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BOOK NOW: 165 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points (some decent!)

IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) has just published its new list of heavily discounted PointBreaks redemptions. You can book these hotels for stays until 30th November. These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up […]

British Airways new route to Osaka is now official – redemptions bookable

(EDIT: 9.45am, these flights are now bookable for cash and Avios) British Airways put out a press release on Tuesday confirming what we wrote about on Monday – that flights to Osaka are about to be launched. As of 8.45am on Tuesday flights were not […]

Bits: Curve ATM withdrawal success, win Virgin miles with Hertz, Etihad partners with SkyTeam’s Air Europa

News in brief: Curve ATM withdrawal success Here is a quick update on our story last week that Curve Card is now coding ATM withdrawals in a way which allows your credit card issuer to spot them.  You can read about that here. The coding changes […]

Review of the American Airlines First Class lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the American Airlines First Class lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. I started in British Airways Galleries First in Terminal 3 which I reviewed yesterday.  After an hour there, I decided to try the other Terminal 3 lounge I had […]

British Airways about to announce flights to Osaka?

According to reports in the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei (which is a credible source, it now owns the Financial Times), British Airways is about to announce a 4x weekly service to Osaka. This would be a good result if true.  Tokyo is generally a decent […]

Win a £100 Amazon gift voucher on HFP with the new Amazon Business service

Today we are launching a new 72-hour competition in association with Amazon. One lucky reader will win a £100 Amazon gift voucher which can be used across the UK site. The competition is to promote Amazon’s new Amazon Business service.  Head for Points has a […]

Review of the British Airways Galleries First lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3

This is my review of the British Airways Galleries First lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. Weirdly, I had never been in this lounge until last week.  Given that I have been flying BA for, well, ever, this is a bit odd. There are three […]

What has changed with BA’s Best Price Guarantee?

Not many people are aware that British Airways operates a ‘best price guarantee‘.  The airline has recently made a change to how it pays you out if you make a claim so I thought we would take another look today. British Airways claims that, if you […]

Bits: fuel surcharges returning to Hong Kong flights, see ATP tennis with Emirates miles or Amex points

News in brief: Fuel surcharges returning to one-way Avios redemptions from Hong Kong Since February 2016, airlines have not been able to add fuel surcharges on flights departing from Hong Kong when the journey originates there. This has led to substantial tax savings if you […]

Two reviews of the brand new Aspire Lounge South at Birmingham Airport

This is our review of the Aspire Lounge (South) at Birmingham Airport. We wrote about the opening of the new Aspire Lounge at Birmingham Airport a few weeks ago.  This is the 2nd Aspire lounge at Birmingham and is at the south end of the […]

Bits: Curve and cash withdrawals warning, new IHG PointBreaks on Monday, Kimpton Fitzroy London coming soon

News in brief: Curve and cash withdrawals A quick update on this subject, which has been discussed at length on HFP this week. Whilst Curve announced last weekend that they were changing the coding on transactions, which would make ATM withdrawals visible to your card […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. As it’s the end of the month there are a […]

Virgin Atlantic and Texaco Star Points partnership ended – how else can you earn miles from petrol?

For many years, Virgin Flying Club has had a miles earning partnership with Texaco. You can (still) find details here. However, this offer appears to have ended.  All references to Virgin Atlantic have been removed from the Texaco website and a reader who called Texaco […]

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

This article is about how to fly short haul European business class flights which use long-haul aircraft (ie a 747, 777, 787, A380, A350, A330, A340 etc). Why would you want to do this? Well, for fun! European business class flights are rarely exciting. Yes, British […]

Bits: New Gatwick South lounge, InterContinental San Diego opens, use Avios on Interjet in Mexico

News in brief: New Priority Pass lounge coming to BA’s Gatwick South terminal As many HFP readers know, the independent airport lounge in Gatwick’s South terminal, No 1 Lounge, is a victim of its own success. Whilst the lounge is part of Priority Pass and […]

Get 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

Sometimes there are long running offers which we don’t mention because they have been around, unchanged, forever.  Now and then I like to dust one off.  A good example is this long-running offer of 3,000 Flying Club miles for your first order from Virgin Wines. Virgin […]

Curve introduces 0% foreign exchange fees – and more change to come

Curve Card has announced a new benefit for cardholders today – 0% foreign exchange fees. (There is another major announcement to come in around 8 weeks, but you will have to wait for that one.) Curve has always been a good deal for making payments […]

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