30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2016!

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IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands, has launched a generous discount promotion in association with MasterCard. This deal DOES seem to offer genuine discounts. Long-term Head for Points readers may recognise this as a return for […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – When to use ‘Avios and Money’?

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Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

Handy hint for domestic Avios redemptions with Qantas

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If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, here is a handy hint courtesy of regular HFP commentator (and now Australia resident) Alan. Qantas has a couple of subsidiaries which operate regional flights: QantasLink flies between 58 destinations across Australia […]

New! Redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

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Virgin Flying Club has teamed up with hotel booking site Kaligo.com to offer a new way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can now use them to pay for hotels globally offered by Kaligo.com. You have, of course, been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]

Bits: Virgin / Clubcard comp, 2000 free Virgin miles, Shangri-La to Krisflyer, Amba deal

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More news in brief: Competition for converting Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club Tesco Clubcard is NOT offering a conversion bonus to Virgin Flying Club this quarter, unfortunately. Instead, there is a competition.  If you make a conversion to Virgin before September 15th you will […]

10,000 Mile & More miles with their UK credit card

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Lufthansa and MBNA have brought back a decent sign-up bonus for the Miles & More credit card. Normally the bonus is a dull 1,500 miles. However, until 30th September, you will receive 10,000 miles. Full details can be found here. The card has no fee.  […]

Australia and NZ in BA Club World from £1,700 …. out of Norway

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If British Airways has cancelled your £1,300 ‘mistake fare’ First Class ticket to Sydney, there is an alternative ….! On Thursday I mentioned some of the exceptional sale prices that British Airways is offering out of Dublin, including Hawaii for £1,200 and New York for […]

Reminder: Hilton and IHG summer sales end tomorrow

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Both Hilton and IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc) are currently running Summer sales which end tomorrow. You may still be able to pick up a bargain for a stay over the next few weeks.  The Hilton sale rates are valid at weekends until September […]

BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

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As I mentioned in passing in my article on the new higher interest rates yesterday, American Express has – yet again – increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, now offers 25,000 […]

The BA Amex interest rate goes up, and why I hope you couldn’t care less

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If you have a British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card, you should have received a letter in recent weeks informing you that the interest rate on purchases was increasing to 22.9% APR variable. As of yesterday, this rate is also being […]

New Marriott MegaBonus promotion launches

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At last, the barren dry spell of hotel promotions is coming to an end! Marriott Rewards has brought back its MegaBonus promotion for the Autumn. The promotion is for stays from September 15th to January 15th 2016 The last day for registration is November 15th […]

Bits: 10% off Etihad, 20% off Best Western + status match, ANZ safety video

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More post-holiday inbox clearing ….! 10% off Etihad economy flights Etihad has launched a new online club for Manchester City supporters called Sky Blue.  You can register here with your Etihad Guest details. If you’re not a Manchester City supporter, you may still be interested […]

DEAL DEAD, TICKETS CANCELLED: BA fare error: First Class to Asia £795, Sydney £1335

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EDIT:  British Airways has decided not to honour these tickets.  You will see via Manage My Booking that your flight is cancelled.  No-one has yet received an explanatory email from BA and there is no timetable yet for payment refunds. It seems that someone at […]

It’s back! £1,200 Club World to Hawaii, £995 to JFK and other BA sale bargains

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EDIT: British Airways added some date restrictions to these Dublin fares a few days after this article was published. To get the fares quoted in this article – which can be bought until 22nd September – you must take your OUTBOUND transatlantic flight between the following […]

Hilton HHonors launches ‘Triple Your Trip’ for the Autumn

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Hilton HHonors has launched its Autumn promotion – ‘Triple Your Trip’. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Hilton ran the same promotion last year! It is a very simple one The promotion runs from September 1st to December 31st You earn triple base points […]

Bizarre new BA route: Glasgow to Salzburg!

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To be fair, this is not a bizarre as the Edinburgh to Ibiza service launched by British Airways last year.  It is close, though. From December 12th, British Airways is launching a Saturday-only service from Glasgow to Salzburg. The timings are decent, leaving Glasgow at […]