SOLD OUT: Get your HfP Summer Party tickets TODAY from 1pm – great Etihad raffle prizes confirmed!

+++ Sold Out – We are very sorry, we thought 250 tickets would last a bit longer. Well done if you got a ticket. We look forward to seeing you on the 9th+++ As we announced on Monday, we are pleased to say that we […]

Get 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with (potentially cheap) Virgin Money life insurance

Virgin Money has launched a bonus miles offer with its life insurance policies. Until 7th August Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members who take out a life insurance policy will receive 10,000 Flying Club miles. The key things you need to know are: The minimum premium […]

Last day to earn miles from Virgin East Coast – and should you take miles or Nectar points from West Coast?

Today, 21st June, is the last day to earn Virgin Flying Club miles for booking Virgin East Coast trains.  On 24th June the franchise bites the dust and services will be operated by LNER, a Government-owned entity. From a loyalty point of view, there is one […]

We take a private tour of the new Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suites!

Back in November Singapore Airlines announced a new look to their A380s with impressive new First Class suites and Business Class seats. Singapore – Sydney was the first route to get the new seats and the new configuration can now also be found on some […]

Bits: what can we learn from Vueling’s new French Avios credit card?, 35% off SPG points, Tesco Premium IS dead

News in brief: Vueling launches an Avios credit card in France – but is it any good? In an interesting move, Vueling – IAG’s low cost short-haul carrier – has launched an Avios Visa credit card in France.  This is, I think, only the second […]

Why – financially – hotel loyalty programmes are different to airline schemes

I am in Washington at the moment meeting with the Hilton Honors team – I even got to meet Hilton’s CEO, Chris Nassetta, yesterday.  A few articles from this trip will follow over the next week. One of the interesting points that came up during […]

Bits: LAST CALL for Amazon / Amex Gold £15 discount, Lufthansa to buy Norwegian?, 50% bonus buying Radisson points

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders ending soon For the last 20+ months, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum charge card holders when they spend £25 or more.  This offer […]

What you need to know about the HFP Summer Party on Monday 9th July (note the new date!)

Last week we announced the light, sunny and airy Glasshouse suite at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock as the venue for our first Head for Points Summer party. We proposed Tuesday 3rd July. Unfortunately, as we hadn’t got our World Cup wall charts up at the […]

How to earn top-tier IHG Rewards Club status by transferring Virgin miles – and when it makes sense

Over the last few years, IHG Rewards Club has made it a lot harder to earn top-tier Spire Elite status by restricting the sort of points which count towards it. I wrote a long article here looking at the different ways of earning IHG points […]

Exclusive HFP competition: Win two nights at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

Hilton is currently running a California Road Trip promotion for anyone planning a trip to the US West Coast. To promote this package, Hilton has given us two ‘Be My Guest’ certificates to give away to one lucky Head for Points reader. The ‘Be My […]

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the BA criteria revealed too)

Lifetime status is a popular perk among the hotel chains.  Hilton Honors was the latest to jump on the bandwagon in 2015. In general, lifetime status usually requires such a high threshold that you would wonder why such a person would ever want to set foot […]

Bits: Great Virgin US deals, No 1 Clubrooms coming to Birmingham, Tesco Premium Credit Card reprieved

News in brief: Excellent Virgin Atlantic US deals in Upper Class from Amsterdam Virgin Atlantic has filed some excellent Upper Class fares from Amsterdam to North America. These are valid for travel from late July / early August up to 3rd September and between 17th […]

Bits: Exciting HFP Summer Party changes (NEW DATE!), last day for 50% off BA economy redemptions

News in brief: Exciting changes for the Head for Points Summer Party Last Monday we announced our first Head for Points Summer party, in the light, sunny and airy Glasshouse suite at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock. We proposed Tuesday 3rd July.  Unfortunately, as we […]

IHG launches new upscale ‘conversion brand’ voco – but what is a ‘conversion brand’?

IHG has announced a new upscale brand which will join its hotel portfolio later this year: voco. The word voco is latin and means to invite, to call together. The hotels are intended to ‘combine familiar comforts, with the indulgences of a hotel’. Standard-wise voco […]

NEW: How to earn Avios with Budget car rentals

Following a lot of rationalisation in recent years, Avis emerged as the sole British Airways car hire partner. Avis offers a range of benefits including free additional drivers for BA Executive Club members and bonus Avios if you pay using a British Airways American Express […]

My review of MOXY London Excel – what is Marriott’s funky budget chain really like?

This is my review of the MOXY London Excel hotel. As I have discussed on HFP recently, I am currently undertaking a nine-stay ‘Platinum Challenge’ from Marriott Rewards.  This will get me Platinum status until at least February 2020 if I complete nine stays within […]

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