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 […]

Bits: Montreal Avios bargains, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, an email arrives

News in brief: Montreal becomes an Avios bargain with Aer Lingus We told you last week that Aer Lingus is launching Montreal and Minneapolis for Summer 2019. What I didn’t spot at the time is that Aer Lingus is NOT fudging Avios pricing to Montreal! This […]

Review of the British Airways (and Priority Pass) lounge at Jersey Airport

This is our review of the British Airways lounge at Jersey Airport A few weeks ago we started another round of UK airport reviews and mentioned the fact that we still need a good number of reviews.  Reader Andrew flies out of Jersey on a […]

British Airways launches new Kos route, wide open for Avios redemptions

British Airways has launched a new route to the Greek island of Kos. The service will start next Summer and operate from Gatwick.  It joins a wide range of other destinations in Greece: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu. The […]

Bits: BA expands connection car transfers, €1546 Emirates A380 to Bangkok (or BA €1451), more on Auckland

News in brief: British Airways extends car transfers for late connections British Airways has announced an extension of its chauffeur driven executive car connection service at Heathrow. Passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, plus British Airways Gold and Silver Executive Club members […]

Vueling scraps ‘Excellence’ fares as it retreats from the business market

Vueling, if you’re not familiar with it, is BA’s sister low-cost airline, operating primarily out of Barcelona and Rome.  There are a substantial number of services to the UK.  Full details are on the Vueling website here. You may remember our failed attempt to review […]

FREE hotel night for new Marriott Rewards members who do just two stays

With the integration of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest now behind them – although there are still some issues to fix, including the restarting of Amex transfers – Marriott Rewards has launched a generous new offer for anyone who is not currently a member. […]

What Curve’s email yesterday actually means

If you have a Curve Card, you will have received an email from them yesterday which you may have found a little confusing. There is a big Curve announcement coming this week which I will cover on Thursday morning.  If you don’t know about Curve, […]

Bits: Interesting Auckland redemption option, Hilton launches an Asia sale

News in brief: Interesting redemption option to Auckland Reader Charlie dropped me a note about an interesting Virgin Atlantic partner redemption that he has booked. (You may also want to read our article from the weekend about the excellent Jet Airways First Class Suites redemption using […]

Amazon ad
The best choice for your first points card:
Amex Gold