BIG NEWS: IHG Rewards Club launches revenue-based redemptions in Europe and US – and it is MUCH cheaper

IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, has launched revenue-based redemption pricing in Europe and parts of the USA. Don’t panic.  In most cases, you are making substantial savings.  I couldn’t find any examples of higher pricing. This is […]

Bits: BA blocking class actions, InterContinental Moorea closes, IC Danang deal, strict Maldives entry rules

News in brief: British Airways to force US and Canadian members to drop class action lawsuits British Airways Executive Club rolled out an interesting update to its terms and conditions this week to the 1 million members based in the USA and Canada. This was […]

LAST CALL: Get DOUBLE Hotels.com Rewards credits on stays until 31st August 2021!

Tomorrow, 31st May, is your last day to take part in the Hotels.com Rewards attractive ‘Double Stamps’ promotion.  This means that you will, in effect, be getting back 20% of what you spend as credit towards a reward night in the future! Whilst international travel […]

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The new HFP chat thread – Saturday 30th May

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

easyJet proposes axing 4,500 jobs across Europe

easyJet has announced that it wants to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as a result of coronavirus. It joins British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and low-cost peer Ryanair in making significant reductions to its workforce. If the BA, Virgin and Ryanair redundancies go ahead […]

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the Marriott Bonvoy free breakfast benefit

There is nothing like simplicity when designing a loyalty scheme, and the free breakfast benefit for Titanium Elite or Platnium Elite members of Marriott Bonvoy is nothing like simple! I put together a guide to what breakfast benefits you will get at each of the […]

The new HFP chat thread – Friday 29th May

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

Up to £500 of freebies for American Express Business Platinum cardholders – but what should you get?

American Express has rolled out a range of free gifts (technically, statement credits refunding your purchase) for holders of American Express Business Platinum this morning. These are on top of the £250 of annual fee credit which the company has already announced that all Business […]

Here’s a £100 gift for American Express Platinum cardholders

EDIT:  If you are reading this on Friday, let me tell you the story of this deal.  The offer launched on Thursday morning and was available across all primary and supplementary Platinum cards.  You could register for £600 of credits if you had the full […]

British Airways raises $750 million by mortgaging 48 aircraft

British Airways has raised a further $750 million to shore up its finances by mortgaging 48 aircraft. The deal was arranged by Citi – the security documentation is here.  It is a legal requirement to notify Companies House when additional security is given against the […]

Why InterContinental Ambassador is a loyalty programme I am happy to pay for

What is InterContinenal Ambassador, and is it worth paying a $200 annual fee to join a loyalty programme?  I thought it was worth taking another look, as we haven’t focused on Ambassador since the benefits package was amended. InterContinental, the luxury hotel brand inside IHG […]

The new HFP chat thread – Thursday 28th May

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

Lufthansa’s board refuses to accept €9 billion Government bailout – what next?

The saga of the Lufthansa bailout took another twist this afternoon. The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa met to consider the terms of the €9 billion bailout which the main board had agreed on Monday.  It refused to accept it. On the face of it, […]

British Airways cancels all flights from Leeds Bradford Airport

Judging by a raft of cancellation emails sent out to our readers this afternoon, British Airways has, permanently, suspended flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to London Heathrow.  I cannot see any flights on ba.com for any future date. Leeds Bradford was an experiment that, unfortunately, […]

Why are the British Airways unions snubbing redundancy consultations?

In recent weeks we have extensively covered British Airways’ proposal to make 12,000 staff redundant as well as move all remaining cabin crew to a single, lower paying contract.  We have also written about BA’s plans to make 239 engineers at its Cardiff maintenance base […]

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