BOOK NOW: 135 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points inc Crowne Plaza Heathrow

IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) has published the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. These hotels can be booked for stays until 30th September. These hotels are now bookable via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up their allocation of […]

Earn 250 Avios per booking at 45,000 restaurants in ten European countries

Whilst Avios UK may have recently closed its restaurant booking programme, the company has not given up trying to cash in on the sector. Avios, via Vueling Club, has teamed up with TripAdvisor’s restaurant booking service The Fork to offer points. You will earn 250 […]

Bits: new ‘buy Avios’ promo, use Priority Pass for a whisky tasting, Tesco Clubcard conversion competition

News in brief: New ‘buy Avios’ promo launches today British Airways Executive Club is launching a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion today.  It will also apply if you gift Avios to someone else. BA has lifted the annual purchase limit to 200,000 Avios as part of […]

My review of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel (Part 1)

This is my review of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel. We had been wanting to do a review of Vueling’s business class short haul product for a while, which realistically meant booking a Gatwick to Barcelona flight.  As you may have seen from my article […]

My review of The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Melia Barcelona Sky. Part one with my room and the restaurant is here. Part two focuses on The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky. The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky is the 5* part of the hotel. […]

LAST DAY: Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points with Head for Points

All this week IHG has been running a great competition with us to promote their current special weekend offer at hotels in Manchester. Today, Sunday, is your last day to enter. One lucky Head for Points reader will win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points! 100,000 […]

BA Holidays launches short-haul and long-haul luxury sale – cheaper than just booking a flight!

British Airways Holidays has launched a special luxury promotion, valid for both short haul and long haul departures. There are some decent prices here but you need to book by Tuesday 24th July. The prices are not quite as good as we saw this time […]

Bits: 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, join a Hilton McLaren F1 factory tour, extended-stay Marriott Residence Inn opens in Kensington

News in brief: IHG launches new ‘buy points’ bonus – up to 100% IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale this week for a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it. Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally […]

Bits: new IHG PointBreaks list on Monday – includes Brighton!, £100 off Virgin Holidays, Hilton competition

News in brief: New list of IHG PointBreaks redemptions on Monday IHG Rewards Club has released a teaser video on its Facebook page highlighting five hotels which will feature in the new PointBreaks list. These hotels will be bookable from Monday afternoon UK time.  It […]

BA increases Sao Paulo services – good Avios availability if you book now

British Airways has added two new weekly flights to Sao Paulo.  It has not been officially announced yet as far as I know but the flights are available for booking. As usual, the guaranteed two Club World seats and four World Traveller economy seats are […]

How to earn Avios on your July tax bill via debit card (Tesco), Amex (Billhop) or Visa/MC (Curve)

When HMRC stopped accepting personal credit cards for tax payments in January, it was a blow for many HFP readers who used the Inland Revenue to rack up a substantial number of miles and points.  Even a relatively small business like Head for Points has […]

British Airways launches an August-only US Business sale from Dublin

British Airways has launched a range of attractive Club World business class fares out of Dublin, exclusively for travel in August.  Only the US seems to be included. Here are some examples: Dublin to New York JFK – €1,337 return  Dublin to San Francisco – €1,629 […]

Review of the ‘new’ BA lounge in Toronto, now managed by Plaza Premium

In October last year British Airways closed its lounge at Toronto Pearson International airport. Eight months later the lounge opened again – under Plaza Premium management. Reader Dawn asked us if we wanted a review.  As we have no plans to head there ourselves in […]

Why are BA Singapore redemptions pricier via Iberia – and are there others?

EDIT:  Iberia fixed this within the day!  Such is the power of HFP 🙂 An interesting quirk with the Iberia Avios redemption chart was picked up in this thread on Flyertalk.  For some reason Singapore, when flying BA, is in a more expensive redemption zone than […]

Important: Virgin transfers to IHG Rewards Club are no longer status qualifying

One of the interesting miles and points ‘quirks’ is the fact the Virgin Atlantic allows you to transfer OUT of Flying Club into two hotel schemes – IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors.  It is rare that you can transfer from an airline scheme into […]

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