Bits: The Economist on ‘class war in the [BA] airport lounge’, 22 months 0% balance transfer on Post Office credit card

News in brief: The Economist’s 1843 on ‘Class War In The Airport Lounge’ Intelligent Life, the quarterly lifestyle glossy from The Economist, was recently relaunched with a new title 1843. The new edition features, on its back page, an article by Adrian Wooldridge.  It outlines […]

Win 1 million Avios if you convert Tesco vouchers into this quarter

If you convert your Tesco Clubcard points into Avios, you are probably doing it via British Airways Executive Club. As I wrote 10 days, British Airways is running a competition this quarter: For every £5 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers you exchange for Avios by midnight 31 May 2016, you’ll […]

The airport lounges you can access with the new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

On Thursday, we published exclusive details on the new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard.  Luckily for us, all of those details appear to have been correct! The official website for the card is now available at as you can see here.  The representative APR, which […]

BA launches a quadruple Avios deal with Hilton – and why you SHOULDN’T sign up

Last week I wrote about the ‘quadruple Avios’ promotion which Iberia has launched in association with Hilton. British Airways has now launched its own version of the offer as you can see here. The terms of the deal are identical: earn double Avios on your […]

Bits: Alex Cruz interview, Aer Lingus ‘to rejoin oneworld’, Oman Air to Manchester

News in brief: Interview with Alex Cruz, new CEO of British Airways Business Traveller has a partial transcript of an interview Alex Cruz, the new BA CEO, gave this week. It is worth a read, covering subjects such as free food on short haul, competition […]

Bits: why MasterCard FX rates are better than Visa, Air India returns to London-New York route

More news in brief: Exploring the differences between Visa and MasterCard FX rates It is easy to assume that Visa and MasterCard would use the same exchange rates when processing overseas credit card transactions. In truth, that is not the case.  In most cases, MasterCard […]

It’s back – Hilton HHonors will match your existing hotel status with another chain!

Hilton HHonors has, very quietly, brought back its official status match programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to leverage your existing status in another hotel scheme to get Gold or Diamond status until March 2018. This is what Hilton HHonors offers top tier Diamond members. […]

Bits: BA changes stance on Qatar ‘R’ class, bonus miles and tier points with Virgin

News in brief: British Airways now clear that Qatar ‘R’ class earning is based on travel date Back in March, Qatar Airways introduced a new selling class for discounted business class tickets – ‘R’.  When they launched their exceptionally good business class sale in April, […]

British Airways adds new Cape Town services – plus Krakow, Reykjavik

If you had ever wanted to use your Avios points to visit Cape Town, Christmas came early back in March when British Airways launched its new route from Gatwick. Two Club World seats were available on every flight on launch day, and many HFP readers […]

TODAY ONLY: Win free luggage pick-up and collection with AirPortr – and a discount for everyone

Thanks to London-based baggage collection and delivery service AirPortr, I am running a special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win the chance to have all of your holiday luggage collected from, and delivered back to, your home and Heathrow, […]

EXCLUSIVE: 40,000 Avios or miles bonus with new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

HSBC, as I have mentioned a couple of times on Head for Points in the past, has been planning to bring its World Elite MasterCard product to the UK for some time.  Recent changes to the terms and conditions of HSBC Premier made this clear. […]

British Airways launches new route to Chile – good Avios availability

British Airways announced yesterday that it is starting flights to Santiago de Chile on 3rd January. This will be the longest British Airways flight on the network.  It clocks in at 14 hours and 40 minutes, 50 minutes longer than the current longest flight to Buenos […]

What is the best FREE Visa or MasterCard for earning miles and points?

I have had a few emails from readers recently looking for the best Visa or MasterCard miles and points card.  It has got tough now that the IHG Rewards Club and Marriott cards have disappeared and the Tesco card has halved its earning rate.  I thought […]

Bits: new Qatar 241 deals (Sydney from €2,100), 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

News in brief: More good Qatar Airways deals launched Qatar Airways has launched another batch of 241 business class deals.  As well as being great deals, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points as Qatar is a oneworld partner. The UK deals can […]

Hilton launches The Big World sale for Summer weekends

Hilton has launched The Big World Sale, with decent weekend discounts available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Whilst it is nominally called the Summer Sale, you can book for any weekend until 9th October. The sale offers a discount of up to 30% off the standard Best […]

LAST DAY for the 3 BA sales – BA Holidays, ‘Part Pay With Avios’ and Club/First

The three special sales that British Airways has been running side by side over the last couple of weeks are all ending tonight.  It has been a bit confusing with so much going on, but it is worth ploughing through it because there are some […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (48 hours only), £344 Etihad to Hong Kong, 15% off Iberia

News in brief: 2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend Tesco Direct is running a ‘short but sweet’ offer on LEGO. Until Wednesday night, you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on the plastic stuff. […]

BA reported to be ending free food in Euro Traveller – good news or bad?

There are, I suppose, some people out there who consider a mini bag of crisps (average content – 4ish) to fulfil the dictionary definition of a ‘snack’. For the rest of us, the ‘free food and drink’ offered by British Airways in Euro Traveller has […]

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Summer

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has announced its Summer 2016 promotion – IHG Accelerate.  Yes, it is repeating the Autumn and Spring offer! To be honest, IHG is the only major hotel chain offering a global […]