Emirates and Emirates Skywards

Skywards is the loyalty scheme for Emirates Airline. The articles below outline the best ways of earning and spending your points if you are based in the UK.

For further information on Emirates and Skywards, visit their website here.

What is the best Visa or MasterCard travel loyalty credit card?

I continue to get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. The Head for Points credit card guide […]

Bits: American drops Manchester-New York, Emirates launches 50% off economy reward sale

News in brief: American Airlines to drop Manchester to New York American Airlines has confirmed that it is dropping its seasonal Manchester to New York service.  It will not be returning in March for the launch of the Spring timetable, with the last flight departing […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates

I’ve been running a few reference articles this month as news is thin on the ground, sharing some tips which new readers might not know about. One of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ is that it is possible to earn British Airways Avios points and tier […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 2 (Airlines and Shopping)

This is the second part of the updated article I began two weeks ago, discussing the best ways to ‘zero out’ loyalty card accounts which you want to abandon.  You need to remember that you may first need to ‘top off’ an account by earning a few […]

3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles booking (better than taking Avios!)

I wrote on Tuesday about the interesting new partnership between Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, and hotel booking site Rocketmiles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website to PointsHound, Agoda and Kaligo.com.  You […]

Bits: bonus miles with Kaligo hotels, Emirates scraps free wi-fi

News in brief: New Kaligo.com hotel deals for bonus miles Hotel booking group Kaligo.com is currently running a very generous Avios promotion.   You will receive 5,000 Avios with £500 of cumulative spend or 10,000 Avios with £1,000 of cumulative hotel spend when you book before 11th […]

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

It is 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 updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: SLH scraps The Club, Emirates A380 to Birmingham, Virgin / Malaysia partnership

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels to launch new loyalty scheme Via Business Traveller, hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced that it will scrap its current loyalty scheme, The Club, next month. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a […]

Bits: Should you buy Waitrose gift cards today?, Amex MR and the Heathrow Rewards deal

Deals in brief: What happens to the Waitrose / Virgin Atlantic deal tomorrow? For the last few weeks, the ability to earn 4 Virgin Flying Club miles for every £1 spent in-store at Waitrose has been a good earner for many Head for Points readers. […]

Exclusive: Get 100% bonus using Heathrow Rewards for shopping vouchers

If you have a stack of Heathrow Rewards points sitting around, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to unload them. (Heathrow Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering the shops, restaurants, money exchange and parking facilities at Heathrow Airport.  You earn 1 point […]

Bits: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai, last chance for TopCashback / Avios bonus

News in brief: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai You can’t accuse airport lounge card Priority Pass of standing still.  After adding a restaurant / bar at Gatwick South (you get £15 of free food and drink by showing your Priority Pass) and seven restaurants […]

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

With a new bonus on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards launched over the weekend, I thought it was 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 […]

Review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of Emirates A380 First Class on a recent flight from Dubai to London. Part 1, which focuses on the Emirates A380 First Class cabin, seat and bathroom, can be found here.  My review of the Emirates A380 First […]

My review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 1)

This is my review of Emirates A380 First Class on the Dubai to London Heathrow service. I hadn’t flown Emirates First Class for eight years, well before I launched this site, and even then it was a fluke.  We were booked on Lufthansa to Dubai […]