Bits: IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, Amex Plat adds more lounges, Hilton Japan flash sale

News in brief: 100% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus – three days only IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today.  Since I relaunched this four months ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers has been excellent.  Over £250,000-worth of rooms have been booked so far. Here is […]

Bits: £100 off £500 BA spend, 4000 Miles & More miles with a hotel, Troy Warfield leaves BA

News in brief: £100 off a £500 British Airways spend deal with Amex American Express is offering a very limited number of cardholders a £100 statement credit with their next £500 British Airways purchase. If you are targetted, it will appear on your American Express online […]

REGISTER NOW for Marriott’s new Summer promotion

I had an article all ready to go for rounding up the best of the Summer hotel offers, and then Marriott came along and messed it up!  I have pushed that story back and today I will look at the new Marriott Rewards promotion. The […]

My review of the ANA lounge at Tokyo Haneda’s International Terminal

Yesterday I reviewed my two impressive flights to Tokyo and back on ANA / All Nippon Airways.  You can read my ANA business class review here if you missed it. Before catching my flight home, I checked out the ANA lounge in the international terminal at […]

What is an Avios point worth?

It is, amazingly, two years since I last discussed my thoughts on how to value an Avios point.  At that point the 2015 Avios devaluation had just been anounced.  I thought it was worth running the numbers again for the benefit of new readers and […]

Review of ANA’s business class service from London – Tokyo Haneda

ANA, Japan’s largest airline, invited us to review their Business Class flight from London to Tokyo Haneda. Whilst British Airways and Japan Airlines both offer daily services from Heathrow to Tokyo, ANA also flies the route.  As we explained yesterday, ANA is both a Star […]

Review of ANA’s business class service from London – Tokyo Haneda (Part Two)

This is the second part of my review of the ANA’s Business Class service between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda. Part One, which looked at the seating and IFE, is here.  This is Part Two which is focusing on the food and drink on offer. Once […]

Earn 5,000 to 10,000 Avios with new hotel booking promo

Hotel booking site has launched a generous new promotion which can earn you up to 10,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 11th July. Full details and registration can be found here. There are two good things about the way this offer is structured: The […]

Why using Virgin miles on ANA is the best way to get to Japan (and why we went)

Regular readers will know from my hotel reviews that I was out in Hong Kong, Japan and China over Easter.  By coincidence, Anika was also in Tokyo for a few days as a guest of Japanese airline ANA / All Nippon Airways. If you are […]

Review of the Executive Lounge at Exeter Airport

In order to complete our collection of reviews of airport lounges across the UK, we’ve asked for the help of our readers. Reader Wes kindly sent us a review of the Executive Lounge at Exeter Airport. You can find all of our other UK airport […]

Accor’s new ‘Secret Deals’ is a lot worse than ‘Happy Mondays’

Accor’s ‘Happy Mondays’ was the most generous UK hotel promotion available for cash stays.  Every Monday and Tuesday, it would unload unsold Novotel, Mercure, Pullman, Ibis etc rooms for the following two weekends for as little as £25.  You would occasionally even see a London-based […]

If you have a Lloyds Avios credit card upgrade voucher expiring, you could try this …..

(EDIT:  the comments below suggest that this example may have been a freak IT error.  That said, if your voucher is expiring and as there is no fee for cancelling a redemption within 24 hours, there is still no risk in trying it if you […]

A (brief) review of Waldorf Astoria Beijing

This is my review of the Waldorf Astoria Beijing hotel. This is the final hotel review from our recent Asia trip – apologies for the slight delay in getting to this one.  These are not as comprehensive as our usual hotel reviews because we did […]

Stockholm / Berlin / Copenhagen to Singapore from £885 business class, with 560 BA tier points

Qatar Airways is currently offering an excellent fare of £885 from Stockholm, £945 from Copenhagen or £999 from Berlin to Singapore in Business Class. I mentioned this as a PS. to our coverage of the new Qatar Airways sale the other day, because it isn’t […]