Fly Etihad’s fantastic First Class Apartment or Business Class Studio for 30% fewer miles!

Etihad Guest has launched a mileage redemption sale, with ALL flights in ALL classes reduced by 30%. Given that Etihad Guest is a 1:1 transfer partner with American Express Membership Rewards as well as the HSBC Premier credit cards, you may be able to take advantage […]

Bits: Qatar Airways returns to London Gatwick, Wizz launches Doncaster Sheffield base, Amazon Echo Dot special offer

News in brief: Qatar Airways returns to London Gatwick Qatar Airways has announced that it is resuming flights to London Gatwick from next week. This will take Qatar Airways up to 45 UK departures per week, comprising: Edinburgh (three weekly flights) London Gatwick (daily flights) […]

REMINDER: American Express currently giving new applicants SIX months to hit their sign-up bonus spend

Since the start of May, American Express has been giving new applicants six months – rather than the usual three months – to hit the spending target required to earn the sign-up bonus on a new card. It is now a lot easier to earn […]

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The new HFP chat thread – Saturday 15th August

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks […]

London City Airport stops construction on its £170m terminal expansion

London City Airport has decided to de-risk its infrastructure investment and put its terminal expansion on hold. The Evening Standard is reporting that construction will not continue even though the foundations have, literally, been laid for the £170 million project. In a statement, the airport […]

Bits: write a ‘My Favourite Hotel’ review, last day for 100% bonus buying IHG points, Leading Hotels fundraising packages

News in brief: Do you want to contribute a ‘My Favourite Hotel’ review? Due to a continued strong response from readers, we are hoping to run a new batch of ‘My Favourite Hotel’ reviews over the next few weeks. If you didn’t put yourself forward […]

The new HFP chat thread – Friday 14th August

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks […]

BREAKING: France, Netherlands, Malta and others added to the UK Government quarantine list

The Government announced very late on Thursday evening that anyone returning to the UK from France will need to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine requirement will kick in from 4am on Saturday morning and will doubtless trigger a mass rush to leave France during Friday […]

REGISTER NOW: Earn 2,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay with their new promotion

Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new bonus points promotion, albeit for only a short period. It isn’t hugely generous BUT it has virtually no small print and no silly restrictions, so there’s nothing to complain about.  If you tend to do one-night stays in the […]

Downgraded from First Class by British Airways? You could get a 75% refund.

In the last few days we’ve had a lot of questions regarding your rights if you find you have been downgraded on a flight. The reason was the withdrawal of the Boeing 747 from the British Airways fleet which has reduced the number of First […]

Bits: Amex Platinum beefs up its travel insurance, Bournemouth’s Queen’s Hotel joins Accor with 4x points

News in brief: American Express Platinum beefs up its travel insurance Over the last year, there have been rumbles of discontent in our comments section about the travel insurance policy provided with The Platinum Card by American Express. On paper this is a strong offer.  […]

TWO DAYS ONLY: Get a 75% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club miles

Qatar Airways is currently running a 75% bonus when you buy Qatar Privilege Club Qmiles – but for TWO DAYS ONLY. We have never seen a deal like this before from Qatar Airways, which has not historically sold its miles at a discount.

The new HFP chat thread – Thursday 13th August

We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points. Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks […]

British Airways Heathrow terminal staff agree big pay cuts to avoid compulsory redundancies

Whilst redundancy notices have or are currently being issued to British Airways staff working in engineering, cabin crew and on the ramps at Heathrow, the airline has made a deal with Heathrow terminal staff.  There will be no compulsory redundancies. The deal is complex and […]

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