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

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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

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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

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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 […]

25% bonus for transferring hotel points to United Mileage Plus – worth it?

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United Airlines has taken a leaf out of the British Airways promotions book and is currently offering a 25% bonus on all hotel and car hire points transfers. There is a bit of small print to follow: You must transfer at least 5,000 miles-worth of […]

Earn airlines miles when booking hotel stays with Rocketmiles and PointsHound

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Two new hotel booking services have sprung up recently which offer a twist on the usual third-party booking service. Both Rocketmiles and PointsHound give you a large slug of airline miles with every hotel night you book. The reason that you won’t have heard much […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in April 2014 to reflect the current offers) When BMI still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. BA was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and BMI was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you […]

United and Marriott team up to launch RewardsPlus for cross-earning and redeeming

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Back in March, the Starwood hotel group and Delta Airways announced a unique tie-up. This gave Starwood elite members certain privileges when flying on Delta, and gave Delta top tier members special privileges when staying at a Sheraton / Westin / W etc hotel. One […]

Will ‘minimum spend’ requirements soon apply for BA status?

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There has been much knashing of teeth in the US in the last couple of weeks following the announcement that United Airlines is introducing ‘minimum spend’ requirements to achieve elite status. Gary Leff dives through the small print over at View from the Wing. In […]

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (17): United Airlines MileagePlus American Express and Visa

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in February 2014.) This is the 17th 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 linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit […]

Hilton offering bonus miles with various airlines

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Hilton HHonors has started to drip feed a number of promotions into the market which offer bonus miles for people who choose the ‘Hilton HHonors points and airline miles’ collection option when staying. (Hilton is unique in offering BOTH points and airline miles when you […]

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

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(EDIT:  This post has been updated in February 2014, and the numbers shown below are correct as of February 2014.) I first wrote on this topic back in November 2012. However, with major changes, I thought it was a good time to re-run the analysis. Our ‘Credit […]