LAST DAY: BA selling long haul Economy seats at £100 each way (100th birthday offer)

If you were wondering why Virgin Atlantic brought back its £1 ‘Golden Tickets’ game on Monday (see this article), it seems to be a spoiler for a new British Airways offer. As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways will be selling 100 long-haul […]

Which BA Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points return?

Which British Airways Club Europe routes offer 160 tier points for a return flight? I often get emails from readers who say “I need XXX tier points in the next few weeks to reach British Airways Bronze / Silver / Gold status – how can […]

Bits: extra BA Holidays discounts, VIP basketball in NYC with IHG, 30% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: Extra British Airways Holidays discounts As well as running its ‘£100 one way flights’ offer this week, BA Holidays is also offering extra discounts. Until midnight on Thursday, you can save an extra £100 on selected flight + hotel or flight + […]


My review of the Hotel Arts Barcelona (one of our ‘10,000 bonus points’ hotels) – Part 1

This is my review of the Hotel Arts Barcelona, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of the hotels taking part in our current EXCLUSIVE ‘10,000 Marriott Rewards points for booking a long weekend’ promotion.  Full details of that offer are here and you […]

My review of the Hotel Arts Barcelona (one of our ‘10,000 bonus points’ hotels) – Part 2

This is part two of my review of the Hotel Arts Barcelona, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  You can read Part 1 by clicking here. The Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of the hotels taking part in our current EXCLUSIVE ‘10,000 Marriott Rewards points for booking a long […]

Are the travel benefits of online bank N26’s metal card worth having?

This is our review of online bank N26, and its metal premium card. You will be reading quite a bit about metal payment cards on Head for Points over the next couple of weeks.  Metal credit and debit cards have been very rare in the […]

Have you been given 2019 free Avios from British Airways?

It looks like British Airways has kicked off its 100th birthday celebrations, although it has been kept very much wraps. At noon yesterday BA launched its special ‘£200 return’ flights to selected destinations in Economy / World Traveller.  This deal will run until Thursday, with […]

(GAME OVER) Get a Virgin Premium Economy flight for £1 TODAY with its (rather long-shot) Golden Ticket game

For TODAY ONLY, Virgin Atlantic has brought back its Golden Ticket game. During today – and the website implies release will be staggered – Virgin Atlantic is adding 30 £1 Premium flights (its new name for Premium Economy) into its flight search system.  However, these are […]

WestJet launches flat beds from Gatwick to Calgary with good ‘everyday’ fares

Low cost Canadian airline WestJet will launch an impressive fully flat Business Class service on its London Gatwick to Calgary route from 28th April. As you can see from the photograph below, it looks good: It is a 1-2-1 formation.  If the seat looks familiar, […]

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Heathrow Rewards, the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme, has an interesting partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles which can earn you 2,000+ easy Avios or other airline miles. What is Rocketmiles? Rocketmiles – if you are not familiar with it – is a similar website […]

Which sorts of IHG Rewards Club points count for status, and which don’t?

It’s January, and your hotel status points will have reset to zero.  Qualification, or requalification, for a higher status tier feels a long way away.  Luckily, for IHG Rewards Club members there are ways of earning status points without staying in their hotels. (There are […]

You can now transfer ‘pending’ Clubcard points to Avios or Virgin – no more quarterly waits!

Most Head for Points readers know that both Avios and Virgin Flying Club are Tesco Clubcard partners.  This allows you to transfer your Clubcard points into miles instead of using them in-store. It is a decent deal.  £1 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers converts into 240 […]

Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses – but which card is best for you?

Last Monday, Virgin Atlantic launched a special limited-time sign-up bonus on its two new Virgin Flying Club credit cards, issued by Virgin Money. Full details are on the airline website here.  In summary: The bonus on the free card has been increased from 5,000 miles […]

Does the falling £ make Marriott’s flight ticket redemptions a good deal?

Back in 2013 Rob wrote about SPG Flights, the Starwood Preferred Guest redemption option where you exchange your Starwood points for a flight ticket. Whilst SPG is now effectively dead, it is still possible to redeem your Marriott Rewards points (which your SPG points have […]

EXCLUSIVE: Bank of Ireland to launch an Avios credit card – but is it worth the fee?

This is our preview of the “so new it’s not even launched yet” Aer Credit Card, offered by Bank of Ireland and earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub. The rewards credit card market in Ireland is pretty thin, not helped by a €30 annual tax […]

Bits: Regent Hotels bookable via ihg.com, Malaysia Airlines Visa promo, Vueling launches Gatwick to Alicante

News in brief: Regent Hotels now (partially) bookable at ihg.com Last March, IHG – owners of the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc brands – acquired 51% of Regent Hotels & Resorts for $39m, ie peanuts.  For comparison, the refurbishment of InterContinental Park Lane a few […]

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