Head for Points frequent flyer articles by Rob

Rob is regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts on business travel, air miles, travel loyalty programmes and loyalty credit cards. He is regularly featured in the media and speaks at travel, loyalty, credit card and performance marketing conferences. He also acts as a consultant to merchants looking to design attractive reward or benefit programmes.

He currently has over 2 million Avios points and over 7 million airline, hotel and credit card points in total, and has redeemed over 10 million airline miles and hotel and credit card points over the last decade. He is an ex-City of London private equity and venture capital investor.

Bits: New BA First Liberty washbags, trick when earning Avios with SriLankan

News in brief: New Liberty washbags for British Airways First Class If you are flying in British Airways First Class from the end of the month, you should get the latest version of the Liberty wash bag which features a new print.  They contain lip […]

Last chance to earn Avios with Business Traveller – and get free GHA Platinum status

Business Traveller magazine is ending its partnership with Avios on 30th September.  If you didn’t think there was any reason to subscribe, because you always pick one up in the airport, read on …. Until 30th September, new subscribers will earn: 400 Avios on a […]

New credit card and City Centre lounge access? Virgin Money makes a Virgin Atlantic deal

Virgin Money made an interesting annoucement yesterday regarding a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. It was suitably vague, but clearly important enough to justify a press release and inclusion on their website here. The only hard facts are: The new partnership will offer customers “a […]

What I know about Eurostar’s new loyalty programme – and the Paris lounge revisited

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have received an email yesterday announcing the merger of the two schemes into an, as yet unnamed, new programme. The little news we have is here.  The date for the […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 1)

This is my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service from Frankfurt to New York, flying a Boeing 747-8i. I reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and my car ride to the steps of the aircraft in part 1 of this review yesterday.  Click […]

My review of Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to New York (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of Lufthansa’s First Class service on the Boeing 747-8i between Frankfurt and New York. Part 1 of this review, which focused on the Lufthansa First Class seat, is here.  In this part I look at the impressive food […]

Bits: Your new IHG Accelerate target, Miles & More / Economist deal, Accor / Priority Pass deal

News in brief: IHG adds a new Accelerate target for everyone IHG Rewards Club’s Accelerate is, for most people, the most generous hotel promotion running at the moment. Here are the headline details of the promo: IHG Accelerate (Version 6) covers stays from 15th May to […]

Bits: The Sunday Times on British Airways, £45 flight simulator experience

News in brief: The Sunday Times Magazine on the state of British Airways The Sunday Times Magazine ran a very critical piece on British Airways yesterday, which appears to have been triggered by the investing4u press day. The article is behind a paywall, unfortunately, and […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Is Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal still the world’s best lounge?

This is my review of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. There are some perks to being the boss.  Whilst Anika got the review trip to New York covering Norwegian Premium (which she liked, let’s be clear!), I had been out there the week before […]

Bits: Opodo codes, new Wizz Air baggage policy, fly a Boeing 737, IC Paris

News in brief: Two new Opodo discount codes released Opodo has released two new promotional codes which are good for bookings made by 25th July. These seem like decent offers: Save £25 on a flight booking of £450 or more with code SALES25 Save £90 […]

Plaza Premium opens Heathrow Terminal 3 arrivals lounge

Hot on the heels of its Terminal 4 arrivals lounge which opened in April, Plaza Premium has unveiled its new Arrivals Lounge in the landside area of Heathrow Terminal 3. This will be of particular interest to British Airways travellers in Terminal 3 and anyone using […]

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. There are two interesting deals closing over the next week which are […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: how to beat Travelex’s new delivery fees; three good Economist points deals

News in brief: Travelex increasing its delivery fees on smaller orders Travelex relaunched as an Avios partner a couple of weeks ago.  You can now earn points – but only when you buy in advance via this special link – on your foreign currency orders. Travelex […]