Is it worth buying hotel points TODAY to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

(EDIT: there was a mistake in my Starwood calculation which is now fixed, apologies.) Until 8th March, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article on that deal. Since most […]

Bits: Virgin Flying Club / Kaligo offer, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief: 50% bonus Virgin miles with Hotel booking site is offering 50% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on bookings between now and 31st March. Both new and existing customers can take part.  The only condition is that bookings are made via […]

Review of the Executive Lounge at Cardiff Airport

This is our review of the Executive Lounge at Cardiff Airport. A few 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. […]

My review of the new British Airways lounges at Gatwick South (Part 1)

This is my review of the new British Airways lounges at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. Following a false start two weeks ago, when I went over to see the new BA operation at Gatwick only to find the new lounges closed, I finally got to […]

My review of the new British Airways lounges at Gatwick South (Part 2)

This part 2 of my review of the new British Airways lounges at Gatwick Airport.  Part 1 can be found here. Inside the First Class lounge The First lounge can be accessed by British Airways Gold members, and oneworld equivalent members, as well as ticketed […]

How to earn points and get the best deals on Gatwick Airport car parking

Now that British Airways has moved into the South terminal at Gatwick, and you have a brand new check-in area, impressive new lounges and no need to use the monorail any longer, I thought it was worth a look at the various Gatwick Airport parking […]

What is the best value Avios redemption per minute of flying time?

I had lunch with a reader last week and he gave me an old spreadsheet he had put together.  I agreed to update it and tweak it, and we now have a comprehensive list of the flying time of British Airways long-haul routes compared with the Avios […]

BA and Hilton launch confusing ‘up to quadruple Avios’ promotion

British Airways Executive Club and Hilton Honors have launched a new mileage deal for the Spring. For some people – but not many – this may be more attractive than the main Hilton Honors ‘2000 bonus points per night’ promotion.  I outlined the ‘2k Every Day’ deal in […]

100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points – THREE DAYS ONLY

IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will ever see for IHG points. The page to buy points is here.  The deal […]

TODAY ONLY: Virgin £1,000 Upper Class flights from Manchester to Boston

As part of its Valentines Day sale, Virgin Atlantic has launched some aggressive Upper Class fares from Manchester to Boston. See the Virgin site here for details. How aggressive?  We’re talking ‘£999.50 return’ aggressive.  Two people must travel, however, so you are looking at £1,999. If […]

How to use ‘part pay with Avios’ to book Iberia flights

‘Part Pay With Avios’ has, apparently, been very successful since it was launched.  It allows you to redeem your points for a discount against a cash ticket, although you are not allowed to pay the entire price with points. Unlike an Avios reward redemption, you […]

Bits: beat Gatwick ‘buy on board’ with The Grain Store, new BA strike dates announced

News in brief: Beat ‘buy on board’ with your Priority Pass Last week I wrote about how The Grain Store bar and cafe in Gatwick South had joined Priority Pass and Lounge Club.  Flash your card and you receive £15 per person – depending on […]

How to earn airline miles from your Airbnb stays

If you have started to use Airbnb for some of your travelling, you may have thought that you had to give up earning airline miles from your stays.  This is no longer true. (If you’ve never used Airbnb, you can use Anika’s referral link here […]

It’s back: Get up to 10,000 Avios for investing in an ISA with Nutmeg

Wealth management group Nutmeg has brought back its generous Avios offer, just two months after the previous offer closed. You will receive up to 10,000 Avios points when you open a Stocks & Shares ISA or a pension with Nutmeg before 19th February 2017. Full […]

£1,408 to Auckland in Qatar Airways business plus other great 241 deals

I recently covered the new Finnair sale to Asia.  There are two other sales going on at the moment which I have decided to pull together in one article.  The key thing that links all three is that, as oneworld member airlines, you will earn […]

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

I wanted to give our new luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Please feel free to skip over this article if it isn’t relevant!  I’m pleased to say that the feedback from readers about Emyr’s service has been very positive. The luxury hotel companies (Four […]

Bits: 40% bonus on Hyatt points, 2-4-1 at Jumeirah in London, Air France to Male

News in brief: 40% bonus (targeted) when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points The new ‘World of Hyatt’ loyalty programme is gearing up to launch and this might be the last mention of Hyatt Gold Passport on Head for Points! Until 17th February, you can get […]

Iberia launches a new Avios reward chart, reduces some economy prices

As I mentioned briefly in my article yesterday on Iberia’s current ‘25% off some Avios redemptions’ sale, the airline has published a new redemption chart.  Actually, two new redemption charts for peak and off-peak dates. I will work this into our main ‘Avios Redemption University’ […]

25% off selected Iberia Avios redemptions – New York in business for 51,000 return!

Iberia Plus launched a very low key offer last week offering 25% off redemptions to various destinations in all classes. As Iberia Plus is already a more attractive redemption option than British Airways for a couple of reasons, this offer is a great extra bonus. […]