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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 […]

What Anika discovered when she gave Airbnb a try …..

We have all heard about it, may know someone who has done it and possibly even have thought about doing it ourselves but were wary about what to expect: Airbnb. Head for Points tends to focus on the major hotel chains – because those are the ones which hand out […]

My day out at London Southend Airport!

Back in the 1960s, apparently, Southend was London’s official ‘third airport’.  The growth of Stansted sidelined it until 2008 when it was purchased by the Stobart Group.  They have added a new terminal, a new control building, extended the runway and – most importantly – […]

The Curve card and its new ‘acceptable use’ policy

The Curve card is an innovative new payment card which is currently in beta mode.  I reviewed the Curve card in detail here but, put simply: branded as a MasterCard, it allows you to recharge transactions to an American Express card – great for places where Amex […]

95 AwardWallet 6-month upgrade vouchers (worth $10 each) to give away today

There is only one miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years – and that is AwardWallet.  There has always been a link to them from the “I Also Recommend …..” section at the bottom […]

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 […]

Bits: win tickets to Le Mans with Avios & Shell, how a reader used his free GHA Platinum status

News in brief: Win tickets to the Le Mans 24 hours race with Avios and Shell Shell petrol stations and Avios have teamed up to give you a chance to win a fully inclusive trip to the Le Mans 24 hour race from 17th to […]

Is the new Millennium & Copthorne Hotels loyalty scheme worth a look?

Millennium & Copthorne is a hotel chain with a presence across the UK, Asia and North America.   It relaunched its loyalty scheme this year so – as many HFP readers may find themselves in a Copthorne hotel in the UK – I thought it was […]

My interview with Frantz Yvelin, CEO of low-cost transatlantic airline La Compagnie

On Tuesday I spent 90 minutes with Frantz Yvelin, CEO of La Compagnie.  If the airline name is not familiar to you, La Compagnie is a low cost ‘all business class’ airline operating between Luton and New York (Newark).  It also operates from Paris CDG to […]

And the winner of £300 of HotelTonight credit is …..

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition last month to win £300 of hotel credit from booking app HotelTonight. Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner, which got delayed by holidays on both sides. HotelTonight has now told me the name of the […]

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

Whilst Head for Points focusses heavily on the Gold, Platinum, Starwood and British Airways American Express cards, there are some other products in the portfolio.  There is the Nectar card, the Platinum Cashback cards and a Harrods card. And the Costco TrueEarnings American Express card. The representative […]

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. The key deadline may be 15th April, which is the last […]

Is the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport worth a look?

With new overseas payment products such as Curve and Supercard targetting the travelling public, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking a look. The Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport card is a more […]

How to avoid the Heathrow Hotel Hoppa fee by travelling on local buses for free

To be honest, I have always been happy with the idea of not letting the Heathrow Airport hotels run their own shuttle buses.  We all know from experience at other airports how chaotic arrival terminals can be with hotel and car hire shuttle buses all […]

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Many Head for Points readers can access airport lounges, even when flying economy, via their membership of Lounge Club or Priority Pass. Lounge Club membership comes with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card, which is free for the first year.  You receive two free […]

More avios.com deals when you redeem for hotel stays

Avios.com has been keen to promote its hotel booking platform recently and sent me over a sample of current hotel deals on offer. In general, redeeming Avios for hotel points is not a great deal.  There is nothing wrong with the selection of hotels they […]

What to do in Bordeaux when staying at InterContinental – Le Grand Hotel

Over the last two days Head for Points has run a two-day series about the impressive InterContinental Bordeaux.  Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. With regular British Airways flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux, there is no excuse for not considering a visit. […]

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. The major deal closing soon is the current British Airways Club World […]