3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles for a 3-day Hertz rental

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From November 1st, it will no longer be possible to earn Avios points via Hertz.  Whilst British Airways dropped Hertz as a partner some years ago, they retained a partnership with Iberia Plus.  And, of course, you can transfer Iberia Plus Avios points to BA or […]

Virgin Little Red closure – cheap redemptions, big flight bonuses, who gets the slots?

Little Red

The announcement of the closure of the Virgin Little Red domestic routes to Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh was badly timed for Head for Points – I was sitting in a departure lounge at Heathrow waiting to take a six hour flight!  The extra 24 hours […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for October – summary of top deals

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for October. What’s new? The latest special offer on the British Airways American Express cards ended in September.  However, the excellent deal on the two Virgin Atlantic cards runs until the […]

Virgin Atlantic to launch in-flight wi-fi from 2015

Virgin Atlantic

When I flew Virgin America last week (review to follow) I was very impressed by their in-flight wi-fi service.  It was fast and at $3 for 30 minutes – more than enough for a 50 minute flight – not expensive. The wifi provider was Gogo which […]

Excellent Virgin Atlantic availability to Los Angeles and San Francisco

Virgin Atlantic LA availability

Earlier in the month I told you how Virgin Atlantic was cancelling its routes to Cape Town, Tokyo, Mumbai and Vancouver in return for additional flights to North America. Late last week, Virgin loaded up reward availability for these new services.  As with the new […]

Earning airline miles with ‘2nd tier’ car rental companies

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Last month I published a long piece on earning Avios points for car rentals. In summary, whilst the ONLY partner for British Airways Executive Club members is Avis via the special avisba website, this is not your only option.  Iberia Plus has deals with Hertz, […]

The Aer Lingus (and Virgin Little Red) lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2 reviewed

Aer Lingus Virgin Little Red lounge Heathrow flower

On Wednesday I reviewed the new Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2.  On the same day, I also got the chance to review the other lounge in the main terminal – the Aer Lingus Gold Circle lounge.  Remember that British Airways Gold and Silver card […]

Earn 15,000 Virgin miles with new Hilton promotion

Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and Hilton HHonors have teamed up to offer a surprisingly generous promotion for the Autumn. Between September 1st and November 30th (yes, this promotion was not advertised until two weeks after it started!), you can earn bonus Flying Club miles on […]

Plaza Premium lounge in T2 now available on Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Plaza Premium Heathrow 2

Next week I will be running a full review of the Plaza Premium lounge in the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow. I was lucky enough to be given a private tour last week. I was told at the time that they were in negotiations with […]

25% bonus when you buy, transfer or gift Virgin Flying Club miles (as low as 0.8p!)

Virgin Atlantic

As well as launching their ‘25% off Economy and Premium Economy redemptions’ sale on Tuesday, Virgin Flying Club also announced a 25% bonus when you buy, transfer or gift Virgin Flying Club miles. The link to buy, transfer or gift miles is here. The closing […]

Virgin Flying Club launches new reward seat sale

Virgin Atlantic

For the third time this year, Virgin Atlantic has launched a seat sale for reward seats. Both economy and premium economy seats are included – but not Upper Class.  You have until September 23rd to book. The great thing about Virgin seat sales is that you […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for September – summary of top deals

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for September. There is a sense of deja vu in the market (again) with the current special offers being focussed on the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic cards.  American Express Preferred […]

Earn 700 Virgin Flying Club miles for £3

Indian bed breakfast

Reader Rich dropped me a line with details of an interesting Virgin Atlantic offer via their Shops Away online shopping mall. Online hotel booking site booking.com is currently offering 700 Virgin Flying Club miles for any hotel booking made their site if you click through […]