out deal, without a doubt, was the Lloyds TSB Avios credit card promotion. There has never been another deal like this one, and […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

(This is Lesson 4 in the ‘Avios Redemption University’ series, aimed at answering the eternal question – ‘What is the best Avios redemption?’.  Links to the three earlier articles on upgrading with Avios, redeeming on Aer Lingus and redeeming for hotel rooms can be found here.) […]

British Airways unveils B787 and A380 seat plans

British Airways used the press flight for the new Seoul service to publish its seating configurations for the new aircraft it is receiving next year. (Have a read at this post for the background to BA’s A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft.) Here is the seatmap […]

Last chance to get your 500 free Membership Rewards points!

Just a quick reminder – especially for anyone who has only recently got an American Express Platinum or Preferred Rewards Gold card – that 31st December is the last day to claim your 500 Membership Rewards transfer bonus. All you need to do is make […]

Have yourselves a merry little Christmas … HFP returns on Friday 28th

Well, we are back from Dubai and just in time for Christmas! I have a Barbie California Dream House and a wooden garage to wrap, amongst many other things. Head for Points is taking a short break and will be back on Friday 28th December […]

Lufthansa business class sale now on

Lufthansa has launched one of its fairly regular long haul business class sales. Click here to see sample fares and booking details. Here are the conditions: Purchase by: 02.01.2013 Departure period: 23.03.2013-15.08.2013 Return period: 29.03.2013-15.11.2013 Not valid: 15.04.2013-30.06.2013 Minimum stay: 6 days Maximum stay: 3 […]

Understanding BA On Business … the loyalty scheme for small companies (Part 2)

This article is the final part of the piece I started yesterday introducing BA On Business, the reward programme for small businesses. Part 1 can be found here. Redeeming for Marriott hotel vouchers As I mentioned yesterday, there are only three ways to spend On […]

East Coast Rewards gets even better

In my long post on train ticket reward schemes last week, I explained East Coast Rewards. As I said then, if you would be interested in redeeming for travel on the East Coast line, then booking your tickets via the East Coast website (whatever train […]

Understanding BA On Business … the loyalty scheme for small companies (Part 1)

Somehow I have managed to produce this blog for seven months without mentioning the On Business loyalty programme at all – very sloppy of me!  That is something I will fix today. Many of you will never have come across BA On Business, which is […]

Avoiding British Airways fuel surcharges when flying from Brazil

Million Mile Secrets has a post on a messy way of avoiding BA fuel surcharges if flying from Brazil. You would need to book your redemption at ba.com as 2 x one-ways to benefit from this, which means no Amex 2-4-1 vouchers can be used. […]

Bonus Avios on last-minute Tesco Direct toy purchases

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Tesco Direct will still accept ‘click and collect’ orders until […]

Do you know all of Quidco’s travel partners?

Most Head for Points readers will be familiar with www.quidco.com, the UK cashback website. It is a great little business, paying you cashback for your online shopping when you link via their portal first. There are competitors, the main one being TopCashback. TopCashback is better in some […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – Saving taxes on US redemptions with Aer Lingus

This is Part 2 of a series that I will publish over the next few weeks on getting the most from your Avios. It is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it. (Part 1 on ‘how to […]