‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May 2016 – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab at […]

Bits: British Airways FINALLY signs wi-fi deal, Electric Daisy Carnival on Hilton, Four Seasons in Biarritz

More news in brief: British Airways FINALLY announces wi-fi deal British Airways announced yesterday that it has reached a deal with US internet group Gogo to introduce its new generation wi-fi system on 137 long-haul aircraft. Gogo’s 2Ku system will be installed on 118 British Airways […]

Bits: Extra BA Las Vegas flights, new BA credit card … in Kuwait, Iberia wine deal

News in brief: British Airways adds extra Las Vegas flights British Airways is adding three extra flights per week to its Las Vegas schedule from the start of the Winter timetable in late September. The flights will depart Heathrow using a Boeing 747 on Monday, Wednesday […]

Should you get the Virgin credit card and convert the miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this extensively last year when it turned out that it was pretty much the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top tier Spire […]

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with new hotel promotion!

Hotel booking site has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 20th June. You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate. There are two good things about the way […]

Bits: TODAY ONLY – the best hotel in Frankfurt for €55, no more free Etihad spa treatments

News in brief: Jumeirah Frankfurt €55 for one day The Jumeirah hotel in Frankfurt is generally regarded as the best in the city and is arguably the best business hotel in the country. The hotel is 5 years old this September.  To celebrate, it is […]

15% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers into Virgin Flying Club miles – worth it?

Virgin Atlantic has launched another Clubcard transfer bonus.  Details appeared on the Tesco to Virgin Atlantic transfer page yesterday and some people were also emailed.  The promotion is open to everyone whether or not they were contacted directly. The promotion is very simple: You will receive a 15% bonus on […]

Good Accor promotion – €120 of credit or 6,000 Avios for three stays, however cheap

Accor hotels, which owns Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has launched a new, generous, promotion. Given the generally weak offers launched by Carlson, Hilton, IHG and Starwood for Q2, this is worth a look.  The only snag is […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £100 Tesco Wine order, 1000 hotel nights in Geneva to be won

News in brief: 1,000 Clubcard points with £100 Tesco Wine order Tesco Wine has launched a new discount code worth 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you spend £100. You will find full details here at Shopper Points. In […]

Sometimes the oddest Avios redemptions can be the best value!

There are many articles on Head for Points about how to get the best value for your Avios points.  This article on ‘what is an Avios point worth?’ is the one I link to most often. Sometimes, though, you can get great value in very […]

Earning Avios from the Tesco current account two years on – what has changed?

Back in June 2014, Tesco Bank launched its current account.  There was a lot of hype about the account at the time but Tesco was, probably correctly, keen to play it down whilst the IT bedded in. I expected that, after a few months, there […]

Registration for the new Starwood promo, Triple Up, opens today

Registration opens today, probably in the UK afternoon, for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion.  This covers Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridien, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, St Regis etc. The registration page should be here. It is called ‘Triple Up’ and there are three ways […]

I check out the ‘next generation’ Holiday Inn Express design – did it impress?

Last week had a wild and crazy travel schedule even by HFP standards.  As well as visiting Southend on Monday, I headed out to West Ealing on Friday. The reason for my visit was to take a look at the new Holiday Inn Express London Ealing.  This […]

Earn double Hilton points for 4 months with ‘Unlimited Bonus’

Hilton HHonors has launched its new May to August promotion called ‘Unlimited Bonus‘. If nothing else, it wins the 2016 award for simplest hotel promotion:  you will receive double base points on every stay.  No exclusions, no cap, no minimum stay requirements. The only ‘tweak’ is […]

Bits: Use Newquay’s lounge for £10, £25 off SWISS to Geneva, South African Airways sale

News in brief: Use the executive lounge at Newquay for just £10 Cornwall Airport Newquay is currently running a special offer on The Lounge, with entrance just £10 per person. I have never visited this airport but, given that your £10 includes alcoholic drinks, you […]

Bits: £1,000 business class AA fares from Paris, InterContinental London O2 down to 45,000 points

News in brief: Excellent American Airlines fares from Paris to North America It is pure coincidence that I am reviewing the Cathay Pacific lounge at Paris today and then this offer pops up as well! American Airlines is selling business class flights to most of […]

My review of the Cathay Pacific (and BA) lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Rather than take the train back to West London from Southend Airport last Monday, I decided to fly!  I took an easyJet flight to Paris and then came back on British Airways. This is my review of the Cathay Pacific lounge at Paris Charles de […]

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 isn’t a lot to worry about this week apart from the […]

Special offer: 12,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

With the new tax year now underway, Virgin Money is currently offering an impressive 12,000 Flying Club miles to anyone who opens a new stocks and shares ISA. See here for full details. This is a VERY attractive offer given that the usual deal is just […]