Archives for 2017

New Club World food service photos …. with Bollinger?!

A reader sent me a link to a Flickr album (yes, it still exists!) he created featuring some photographs of the new Club World food service found on Instagram. For copyright reasons I have not published the pictures, but you can see them on Flickr […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates

I’ve been running a few reference articles this month as news is thin on the ground, sharing some tips which new readers might not know about. One of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ is that it is possible to earn British Airways Avios points and tier […]

Bits: Virgin East Coast sale, IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, earn Nectar points with South Western

News in brief: Virgin East Coast flash sale launched Virgins Trains (East Coast) has launched a flash sale with a full 50% off Advance Standard and Advance First tickets. You need to book by Monday 28th August for travel between 11th September and 20th December. […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began two weeks ago, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few […]

Bits: 1000 free Marriott points, Euston hotel closures, Qatar food pre-orders

News in brief: 1000 free Marriott Rewards points for linking social media accounts Marriott Rewards is giving another push to its promotion which tries to get to you to follow Marriott on social media. Via this page, you can earn: 250 points for connecting your […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Since I relaunched this six months ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent.  Over £500,000-worth of rooms have been booked so far. Here is […]

GOOD DEAL: Get 18,000 Avios for £146 – minimal effort required!

I’ve written before about the generous deal between AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and Ireland’s Irish Independent / Sunday Independent newspapers. The deal has now got even better and you do not need to live in Ireland to take part. You don’t even need […]

A great Marriott family redemption – Domes of Elounda, Crete

Back in January, I wrote about the Al Wadi desert resort in Ral Al-Khaimah, a short drive from Dubai.  This is now a luxury The Ritz-Carlton resort, having been taken over from Banyan Tree. The resort consists of 101 individual pool villas.  Yes, every villa has its […]

Bits: Etihad closes Heathrow spa, airberlin Topbonus suspended

News in brief: Etihad closes the Six Senses Spa in its Heathrow lounge Etihad has announced that the Six Senses Spa in its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4 will close on 31st August.  This is very short notice for anyone with a premium cabin flight […]

No 1 Lounges “to open 8 sites in 2018” – but is that the whole story?

No 1 Lounges runs an excellent network of premium, ‘pay to enter’ airport lounges across the UK – see here for details. They were the pioneers in proving that passengers would pay if the quality was high enough.  Swissport / Servisair was forced to up […]

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express (2017 edition)

Last year I wrote an article on the different ways of finding a Heathrow Express discount.  Quite a few things have changed since then, though, so I thought it was worth an update. ‘Secret’ discounts are nearly, but not quite, dead The important thing to remember […]

LAST CALL: Get 15,000 American Airlines miles with the MBNA Visa card

Back in June, the free American Airlines ‘Amex and Visa double-pack’ was withdrawn from the market.  It was replaced by a new card.  Take a look: This happened because American Express has cancelled all of its licensing deals with other credit card issuers.  The first […]

It’s back – the only FREE and fast Avios reward finding tool you need!

Those of you with long memories may remember the short lived “Avios Flight Finder” app.  This was an official app from Avios Group which was meant to be a quick way of checking reward seats on British Airways flights.  The problem was that it used cached […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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. With the end of the month approaching, there is a lot going […]

Jurys Rewards – is the Jurys Inn reward scheme any good?

The Jurys Inn chain received a boost in 2015 when eight ex-Thistle properties joined its ranks.  This took the chain to around 35 properties across the UK.  It reversed a period of shrinkage as a number of the bigger hotels were converted to Hilton, eg […]