BA Sale

How to earn miles on your January tax bill via debit card (Tesco), Amex (Billhop), Curve, Miles & More or Revolut

When HMRC stopped accepting personal credit cards for tax payments in January 2018, 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 […]

Virgin Atlantic ends Air China partnership – are there any good partner awards left (except ANA!)?

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is ending its partnership with Air China. It issued a statement to say: “Our partnership with Air China is ending. Termination of the partnership is effective from the 16th March. Unfortunately, no more bookings can be made on or […]

REMINDER: Win 100,000 Avios with Cruise118 and Head for Points!

We wanted to remind you today about the fantastic competition we are currently running.  One lucky reader will win 100,000 Avios courtesy of Avios partner Cruise118. We haven’t done a huge amount about cruising on Head for Points before, but we know that it’s a […]

Bits: BA Club to Cape Town for £1250, good Oz and NZ deals on Singapore Airlines, IHG credit card competition

News in brief: Good Australia and New Zealand deals on Singapore Airlines – and a BA Cape Town deal To be frank, the best flight deals in Europe at the moment are out of Scandinavia.  I’m not sure who started it – potentially Qatar Airways […]

Lounge bits: lengthy Luton and Edinburgh Aspire closures, whilst Plaza Premium opens in Dubai

News in brief: Aspire lounge at Luton Airport to close for refurbishment It doesn’t seem that long ago since it last had a makeover, but the Aspire Lounge at Luton Airport is to close for facelift. If you want to see what it is currently […]

What happened at the Head for Points Winter Party? (And how much money did you raise?)

Thank you to everyone who came to our Winter Party on Monday evening at the Marriott Grosvenor Square. We had around 500 people there, who had managed to avoid the current flu bug and ‘dry January’!  The Westminster Ballroom at the Marriott is by far […]

Your Rate

New BA Amex offer – get 3,000 bonus Avios for £300 of British Airways spend

A good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card. If you spend £300 or more at ba.com between registration and 16th February, you will receive 3,000 bonus Avios. For clarity, this bonus comes from American […]

What is the best replacement for your Starwood American Express card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

If you read Head for Points via the website, you may have seen the link to statusmatcher.com in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ box.  I thought it was worth giving this site a bit more publicity as it does offer a useful service to regular travellers. […]

Time is running out (4 days left) to pay your tax bill with your Curve Card

If you have any self-assessment income tax to pay by 31st January, or any VAT to pay in early February, don’t forget that the last day to make HMRC payments for free with a Curve Card is 23rd January. Unless you have Curve Metal, a […]

Which sorts of IHG Rewards Club points count for status, and which don’t?

It’s January, and your hotel status points will have reset to zero.  Qualification, or requalification, for a higher status tier feels a long way away.  Luckily, for IHG Rewards Club members there are ways of earning STATUS points without staying in their hotels. IHG Rewards […]

Bits: Good KLM business class deals from the UK, Aer Lingus unveils new uniforms

News in brief: Good KLM Business Class sale from the UK KLM is running a new business class sale for departures from the UK. It is especially good for readers outside of London since these sale prices are valid for departures from 16 UK airports, […]

A 100% purely speculative article about what may happen at Heathrow Terminal 5 soon ….

You might not notice it, but we do have an editorial framework at HFP.  Part of this is that we don’t write about things which are only due to happen in 2-3+ years, because it isn’t ‘news you can use’.  That is why you very […]

Here’s what you missed at the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards dinner …..

Last Monday, Rob, Sinead, Caroline and I gathered with 28 industry guests to celebrate the winners of the Head for Points Travel and Loyalty Awards 2019.  We thought it would be a good way to treat the people who had the greatest effect on your […]

Why Radisson Rewards is suddenly a decent option for New York redemptions

On Friday we wrote about the insanely generous (if it fits your stay patterns) promotion that Radisson Rewards is running this Spring.  Our article is here.  You can register here. By coincidence, I got an email on Friday announcing the opening of the brand new […]

Amazon ad
SPECIAL OFFER: Get 5,000 to 25,000 Virgin Atlantic miles!
VAA