Why was I in Doha last week?

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Starting tomorrow on Head for Points, I will be running a series of articles on my trip to Doha last week.  I will be looking at the Qatar Airways Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 business class products and lounges, as well as the new Hamad International […]

£15 discount code off your next Lufthansa flight

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Lufthansa has released a new £15 promotional code for use on any flight out of the UK, just in time for the Christmas Market season. You can order a voucher for yourself by visiting this link and completing the short form. Here are the rules: […]

Aggressive BA business class fares from Finland to the US

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HFP reader Ziggy, who runs Vacation Smarter, alerted me via his blog to some aggressive business class fares that British Airways is offering from Helsinki to the West Coast of the US for Summer 2015. If you are looking to maximise your British Airways tier points, […]

My review of the SkyTeam (and Priority Pass) lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4


I’m not sure how recently it happened, but the SkyTeam lounge in Heathrow’s Terminal 4 has appeared on the list of Priority Pass facilities. This is fantastic news for American Express Platinum card holders, as they now have free unlimited access for themselves and up to […]

Off topic: Sainsbury’s guts Nectar earning from April 2015

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I don’t cover Nectar much on Head for Points because it offers little in the way of travel rewards.  I have written about the ability to use your points to book easyJet flights and how the Nectar estore is the only way of getting cashback on […]

33% off UK and European Hiltons for public sector workers

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This offer was discussed again in the comments section of the site last week and, as it was clear that some people had never seen it before, I thought it was worth another outing. Hilton has a very attractive discount code for UK residents who work in the public sector. If […]

25% bonus for moving HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios (and how to get one)

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For the 2nd year running, HSBC has launched an October transfer bonus to Avios (via British Airways Executive Club) for holders of the HSBC Premier credit card. Until 31st December, you will receive a 25% bonus when you transfer your points.  This means that you will have […]

Do badly chosen Amex promotions cheapen their brand?

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I accidentally started a mini-debate at Flyertalk yesterday when I criticised a new American Express promotional offer. If I take a look at my American Express Platinum account online, two new cashback deals have appeared: £20 cashback when you spend £100 at Premier Inn (expires […]

£25 Amex cashback with London Restaurant Festival – and how to exploit it

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The London Restaurant Festival is back, running from October 8th to October 27th. American Express is again sponsoring the festival, and is offering £25 cashback on your statement when you make 2 x £25 purchases as participating restaurants. You need to register your card in advance […]

Use your mobile abroad and avoid roaming charges with Roamer app

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When I landed in Qatar last Monday, I received the usual text message from Vodafone. It would cost me £1.65 per minute to make a call and a bargain £1.30 per minute to receive one. Data was £3 per MB and text messages were 35p. I could […]

Save £6 on Heathrow Express tickets (if you get up early)

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Heathrow Express is offering a discount of £6 on an Express (ie Standard) Class one-way ticket throughout October.  This brings the price down from £21 to ‘just’ £15. There is also a £5 discount on a return Express Class ticket, taking the price down to […]

15,000 free American Airlines miles with their UK credit card

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American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus on its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles for the second time in 2014. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which was probably the best sign-up […]

30% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

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Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme covering Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn amongst other brands, has launched a promotion for 30% bonus miles when you purchase points (scroll down to the Carlson logo and click through). It runs until October 31st. This is not hugely exciting, […]