Important dates for your diary

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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 6th July Last day to receive 5,000 […]

Get better deals on luxury hotels and complex flight bookings via a new Head for Points partnership

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The luxury hotel companies (Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental etc) do not get a lot of coverage on Head for Points due to their lack of loyalty schemes.  This is despite the fact that many HFP readers are regular visitors to high end hotels. If you […]

TODAY ONLY: Win £200 of chauffeur drive credit with Blacklane!

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Following the success of our previous chauffeur drive competition, and thanks to global professional driver service Blacklane, I am running another special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win up to £200 (or US$200 or €200) of credit towards a […]

Using your Starbucks card for free foreign currency conversions!

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Reader Richard gave me a prompt yesterday to write about something which I knew worked but which had somehow fallen through the cracks and never got covered on Head for Points before. If you have a Starbucks payment card, you may or may not know […]

Heathrow Terminal 1 closes for good next Monday

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At 9.15pm next Monday, a British Airways flight will depart for Hannover.  This will be the final flight to depart from Heathrow Terminal 1 after 47 years. (Avios redemption seats are still available for the flight if you are keen!) Terminal 1 originally opened in 1968 with […]

Free Norwegian long-haul flight if you take 12 short-haul flights!

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Low cost airline Norwegian has launched an interesting offer – but not necessarily one you would want to volunteer yourself for! If you take 12 return flights with Norwegian (short haul) between July 1st and December 31st, you will receive one free long-haul flight to […]

Piccadilly Line to run 24 hours to Heathrow at weekends from September

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Transport for London confirmed the new ‘night tube’ operation yesterday with services starting on September 12th. From that date, the underground will operate all night on Friday and Saturday evenings. Full details can be found on the TFL website here and there is a new night tube […]

Jumeirah Hotels relaunches the Sirius loyalty scheme – what has changed?

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Jumeirah, the Dubai-based but rapidly expanding luxury hotel chain, relaunched its Sirius loyalty scheme a couple of weeks ago. If you are a regular reader of Head for Points, you will have learnt to become suspicious of any programme which is ‘relaunched’ or ‘enhanced’.  You […]

Introducing InterNations, the world’s largest online community for expats

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InterNations, which bills itself as the worlds largest online community for expats, got in touch with me to introduce itself. I agreed to give them a plug as I thought it might be of interest to many Head for Points readers – whether you are […]

Important dates for your diary

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Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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 21st June Last day to book £1,000 business […]

My review of Garuda Indonesia business class – flying Gatwick to Amsterdam!

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One of the perks of running this site is that I can justify doing slightly odd trips in the name of ‘research’.  When Indonesian airline Garuda announced that it would add a tag to London Gatwick to its existing Amsterdam to Jakarta flight, I knew […]

Thistle quietly losing two-thirds of its hotels on July 30th!

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The world of PR is an odd one.  I spend my days deleting huge volumes of, effectively, complete nonsense from my inbox.  When a company has some bad news, though, they somehow forget to mention it to anyone. Thistle Hotels is losing 19 of its 30 UK […]

My experiences with using my Travelex Supercard

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I was over in Amsterdam last week which gave me an opportunity to test out my new Supercard from Travelex. As I outlined here, this is a revolutionary new Visa card which translates your foreign currency purchases into Sterling and then recharges them (in £) […]

My review of the new My Lounge at Gatwick North

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This is my review of the new My Lounge in the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport. My Lounge opened in July 2014, but as I hadn’t been through Gatwick since last Spring I hadn’t seen it before.  It is situated immediately to your left as […]

REMINDER: Exclusive £30 Head for Points sign-up code for HotelTonight!

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I have written about HotelTonight a few times in the past, and they generously gave away £1,000 of free stays to HFP readers in a competition last year.  I wanted to remind readers about the special discount code which is currently available via Head for […]

Don’t be caught out by the new DVLA rules on car hire

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New rules on car hire for holders of UK driving licences – which apply wherever you are in the world – were slipped out by the DVLA on Monday. This had been kept so low profile that even I hadn’t heard about until Sunday, and I […]