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.

Register now – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Spring

Remember that you can earn DOUBLE base points on ALL your IHG stays by booking through the special Head for Points link.  This is a world exclusive offer (spookily!).  Visit this HFP page for more information and the link to book. IHG Rewards Club, the […]

Bits: why companies should listen to ‘Super Consumers’ like you, Global Entry, 1000 Miles & More with Hertz

News in brief: How companies should treat their most enthusiastic customers The Economist has a very interesting article on ‘super consumers’ this week.  By ‘super consumers’, they are talking about people who have a lot of passion for companies they trade with – such as the […]

Bits: Uber launches UberEVENTS, new Park Plaza hotel opens at Waterloo, DVB AirApp

More news in brief: Uber launches UberEVENTS The newest Uber venture is UberEVENTS.  If you are a corporate or social event planner this may be of interest to you. Imagine that you want to offer people free transport to attend your function.  This has historically […]

NOW CLOSED: Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink and Head for Points!

This week we have been running a fantastic and exclusive competition for our readers in association with the new loyalty app Bink: One Head for Points reader will win 100,000 Avios! It could be you ….. and all you need to do is download the Bink app to […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

Bits: Plaza Premium T2 voted ‘Best Priority Pass’ lounge, a hotel booking site just for new hotels

Even more news in brief as I clear the post-party backlog! Plaza Premium in Heathrow T2 voted ‘best lounge’ The Plaza Premium departure lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 has been voted ‘best Priority Pass lounge worldwide’ by members of the Priority Pass scheme. This is […]

Which 34 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Now that AerClub is up and running as the new Avios-based Aer Lingus frequent flyer scheme, I thought it was worth updating my list of all Avios airlines, ie airlines which let you redeem Avios points for their flights. You won’t find this information in […]

Good Asia sale on Finnair (earns Avios) from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin

Finnair has launched its January sale early!  It has launched special business class fares to Asia, valid until 9th January 2017 for travel between 16th January and 28th October 2017 (dates vary by route). Finnair is focussed on routes to Asia.  What makes this sale attractive is that: […]

Bits: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin launch, Plaza Premium confirms T5 lounge, HFP party

News in brief: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin route Qatar Airways has finally committed to a date for the launch of its Dublin route. Services will start on 12th June.  It will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which means that you will get the newest version of Qatar’s […]

Do you need travel insurance to cover your redemption ticket?

I get the occasional email regarding travel insurance for mileage redemption tickets.  To be honest, I have never fully seen the point unless you have a pre-paid hotel reservation at your destination. With Avios, for example, British Airways allows you to cancel a redemption ticket […]

Bits: Nicole Sherzinger joins BA’s New Orleans eBay flights, PartnerPlusBenefit quintuple points!

News in brief: Nicole Scherzinger joins the New Orleans party flight I have previously mentioned the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy two (economy) seats on a test flight into New Orleans in late February. BA is now making a last push […]

NEW: Earn Avios when flying United – at higher rates than BA for Economy!

This other article today looks at the new Aer Lingus AerClub programme in more detail. As this scheme is now Avios driven, it helps to be aware of any new ways to earn or spend points that it throws up. I wanted to run this feature as […]

Bits: Hilton Americas Flash Sale, new Qatar business sale, IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: Hilton North America Flash Sale Hilton has launched a 3-day Flash Sale covering North America.  This will end at 5am (note am) UK time on Thursday 8th. For bookings between 18th December and 2nd January, you will receive a 15% – 20% […]

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub

Aer Lingus AerClub finally launched last week.  This is important news for Head for Points readers because Avios is the currency of AerClub. Any Avios points you earn in AerClub will (eventually) be transferrable across to British Airways Executive Club or avios.com via ‘Combine My Avios’. […]

ENTER NOW: Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink and Head for Points!

This week we have got a fantastic and exclusive competition for our readers in association with the new loyalty app Bink: One Head for Points reader will win 100,000 Avios! It could be you ….. and all you need to do is download the Bink app to […]

What is Bink? (And how can it win me 100,000 Avios this week?)

Our lead article today – click here – is a fantastic competition to win 100,000 Avios! The competition is sponsored by Bink, which is a very impressive new loyalty app.  Bink has partnered with Avios to allow you to earn Avios points on your day […]

Last chance to get £50 off BA CE for 1-9 people with Tesco Premium Credit Card

One of the benefits of the Tesco Premium Credit Card is a £50 discount on a British Airways Club Europe flight for new cardholders. This is valid for up to nine people and so is theoretically worth up to £450 (if you are a family of 9!). […]