Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass, Lounge Club and LoungeKey

Many Head for Points readers can access airport lounges, even when flying economy, via their membership of Lounge Club, Priority Pass or LoungeKey. Lounge Club membership comes with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card, which is free for the first year. You receive two […]

I try Norwegian Premium – better than BA World Traveller Plus? (Part 1)

This is our review of Norwegian’s Premium cabin seat and service between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Whilst Rob got to enjoy First Class service on his recent Lufthansa flight to New York (review to follow), I tried the low cost version a week later. […]

I try Norwegian Premium – better than BA World Traveller Plus? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my review of Norwegian’s Premium class seat and service on its long-haul Boeing 787 aircraft. Part one (click here) of my review of Norwegian Premium described my experience on  the outbound flight from London Gatwick to JFK Terminal 2 in New […]

Bits: Want a job redeeming miles?; airberlin adds cheap US Avios routes; Curve raises $10m

News in brief: Want a job redeeming miles?! John from the Nightly.travel hotel booking site sent me an interesting job ad that came across his desk. Seedstars World, an established start-up investor, is looking for a remote working ‘travel hacker’ to book travel for its staff using […]

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

As we’re now in July, I wanted to give another mention to a new avios.com partner – insurance broker Alan Boswell.  If your insurance is due this month you may want to give them a call. As an initial launch deal, they are offering some very attractive […]

Bits: BA losing all US ground staff, United drops three UK/IE routes, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: British Airways to make remaining US ground staff redundant According to reports from BA sources on Flyertalk, it was announced internally on Friday that remaining British Airways ground staff in the US are to lose their jobs.  A private contractor will be […]

250 free Avios for joining Meridiana Club (but any use?)

You may never have heard of Italian airline Meridiana, even though it uses Avios for its reward programme. I wouldn’t blame you.  It does appear to be a slightly bizarre operation.  It is the 2nd biggest Italian-owned airline in Italy but that isn’t saying much. […]

Benefiting from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts at Park Hyatt Hamburg

One of the key benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card – apart from the 30,000 points (=30,000 Avios) you get for signing up! – is the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme. As I booked a stay via this programme last week, I thought […]

Holiday Tips 3 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

This is third part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning.  Earlier articles covered earning Avios and other miles from car rentals and earning miles from airport car parking. Even if you do decide […]

Bits: Aer Lingus Avios taxes fall, Mail Rail bookable!, Hilton Avios offer update

News in brief: Aer Lingus showing reduced taxes on Avios redemptions Back in December 2016, Aer Lingus reward availability finally appeared on avios.com.  (It is still not available via ba.com – you need to call the Executive Club.) AerClub, the Aer Lingus Avios scheme, has […]

Back in the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick South (for BA and Norwegian passengers)

This is our review of the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick South. On Monday, Anika will be reviewing her recent flight to New York in Norwegian Premium.  Given that it is a similar price to British Airways World Traveller Plus, we wanted to see if […]

Amex loses EU appeal on BA Amex interchange fees – what next for the loyalty co-brand card sector?

The end could be approaching, medium term, for the free British Airways American Express credit card after American Express lost a key European Union ruling last week. The decision is highly likely to mean that merchant fees on the British Airways, Starwood, Nectar, Costco and Harrods American Express […]

Bits: Kate Spade opens at T5, new BA ski routes from Manchester, 20% off Radisson in Germany

News in brief: Kate Spade New York at Heathrow Terminal 5 Kate Spade New York has opened a shop at Heathrow Terminal 5. The brand continues to grow internationally and Heathrow T5 is their first shop at a UK airport. The pop-up shop will be […]

REMINDER: How to earn 10,000 Avios with your next five Hilton stays

Hilton is currently running an aggressive promotion with Avios to encourage you to move your stays across to them this Summer. You can earn 10,000 Avios from your next five Hilton cash stays.  Importantly, there are no spend, brand or night caps, although hotels in Mainland China, […]

What is happening with Tesco and Hotels.com Clubcard redemptions?

(UPDATE 15/7:  since this article was published, Hotels.com and Tesco Clubcard have made some changes to the way the offer is described online and to the instructions you are given when you are asked to redeem.  Whilst the list of Clubcard voucher exclusions is still […]