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

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly 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. The key deal closing week is the VERY easy ‘500 or 1,000 […]

Bits: Qatar launches Cardiff with a 787, last call for 500 Avios with £25 Amazon spend, Charles Tyrwhitt sale

News in brief: Qatar Airways to launch Cardiff with a Boeing 787 I must be honest.  When Qatar Airways announced its plans to launch flights from Cardiff, I assumed that it would use a short-haul aircraft.  This is what it does out of some other […]

New travel (and High Street) cashback deals launched for HSBC and First Direct customers

Both HSBC and its subsidiary First Direct have jumped on the cashback statement credit bandwagon.  This is excellent news for readers who bank with either of these groups – which includes myself – as there is a good opportunity to save some money on your […]

British Airways restricting 1st row of Club Europe to Gold only?

(EDIT:  comments below suggest that people have been able to book non-Gold companions into Row 1 on flights booked in the last couple of days.  This could imply that recent issues have been IT related rather than BA policy.  Let’s see.) One of the perks […]

Are shared private jets worth it? I try out a Citation CJ2 for size!

Last week I got to fly on a private jet for the first time.  Which was interesting. I was invited by a company called JetSmarter, which is one of a number of companies now offering subscription-based scheduled private jet services from London.  The company currently flies […]

Bits: BA £30 fares, enter our VIP distillery competition, HFP fit and well, WhatsApp

News in brief: BA European flash sale British Airways has added 250,000 seats at less than £30 to their current sale. Until midnight on 19th September you can book flights from Gatwick to Europe in economy for less than £30 (‘hand baggage only’ pricing) on […]

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

To complete our collection of reviews of airport lounges across the UK, we asked for the help of our readers. We may soon have reviews of all the relevant lounges. All of all our UK airport lounge reviews are here and there is a summary […]

Why ba.com’s ‘upgrade using Avios to Club World’ pricing may have ripped you off

The abilty to upgrade a British Airways World Traveller Plus cash ticket to Club World, using Avios, is one of the most attractive parts of the Avios programme. Upgrading from Economy / World Traveller to World Traveller Plus is a bad deal, because it is […]

Bits: 3600 Avios with LEGO, non-stop to Jakarta with Garuda, Flying Blue 100% ‘buy miles’ bonus

News in brief: 3,600 Avios with LEGO As we covered on Shopper Points on Tuesday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct. As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard points when you spend […]

HFP shortlisted for four major business travel awards

I’m pleased to announce that Head for Points has been shortlisted for four gongs at the Business Travel Journalism Awards. These are the main annual UK awards for business travel writing, organised by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  Sponsors this year include Lufthansa Group, Thistle / Guoman […]

How to use Avios points for airport lounge access

Until the Avios website had its last revamp, it was a big secret that you could use Avios points for access to 400 airport lounges, including those in the UK run by No 1 Lounges and Aspire. It is now featured on the avios.com, albeit tucked away under […]

Bits: Rolling Luggage Avios change, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, 3 x Flying Blue miles with Accor

News in brief: Rolling Luggage Avios earning change Last week Rolling Luggage and Avios launched their new partnership with a generous Avios earning rate. The earning rate was: 5 Avios per £1 spent 1,000 Avios bonus with your first purchase 750 Avios bonus with your […]

Review of the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow T2

Regular HFP readers might recall my visit to the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounges at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Terminal 3 a few weeks ago. The Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at T4 (click for review) opened earlier this year and the Arrivals Lounge at T3 (click for review), […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]