British Airways to start boarding passengers by group from 12th December

Following numerous trials, British Airways has finally decided to push ahead with boarding in groups.  The new process will go live on 12th December. Your boarding pass will now carry a group number.  These are: Long-haul: Group 1 – BA Gold or oneworld equivalent, First […]

Bits: Lloyds response to our fraud claims, BA changing the policy on children in lounges?

News in brief: Lloyds response to our card fraud claims on the Lloyds Avios Rewards card Our article yesterday on card fraud on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card got traction, being picked up by Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’, The Telegraph (read their article […]

Bits: £119 Park Plaza London deal, Virgin Clubhouse in LA joins Priority Pass

News in brief: Park Plaza London £119 deal The Park Plaza hotel group has launched a £119 promotion for its London hotels. This is a very good deal, because Park Plaza has some very decent hotels in the capital.  You need to book by midnight […]

Has the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card suffered a major data breach?

There were many reports on Head for Points yesterday, in the comments, from readers who have seen fake transactions appearing on their Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards.  It appears that there has been a major attack of card fraud on the Lloyds Avios product. A Flyertalk poster […]

Bits: double Avios on Kaligo hotel bookings, Hyatt double points promo, last day for ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Double Avios on Kaligo.com hotel bookings Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently. They now have a new offer available: You will receive double Avios – up to 40 per £1 but usually less – on […]

Is the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport worth a look?

With new overseas payment products such as Curve and Revolut targetting the travelling public, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking a look. The Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport card is a more […]

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 ten months ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent.  Over £600,000-worth of rooms have been booked so far. Here […]

SAVE THE DATE: Head for Points Christmas Party, Tuesday 12th December

After last year’s success we are delighted to announce that we are holding another Head for Points Christmas party this year! We are currently still in the process of finalising everything but we can announce that – as we really liked last year’s venue – […]

Bits: BA taking 4 ex-Singapore A380’s?, Virgin Trains discounts, classic video footage

News in brief: British Airways to take 4 A380’s from Singapore Airlines? A couple of weeks I wrote about the amazing new First Class Suites being fitted to the new A380 aircraft being received by Singapore Airlines. These new planes are replacements for the first […]

Aer Lingus & Avios Part 2 – Review of the Aer Lingus Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Over the next week or so I am reviewing an Aer Lingus business class trip from London to Boston via Dublin. Due to the low taxes and excellent Aer Lingus business class seating, this is a great way to spend your Avios.  If you want […]

Aer Lingus & Avios Part 1 – Why you should redeem your Avios on Aer Lingus

In one of her tougher Head for Points assignments, Anika spent a few days in Boston recently as the guest of Aer Lingus.  With the bankruptcy of airberlin, Aer Lingus is now the clear choice if you want to redeem Avios points for long-haul business […]

TODAY ONLY: Win a return luxury London airport transfer with REAL Transfers

Thanks to luxury transfer company REAL Transfers, we are running a special giveaway today. Between now and midnight, you can win a return Mercedes E-Class transfer from anywhere inside the M25 to Heathrow or Gatwick. The car can carry up to three people and up […]

Singapore Airlines devalues its Star Alliance reward chart – but good deals remain for UK members

KrisFlyer, the Singapore Airlines frequent flyer scheme, announced a devaluation of its Star Alliance rewards yesterday.   This is worth a mention because KrisFlyer is a UK American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner at 1:1, as well as a Starwood Preferred Guest and HSBC Premier partner. I […]

1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles (or £15 Uber credit) with a £12.50 NOW TV box – plus a Sky Entertainment / Sky Kids / Sky Cinema pass

We try to keep Tesco Direct deals on our sister site Shopper Points these days, but this offer is so good that we thought it was worth a bigger audience over here. Tesco Direct has dropped the price of Now TV boxes to £12.50 and […]

Bits: BA’s London City NYC gate lounge closes, Virgin’s CEO on cost cutting, HFP IT help wanted

News in brief: British Airways closes the BA1 gate lounge at London City If you have ever taken the British Airways ‘all business class’ A318 flight from London City Airport to New York JFK (with a refuelling and passport control stop at Shannon on the […]