Archives for August 2016

MBNA Diamond Club credit cards to end 30th September

I knew it was coming, but I thought we may get more notice than this.  It seems not. If you still have an MBNA bmi Diamond Club credit card, you will no longer be able to earn Avios after 30th September 2016. This is, to […]

Win a share of £1,000 of Amazon vouchers by testing a new rewards app!

This is something a little different from your usual HFP article or your usual HFP competition! Over the last few months I have been doing a bit of (unpaid) advisory work with a company called Internet Light Industries (ILITEAM) on their new app, 3More.   […]

Bits: Qatar Airways sale offering ‘Kids Fly Free’ in Economy, another decent Club Europe meal!

News in brief: Qatar Airways offering ‘kids fly free’ My discussion of the new Qatar Airways sale yesterday focussed exclusively on business class fares.  The airline is also offering some good prices on economy tickets. In particular, there is a VERY novel ‘kids fly free’ […]

My review of the 14th century Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca – Part 2

This is the 2nd part of my review of Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca.  Part 1 of my Hilton Sa Torre review can be found here. Let’s look at our room.  Because this is a conversion of an old building mixed with some new additions, the […]

The hidden jewel in the Qatar Airways sale? Helsinki

I ran an introductory article on the new Qatar Airways sale yesterday. Since then, it has become a little clearer where the good deals are to be found. There are a few things you need to know about Qatar Airways sales: The best deals get scattered […]

My review of the 14th century Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca – Part 1

This is my review of Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca. I have split it over two parts.  This part is mainly scene setting. We do not usually spend family holidays in Hilton hotels.  Nothing wrong with Hilton – I have reviewed some great Hilton properties on […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 3000 Virgin miles for joining Flying Club, Avios / LOVEtheatre deal

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing this week. Here is two nights in Paris which ends this week, as is this one for two nights in Leeds Castle (which is in […]

STOP PRESS: New Qatar Airways business class sale rolling out

As I was heading for bed last night, Qatar Airways was rolling out its major new Qatar Airways Travel Festival sale. Prices are as low as £601 for Stockholm to Dubai in Business Class, a route that would get you 400 tier points and a […]

Etihad sale deals: £1500 to Oz ex-Istanbul, £1900 to Oz ex-Dublin and £1200 to Middle East ex-UK

I dropped in an extra article yesterday covering the Etihad sale.  I am partly repeating myself now for the benefit of our 7,000+ email readers although this article also contains some new information. Deal No 1 If you are planning on heading to Australasia anytime […]

Bits: last day to get 2400 Avios with a LEGO purchase, do you have unclaimed BMI miles?

News in brief: Last day to get 2,400 Avios with a £60 LEGO purchase! A quick reminder that today, Monday, is the last day to earn 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on LEGO at Tesco Direct. […]

Etihad A380 Business – Sydney, Melbourne from Istanbul for £1,500!

(EDIT: Dublin to Sydney / Melbourne is around £1,900) I dropped this in as an extra article because you only have 36 hours. Etihad launched a major sale this morning.  I will take a look at the offers from the UK tomorrow – they are […]

Bits: Delta Heathrow changes, if you need a hotel in Worcester ….

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to be joined by Delta at Heathrow Terminal 3 Delta has announced changes to their London flights. Starting on 14th September all Delta flights from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia will be moved from Terminal 4 to […]

How holding a 1-hour 1-person meeting at Marriott can get you elite status

I have always struggled to get excited about Marriott Rewards.  It is probably truer to say that I have struggled to get excited about Marriott hotel brands (although, ironically, I will be in one tonight) and therefore the rewards programme has never done much for […]

Last few days: 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription and 7,200 Avios with Tesco home insurance

There are two generous Avios promotions ending on the 31st August.  There is still time to jump in if you haven’t done so yet. 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription As you can see at this link, you can earn 13,200 Avios in Iberia Plus […]

Win prizes with three free competitions from IHG, Starwood and Accor!

As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, news is thin and time is plentiful, I thought it was worth highlighting a few competitions currently running which have the potential to be rewarding: Win daily prizes with Starwood Preferred Guest In the run up to the […]