EXCLUSIVE HFP OFFER: Earn up to 10,000 bonus Avios with Kaligo.com hotel bookings!

Head for Points and hotel booking site Kaligo.com, which awards Avios with every hotel you book, are running an EXCLUSIVE promotion for the next month. It is a simple, straightforward and potentially lucrative one. If you spend over £700 on hotels at Kaligo.com before midnight […]

Bits: Hertz becomes first non-airline SkyTeam member, crazy Avios US surcharges, the Marriott daily play game

News in brief: Hertz to become the first non-airline member of SkyTeam This is, I think, a world exclusive!  I was with Caroline Simmerman, the Hertz Europe partnerships director, at a reception in Amsterdam last night and she told our group that Hertz has just […]

A few thoughts about the St Regis New York hotel and my $2,800 suite

This is my review of the St Regis New York hotel. Except …. it isn’t.  Three weeks ago I wrote a popular article about how I tried to maximise the $50 per day ‘destination fee’ at St Regis New York by incurring as many qualifying […]

The new British Airways First Lounge has opened at New York’s JFK Terminal 7

In April 2017 British Airways announced a £52 million refurbishment to its Terminal 7 at New York’s JFK airport.  This was to include an update of the check-in areas, lounges and departure gates. The Concorde Room was refreshed earlier this year and so were the […]

Bits: who was our Cross Border competition winner?, good South America redemption, Amex / Preferred Hotels extra night offer

News in brief: Who won the Cross Border Financial Planning competition? Last week, we ran a competition in association with Cross Border Financial Planning. Cross Border was giving away a £500 lastminute.com gift card to one lucky winner.  And the winner is………….. Caleb W. Congratulations […]

Our review of the Executive Lounge at Cornwall Airport Newquay

This is our review of the Cornwall Airport Newquay Executive Lounge. A few weeks ago we started another round of UK airport reviews and mentioned the fact that we still had a few gaps.  Flyertalk member PZE was due to fly out of Newquay and […]

Bits: 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer […]

Review of the Amex Lounge at a Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League game!

One advantage of being an American Express Platinum cardholder is the opportunity to access special offers and complimentary experiences. These are generally not bad, although I am so busy these days that I rarely get to one.  Details of what is available are sent out […]

Marriott Rewards finally launches its new online game

(EDIT:  There is some confusion about how this works.  It appears that you can only win an instant prize ONCE, irrespective of how many days you play.  This makes no sense, as there are 2 million prizes to be won, but this is how it […]

Competition & Markets Authority launches probe into the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic JV

The Competition & Markets Authority launched an investigation yesterday into the transatlantic joint venture which is operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia. Details are on the CMA website here. Almost all Head for Points readers will know that these are all airlines […]

Bits: those £50 Amazon vouchers, 1.1p Groupon Avios back again, Accor buys 3 top London hotels

News in brief: Your £50 Amazon Business voucher Last week we covered a very generous offer for anyone with their own SME.  Amazon offered HFP readers a 50% discount on their next order (maximum discount £50) when they created a free Amazon Business account.  See here […]

Bits: TAP one-ways UK to US, more BA Nashville services (with Avios seats), my Clare Smyth lunch

News in brief: Good one-way Business Class fares to the US from London for 2019 A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the excellent TAP Air Portugal one-way (and return) fares to the United States from Dublin.  There were as low as £600 one-way in Business Class. […]

Literally everything you ever wanted to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher, in one article!

I get quite a few emails each month about various aspects of the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, both about how to earn it and how to use it. I wanted to clear up some of the more popular questions in this article.  We […]

Bits: free £18 with a $ prepaid Mastercard, Virgin launches NYC Pride flight, HSBC Premier gives Langham status

News in brief: Get £18 ‘free’ with a FairFX prepaid Dollar Mastercard Groupon is running an interesting offer on FairFX prepaid currency cards at the moment. Via this link you can, for £7, buy yourself a US$ prepaid Mastercard.  When you load the card with […]

Bits: new Paris luxury option for Hilton, why bad airlines are profitable, Avios / Charles Tyrwhitt promo

News in brief: Hilton gains an attractive new Paris option Hilton has been woefully under-represented in Paris.  Until Hilton Paris Opera opened a couple of years ago, it didn’t have a single property in the main tourist zone.  (Here is our review of Hilton Paris […]

Virgin Flying Club launches redemption seat sale on selected US economy routes

Virgin Atlantic has launched a reward seat sale on selected routes. Full details are on their website here. You can book until 31st October for flights before 12th December. These deals run until 31st October.  All dates during this period are priced at the lower standard level […]

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