TODAY ONLY: Win a return luxury London airport transfer with REAL Transfers

Real Transfers

Thanks to luxury transfer company REAL Transfers, I am running a special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win a return Mercedes E-Class transfer from anywhere inside the M25 to Heathrow or Gatwick! The car can carry up to […]

Bits: slowest miles credit ever, competition, Air New Zealand 241 to LA, AddLee’s ClubLee and 20% off

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Here is some news in brief: Slowest mileage credit ever? I thought I had it bad when Apple took almost a year to credit some Gate 365 e-store Avios points from an iPhone purchase.  But no. Reader Roger sent me an email from Flying Blue, […]

Important dates for your diary


Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. Sunday 24th May Last day to redeem On Business […]

Travelex replacing Moneycorp at Heathrow – what happens to the BA partnership?


During June, Travelex is taking over the Moneycorp foreign exchange desks at Heathrow. There seems to be a continual merry-go-round here, because it wasn’t too long ago that Moneycorp replaced American Express Currency Exchange. What is not clear at the moment is what happens to […]

More potential bargains in the latest Luxury Travel Diary charity auction

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Back in February I wrote about a charity auction being held at at It featured a large number of lots donated by many of the luxury hotels and suppliers featured on the site and yet, because it is a very niche site, there were clearly going […]

Book review: ‘Skyfaring – A Journey With A Pilot’ by Mark Vanhoenacker


If you are a Radio 4 listener you may – apart from hearing me on ‘You and Yours’ (!) – have recently heard British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker reading his book ‘Skyfaring – A Journey With A Pilot‘. The publishers kindly sent me a copy to review […]

Crazy new South Africa travel rules for children really are starting on 1st June

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Last September, I wrote about the ludicrous new rules which impact anyone flying into – or even transiting – South Africa with a child under 18. At the last minute, implementation of the new rules was delayed.  I think people expected them to be quietly […]

Bits: 50% off Singapore Airlines economy redemptions, £20 Uber bonus, £30 HotelTonight credit

Singapore A380 exterior

Some news in brief: Singapore Airlines launches ‘50% off’ sale on economy redemptions Singapore Airlines is currently offering selected routes – including London – at a 50% discount for redemptions. The bad news is that only economy seats are included!  You can only get this […]

What SAS taught me about how they decide which new routes to fly

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When I was at the SAS HQ in Stockholm last week (photo from their lobby below), I sat through a lecture on route management.  In particular, how SAS – with a fleet of 12 long haul aircraft – decides which new routes to serve.  I thought […]

Inside the Singapore Airlines First Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

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The Singapore Airlines lounge at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 has only been open for a few weeks, even though the terminal itself is nearly a year old now.  Whilst I was waiting for my tour of the Singapore Airlines A380 (see this article from […]

What I saw when I toured an empty Singapore Airlines A380 this week

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I spent most of this week undertaking a fairly crazy schedule of airline-related events under the general heading of ‘Star MegaDO’.  This was three days of activities organised by a US frequent flyer group and involved a trip to the SAS HQ in Stockholm, a […]

Coming on Monday – win an Apple Watch AND 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles!

Black Apple Watch

It has been a couple of months since we ran a really big competition on Head for Points, so I am delighted to announce that we have something very special launching on Monday. Rocketmiles – the hotel booking site which awards frequent flyer miles with every stay […]

REMINDER: exclusive HFP offer of 1000-7000 bonus Avios with hotel bookings ends Monday


This is a final reminder of our special promotion with hotel booking site which is EXCLUSIVE to Head for Points readers! This special deal runs until Monday 18th May.  In my launch article this week I wrote that it ended today (Friday) but has […]

Supercard from Travelex is now available – the end of FX credit card charges?


Back in March I wrote about the forthcoming launch of Supercard from Travelex.  It is very rare that a totally revolutionary payment product comes along but this could be it. As you (hopefully) know, almost all UK credit, debit and charge cards add a 3% fee when […]

Hear Head for Points on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ today, hopefully …

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I am in Stockholm all day today, visiting SAS.  This may have saved me from making a major embarrassment of myself live on national radio! In theory – although these things are always subject to change – BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme (12.15) […]

Important dates for your diary


Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly Saturday feature which summarises offers which are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Card Updates and regular article pages. Monday 11th May Last day to get a […]