Krug for breakfast in the Al Mourjan lounge at Hamad International, Doha

Al Mourjan lounge Doha Qatar krug

Back in August I covered the launch of the Qatar Airways lounge complex at the new Hamad International Airport.  All 10,000 square metres of it.  I was there two weeks ago and can now review the Hamad International Al Mourjan lounge, used by Qatar Airways […]

Did you win our HotelTonight competition?


Thank you to the 1,700 Head for Points readers who entered our £1,000 HotelTonight competition last week. It was great to see so much interest. The five winners have been drawn and they are: Jonathan from London Olivier from Sunderland David from Felixstowe David from […]

20% bonus on Amex and hotel point transfers into Etihad Guest


Etihad Guest has launched a 20% bonus on points you transfer in to their scheme. They ran this promotion last year but this year it is bigger and better with more partners involved. You can find full details on the Etihad website here. Relevant partners […]

12,500 Avios (or Etihad, Cathay, Singapore) points with the HSBC Premier credit card

HSBC Premier

I was surprised last year when HSBC added the ability to earn Avios points to the HSBC Premier MasterCard. I assumed that American Express, Lloyds and TSB had that contract tied down. I was even more surprised to see the exceptionally generous earning rate of […]

Using Hilton HHonors ‘points and money’ to maximise value

IC Westminster Conrad 3

Hilton HHonors underwent a major devaluation in 2013 which severely impacted the ‘aspirational’ elements of the programme. This saw some of the most valuable redemptions almost double in price (ie Conrad Maldives up from 50,000 to 95,000 points per night) with equally crazy rises in […]

You can still get £15 of free stuff from Starbucks in Heathrow T5C


When we flew out to Dubai last Wednesday we departed from Terminal 5C, the newest satellite terminal. If you flight leaves from 5C, as I have mentioned before, you can claim one of the odder British Airways frequent flyer benefits. BA status card holders and Club World […]

New Amex statement credits including £5 back on £5 London transport spend

Amex Green

American Express has launched a few more special cardmember offers. You can see if you have been targeted for these deals by logging onto your online account, going into each card you have and clicking on the offers tab at the bottom. The most interesting […]

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via

Iberia Plus

If you are looking to redeem for Avios points for flights to South America, you may end up redeeming on BA’s sister airline Iberia.   With its new flat bed seating and new aircraft coming on stream, Iberia is a perfectly good option these days.  The […]

Two odd photos from Hamad International in Doha for a Sunday ….

Hamad International Qatar Doha bear

On Tuesday I will be running a report from my visit to the Qatar Airways lounge at the new Hamad International airport in Doha. I thought I’d use a post today to show you a couple of random things from the rest of the airport. […]

BA Club World to North America from Dublin for £945!

BA To Fly To Serve

British Airways is currently having another ‘luxury sale’ as you can see from the ad on the home page of If you are looking for amazing fares, though, the place to look is Dublin. BA is currently offering fares from Dublin via London and […]

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

BA Gold

If you read Head for Points via the website, you may have seen the link to in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ box.  I thought it was worth giving this site a bit more publicity as it does offer a useful service to regular travellers. […]

Bits and pieces for Saturday (BA, Facebook, Etihad, Qatar, KLM)

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We are away for a few days, so here are a few headlines without the usual analysis so you don’t miss out on the latest deals: British Airways is restarting flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 14 September 2015 (nothing like planning ahead!).  There […]

Last chance to win £1,000 of free hotel stays with HotelTonight

HotelTonight promo code

Just a quick heads up that midnight UK time tonight (Friday) is your last chance to enter our HotelTonight competition. Entries date-stamped after this time will not be counted. Five winners will each receive £200 of credit for HotelTonight.  This can be used at any […]