Which of the SEVEN UK airport lounges opening soon am I most looking forward to?

2019 is gearing up to be a good year for UK airport lounge openings.  The last six months have already seen the new No 1 Lounge in Edinburgh (review), the new SkyLife lounge at Southend (review), the No 1 Clubrooms in Birmingham (review to come) […]

Virgin Atlantic Bank Holiday sale deals now on

Virgin Atlantic has launched special Bank Holiday deals with decent prices in Upper Class and Economy. Until Tuesday 28th May you can find reduced fares on flights to the US and the Caribbean this Summer. There are also special fares out of Manchester to the […]

IT’S BACK: Get £50 off £100 spend at Amazon with Amazon Business

Lack Autumn, and again just after Christmas, we ran a very generous promotion with Amazon Business.  For a limited period, it is back. If you sign up, for FREE, to Amazon Business you can save £50 on your next £100 Amazon purchase.  (I know this […]

Bits: BA Johannesburg lounge closing today, BA Elemis Spa improvements, 4000 Accor points (=Avios) via Europcar

‎News in brief: British Airways Johannesburg lounges close today The two British Airways lounges in Johannesburg, Club and First, close today for a five month refurbishment.  Re-opening is currently planned for October. During the closure, passengers will be split between Comair’s SLOW Lounge (First Class […]

Hilton has launched its annual Summer Sale

Hilton has launched its Summer Sale with decent weekend deals across Europe, Africa and Middle East.  The sale home page is here. The sale offers up to 30% off the standard Best Available Rate if you are a Hilton Honors member. As usual we need […]

NOW WORKING: Tickets for ALL ICC Cricket World Cup games available for Emirates Skywards miles

Tickets for ALL of the ICC Cricket World Cup games have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.   (EDIT: Emirates has fixed the website bug and you can now redeem) I am not a cricket fan, by any means, so I can’t really comment […]

Bits: no more Avios from mortgages, British Airways Heathrow terminal switches, seven countries added to UK ePassport gates

News in brief: No more Avios from mortgages There has only been one way to earn Avios from your mortgage, and that was via Tesco Bank. Tesco Bank quietly entered the mortgage market back in 2014.  We never covered it much because there are many […]

60 families can join Hilton for a day out at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking

EDIT:  This has now SOLD OUT.  As all 60 sets of tickets were still available late last night, we can be fairly certain that every attendee will be a Head for Points reader!  I hope you all have a great day. Hilton Honors runs occasional […]

Virgin Atlantic relaunches services to Mumbai after a four year gap

Looking to fill a gap left by the collapse of India’s Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic is returning to Mumbai after a four year absence. The airline has announced a new daily flight which will launch on 27th October at the start of the Winter timetable. […]

What is the future of business class and premium economy (including my BBC TV interview)?

Thanks to the ingenuity of HFP readers, I have been able to get hold of the interview I did on ‘Talking Business with Aaron Heselhurst’ for BBC World News. We were talking about the future of business class in the light of the new British […]

Bits: last day to buy Avios with 50% bonus, last day for the BA sale, 500 Accor points on your next stay

News in brief: Last chance to buy Avios with a 50% bonus Today, Tuesday 21st, is your last chance to take advantage of the current British Airways ‘buy Avios’ bonus. You will receive 50% bonus Avios when you buy or gift points. This is as […]

NOW DEAD: Amazing €999 (£873) Iberia business class fare to Cancun and Mexico City

EDIT: this fare is now dead, congratulations to those who booked Iberia has launched an amazing €999 Business Class fare between Madrid and Cancun or Mexico City. It isn’t clear why this offer is running – I can’t see any advertising for it – which […]

Earn up to 8 Avios per £1 with a special Hotels.com promotion

Hotels.com and British Airways Executive Club now have a direct earning relationship, allowing you to earn Avios with every hotel booking. This deal allows you to earn Avios on virtually every hotel you book – Hotels.com covers several hundreds of thousands of properties globally, more […]

Has Lloyds closed your Avios Rewards Amex card – and imposed FX fees – without telling you?

The HFP comments section has been filled over the weekend with people who are confused about what has happened to their Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express card in the last few days. As we covered in the past, Lloyds Bank is in the process of […]

It’s gone! BA drops its trial of ‘no taxes’ short-haul Avios redemptions

Back in April we told you about something very interesting.  British Airways was trialling Avios redemptions with virtually ZERO taxes.  This was showing on the longer short haul routes such as Greece, the south of Italy, Cyprus, Morocco etc. Take a look at the screenshot below, taken […]

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