What is the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

We write a lot on Head for Points about ways to minimise the 2.99% foreign exchange fee added to most credit and debit card transactions outside the UK. You can either get a dedicated credit card to use abroad with 0% FX fees – of which […]

Now earn 1,000 Avios with every No 1 Lounges booking!

If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 Lounges is the […]

REMINDER: Hilton still offering a generous status match, including Diamond

It is a few months since I last mentioned this, so I thought it was worth another plug today as I wouldn’t want readers to miss out.  This is a match that I did myself earlier in the year. Hilton Honors is currently offering a generous […]

Bits: Lloyds Avios card bonus gone, City Airport winners, Iberia / Groupon 1p Avios deal back

News in brief: Lloyds Avios Rewards refer a friend bonus dropped Avios has dropped the 4,500 Avios ‘refer a friend’ bonus that it has offered on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card for the last couple of years. The referral site stopped working last week […]

Should you convert Virgin miles to Hilton or other hotel partners?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes.   I wrote about this yesterday when I showed you how this is the only easy way left to earn IHG’s new top tier Spire Elite status without staying in […]

Fly BA First from Barbados? You can use the Private Jet Terminal!

Reader Janne asked us if we were interested in a review of the IAM Jet Center private jet terminal lounge in Barbados.  As it’s Summer and most people are either away on holiday or dreaming of far away places, we thought this would make an […]

Get FREE membership of the Zipcar car sharing club – but avoid the Avios deal

I like car share club Zipcar.  We have a membership in London and there are about 15 cars within a 15-minute walk of our house.  The nearest, which is available 80% of the time, is literally 30 seconds away.  £6-£7 per hour for the car, plus £59.50 […]

Virgin Atlantic transfers to IHG Rewards Club DO still count towards status

Not everyone knows that you can transfer Virgin Flying Club miles into Hilton Honors points (details are here on the Virgin site) and IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc) points.  See this IHG page on the Virgin website. Tomorrow I will review the Hilton […]

LAST CALL: earn up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

As you only have a few days left to take advantage of their generous introductory deal, I wanted to give another mention today to a new avios.com partner – insurance broker Alan Boswell.  If your insurance is due this month you may want to give them a […]

REGISTER NOW – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ offer for Autumn

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched a website for its Autumn 2017 promotion – IHG Accelerate. Yes, it is repeating the Autumn 2015, Spring and Summer and Autumn 2016 and Spring and Summer 2017 offer! But that is not a […]

I try ‘Flight Experience London’ in Putney and land a Boeing 737

The closest I’ve come to flying a plane was a computer game my brother had when we were kids. Though most of the time he wouldn’t let me fly the plane and I’m pretty sure whenever he did let me have a go I crashed […]

Bits: new Charles Tyrwhitt discount codes, 10% off Railcards, double Heathrow Rewards on Macs

News in brief: New Charles Tyrwhitt discount codes launched – and earn Avios Avios has recently partnered with shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt to offer Avios points whenever you shop with them.  This includes purchases in any of their stores, where the staff will take your […]

Update on the Amex / Amazon deal – points showing, gift cards OK, Prime OK, so jump in!

There was a huge response to my article on Monday about the fantastic new Amazon offer from American Express. It is available for many – but not all – British Airways American Express, Amex Gold and Amex Platinum cardholders. You will find this offer on the ‘Offers’ […]

BA launches Nashville – Avios seats now available – and adds other US flights

The rumours I reported on Sunday were correct.  British Airways announced a new route to Nashville in Tennessee yesterday. The service will start in May 2018 and will, amazingly, be the only direct flight from anywhere in Europe to Nashville. The flights will operate five […]

How to book a low cost ‘day room’ at a Hilton

Hilton has quietly been rolling out its ‘rooms for day use’ offering over the last couple of years.  This allows you to book a hotel room for the working day – the idea is to compete with the likes of Regus who rent private offices by […]