‘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 […]

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

United Airlines

The United Airlines MileagePlus Amex credit cards (issued by MBNA) have the unique distinction of offering NO sign-up bonus for much of the year. Then, once or twice a year, they run a promotion.  This is one of those times. Via this link, you can […]

United First lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 reviewed, with photos

United First lounge Heathrow 7

What is the new United First lounge at Heathrow like? Regular readers of Head for Points will know that we have been covering the lounge options in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow recently. Here is my review of United Club (the huge lounge in […]

Bonus United and Air Canada miles for flights to the US or Canada

United Airlines

United Airlines and Air Canada, both Star Alliance members, have launched a joint promotion to offer bonus miles on flight between North America and London. If you tend to fly economy to North America, this is a pretty decent deal as most (all?) fare classes […]

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

Terminal 2 United Club - tunnel

With the Aer Lingus lounge closed when I headed to Dublin last week, I decided to try the United Airways Club lounge.  This is my review of this impressive new lounge. This is the allocated Priority Pass lounge.  If you have a Priority Pass via American […]

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

Virgin card

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?

Star Alliance logo

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

Credit cards

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

This is my review of the United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards issued in the UK. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked […]

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


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.  […]