Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general consensus about hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for most […]

Bits: HFP and GDPR, new Hilton tour of the McLaren factory, BA Moscow moves

News in brief: HFP and the new data protection rules The new European data protection rules come into force today. As you know, HFP collects very little directly identifiable data about readers since you do not need to register to use the site.  There are […]

REMINDER: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Just in case you are flying out of Heathrow tonight for the Bank Holiday, I thought it was worth a reminder that Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has a sign-up bonus at the moment worth 3,000 points. 3,000 points […]


Bits: BA frequency changes, BA GGL Heathrow Express upgrades, Qatar launches Gatwick and an Eco sale

News in brief: British Airways announces Winter frequency changes British Airways published this consolidated list of Winter services changes on Tuesday.  These take effect from 28th October. Not all of this list is new but I think most of it is.  There will be additional […]

I check into the London Hilton on Park Lane on my £55 room deal!

This is my review of the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel. Back in April, we covered a special promotion that Hilton was running to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Hilton London Park Lane.  55 rooms were being sold at £55 each.  Most of […]

BOOK NOW: New BA Johannesburg service launched, wide open for Avios redemptions

British Airways published a list of timetable changes on Tuesday which was not hugely exciting – so unexciting in fact that I was happy to wait until Thursday to publish it. Something else seems to have slipped through the net, however, which is not listed […]

Bits: using Aer Lingus lounges with BA status, BA announces new Marrakech route, Tesco Direct closes

News in brief: Using Aer Lingus lounges with British Airways status A reader asked me about this topic a couple of days ago, so I thought I would quickly run through the longe access rules for Aer Lingus if you have British Airways status, just […]

How to move Avios from BA to Iberia (and vice versa) now that Avios TRP is closing

The migration from Avios Travel Rewards Programme to British Airways Executive Club is underway.  The first batch of accounts have already been closed and the rest will be done over the next couple of months. One common question that comes up is this: “When […]

Review of the expanded 51 Degrees Lolfa Foethus (Executive Lounge) at Cardiff Airport

This is our review of the new 51 Degrees Lolfa Faoethus (Executive Lounge) at Cardiff International Airport. Last year in February we published a review of the Executive lounge at Cardiff Airport by one of our readers Nathan.  A few weeks ago the lounge reopened […]

BREAKING: No more easy Avios or Virgin miles via Tesco Direct as its closure is announced

Tesco has surprised the market today by announcing that it is closing Tesco Direct on 9th July. Whilst some products will continue to be sold via the Grocery website, it is very likely that we have seen the end of the generous points bonanzas of […]

Bits: IAG ‘to make third €1.5bn Norwegian offer’, new Club World ads, 720 Avios with a NOW TV stick

News in brief: IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’ Spanish newspaper Expansion reported yesterday (see here, Chrome can translate) that BA’s parent company, IAG, is to make a third offer for Norwegian. This will value the airline at 330 NOK per share, […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 spent!

Accor and Avios have launched a new ‘bonus Avios’ promotion.  This allows you to earn triple Avios on every stay at a Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, M Gallery, Ibis, Pullman etc hotel. You have six weeks to book and stay – the promotion runs to 4th July. Full […]

1000 Marriott or IHG points from Hertz for almost everyone and an Accor/Hertz status match

A couple of years ago, Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels launched a partnership.  It has been pretty quiet since then but it seems that the key benefits – a Hertz status match and a chunk of free Hertz points – are still available. Hertz is offering […]

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: Which FREE UK credit cards have 0% foreign exchange fees?

What are the best FREE credit cards with no foreign exchange fees? As the Lloyds Avios Rewards Mastercard is no longer available to new applicants, there are no travel rewards credit cards which offer fee-free overseas purchases. If you use a rewards credit card when […]

HFP competition: Travel in style this Summer with a luxury polo shirt by Niccolò P.

For two days only this week, we are running a competition in association with new online clothing brand Niccolò P. Three Head for Points readers will each win a luxury polo shirt, worth up to £125. Summer has nearly arrived (on and off, I know, […]

Bits: see Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton, 40% Hyatt ‘buy points’ bonus, new Virgin routes update

News in brief: Get tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton (EDIT: Sorry, readers had taken the 5 Sunday pairs and remaining 3 Saturday and Friday pairs by 7.15am! Only Thursday remains as at 7.15.) Waldorf Astoria is an official sponsor of the Goodwood […]

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