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ENDS SOON: EXCLUSIVE Marriott HFP offer – earn 10,000 points for a long weekend in Europe!

Good things come in threes. Marriott has decided to re-run its special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers for a third and final time! To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme, Marriott is […]

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 20th 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 […]

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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 […]

Let your staff collect Avios via yulife insurance (or, how to earn Avios by walking!)

yulife is a ‘challenger’ insurance company which allows businesses to offer life insurance and other products to their staff.  Whilst the business is a start-up, it is backed by AIG and the CEO was the former head of Vitality, the insurance company which offers discounts on […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

News in brief: Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do […]

Aer Lingus launches its new logo and aircraft livery

With the first of 14 A321LR aircraft due for arrival very soon – which will see the launch of US flights using single-aisle planes – Aer Lingus has announced its new first brand refresh for over 20 years. And this is it: If you’re thinking “this […]

EXCLUSIVE PICS: We reveal the changes to British Airways World Traveller Plus

British Airways has been touting improvements in the World Traveller Plus ‘soft product’ (food, bedding etc) for some time.  I’ve now managed to get hold of some information on what is coming as well as some not-seen-elsewhere promotional images of the new meal service. The […]

Bits: more good KLM ex-UK business deals, Radisson Rewards launches a generous Spring promotion

News in brief: More good KLM business class deals from the UK A few days ago I wrote about the aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul offered by Air France and KLM.  You can get as low as £1329 return for much of […]

Marriott Bonvoy officially launches on 13th February!

It’s official – the new name for the combined Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest is, as we revealed a few weeks ago, Marriott Bonvoy. The programme will launch on 13th February although it will clearly take a while to update all of […]

How I (almost) recreated BA Club Europe on Vueling for £64 one-way!

I was in Gatwick’s South Terminal last Thursday reviewing the new My Lounge lounge as you may have seen on Monday.  I was on my way to Barcelona to do a review for Marriott which will run in a day or so. Flying early in the […]

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