Archives for October 2017

It’s back! Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

AerClub, the new Aer Lingus Avios-based frequent flyer scheme, and Ireland’s Irish Independent / Sunday Independent newspapers, have brought back their very generous deal for taking out a digital subscription to the newspapers. You don’t even need to have an AerClub account.  The Avios can be dropped […]

Bits: Now use Avios on Virgin America, new Marriott Amex coming?, a HFP winner

News in brief: Use Avios on Virgin America flights from April Virgin America, the US domestic airline operating primarily on the West Coast, was bought by Alaska Airlines in 2016. Integration, as always with airline mergers, has been slow.  However from 25th April 2018 all […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): Hilton Honors Platinum Visa

This is my review of the Hilton Honors UK Platinum Visa credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (10): Flybe MasterCard

This is my review of the Flybe MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant sections […]

Is Hilton Bournemouth the UK’s smartest seaside hotel redemption?

This is my review of the new Hilton Bournemouth hotel. I spent last weekend in Bournemouth playing golf with friends.  Part of the reason for choosing Bournemouth for our golf trip this year is that I wanted to take a look at the relatively new […]

IHG bits: earn and redeem at Kimpton, new IC open in Singapore, hitting Spire Elite

IHG news in brief: Get special benefits, earn points and spend points at Kimpton Hotels in 2018 IHG, owner of the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza etc brands, bought the US chain Kimpton Hotels almost three years ago. Integration has been slow on the […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Etihad Guest UK credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

Bits: BA drops Kos, good BA luxury European deals, upstairs on a BA 747

News in brief: British Airways drop Kos British Airways has decided to cancel the Kos route next year.  This is unfortunate, because tickets have been on sale for 5 months …. The service was due to run between 5th May and 29th September 2018. Cash […]

Book review: ‘How To Land A Plane’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

If you are a long term HFP reader you might remember Rob’s book review of Mark Vanhoenacker’s ‘Skyfaring – A Journey with a Pilot’ about two years ago. Mark Vanhoenacker is a British Airways Boeing 747 pilot who regularly writes for several publications including The […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): Emirates Skywards Elite American Express & Visa

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards Elite credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

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

This is my review of the Emirates Skywards UK credit cards. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Redeem Avios on Iberia’s new San Francisco route – when they fix the taxes

Iberia, BA’s sister airline, has announced a new route between Madrid and San Francisco for Summer 2018. This is an opportunity to redeem Avios on a route where it can be tricky to find seats, and where you will often need fewer Avios and pay […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

The main Hilton Honors promotion this Autumn, ‘Double Points’ (click here to register), offers you double Hilton Honors points on every stay you make before 31st December. I wrote about ‘Double Points’ in detail here. To give credit to Hilton, it is very straightforward.  All […]