Why I love the new United Club (Priority Pass) lounge in Terminal 2

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With the Aer Lingus lounge closed when I headed to Dublin last week, I decided to try the United Airways Club lounge. This is the allocated Priority Pass lounge.  If you have a Priority Pass via American Express Platinum with unlimited free lounge visits, that will […]

Last chance: Virgin, Etihad and United credit card bonuses!

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There are four big credit card sign-up deals ending in the next 48 hours.  This is your last chance to sign up if you are interested. ALL of these cards are issues by MBNA / Bank of America so bear that in mind if considering […]

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

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I wrote on Monday about the imminent joining of Star Alliance by Air India.  After seven years of delays, the final decision has been taken with a surprising degree of speed and the airline will become a member from July 11th.  This is just three […]

United’s Club lounge confirmed as the Priority Pass option in Terminal 2

Priority Pass

I’m not going to write anything about the opening of Terminal 2 at Heathrow yesterday - I’m sure that there will be enough in the general press.  I wasn’t invited for the press tours anyway! Here is one titbit that you won’t see in your newspaper […]

Virgin, AA and United credit card offers extended – and a new Etihad Guest deal

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A quick heads up that MBNA has extended the current sign-up offers on three of its airline credit cards. The impressive Virgin Flying Club offer has been extended from 30th June to 14th July.  This offers 10,000 miles for the free White card and 30,000 […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (24): United Airlines MileagePlus American Express and Visa

United Airlines

(EDIT:  This review was updated in August 2014 to reflect the current bonus offer) This is the 24th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be […]

United reveals its impressive lounges for Heathrow Terminal 2

United Lounge Terminal 2

We are now getting very close to the grand opening on Heathrow Terminal 2 on June 4th. You will hardly notice it at the time because – learning lessons from Terminal 5 – the airport is taking it very steady.  United Airlines will be the […]

15,000 United MileagePlus miles bonus with their free UK credit card

United Airlines

For the last few months, the United Airlines MileagePlus Amex credit cards (issued by MBNA) has had the unique distinction of offering NO sign-up bonus! Things are improving, though. Via this link, you can now earn 15,000 bonus United miles when you take out their cards. The […]

Sign up your SME to Star’s PartnerPlusBenefit and get a FREE upgrade to business class

PartnerPlusBenefit

I posted back in January about the forthcoming relaunch of Star Alliance Company Plus.  This is the Star Alliance equivalent of the British Airways On Business scheme, aimed at companies in the UK and Ireland. It has now been relaunched as PartnerPlusBenefit (website here) which was already […]

Last chance to get 12,000 bonus miles with the United MileagePlus credit card

United Airlines

A quick heads up that TODAY, New Years Eve, is your last chance to apply for the United MileagePlus credit card whilst it still has the 12,000 miles sign-up bonus. The United Airlines card, issued by MBNA, had historically been fundamentally ignored by pretty much everyone.  […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of top deals and recent changes

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the blog for December. Apart from the big changes to the Starwood and BA cards, which I summarise below, the other points worth noting are: Tesco has brought in a 1,000 point sign-up […]

3,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles for a RocketMiles hotel booking

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I posted the other day about the new United MileagePlus UK credit card, so it is worth highlighting this deal as well. I wrote an introduction to hotel booking site Rocketmiles here.  It is a small-scale (ie limited selection) hotel booking site which offers significant […]

United launches a new and improved MileagePlus UK credit card

United Airlines

Apologies for the slight delay in writing about this, but Head for Points was a bit overrun with credit card news last week!  I therefore held this one back. The United Airlines credit card, issued by MBNA, has historically been fundamentally ignored.  There was no […]