Avios Ireland: Supervalu, a new Irish credit card option and how HFP will cover it

This article covers some new options for earning Avios via the new AerClub scheme in Ireland. How HFP intends to cover Avios earning in Ireland Before I go on, I want to write briefly about how we intend to cover the new Avios scheme in Ireland. […]

My review of LATAM 787 Business Class Madrid to Frankfurt

Last January Rob wrote about the LAN flight from Santiago, Chile to Frankfurt via Madrid when it was on special offer, with the option of only flying the bit between Frankfurt and Madrid.  As a 2 hours 40 minutes flight is a good way of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Get £15 of free beer, in a Gatwick bar, with Priority Pass or Lounge Club!

OK, this is a weird one.  But I can’t help thinking that it will be welcomed by some Head for Points readers! Priority Pass and Lounge Club, the airport lounge access cards, have opened a new lounge at Gatwick South.  Remember that British Airways moved […]

Why earning Avios via a Tesco current account is now more attractive

Back in June 2014 Tesco Bank launched its current account.  There was a lot of hype about the account at the time but Tesco was, probably correctly, keen to play it down whilst the IT bedded in. I expected that, after a few months, there […]

My review of the Sala Velazquez Iberia VIP Lounge, Madrid Airport

This is my review of the Sala Velazquez Iberia VIP Lounge at Madrid Barajas Airport. After two days in Madrid it was time for me to fly to my last destination of this trip: Frankfurt.   That flight, on a LATAM 787 with a flat bed […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for February – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount extended, new £50 Hilton / Amex discount

Two bits of American Express-related news today: £15 Amazon discount code extended Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October. This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 […]

My review of The Westin Palace hotel, Madrid

Here is my review of The Westin Palace hotel, my second stop in Madrid. The Westin Palace was a short taxi ride from the Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques (my review of that lovely hotel is here) and is located on the other end […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

LAST CHANCE: Apply for the BA Amex cards before the sign-up bonus drops

A quick reminder that the ‘higher than usual’ bonuses on the British Airways and British Airways Premium Plus American Express cards end at midnight on Wednesday 8th.  I wouldn’t leave it until the last minute, however, in case the offer switches off early. The Premium […]

Code now working – Exclusive £10 Azimo discount for all HFP readers

There were some issues with the promo code when we published this article on 3rd February, so we have decided to run the article again today.  We have also added instructions on where to use the code as this was causing some confusion.  Sorry about that! […]

My review of the excellent new Eurostar Business Premier Lounge in Paris

This is our review of the new Eurostar Business Premier lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris. Every now and then I get to do something fun but slightly odd for HFP – like going to a different country for the day and not leaving the […]

Bits: Gatwick lounges (partly) open, avios.com Clubcard competition, use Avios with Amazon Echo

News in brief: New British Airways Gatwick lounges now open The two new British Airways lounges at Gatwick had a soft opening over the weekend.  I understand that there is no table service food offering yet in the First / Gold lounge.  It seems that […]

Bits: Airportr ski equipment offer, BA refusing to budge on ‘two tickets’ baggage transfer

More news in brief: Airportr offering free transfer of ski equipment this winter We’ve covered Airportr a few times on Head for Points.  This is the luggage collection service whereby your suitcases can be collected from your home or office and taken to the airport […]

Bits: Kimpton Amsterdam on points, BA dropping and starting routes at City

News in brief: Amsterdam’s forthcoming Kimpton bookable on IHG points OK, if you’re not a bit of a hotel geek the headline above might not mean much.  However, fans of Kimpton Hotels – the cult US boutique hotel brand now owned by IHG – have […]

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 ending soon is the end of the enhanced […]

Virgin credit card sign-up bonus raised to 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards again.  The timing of this is interesting, given that the bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards is due to fall on Wednesday.  I wonder if Amex will now reconsider? Here is […]

Bits: 10% Tesco bonus to Virgin, 20% off CityJet, Bink / Curve double pizza bonus!

News in brief: 10% bonus on Virgin Atlantic transfers from Tesco Clubcard Virgin Atlantic has launched a 10% bonus on transfers of Tesco Clubcard points to Flying Club miles. However … this is only valid if you have never transferred to Virgin before.  This makes […]

Club Carlson scraps its generous 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 weekend deals

Club Carlson has scrapped its very generous ‘two for one’ and ‘four for two’ deals that are offered to Club Carlson Gold members.  This is for stays at Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza properties. A lot of readers benefited from this deal because Club Carlson […]