Win $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy!

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Today and tomorrow, I am giving two Head for Points readers $100 of free UK airport lounge access with LoungeBuddy!  This will be enough to get 2-3 people into a lounge at one of the 19 participating UK airports – or one person into a […]

My review of the sad decline of the Hotel Amigo, Brussels

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This is my review of the Rocco Forte-run Hotel Amigo in Brussels where we spent an eventful couple of days last weekend. It has been impressive to watch how Rocco Forte has built up his chain of luxury boutique hotels over the last 18 years.  I had […]

Marriott Rewards now a major player in South Africa as Protea integrates

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Back in January, Marriott announced that it was acquiring Protea Hotels.  The name might not ring a bell, but Protea is the largest hotel group in Africa. Founded in 1984, at the time of the deal it operated 116 hotels throughout South Africa and six […]

IHG’s ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion is the one to beat for Spring 2015

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Following the success of its ‘Into The Nights’ promotion, which appears – at least anecdotally – to have succeeded in driving a lot of incremental business this Autumn, IHG Rewards Club is following up with ‘Set Your Sights’. IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme […]

Short haul Club Europe bargains from £175 in the British Airways sale


(EDIT:  BA has pushed up some fares since this article was written.  So much for a sale  …..!) The launch of the British Airways Winter Sale was overshadowed by the Air Traffic Control meltdown which occurred on the same day.  Aviation is always a tricky […]

Marriott brings back MegaBonus for Spring 2015

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Marriott Rewards has launched its major promotion for Spring, which will be (yet) another outing for MegaBonus. This promotion is active across all Marriott brands, including Renaissance, Courtyard, Ritz-Carlton, Autograph, AC Hotels, Edition, JW Marriott, Gaylord and the various US ‘extended stay’ chains. This promotion will […]

Did you delete a 2,000 or 10,000 points Christmas gift from Club Carlson?!

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Did you receive an email from Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, on Thursday?  The headline was ‘Especially for you’. Did you open it and read it? If not, you have lost out on 2,000 or 10,000 Club Carlson […]

No 1 Traveller lounge at Stansted to close permanently on Christmas Eve

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The No 1 Traveller ‘pay as you go’ lounge at London Stansted is to close for good on Christmas Eve. This is not a great loss, to be honest.  Because it was situated on one of the piers, it was only accessible to some passengers, […]

Coming in January: BA discounts of ‘up to 40%’ for PruHealth, PruProtect, VitalityHealth members


British Airways has agreed a new partnership with VitalityHealth and VitalityLife.  These are the new names from PruHealth and PruProtect, the private health insurance brands.  You have probably seen their recent advertisements featuring Jessica Ennis-Hill. The Vitality health insurance scheme is an interesting one in that […]

$10 of free credit for every HFP reader from LoungeBuddy – and win $100 on Monday

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Whilst I haven’t mentioned LoungeBuddy on Head for Points before, it isn’t because it is not a smart piece of work.  It is, without a doubt, the leading global authority on airport lounges. It is a FREE app which is available for both iOS and […]

Aer Lingus turns down formal takeover bid from British Airways

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British Airways’s parent company, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, announced yesterday that it had made a takeover approach to Aer Lingus.  The board of Aer Lingus rejected the offer. The idea that Aer Lingus would make an excellent takeover target for BA is hardly new.  […]

Double points on your next Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Sofitel) stay


Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Pullman, Adagio, Mercure, M Gallery etc, has launched a new promotion for double points on your next stay. Full details and registration can be found on the Accor site here. This could be very lucrative […]

Win a fantastic pair of Air New Zealand Hobbit-branded model aircraft!

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Thanks to Air New Zealand, I am running a unique competition today which will run for just 17 hours.  Between now and midnight, you can win a rare ‘money can’t buy’ pair of Air New Zealand model planes in Hobbit livery! This is what you can win: […]

Finnair launches Chicago – a new Avios redemption option – and buys more A350’s

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Finnair, a fellow oneworld alliance member alongside British Airways, has announced a new Summer service to Chicago. Flights will operate from 13th June to 17th October 2015. Services will operate three days per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday in both directions) using an Airbus A330. As well […]