Singapore Airlines launches Manchester – Houston and Manchester – Singapore

Singapore Airlines made a surprising announcement last week when it launched a new route from Manchester. Starting from the end of October, Singapore Airlines is launching a new Singapore – Manchester – Houston service. It will run five days per week and use a three […]

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 offer closing TOMORROW is the 50% – 100% bonus when […]

Heading to Dubai or Abu Dhabi? Get discounts at Jumeirah properties with isme

If you are tempted by the current ‘25% off Avios redemptions to the Middle East’ promotion or Etihad’s sale fare of £1,179 in Business Class to Abu Dhabi, this offer will be of interest. Jumeirah is the Dubai-based hotel group which owns some of the […]

Why Hotels.com Rewards may be better for you than hotel loyalty schemes

Yesterday I reviewed a stay at the Park Hyatt Hamburg which I paid for using a Hotels.com Rewards free night. I said that I would take a longer look today at Hotels.com Rewards and why, for some people, it may be a better option than focussing on […]

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 offer closing this week is the British Airways sale which […]

Addison Lee buys Tristar – and £10-£20 off your first Addison Lee app bookings

Addison Lee, which seems to have been forgotten about with the rise of Uber in recent years, acquired fellow London-based executive car service Tristar last week.  If you have ever taken a Virgin Atlantic, Etihad or Emirates chauffeur car to Heathrow, you are very likely […]

Boosting your Amex spend by using Paypal for online shopping

Given that the miles and points earned on Amex cards are generally far higher than those earned on MasterCard and Visa transactions, it is always frustrating to visit an online retailer to find that American Express is not accepted. In many cases, though, the same […]

Win one of many, many prizes by sharing your Heathrow story

This year is the 70th anniversary of Heathrow Airport in its various passenger airport guises.  To celebrate, the airport is running a competition throughout the summer to encourage you to submit your ‘Heathrow story’. I initially dismissed this when I first saw it advertised, mainly because […]

Summer sales round-up – Air New Zealand, Millennium Hotels, Europcar – plus £5 Amex Gett cash

My inbox has been drowning under sale deals over the last couple of days.  Here is a round up: Air New Zealand £30 off £30 off economy return flights to Auckland via LA.  Valid for bookings before 31st July for travel by 28th February 2017. […]

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

If you read Head for Points via the website, you may have seen the link to statusmatcher.com in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ box.  I thought it was worth giving this site a bit more publicity as it does offer a useful service to regular travellers. […]

Is there any point getting a Diners Club card, the card that time forgot?

A reader asked me last week to take another look at Diners Club, the charge card that time forgot.  As it I haven’t covered it for three years, and it does still offer airline miles as rewards, I thought it made sense. Most of you will […]

Double Avios when booking a package holiday or cruise via avios.com

Avios.com (not British Airways Executive Club) is, technically, a travel agency.  You may not be aware that you can use them to book a package holiday and earn yourself bonus Avios points in the process. Until 7th July, the earning rate is doubled and you will […]

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 are a number of deals ending next Thursday at the […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards For Thoughts’

One of the less known avios.com partners is market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up. Note that this is an avios.com and NOT a British Airways Executive Club promotion.  You will need to join […]

Did you win our £500 Hotels.com gift voucher?

Thank you to everyone who entered our Hotels.com competition last week. Over 3,000 people entered which was a fantastic result. The winner, who will receive a £500 Hotels.com voucher is …… Janet Jones  (who, if there are multiple Janet Jones’ reading this, has a Tiscali email address). […]

How to get a one-way Europcar UK rental for just £1!

This very interesting car rental deal had passed me by but was raised by Harry in the comments section this week.  I thought it deserved a wider audience. Europcar is offering one-way UK car rentals for a flat fee of £1, including basic insurance. This […]

LAST DAY, CLOSES MIDNIGHT: Win a £500 Hotels.com gift voucher with Head for Points

This is your FINAL REMINDER that, thanks to Hotels.com, I am running a great competition this week to promote the Hotels.com Summer Sale and the Hotels.com Rewards programme. Up to midnight tonights (Friday), you can win a £500 Hotels.com voucher.  The winner will receive a special code which will save you […]

Travelex Supercard relaunches and it’s still FREE – should you get one?

I dropped in an extra article during the day yesterday to cover the relaunch of the Travelex Supercard. If you read that article, some of this piece will sound familiar.  I have repeated myself for the benefit of our email subscribers, who didn’t get the […]