Bits: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Kaligo, see Sunny Afternoon and earn Avios, BA cancellation fees

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles when you book hotels via Kaligo.com Online hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which gives airline miles on every booking, is offering 50% bonus Virgin miles on every booking made by 30th June – see here.  Your stay must be […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend 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 a number of deals ending next Thursday at the […]

Did you know Lufthansa offers a 25% mileage discount for children?

You learn something new every day in this game.  It was only a couple of years ago I discovered that, despite having collected Miles & More miles (the Lufthansa Group programme) for years and having made numerous redemptions, they offer a 25% discount on the miles […]

Bits: Qatar selling UK-Dubai for £975 in Business, new BA Innsbruck flight launched

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’

One of the less known avios.com partners is market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up. Note that this is an avios.com and NOT a British Airways Executive Club promotion.  You will need to join […]

LAST CHANCE: 12,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for opening an ISA

Here is a reminder that you have just 48 hours left to take advantage of this very generous deal from Virgin Money. With the new tax year now underway, Virgin Money is offering an impressive 12,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who opens a new stocks […]

Good food, good leg room – what I found flying BA from London City last week

For the first time in quite a long time we flew out of London City Airport last Friday. Before I continue, I should say that only a fool should try to fly out of City at peak hours on a Friday night.  Trying to do […]

HSBC Premier offering you £200 to switch – and get the best Avios non-Amex credit card!

I have covered the new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard in some detail recently.  It is a VERY attractive MasterCard product if you want to earn Avios. There is a £195 annual fee but you will receive 40,000 Avios points for spending £12,000 in the […]

How to use your Starwood status to get perks on Virgin and Delta

With Delta Air Lines now owning 49% of Virgin Atlantic, and offering the ability to earn miles and status by crediting Virgin flights to their SkyMiles programme, I thought it was worth reminding you about the often-ignored ‘Crossover Rewards’ programme. This effectively gives elite members of […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

Until 5th July, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article from yesterday. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and some currently have special offers – […]

Bits: confusing Hilton promo for Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, $35000 for unlimited La Compagnie

News in brief: Confusing Conrad and Waldorf Astoria promotion launched In 2014 and 2015, Hilton HHonors was giving bonus points for stays at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels.  As long as you registered in advance, you got the bonus – even on a points stay. […]

Did you win our £500 Hotels.com gift voucher?

Thank you to everyone who entered our Hotels.com competition last week. Over 3,000 people entered which was a fantastic result. The winner, who will receive a £500 Hotels.com voucher is …… Janet Jones  (who, if there are multiple Janet Jones’ reading this, has a Tiscali email address). […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. This year, the bonus is the biggest ever.  It is […]

Up to 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points

IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will ever see for IHG points. In theory the bonus is targetted.  You will receive […]

180 free Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details – if you got it before, you can get it again

Tesco Bank runs regular promotions offering bonus Clubcard points if you are prepared to hand over your insurance renewal dates. It turns out that I haven’t mentioned this deal for 6 months so, as it is a very easy source of free miles, I thought I would […]

Warsaw to Sydney £1275 in Emirates business AND earn BA tier points

I don’t normally run fare ‘mistakes’ (if this is a mistake) on HFP but this one is worth a look. Via Flyertalk, Emirates has filed a promotional fare of £1,275 in Business Class between Warsaw and Sydney or other Australasian destinations. This books onto the […]

How to collect Avios with Shell Drivers Club – and get double or triple Avios this Summer

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK. Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online. You earn 50 Avios just for registering your card so it is worth […]

Bits: free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Gold, bonus points with Official Heathrow Parking

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Alliance Gold members I wanted to run a reminder about this offer as it appears to be running indefinitely now.  If you are have Star Alliance Gold status via any of the 21 Star Alliance frequent flyer […]