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.

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review of the new Hampton by Hilton at Stansted Airport

This is our review of the Hampton by Hilton hotel at London Stansted Airport. The Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport opened in August this year.  With 357 rooms it is the largest property in the UK Hampton by Hilton portfolio. We have been keen […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points bonus’ last day, Avios ‘dynamic pricing’ job, more Plaza Premium T5 photos

News in brief: IHG’s extended ‘100% buy points bonus’ ends today IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – extended its recent ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion but IT DEFINITELY ENDS TODAY.  It is as generous an offer as you […]

My review of the new InterContinental in Ljubljana, Slovenia

This is my hotel review of the brand new InterContinental in Ljubljana, Slovenia. First of all if you haven’t been to Ljubljana, you should put it on your list! It’s fairly accessible with direct flights from most major capital cities in Europe.  The only issue […]

My review of the new InterContinental in Ljubljana (Part 2)

This is part two of my hotel review of the brand new InterContinental in Ljubljana. Part One which can be found here was looking at the guest rooms and meeting facilities. Part Two will look at the Club Lounge, restaurants, gym and spa. Club Lounge […]

Review of the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Bournemouth

This is our review of the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Bournemouth. Last weekend Rob reviewed the relatively new Hilton hotel in Bournemouth – click here.  Some of his friends were in the adjacent Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth, including Jamie who some of you may […]

Bits: Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference, fixed Hilton / Iberia link, pretend to fly on a private jet

News in brief: Attend a Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference in Brighton If you are in the loyalty industry, you might be interested in a major Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference in Brighton, running on the 8th and 9th November. There is a good line-up of speakers […]

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 […]

Bits: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

News in brief: British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match. The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take […]

Get a FREE Surf Air private jet flight with your top tier airline status!

Earlier this month I wrote about my experience flying with Surf Air to Zurich.  Surf Air is an American membership based private jet company which expanded to Europe this Summer.  It is run by Simon Talling-Smith, a former BA executive. The current network includes flights […]

Heading to Gatwick? Good MyGatwick deals including free Regus lounge access

If you have a Gatwick flight in the pipeline, or even if you are just meeting someone there, you might want to take a look at myGatwick prior to your travels. MyGatwick is a freebies and discounts site run by the airport which few people […]

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

News in brief: Changes to BA’s buy-on-board menu British Airways has made changes to their short-haul economy buy-on-board menu – and, if you click the link, you’ll see they don’t look great. There is a new tapas meat and cheese platter with a couple of crackers, […]