Hilton ‘Double Your HHonors’ promo for March-May now active – combines with Avios and Virgin offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced that it is cutting back on global promotions and spending more effort on individual targeted deals for specific customer segments.  The slightly clumsily executed ‘100,000 free points for some but by no means all Diamond members’ offer was part of this. […]

Bits: Hilton Diamond bonus, currency converter, HFP in The Herald

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Here are a couple of things which did not justify a full article: Did you get your Hilton Diamond appreciation bonus? If you have Diamond status in the Hilton HHonors programme, you may have received a special award from Hilton.  Many members have been given 100,000 […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions


Valuing miles and points is a thankless task. I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.5p for IHG, […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

My review of the Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4

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My recent Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi departed from Heathrow Terminal 4 at 9.15am.  Whilst not so early, my desire to spend some time in the lounge meant that I was looking at a very early start. My wife, keen not to be woken in […]

Hilton lifetime status launched – how does it compare?

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In December I told you that Hilton had been dropping hints that ‘Lifetime Diamond’ status would soon be available.  Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood already have lifetime status schemes of their own so it was not surprising that Hilton chose to follow. The scheme has now […]

Bits: LA in PremEco for £1000, Hilton credit card free night, 40% off United miles

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Here are three short stories which didn’t justify a full article: Los Angeles in Premium Economy for £1,000 Air New Zealand is having a flash sale on flights to Los Angeles which ends TODAY.  They sell this route because they fly London Heathrow to Los Angeles […]

Redeem Hilton points for special Live Nation concert tickets

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Hilton revealed recently that it has signed a major global deal with concert organiser Live Nation.  It will form the backbone of ‘Hilton @ Play’, a new Hilton website which you can find here. ‘Hilton @ Play’ will be offering general concert tickets, VIP packages, ‘meet […]

Reminder: Hilton sale ends tomorrow, bookable for every weekend in 2015

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Time for a change of topic, I think!  Let’s forget Avios points for a minute. Hilton is about to wind up its Winter Sale, offering discounts of up to 33% off the Best Available Rate for hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. There is a […]

How I used miles and points for my Abu Dhabi trip this week


One piece of feedback from my New Year reader survey was for more details on my own redemptions and how I justified the choices I made.  I’m happy to oblige. I am in Abu Dhabi for a few days this week.  I thought it would […]

Bits: Hilton Paris Opera opens, new Post Office FX-free cards, more on Virgin / Hilton promo, IAG / Aer Lingus

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Here are some more summaries as I try to empty my inbox! Hilton Paris Opera opens It is hard to believe that, for the last couple of years, Hilton has not had a single property in central Paris.  There was the hotel at La Defence […]

Virgin Flying Club’s new Hilton promo – triple miles on EVERY stay

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In recent weeks I have written about new airline miles promotions that Hilton HHonors is running with British Airways Executive Club and Lufthansa Miles & More. The BA version is generous – 1,500 bonus Avios on your first stay and 2,000 bonus Avios on the […]

Bits and pieces: £295 Qatar sale, 24 all-inclusive resorts on points, Hilton HHonors quirk


Here are four interesting bits and pieces which did not justify a full article: £295 Qatar Airways economy sale Qatar – generous sponsors of our current competition – is running a ‘flash sale’ in Economy to desinations in the Middle East. The prices are very competitive – Dubai from £295, […]

New Avios / Hilton promotion – earn up to 3,500 bonus Avios for 1-2 stays

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British Airways and Hilton HHonors have launched a new promotion that will run from now until April 15th. Ironically, we don’t yet know what the official Hilton HHonors promotion will be once the current ‘double points’ offer finishes on January 31st.  Remember that there will probably […]

New Amex hotel cashback deals: Thistle (£50 off £100), Hilton and others

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EDIT:  Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]