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What is an Avios point worth?

It is, amazingly, 18 months since I last discussed my thoughts on how to value an Avios point.  I thought it was worth running the numbers again for the benefit of new readers and to see if they still they stack up, especially as: British […]

Bits: Aer Lingus / Supervalu NYC competition, My Lounge Gatwick South access, 2000 Virgin miles with Sixt

News in brief: AerClub / Supervalu promotion Aer Lingus AerClub has launched a new promotion with the SuperValu supermarket chain. If you convert your SuperValu Money Back vouchers or Real Rewards points into Avios by 31st December 2018, you will be entered into a draw […]

Is IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA scheme – worth a look?

Not many people know that IHG – owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc hotel brands – has a scheme aimed at travel bookers and small businesses, IHG Business Rewards. IHG Business Rewards was launched four years ago and replaced the old UK IHG Meeting […]

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Aer Lingus to launch FULLY FLAT business class seats on European routes!

No, it’s not April 1st.  Aer Lingus has announced plans to bring back Business Class on some of its key short-haul routes.  And it will be doing it with FULLY FLAT seats. And here’s the thing – this is actually a remarkably sensible thing to […]

What are the best hotel promos for December?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This has run slightly later than usual this month, but it does not make major difference as most of the offers featured are continuing from November. All of the information in this article […]

Bits: Head into space with your Virgin miles, last call for Hilton 80%-100% buy points bonus, IHG 80% buy points bonus

News in brief: How two million Virgin Flying Club miles can get you a trip to space You may have heard in the news last week that Virgin Galactic finally had a successful flight to the edge of space.  On Thursday Virgin Galactic’s vehicle reached […]

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Bits: LVMH (surprisingly) buys Belmond, Virgin Atlantic refreshes its Savings Account, Hilton launches Asia-Pacific sale

News in brief: Belmond hotel group in surprise sale to LVMH LVMH, the luxury goods group behind Louis Vuitton and many other high-end brands, has emerged as the surprise winner in the race to acquire the Belmond hotel group.  It will pay $3.2bn including existing debt, […]

Bits: €1250 British Airways Cape Town deal in Club World, 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Cathay Pacific launches with AirPortr

News in brief: British Airways offering €1250 Club World flights to South Africa British Airways is offering some very aggressive fares out of Amsterdam if you fancy a break in Cape Town or Johannesburg in 2019. For return Club World fares from Amsterdam, you are […]

Our review of Hilton London Gatwick Airport, at the South Terminal

This is our review of the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel, at the South Terminal. With an early morning meeting in the diary to plan Virgin Atlantic’s sponsorship for our Christmas party, Rhys ended up spending the night at Gatwick Airport.  We decided to kill […]

FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

Over Black Friday, I wrote about the good deal available by buying MeliaRewards gift cards on Amazon. It usually costs €330 for 55,000 Melia Rewards points.  On Black Friday, it was just €165.  This was a deal I couldn’t resist. Today – and today only […]

Bits: photos from Amex’s new Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden, Louis Vuitton opens in T4, HFP IT

News in brief: The American Express Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden is open The American Express Centurion Lounge is back for 2018!  Until 16th December, the pop-up lounge is open at Unit 6, Langley Street, which is about 60 seconds walk from Covent Garden tube station. […]

Exclusive HFP competition: Win luxury swim shorts, worth up to £220, made from recycled plastic

This weekend, we are running a competition in association with new online clothing brand Naeco.  If you are heading off to the beach this Christmas, it is one for you. Two Head for Points readers will each win a luxury pair of swim shorts made […]

Are these the 2019 changes to IHG’s Ambassador and Royal Ambassador schemes?

Back in August we ran an article on changes that IHG Rewards Club was proposing to make to its Ambassador loyalty scheme. Via leaked documents on Flyertalk, there are rumours (via a document shown to a guest at an InterContinental in China) of what these […]

Bits: Avios invests in Monese, No 1 Lounges / Virgin Atlantic deal, new O2 concerts for Marriott points

News in brief: Avios invests in Monese On Monday I published a mini-rant about the bloated state of the UK credit card industry.  As part of that, I asked why investors were pouring vast sums into online current account start-ups (Monzo, Revolut, Starling etc) when […]

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party

Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Christmas party at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock on Tuesday night, generously sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money. It was another great event.  Apologies to everyone who tried to get a ticket but […]

TWO DAYS LEFT: Get 5,000 to 10,000 EXTRA sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

EDIT:  This offer closed on 14th December 2018.  If you follow the links below you will see the standard bonuses which are still available.  These are 5,000 miles on the free card and 15,000 miles on the premium card. Virgin Atlantic is currently running an […]

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