Archives for May 2015

When a British Airways ex-Europe trip goes to plan ….

Last August, I ran a story about British Airways offering Club World tickets to Australia for just £2,050.  The snag was that you had to start and end your journey in Oslo. Reader David booked one of these tickets.  As readers often tell me that […]

When a British Airways ex-Europe trip goes wrong …..

I am running two articles today based on reader experiences of flying British Airways long-haul by starting your trip in Europe. This story, from reader Mark, is an example of how it can go (slightly) wrong: “I did an ex-Amsterdam flight to Asia on British […]

Which Hilton hotels can you book for just 10,000 points per night?

Yesterday I took a look at the 49 hotels which are just 5,000 Hilton HHonors points per night.  These are incredibly cheap redemptions – you could stay for 20 nights for the cost of just one night at the Hilton Park Lane in London – […]

Three things which I’d like British Airways Executive Club to copy

It is sometimes the little things in a loyalty scheme which make the difference.  Here are three things I have come across in recent weeks which I thought other schemes could benefit from copying. Etihad launched an exclusive Twitter account for Gold members This is quite clever.  Everyone offers premium […]

Which Hilton hotels can you book for just 5,000 points per night?

Every couple of months, IHG Rewards Club generates a wave of publicity – including on Head for Points – by reducing the reward cost of 100 or so properties. They are all offered for 5,000 points per night, a discount of up to 95%.  You […]

Bits: Kabbee £10 bonus, last day to book Club Carlson free nights, last day to buy SPG points

News in brief: Kabbee raises our special sign-up code to £10 London minicab firm Kabbee has put the exclusive Head for Points sign up code [deleted as now expired] back to £10 for this weekend only.  You need to download the app before midnight on […]

100% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points

This is an offer you don’t see very often.  Hilton HHonors is currently offering a 100% bonus when you buy points – see this page. This may or may not be a great bargain as it depends how you redeem them.  At the top end, you […]

The new British Airways and Aspire lounges at Amsterdam Schiphol reviewed

British Airways opened a new lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol earlier this year.  At roughly the same time, a new Aspire lounge – accessible with a Priority Pass or Lounge Club card – opened directly opposite! Reader Alison was in both lounges recently and kindly sent me […]

Introducing IHG Business Rewards – the new small business and PA scheme

Last month, IHG – owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc hotel brands – launched a new scheme aimed at travel bookers and small businesses, IHG Business Rewards. This replaces the UK IHG Meeting Rewards scheme as well as three other regional schemes […]

Bits: £750 business class flights to Bangkok, East Coast Rewards to Virgin miles, 12000 Avios for Economist sub

Some news in brief: £750 business class tickets to Bangkok I have devoted quiet a bit of coverage recently to exceptionally cheap Qatar Airways flights to Asia from Europe, often sub £800.  There is nothing available at the moment, however. Turkish Airlines has stepped into the […]

100 Avios if you persuade a Clubcard-collecting friend of the wonders of avios.com

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? Is avios.com feeling the pressure, post devaluation, of persuading Tesco […]

Inside the United First Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

As part of my tour of Heathrow Terminal 2 earlier this month, I got to see the United Airlines First Class lounge.  This is out in the 2B satellite terminal. Regular readers may remember my review of the business class United Club lounge last year.  […]

New BA bonus: 4,000 Avios on ANY long-haul and 500 on ANY short-haul flight

British Airways and Avios launched a number of promotions yesterday – not entirely unexpectedly, since I expected an uptick in offers immediately after the Avios devaluation. This is the most interesting one, although I will obviously cover the others too. Until 14th July, you will receive: […]

Lufthansa / Swiss / Austrian following BA with new short-haul fare structure

Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss (all of which are owned by Lufthansa) have decided that the British Airways ‘hand baggage only’ model for short haul ticketing is the way to go. For flights from October 1st which are booked from June 23rd (Swiss) or July 28th […]

1,500 Avios for NEW British Airways Executive Club members who book a flight

It is very, very rare that British Airways runs a sign-up bonus for British Airways Executive Club.   I thought this was therefore worth a mention. Whilst I imagine almost all Head for Points readers are already BAEC members, this may be an opportunity to sign […]