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NEW PROMO: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic has brought back a special offer for its Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card  you will get an extra […]

Did you know that ‘kids eat for free’ at Heathrow?

Heathrow has two schemes – ‘kids travel for free’ and ‘kids eat for free’ – which can substantially reduce the cost of getting to, and eating in, the airport. Heathrow asked me to try out its family-friendly services and offered me a free set of […]

Is there still a place for the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?

With fintech start-ups such as Curve, Revolut and Monzo targetting the travelling public with cards offering 0% foreign exchange fees and multi-currency wallets, is there any future for increasingly ‘old school’ products such as the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?  I thought it was worth taking […]

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Good Asia deals – and 560 BA tier points – in the Qatar Airways sale

Qatar Airways has been running a global sale in the past week. Rob had promised that we would run a piece about it but it slipped through the cracks as we were a bit short-handed as I was on leave. Fortunately, Qatar Airways has decided […]

Bits: 30% discount buying Marriott Bonvoy points, register for Radisson Rewards Autumn promotion

News in brief: Save 30% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points You currently have only your second opportunity to buy Marriott Bonvoy at a discount since the scheme launched in February – and this is more generous than the offer which ran in the Summer. […]

Bits: Who won the Etihad flights?, IHG discounts, up to £250 off Virgin Atlantic ‘Flight & Hotel’ deals

News in brief: We have our Etihad competition winner! Last month we ran a great competition in association with Etihad Airways giving away one of the most valuable prizes we have ever offered. One lucky Head for Points reader was going to win two Business […]

BA forced to reduce A320neo seating capacity due to safety concerns

As if British Airways didn’t have enough to deal with at the moment, it has been forced to reduce the seating capacity on its new A320neo short-haul aircraft due to safety concerns. BA has kept this quiet so far and I have not seen it […]

What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

We have made a determined attempt this year to build up our collection of UK airport lounge reviews.  We aren’t totally there yet, but we are well on the way – we only have a few hold-outs at Manchester! Having just added reviews of the […]

Bits: link fixed for InterCon promo, Marriott peak and offpeak pricing launched, 25% off Emirates Skywards redemptions

News in brief: We fixed the link for the InterContinental promo Yesterday we wrote about a new InterContinental promotion worth 3,000 bonus points per stay.  You can read about it here. Unfortunately, we messed up the registration link.  If you tried to register before 10.15am […]

REGISTER NOW: 3,000 bonus IHG points per InterContinental stay (and more if you join Ambassador)

IHG Rewards Club has launched an attractive promotion for anyone who stays at an InterContinental hotel this Autumn. There is also an interesting bribe for joining the InterContinental Ambassador reward scheme, which might tip you over into joining. In summary: you need to register here […]

Bits: Hilton offering a McLaren track day for points, earn 6000 Accor points (= 6000 Avios) via Europcar, one-way Avis rentals

News in brief: Redeem a lot of Hilton Honors points for a McLaren track day If you are keen on fast cars, Hilton Honors and McLaren have got together to organise another exceptional track day. This is what you get: Here’s your chance to score […]

Should the collapsing £ make you re-assess your points valuations?

If you have been keeping an eye on the state of the Pound over the last few months, wincing as your Summer holiday in Europe or the US became more expensive by the day, you will know that things are not looking too positive. The […]

Now official: BA updates its guidlines on getting Avios and tier points for strike-affected flights

Yesterday we ran an article explaining how British Airways was planning to deal with the issue of awarding Avios and tier points for flights impacted by strike action. It seems that British Airways was not planning to give Avios or tier points to anyone who […]

Bits: Avios windfall for ex-Tesco mortgage holders, extra £30 off Virgin’s Economy Delight, Cathay suspending Dublin

News in brief: Avios windfall for anyone who has a Tesco Bank mortgage Back in May, we covered the announcement that Tesco Bank had decided to pull out of the mortgage market. It was recently announced that Lloyds Banking Group had bought the ‘book’ in […]

Review: The SKYLIFE Lounge at Teesside International Airport

This is our review of the SKYLIFE Lounge at Teesside International Airport (formerly Durham Tees Valley Airport). This was previously known as the Premium Lounge before the recent rebranding of the airport.  The various lounge club websites, such as, are still using the old […]

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