Is the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card about to be dropped?

(EDIT:  Even though I have it in writing from Lloyds that the refer-a-friend scheme has been terminated, the website has been updated this morning following my article – by Avios – to show a new closing date of 31st December 2017.   That said, I […]

Great business deals (Avios earning) with Qatar – eg Auckland £1440, Tokyo £1193, Bangkok £874

Qatar Airways has kicked off another round of good business class deals with its third annual ‘Qatar Travel Festival’. This is a genuinely impressive package: Cheap business class fares from various European departure points You can book for travel until 15th December 2017 … all of […]

A clever Avios trick to unlock extra Iberia business class seats

I wrote an article last year pointing out that Iberia has better business class reward availability via its own website than you can book via ba.com. Coupled with the fact that you pay lower taxes on Iberia redemptions when booked via iberia.com vs ba.com, it […]

Bits: Caffe Nero rewards double dip, bargain redemptions at the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur

News in brief: Double dip on Caffe Nero purchases! A new cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  You may find this on your online statement page by clicking the ‘Offers’ tab. You will receive 10% cashback on all purchases at […]

What are the best points credit cards with 0% interest on purchases?

The current marketing gimmick among credit card companies is to offer 0% interest on new purchases for a long period of time. 0% interest offers on balance transfers – albeit usually with a 3% fee – have always been popular but only work for people […]

Bits: TopCashback 25% bonus to Avios scrapped, Miles & More gift card deals – any good?

News in brief: No more 25% bonus on TopCashback transfers to Avios Quietly TopCashback has withdrawn their 25% bonus when converting TopCashback cashback directly into Avios. First launched in September 2016 with no expiry date, the 25% bonus with TopCashback for converting cashback into Avios came after […]

January Sale Bits: BA Holidays extra £100 off, Opodo extra £20 off, Monarch flights £29 or less

News in brief: Extra £100 off BA Holidays The current British Airways Sale is still running until 31st January. Despite BA giving their sale the name ‘The Unforgettable Sale’, it looks rather underwhelming. However for a limited time, you can save an extra £100 with […]

Cheap Avios deals on airberlin may be over as the end beckons …..

Ever since it joined the oneworld alliance, airberlin has offered some exceptional bargains for Avios collectors. As I wrote in this article, you have been able to fly to the USA and Abu Dhabi paying only minimal taxes.  Since that article was published, airberlin has […]

I (finally) try AirPortr – why should I carry my own suitcase to the airport?!

This is our review of AirPortr’s luggage delivery service in London. We’ve covered AirPortr on Head for Points before, ran a competition with them and they provided a prize for our raffle at the Christmas party. Nevertheless neither Rob nor I have ever tried their […]

Heathrow cuts domestic landing charges – but will fares follow?

In a surprisingly low key move, Heathrow Airport reduced the Passenger Service Charge on domestic flights on 1st January. The cut is a sharp one, although at the same time you might be surprised at how high the fees remain: Point-to-point departing domestic passengers are now […]

New to Head for Points? Here are some articles you might like

January always brings a lot of new readers to Head for Points.  If you are one of them, welcome! (If you are a long-term reader, feel free to skip this article!) The daily articles on Head for Points are a mixture of news, interesting links and […]

11am update: Contingency plans for the BA strike next Tuesday and Wednesday

British Airways has just released the following guidelines for anyone due to fly next Tuesday and Wednesday: Proposed industrial action 10 – 11 January 2017 All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday January 10 and Wednesday January 11 […]

What do we know about BA’s new ‘Club Europe’ on DOMESTIC routes?

In the annual Investor Presentation to the City back in November, British Airways revealed plans to re-introduce Club Europe on UK domestic flights. This is almost certainly linked to the introduction of ‘buy on board’ catering from next Wednesday.  BA’s biggest nightmare is that someone paying £7,670 […]

IHG’s UK Flash Sale is better than it seems, especially in London

IHG Rewards Club, operator of the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, HI Express and Staybridge Suites brands, is currently running a 72-hour flash sale. It runs until 9am tomorrow (Saturday) and is only for their UK hotels. You can book for stays beween now and 27th February. […]

Bits: Tesco Premium credit card changes, BA drops City to Madrid and Alicante, Railcard discount

News in brief: Tesco makes changes to the Tesco Premium Credit Card Tesco removed the 2,500 bonus Clubcard points (6,000 Avios or 6,250 Virgin miles) sign-up bonus from the Tesco Premium Credit Card yesterday, as scheduled. The offer has not been replaced with a new […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for January – 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: (Huge?) Qatar Airways sale starts Monday, register for triple Avios now, Hilton / American Airlines promo

News in brief: Qatar Travel Festival starts on Monday (EDIT, 9th January – the sale is now live. Click here for my Qatar Travel Festival main article and pricing.) Last January Qatar Airways ran an astonishing sale. This is my article on it from January 2016.  As […]

New Accor rules on gaining and keeping status now in place – be aware!

On 1st January, Le Club AccorHotels (the loyalty scheme for Mercure, Novotel, M Gallery, Sofitel, Ibis etc) made some sweeping changes to its programme. We had received plenty of notice, but it will still come as a bit of a jolt to anyone who used […]