£250 wine, £790 cognac – part 3 of my review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER

This is the final part of my review of the Emirates First Class Suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. Part 1 of my Emirates First Class Suite review, which you can find here, talks about how I managed to book this ‘unbookable’ redemption and what it […]

Bits: last chance to buy Avios with 50% bonus, extra Clubcard points, new IHG PointBreaks list on Monday

News in brief: Last chance for the ‘50% bonus when you buy Avios’ Tomorrow is your last day to take advantage of the current ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion. Until 24th February you will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic credit cards get an app, Etihad adds 4th Heathrow service, Haynes Manual on Heathrow

News in brief: The Virgin Atlantic credit cards get an app (at last) Yes, finally …. you can now manage the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards via a smartphone app. I know that a few HFP readers have been put off from applying due to […]

Mobile bank Monese launches exclusive partnership with Avios

This article is sponsored by Monese The globally-connected banking service Monese has launched an exclusive partnership with Avios. Back in December we wrote about how Avios Group had joined a £60m funding round for Monese and asked whether this was going to lead to an Avios […]

Flybe is now officially owned by Virgin Atlantic and its partners – and is launching Heathrow to Guernsey!

A day ahead of schedule, the sale of Flybe’s operating assets to a Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group consortium completed on Thursday evening. Flybe Group plc is now a shell company with no trading businesses. This was despite last minute interest from a Mesa Air, […]

Accor is scrapping Le Club – new loyalty scheme and new benefits coming soon

Accor announced initial details on Thursday morning of a plan to scrap Le Club AccorHotels and replace it with a new loyalty programme from 2020. The new programme will be called ‘Accor Live Limitless’ (oh dear) although that does have the catchy acronym of ALL.  […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 2)

This is the 2nd part of my review of the Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. Part 1 of my Emirates First Class Suite review, which ran on Tuesday and which you can find here, talks about how I managed to book this […]

Bits: IHG Rewards Club “moving to variable points pricing”, Flybmi routes rescued, Best Western buys WorldHotels

News in brief: IHG Rewards Club “moving to variable points pricing” InterContinental Hotels Group, owner of Holiday Inn, HI Express, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza etc, published its 2018 results on Tuesday. The summary is here, but I have summarised the summary into news I think […]

Marriott Bonvoy announces a Manchester United partnership – bid for amazing experiences at Old Trafford

Here is one I didn’t see coming.  Marriott Bonvoy, the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, W, St Regis, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton etc, has just announced a new partnership with Manchester United. Etihad is, of course, the core sponsor of Manchester City.  In London, Emirates […]

Generous £75 off £250 Hilton spend with new Amex deal – plus an Amex offers round-up

One of the most popular American Express cashback deals has returned.  And this one is surprisingly generous. If you have a look at the ‘Offers’ section on ALL of your Amex online statement pages, you might see a new Hilton offer available for registration. You […]

Bits: ‘3 for 2’ on InterCon Club rooms, new Hilton Asia-Pacific sale, Mandarin Oriental Dubai opens

News in brief: InterContinental offering ‘3 for 2’ on rooms with lounge access InterContinental has launched an interesting ‘3 for 2’ deal covering rooms and suites which come with club lounge / executive floor access.  Click here to find out more. It does not cover […]

NOW CLOSED: Win two flights to New York – on the airline YOU love the most!

This competition is now closed!  The winner will be announced next week. Today is the last day to enter our New York competition! You have until midnight tonight to be in for the chance to win two economy class flights between London and New York. […]

Review of the new Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER! (Part 1)

This is my review of the Emirates First Class suite on a Boeing 777-300ER. The review will run over three articles on different days.  Today I want to look at the background to the trip and how I managed to book it. There was, at […]

Bits: BA launches its BOAC 747, Osaka deal, £100 Emirates / Amex credit, 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

News in brief: BA’s repainted BOAC Boeing 747 takes off British Airways launched its first repainted aircraft yesterday, one of a handful of classic liveries that will be applied to selected planes this year as part of BA’s 100th birthday celebrations. It uses the livery […]

World of Hyatt launches a new points promo – but also a lot of category changes

Hyatt giveth and Hyatt taketh away.  The launch of a decent World of Hyatt points promotion last week came on the heels of Hyatt’s annual category changes. That said …. the list of category changes is genuinely neutral for once.  There are reductions at good […]

HFP EXCLUSIVE: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit on your next stay

Starting today, Hotels.com is once again offering Head for Points readers an exclusive promotion code to help boost your Hotels.com Rewards account. And, unlike many Hotels.com promotions, this one is valid on virtually every property on their site – including all branded hotels. When you make a […]

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