Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

(EDIT:  the T&C’s of this offer now say it is valid for bookings from the 23rd January.  This could be an error, as the site is available for registration, but for safety you may want to return to this page on Monday and book then.) […]

Forbes magazine asks “Did British Airways make one cut too many?”

The website of Forbes magazine published an interesting article yesterday on the current state of British Airways.  It is surprisingly accurate – by the standards of mainstream publications when reporting on airline and frequent flyer issues – and worth a read. Here are a couple of […]

Bits: ACT NOW to beat AwardWallet’s price hike, £1500 UK to Sydney / Melbourne still bookable

News in brief: Last chance to beat AwardWallet’s sharp price hike There is only one miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years – and that is AwardWallet.  There has always been a link to […]

Would BA prioritise the downgrading of Amex 2-4-1 passengers?

Long term readers of Head for Points will remember my trip home from the Middle East at Easter 2013. Despite having four Club World tickets booked, we arrived at Dubai Airport to find that an aircraft swap meant that the aircraft had a smaller Club […]

Bits: €100 status credit for an Avis rental, Qatar sale extended, airberlin restructuring

News in brief: €100 status credit with any Avis rental A reader sent me a link to this new Avis offer.  If you are signed up to Avis Preferred and make a booking in the current Avis sale, for collection at any point up to 6th […]

ENDING SOON: £15 off £25 at Amazon for ALL Amex Gold and Platinum holders

If you missed this offer when I wrote about it just before Christmas, or you simply forgot about it in the whirl of the festive season, it isn’t too late. You still have time to save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or […]

Review of The Yorkshire Premier Lounge at Leeds Bradford Airport

This is our review of The Yorkshire Premier Lounge at Leeds Bradford Airport. Two weeks ago we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which you can find on the ‘Favourites’ page here.  HFP generally does not accept third-party reviews. […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a couple of years, you can re-apply for the first card […]

Today only: Accor ‘Blue Monday’ bargains for UK hotels for next two weekends

Accor (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman etc) has the best ‘last minute’ scheme of ANY UK hotel chain. Every Monday and Tuesday, it makes rooms available for the following two weekends at aggressively low prices.  Ibis hotels outside London are just £25 per night.  At […]

Bits: Virgin and Flybe to codeshare; Business Traveller auction; I’m looking for a Dutch HFP writer

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe to codeshare to Heathrow As I covered a couple of weeks ago, Flybe is to launch flights to London Heathrow from Edinburgh and Aberdeen in March.  These will use the slots previously given to Virgin Atlantic for its Little […]

NEW: Get better deals on luxury hotels with a new Head for Points partnership

The luxury hotel companies (Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental etc) do not get a lot of coverage on Head for Points due to their lack of loyalty schemes.  This is despite the fact that many HFP readers are regular visitors to high end hotels. If you […]

Can you no longer ring BA at midnight to use a BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher?

British Airways guarantees to release at least 2 Club World and 4 World Traveller seats on every long haul flight for Avios redemption.  These are made available as soon as tickets for the flight go on sale, which is at midnight 355 days before departure. […]

Bits: Hotels adding ‘resort fees’ in New York, last day for the great Qatar sale

News in brief: Hotels adding resort fees in New York and other cities If you’ve ever stayed in Las Vegas or at a US beach resort, you have probably been subjected to ‘resort fees’. These are, without a doubt, the biggest scam in the hotel […]

Review of the AspirePlus lounge at Bristol Airport

This is our review of the AspirePlus lounge at Bristol Airport. Two weeks ago we asked for your help in completing our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which you can find on the ‘Favourites’ page here.  HFP generally does not accept third-party reviews.  There is […]

New BA Club World ….. some info emerges

British Airways is, at last, gearing up for the launch of the new Club World cabin. A member of cabin crew sent me a memo on training requirements for the new cabin.  What is interesting about this is that it implies a more substantial change […]

Happy 30th Birthday London City Airport!

This year London City Airport turns 30. London City Airport has seen a lot of growth over the last three decades with a huge increase in routes and passengers. In 1987 15,000 passengers travelled to just four destinations – Paris, Plymouth (!), Brussels and Amsterdam. […]

Club Carlson launches new Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza promotion

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has launched its Spring promotion. It seems simple but comes with a twist. The promotion runs from 9th January to 31st March and you MUST register in advance via this link. This is what […]

Virgin round-up: new offers and last 48 hours to redeem at current rates

It was pointed out last week that our coverage of Virgin Atlantic has been a little thin of late.  I think the chaos around the launch of the new website – which is still not working properly – has been keeping people away as I’ve […]