Will Airbus drop the A380?

Emirates A380

I don’t normally cover general aviation news on Head for Points but this story is of interest.  At a conference in London last week, the Chief Financial Operator of Airbus said that the company may be forced to discontinue the A380 super-jumbo as early as 2018. Not […]

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

Credit cards

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.  December is never a good month for […]

Not had your free Shangri-La meal yet? Avios conversion now an option

Golden Circle logo

A lot of Head for Points readers earned 1,000 – 1,200 Shangri-La Golden Circle points in a promotion they ran last October.  The reason this offer was so popular is that 1,000 points could be turned into a $100 Shangri-La food and drink voucher and, […]

Now use up Miles & More miles for Spotify and iTunes gift cards

Miles & More gift cards

Miles & More, the Lufthansa / Swiss / Austrian etc scheme, has launched a new option to help you use up any small amounts of Miles & More miles you may have. (Remember, as I wrote in my article on expiry dates at the weekend, […]

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

Expiry date

There is nothing more frustrating than finding that your miles have expired when you finally come to use them or add to them. This is most likely to happen with secondary programmes where you once dropped a few miles from a one-off promotion and then […]

10,000 extra Mile & More miles with their UK credit card

Lufthansa 747-8

Lufthansa and MBNA have brought back a decent sign-up bonus for the Miles & More credit card. Normally the bonus is a dull 1,500 miles.  However, until 22nd December, you will receive 11,500 miles. These are paid in two instalments: 1,500 miles with your first […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Credit cards

(EDIT:  This article was updated in December 2014) Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but […]

3,000 Miles & More miles per Accor stay until December!


Last week I posted details of an exceptional Avios hotel promotion with Accor. Accor is the hotel group behind Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and M Gallery, amongst others. It has teamed up with avios.com to offer 2,500 Avios points on stays until the end of […]

Up to 400% bonus points with Star’s PartnerPlusBenefit SME programme


PartnerPlusBenefit, previously Star Alliance Company Plus, is the Star Alliance equivalent of the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at companies in the UK and Ireland. What makes PartnerPlusBenefit more powerful than BA’s On Business is that flights from 10 airlines earn points. The participating […]

£15 discount code off your next Lufthansa flight

Lufthansa thumbnail

Lufthansa has released a new £15 promotional code for use on any flight out of the UK, just in time for the Christmas Market season. You can order a voucher for yourself by visiting this link and completing the short form. Here are the rules: […]

Generous Hilton HHonors and Lufthansa Miles & More weekend promo

Hilton thumbnail 2

Lufthansa‘s Miles & More programme has launched a special promotion with Hilton HHonors that is worth a look. For stays at weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights) until December 15th, you will earn 1,500 Miles & More miles per NIGHT.  Hampton Inn stays will only earn […]

Free Miles & More (Star Alliance) Silver status for oil, gas and energy sector employees

Miles & More

Lufthansa – because of its global network which penetrates a lot of major oil and gas producing countries – has, for a while, been making a play for the business of energy sector workers. Running flights from Frankfurt to Aberdeen is part of this strategy, […]

Run your own company? Join Star’s PartnerPlusBenefit scheme and get a free upgrade


PartnerPlusBenefit, previously Star Alliance Company Plus, is the Star Alliance equivalent of the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at companies in the UK and Ireland. The biggest difference between PartnerPlusBenefit and the old Star Alliance Company Plus is that you can earn points for ALL flights […]

Last chance to win an iPad with Lufthansa JetFriends


Just a quick reminder that September 15th is the last day to enter the competition that Lufthansa is running to promote the new website and app for their JetFriends childrens club. There is an iPad up for grabs as the main prize. The competition is UK-only […]