A few weeks ago a reader (thank you) sent me an email to ask “Do you know that Instamiles has added Avios and Virgin Flying Club as partners?“. I didn’t, because I had never heard of Instamiles. Even odder, a search of the entire Flyertalk […]
United Airlines and United MileagePlus
These articles cover, from a UK perspective, United Airlines, United MileagePlus and the UK United Airlines credit card issued by MBNA.
News in brief: Starwood launches more O2 concert tickets Starwood Preferred Guest launched a new batch of O2 concert tickets yesterday. For just 15,000 SPG points (or 45,000 Marriott Rewards points if you convert them across) you can get two tickets for any of the […]
More news in brief: Hilton Honors ‘points and money’ update We covered the forthcoming changes to the Hilton Honors programme in this article. A few people asked me what the exact implementation day will be. I got a note from Hilton yesterday confirming that the […]
Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017! However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas. This is a page which 80% of regular […]
Bits: United cancels Manchester-Washington, Iberia Plus Avios refunds, change in HHA rules for kids?
News in brief: United cancels Manchester – Washington United Airlines has announced that it will drop its Manchester to Washington route for Summer 2017 after six years. The airline has already announced its intention to drop its Belfast to New York service. Demand for flights to […]
This other article today looks at the new Aer Lingus AerClub programme in more detail. As this scheme is now Avios driven, it helps to be aware of any new ways to earn or spend points that it throws up. I wanted to run this feature as […]
This is my review of the United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards issued in the UK. This article was updated on 4th March 2017 and is correct as of that date. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and […]
The merger between Starwood and Marriott – and the fact that you can now status match between the two chains – means that members also have access to a couple of interesting airline tie-in deals. In 2013 the Starwood hotel group and Delta Airways announced a […]
(EDIT: The special sign-up bonus for HFP readers mentioned in this article ended on 31st December 2016 and is no longer available. You can still join via the link below, however. You will receive the normal bonus of 1,500 points.) Since British Airways devalued its […]
You may never have heard of Agoda. It is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia. It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. The reason that Agoda has become interesting is that it has started to offer […]
News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade for Star Alliance Gold members I wanted to run a reminder about this offer as it appears to be running indefinitely now. If you are have Star Alliance Gold status via any of the 21 Star Alliance frequent flyer […]
(EDIT: This article was updated in March 2017) A couple of weeks ago I looked at the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme. I thought today that I would take a look at the best Star Alliance credit card for a UK resident. When bmi British […]
Since British Airways devalued its On Business scheme for small and medium sized companies last May, it has become irrelevant for many SMEs. The fact that £30,000 of BA spending is required to get off the basic membership tier – which is a lot of […]