Book review: ‘How To Land A Plane’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

If you are a long term HFP reader you might remember Rob’s book review of Mark Vanhoenacker’s ‘Skyfaring – A Journey with a Pilot’ about two years ago. Mark Vanhoenacker is a British Airways Boeing 747 pilot who regularly writes for several publications including The […]

Get a FREE Surf Air private jet flight with your top tier airline status!

Earlier this month I wrote about my experience flying with Surf Air to Zurich.  Surf Air is an American membership based private jet company which expanded to Europe this Summer.  It is run by Simon Talling-Smith, a former BA executive. The current network includes flights […]

Is the Costco TrueEarnings Amex the most generous UK travel credit card?

You’ll have noticed that I have started re-running updated versions of all of our miles and points credit cards.  These articles will run virtually every day for the next couple of weeks. There is one credit card which will NOT feature in these articles, because […]

Heading to Gatwick? Good MyGatwick deals including free Regus lounge access

If you have a Gatwick flight in the pipeline, or even if you are just meeting someone there, you might want to take a look at myGatwick prior to your travels. MyGatwick is a freebies and discounts site run by the airport which few people […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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. This week is a fairly quiet one, to be honest, before the […]

Zipcar London – now get £24 of free driving credit AND free membership!

Back in August, I wrote – for the benefit of our London-based readers – about a very good offer with car sharing club Zipcar.  The company had, as a promotion, dropped its sign-up fee.  This meant that it made sense for pretty much anyone living […]

Are shared private jets the future of business travel? I take Surf Air’s Zurich launch flight

If you follow us on Instagram (handle: headforpoints, link here) you might have seen some pictures and videos in our Instastory of my day trip to Zurich.  I have decided that Instastories are my new ‘thing’ so if you want to know what we’re up […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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 is a lot ending TODAY as the end of the month […]

My trip to the Austrian Airlines maintenance hangar!

I am spending this week shuttling between Vienna, Brussels and Mallorca as part of an organised trip for aviation enthusiasts who want to get a closer look at the workings of an airline. On Wednesday I got to visit the Austrian Airlines technical facility at Vienna […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Since I relaunched this eight months ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent.  Over £500,000-worth of rooms have been booked so far. Here […]

How to pay (almost) ANY bill with an Amex or other card, with Billhop

A couple of Head for Points readers have contacted us recently suggesting that we take a look at Billhop as an easy way of running up credit and charge card spending by paying your day-to-day bills.  It does seem interesting and, for some HFP readers, […]

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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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. The key deal closing week is the VERY easy ‘500 or 1,000 […]

Are shared private jets worth it? I try out a Citation CJ2 for size!

Last week I got to fly on a private jet for the first time.  Which was interesting. I was invited by a company called JetSmarter, which is one of a number of companies now offering subscription-based scheduled private jet services from London.  The company currently flies […]

HFP shortlisted for four major business travel awards

I’m pleased to announce that Head for Points has been shortlisted for four gongs at the Business Travel Journalism Awards. These are the main annual UK awards for business travel writing, organised by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  Sponsors this year include Lufthansa Group, Thistle / Guoman […]

Does the Barclays Travel Plus Pack make sense for Barclays account holders?

If you have your bank current account with Barclays, you may be interested in taking a look at the Barclays Travel Plus Pack add-on. In general, buying an ‘add-on’ pack to your current account from your bank is a waste of money.  The services you […]