Archives for September 2016

Get up to £400 for taking out the Amex Nectar credit card!

We have never covered Nectar points much.  The little coverage we did give it has now migrated over to Shopper Points since we launched that site last December. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards which offer airline miles or hotel loyalty points for […]

British Airways ‘buy on board’ – how to get a flight refund or 1000 Avios compensation

I ran a couple of extra articles yesterday about the introduction of ‘buy on board’ catering from 11th January on British Airways services from Heathrow and Gatwick. Club Europe catering is not impacted and will apparently be improved from January. City and Stansted will not […]

Bits: last day for Tesco ink deals, my Hertz President’s Circle card arrives, Lufthansa to take over airberlin short-haul

News in brief: Last day for Tesco ink deals If you have a Canon, Epson or HP printer, today is the last day to earn 240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles with every ink cartridge you buy from Tesco Direct. Full details are in todays […]

BREAKING 2: See the ‘Pay with Avios’ for food and drink prices

As a follow up to my main story below on charging for food and drink on board, BA has now sent me some sample ‘pay with Avios’ prices: Mature cheddar cheese ploughman’s – £3 or 375 Avios Lightly salted hand cooked crisps – £1 or […]

BREAKING: British Airways ‘buy on board’ menu published

Now showing on ba.com …… full analysis tomorrow. The obvious question seems to be ‘Where is Colin the Caterpillar?’. Note that “Club Europe (short-haul business class) customers will continue to be offered a full, complimentary menu, which is being improved and revamped from spring 2017 […]

End of cheap deals? Qatar Airways and British Airways sign Joint Business Agreement

Qatar Airways and British Airways unveiled a ‘joint business agreement’ yesterday covering flights between the UK and Doha. What this means, in simple terms, is that all revenue generated from Qatar and BA services to Doha is put into a big pile and then shared […]

Bits: 10% off 16-25 Railcards, will Monarch go bust today?, a HFP reader wins big!

News in brief: 10% off a 16-25 Railcard until tomorrow If you are in the right age group or are a full time student of any age, or have one in the family, you can get them a 16-25 Railcard with a 10% discount until […]

EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY! 4500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

(EDIT:  This offer has been closed early due to overwhelming demand and is no longer available, sorry!) Tomorrow was meant to be the last day to pick up 4,500 cheap Avios points via The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. However, due to what I can only imagine […]

Amex Platinum now gets you Star Alliance Silver, fast track Gold and Shangri-La points

American Express Platinum gained a new benefit yesterday, albeit indirectly – I doubt the people at American Express even knew it was coming! Singapore Airlines Krisflyer and Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle announced a new partnership called Infinite Journeys.  Before I explain why this is interesting […]

Amex Platinum now gets you Marriott Rewards Gold status and earns Marriott points

As I have written another article today about a new indirect benefit of having the American Express Platinum charge card (ie Star Alliance Silver status), I thought it was worth flagging up another key benefit. I wrote last week about the status match that has […]

Tesco replaces its Avios-earning gift card promo with …. the same thing (and a Tesco deal round-up)

If you didn’t see Shopper Points yesterday, you won’t know that Tesco has been acting oddly! We mentioned last week that Sunday was the last day to earn 150 Clubcard points when spending £50 on gift cards at Tesco. This very generous deal – which allowed […]

Bits: amazing deals at InterCon New York, BA cuts Philadelphia, inside Cathay’s Gatwick A350

News in brief: Stupidly cheap deals at InterContinental New York Barclay I reviewed the newly reopened InterContinental New York Barclay back in July.  Situated just around the corner from the Waldorf-Astoria and in front of Grand Central Station, the hotel had just emerged from a […]

Up to 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points – four days only

IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is the best offer you will see for IHG points although the fall in the value of Sterling means it is more expensive than […]

Another benefit for Marriott members joining Starwood – dining discounts

If you are a Marriott Rewards members who has just signed up with Starwood Preferred Guest in order to benefit from status matching and points transfer, you may not know about this deal. Starwood runs a range of dining discounts for its members under the title of ‘SPG Cravings‘. […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]