Finnair launches Chicago – a new Avios redemption option – and buys more A350’s

Finnair A350

Finnair, a fellow oneworld alliance member alongside British Airways, has announced a new Summer service to Chicago. Flights will operate from 13th June to 17th October 2015. Services will operate three days per week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday in both directions) using an Airbus A330. As well […]

New benefits across all oneworld airlines for BA Silver and Gold card holders

OneWorld

British Airways is one of 15 major airlines in the oneworld alliance, alongside American, Qatar, Qantas etc.  For you as a customer, the key benefit is that you can earn and spend Avios points on all 15 members.  If you have status with one airline, […]

Got Cathay Gold? Did you know about these hotel benefits?

Marco Polo Gold

Many Head for Points readers hold a Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold card.  This is because, until March 2014, American Express was giving them away as part of the benefits package with the Amex Platinum charge card. This was an outstanding deal since Cathay […]

How to fly to Oz/NZ in Business for 63,000 Amex Membership Rewards points

Malaysia A380

This deal is probably the most generous mainstream redemption you can get.  After all, we are talking about flying all of the way to Australia or New Zealand in business class for not a lot more than an economy flight to California. This is not […]

Qatar launches new ‘2 for 1′ business class sale

Qatar Premium Lounge capuccino

Qatar Airways has launched another batch of ‘2 for 1′ business class deals from the UK.  These are well priced but are only valid when two people travel together. You need to book these before Friday 28th November, for return travel from 1st December to 26th March. […]

Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

American Airlines

In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

Has Heathrow scrapped Fast Track security for oneworld Sapphire inc Cathay Gold?

Marco Polo Gold

In August 2013, the rules for using the Fast Track security lanes at Heathrow were changed.  If you were flying on British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia, you were allowed to use Fast Track if you held a Sapphire-level (mid tier) status card from any […]

Krug for breakfast in the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha

Al Mourjan lounge Doha Qatar krug

This is my review of the new business class lounge at Hamad International airport in Doha. Back in August I covered the launch of the Qatar Airways lounge complex at the new Hamad International Airport.  All 10,000 square metres of it.  I was there two […]

Qatar Airways – my review of their Boeing 777 business class (Part 1)

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Heathrow

Today I am reviewing my Boeing 777 Qatar Airways flight from Heathrow to Doha last week. Here are the other articles in this series: The Qatar Premium Lounge at Heathrow Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 2 The Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad […]

Qatar Airways – my review of their Boeing 777 business class (Part 2)

Qatar B777

This is Part 2 of my review of the Qatar Airways Boeing 777 business class service from Heathrow to Doha. Here are the other articles in this series: The Qatar Premium Lounge at Heathrow Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 1 The Al […]

Is the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge the classiest in Heathrow?

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This is my review of the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 4. Here are the other articles in this series: Qatar Business Class on the Boeing 777 Part 1 and Part 2 The Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha Qatar Business […]

100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles (convert in 2015 to American Airlines)

US Airways

US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% when you buy its miles. You need to log in via this page to access the offer. You receive a 25% bonus for buying up to 9000 miles, 50% for buying 10000 to 19000 miles, […]

Decent Finnair Asia sale and first look at their A350’s

Finnair

Finnair has launched another batch of special offers in Business Class from London on its long-haul routes to India and Asia. Finnair, you will remember, is a member of the oneworld alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you will earn BA tier points and Avios on […]

The amazing new lounge at Qatar’s Hamad International

Qatar Hamad lounge 1

Hamad International, the new airport in Qatar, opened for business on May 1st after long delays.  Even then, though, the main Qatar Airways lounge complex was not ready. It is now, though, having opened on August 6th.  And it certainly looks as though it was […]