Head for Points frequent flyer articles by Anika

For Head for Points, Anika writes hotel and flight reviews and general travel features and oversees advertising, marketing, PR, press and events. She is also Editor of Shopper Points which focusses on getting the best deal from Tesco Clubcard and Nectar points.

Bits: Uber loses its London licence – or does it?, £5 off a 16-25 Railcard

News in brief: Uber loses its London private hire licence Yesterday’s breaking news about Uber losing its taxi licence in London was a surprise for many. Transport for London has announced that Uber’s current five year licence, which expires on 30th September, will not be […]

My review of the ANA lounge at Porto Airport (which BA won’t pay for)

If you’ve ever travelled from Porto on a British Airways flight you might have been in the awkward situation of being turned away from the only lounge at the airport. That is because at some point British Airways decided that it didn’t want to pay […]

Bits: LOADS of new SPG Moments O2 concert tickets in their suite, HFP downtime

News in brief: New Starwood SPG Moments concerts at the O2 now bookable Starwood Preferred Guest has released a nice batch of O2 concerts.  All of these are for the SPG Suite, and includes all you can drink and a very decent hot buffet. Here […]

Avios Ireland: Win 1 million Avios when you convert your Real Rewards points!

SuperValu has launched a competition giving away 1 million Avios As a reminder, our coverage of Avios Ireland (AerClub) is exclusively on the Head for Points website.  You will not receive these articles via our daily emails unless it is a deal which UK residents […]

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have had news yesterday about the new Eurostar loyalty programme. The name is Club Eurostar. We have analysed the changes below, and added some information which you weren’t told.  We […]

Bits: Pre-order food at Heathrow, Virgin East Coast First Class ticket auctions, 11400 Miles & More with The Economist

News in brief: Pre order food and drinks at Heathrow If you are fed up with large queues at Heathrow’s restaurants, help is at hand. Literally. Using your smartphone, you can now pre order food and drinks at Heathrow restaurants like Giraffe, Wondertree, Comptoir Libanais […]

British Airways launches new route to the Seychelles – more Avios seats released

(EDIT: the comments below suggest that more Avios seats, including some in First Class, have opened up overnight so you might still get lucky!) British Airways has confirmed the rumours we discussed yesterday about a possible (re)launch of a direct flight from London Heathrow to […]

Bits: BA launching Seychelles today?, new Avios and Virgin in-store partners, new Hilton Curio in South of France

News in brief: British Airways (re)launching the Seychelles today? (EDIT:  This is now bookable, on Wednesday and Saturday from 24th March 2018.  A lot of Club World redemption availability seems to have gone already!) According to the rumour mill, which includes tweets from BA pilots, […]

How to pay (almost) ANY bill with an Amex or other card, with Billhop

A couple of Head for Points readers have contacted us recently suggesting that we take a look at Billhop as an easy way of running up credit and charge card spending by paying your day-to-day bills.  It does seem interesting and, for some HFP readers, […]

Bits: last day for our Scotland competition, Qatar sale and 10% off code, Cathay sale, HFP on mobile

News in brief: Last chance to enter our Scotland competition If you haven’t entered already, today is the last chance to enter our Chivas Regal whisky competition. One reader will win an exclusive VIP visit to the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home […]

Bits: BA £30 fares, enter our VIP distillery competition, HFP fit and well, WhatsApp

News in brief: BA European flash sale British Airways has added 250,000 seats at less than £30 to their current sale. Until midnight on 19th September you can book flights from Gatwick to Europe in economy for less than £30 (‘hand baggage only’ pricing) on […]

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

To complete our collection of reviews of airport lounges across the UK, we asked for the help of our readers. We may soon have reviews of all the relevant lounges. All of all our UK airport lounge reviews are here and there is a summary […]

Bits: 3600 Avios with LEGO, non-stop to Jakarta with Garuda, Flying Blue 100% ‘buy miles’ bonus

News in brief: 3,600 Avios with LEGO As we covered on Shopper Points on Tuesday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct. As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard points when you spend […]

Bits: Rolling Luggage Avios change, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, 3 x Flying Blue miles with Accor

News in brief: Rolling Luggage Avios earning change Last week Rolling Luggage and Avios launched their new partnership with a generous Avios earning rate. The earning rate was: 5 Avios per £1 spent 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase 750 Avios bonus with your […]

Review of the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow T2

Regular HFP readers might recall my visit to the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounges at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Terminal 3 a few weeks ago. The Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at T4 (click for review) opened earlier this year and the Arrivals Lounge at T3 (click for review), […]