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BA bits: eBay / New Orleans, HighLife auction, flight simulator gift vouchers

News in brief: British Airways New Orleans auctions now ‘buy it now’ Last week I discussed the eBay auctions that British Airways is running to buy a place on a ‘test’ flight to New Orleans between 24th and 27th February.  This is in advance of […]

See what you can win at the Head for Points Christmas party next week!

For those of you who were quick enough to get a ticket for the Head for Points Christmas Party next Tuesday, we look forward to seeing you.  Thank you for your support – we were genuinely unsure what the demand for tickets was going to […]

Huge 18,700 Avios for ONE UK Avis rental – but does it make sense?

Iberia Plus and Avis have launched a very low key promotion which a HFP reader flagged up last night. If you can make this work for you, you could do very nicely. Take a look here. Avis is offering 18,000 Avios if you book a […]

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 Avios, from 1.02p, via Groupon!

It’s back (again)!  You can buy cheap Avios points simply by heading over to the Spanish version of Groupon. The fall in the £ in recent months means that this deal is not as good as it was last year, where you were paying as little […]

My review of the Great Western First Class lounge, Paddington Station

This is my review of the Great Western First Class lounge at Paddington Station. I have to be honest – I didn’t know that Great Western had a First Class Lounge.  I was at university in Bath and still like to go back every few […]

Win 100,000 Avios with Avis – simply fill in a form ….

If all goes to plan, we should have a fantastic competition to win a very large pile of Avios exclusively for Head for Points readers over the next week or so. In the meantime, you might want to have a look at this Avios / […]

LAST CALL: Get 10,000 Avios for opening an ISA with Nutmeg

There aren’t that many decent Avios-earning offers around at the moment – apart from the usual credit card sign-up deals – so I thought it was worth a reminder that wealth management group Nutmeg is still running its generous Avios offer. You will receive up to 10,000 […]

My review of the fully restored art deco Sheraton Grand London Park Lane – Part 1

This is my review of the newly refurbished Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel. Despite living in London I certainly don’t mind swapping my flat for a hotel room every once in a while. Especially when I’m in the middle of moving house and I have […]

My review of the fully restored art deco Sheraton Grand London Park Lane – Part 2

Here is part two of my review of the Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotel in London, which has just been extensively refurbished and is now back to its 1920’s art deco glory. Part one of my Sheraton Grand London review – click here – looks […]

EXCEPTIONAL DEAL: Heathrow to Melbourne, Business, £1084 return

This is almost certainly the best Black Friday deal out there, but it was kept very low key and I didn’t become aware of it until last night. Garuda Indonesia is selling Heathrow to Melbourne for £1084 return in Business Class. This is ludicrously low. […]

Bits: Accor Autumn sale ending, Etihad credit card bonus extended, blow drys at T5

News in brief: Accor Autumn Sale ends Wednesday The Accor Autumn sale ends on Wednesday.  This slipped through the HFP net when it launched and there are only two days left to book. You need to book at least 30 days in advance to get […]

Bits: £199 to LA with Air New Zealand, Iberia offers, Dragonair becomes Cathay Dragon

Some news in brief: £199 Air New Zealand deals to Los Angeles at 10am It’s Cyber Monday!  Yes, I know.  Before things go back to whatever passes for normal a month before Christmas on the shopping front, we’ve got one day left of deals. Most […]

Bits: more BA Black Friday offers, Heathrow statement on Waterside, double Heathrow Rewards points

News in brief: More British Airways Black Friday deals We covered the British Airways ‘£1008 Club World’ Black Friday deal extensively last week – it is still bookable until tomorrow.  Details are here. It seems that there are other good deals tucked away in the […]

LAST CALL: bmi Diamond Club closes WEDNESDAY. Got any unclaimed miles?

Long term readers of Head for Points will have lived through the acquisition of bmi British Midland (as was) by British Airways and the integration of Diamond Club into British Airways Executive Club. If you were not taking your frequent flyer miles so seriously a […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. With the end of the month approaching there are a raft […]

Avios tells HFP: ‘Readers WILL get their 15,000 Avios Amex bonus’

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the generous bonus of 15,000 Avios points which British Airways has awarded to anyone who has held a British Airways American Express card since it launched in 2001. Well, not quite ‘anyone’.  As we discussed last weekend, I […]

More Avios redemptions going – Flybe in Scotland and Disneyland Paris tickets

There are two stories here, with the tenuous link that both have reduced the options you have for redeeming your Avios points. Flybe and Loganair end franchise deal in Scotland Loganair operates flights to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, primarily from Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh. […]