Archives for October 2016

BIG NEWS: Major changes at Virgin Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic announced major changes to Flying Club at 2pm today which, on the face of it, appear to move it closer to British Airways Executive Club in terms of earning and burning. Unfortunately I am, literally, on a beach and Anika is, literally, getting […]

Should the collapsing £ make me re-assess my points valuations?

On Wednesday I ran this article discussing what value I got from my miles and points in 2016. One thing I didn’t consider was the substantial fall in the value of the £ over the last few months.  The $ is now 25% below what I […]

Bits: bonus Avios with Kaligo.com, Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 1200 Avios with £23 Tesco NOW TV deal

News in brief: Bonus Avios booking hotels with Kaligo.com Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently, following a number of very generous offers in 2015. They now have a new offer available: You will receive double Avios on all […]

Bookable from 2pm-ish: new list of 5,000 points per night IHG PointBreaks

Just a reminder that, as I originally wrote on Saturday, the latest batch of IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemptions will be open for booking this afternoon.  It is usually about 2pm. These rooms are a great […]

Bits: New Liberty washbags in BA First, 75% Club Carlson ‘buy points’ bonus, Worcester Whitehouse winner

News in brief: British Airways and Liberty washbag collaboration Liberty has designed a new line of washbags for BA‘s First Class cabin. From 1st January 2017, initially on the Los Angeles route, passengers travelling in FIRST will be given a new washbag the British brand has designed […]

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. I wrote about the end of the Virgin credit cards deal […]

Last call: Get 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards

Tomorrow, Monday, is your last chance to apply for the Virgin Flying Club credit cards whilst the sign-up bonus is sharply increased.  Holders of the bmi Diamond Club cards should pay particular interest to this deal.  The Virgin cards are a very good alternative (you […]

New IHG PointBreaks list of 125 x 5,000 point hotels, book on Monday

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. These rooms are a fantastic deal. All of the 125 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club […]

£100 back on £500 BA spend (should include Avios taxes) with new Amex offer

For the first time I can remember, British Airways has launched a cashback deal with American Express.  It is surprisingly generous and set at just the right level for anyone planning a Club World redemption booking. Some – but not all, I don’t have it – […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Etihad Guest UK credit card. This article was updated on 1st September 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): Emirates Skywards Elite American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards Elite credit cards. This article was updated on 1st September 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they […]

BA launches new route to Fort Lauderdale – Avios seats wide open for next Summer

Following on from the very recent news of a new Heathrow to New Orleans route for 2017, British Airways confirmed another rumour yesterday by announcing a new route from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Located on the Atlantic coast in south east Florida, Fort […]

HFP EXCLUSIVE: 3,000 BenefitPoints for joining the Star Alliance small business scheme

(EDIT:  The special sign-up bonus for HFP readers mentioned in this article ended on 31st December 2016 and is no longer available.  You can still join via the link below, however.  You will receive the normal bonus of 1,500 points.) Since British Airways devalued its […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Emirates Skywards American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards UK credit cards. This article was updated on 1st September 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. This article was updated on 1st September 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing […]