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Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Bits: £7 off Heathrow Express, 1000 Virgin miles per day with Avis, Hilton Honors terms update

News in brief: Save £7 on return Heathrow Express tickets Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do […]

Aer Lingus launches its new logo and aircraft livery

With the first of 14 A321LR aircraft due for arrival very soon – which will see the launch of US flights using single-aisle planes – Aer Lingus has announced its new first brand refresh for over 20 years. And this is it: If you’re thinking “this […]

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: We reveal the changes to British Airways World Traveller Plus

British Airways has been touting improvements in the World Traveller Plus ‘soft product’ (food, bedding etc) for some time.  I’ve now managed to get hold of some information on what is coming as well as some not-seen-elsewhere promotional images of the new meal service. The […]

Bits: more good KLM ex-UK business deals, Radisson Rewards launches a generous Spring promotion

News in brief: More good KLM business class deals from the UK A few days ago I wrote about the aggressive business class fares from London to Seoul offered by Air France and KLM.  You can get as low as £1329 return for much of […]

Marriott Bonvoy officially launches on 13th February!

It’s official – the new name for the combined Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest is, as we revealed a few weeks ago, Marriott Bonvoy. The programme will launch on 13th February although it will clearly take a while to update all of […]

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How I (almost) recreated BA Club Europe on Vueling for £64 one-way!

I was in Gatwick’s South Terminal last Thursday reviewing the new My Lounge lounge as you may have seen on Monday.  I was on my way to Barcelona to do a review for Marriott which will run in a day or so. Flying early in the […]

Bits: Finnair launches Sapporo (bookable on Avios), 100% bonus buying Hilton points, SPG Amex interest

News in brief: Finnair launches Sapporo Finnair, a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, will launch flights to Sapporo in Japan this Winter.  It becomes the first European airline to fly to the city since KLM dropped the route back in 2002. The service […]

Flybe surprise update: sale to Virgin Atlantic consortium restructured, shareholders bypassed, deal done!

There was a major development in the Flybe takeover saga this morning. It appears that the subsidiary of the quoted company, Flybe Group plc, which runs the airline has been sold to the Virgin Atlantic / Stobart Group consortium subject to a limited number of conditions.  […]

Back for the last time: EXCLUSIVE Marriott HFP offer – earn 10,000 points for a long weekend in Europe!

Good things come in threes. Marriott has decided to re-run its special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers for a third and final time! To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new (still officially unnamed, but it will […]

Bits: Norwegian drops lounge access in Premium, new IHG promo starts, Uber ‘clean air’ fee from tomorrow

News in brief: Norwegian drops lounge access for Premium customers Norwegian has quietly removed lounge access for the majority of its Premium customers. As posted by a HFP reader yesterday, it turns out that the rules were changed on 21st December.  From that point, only […]

IT’S BACK: Get 10,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Virgin Atlantic has brought back its impressive special offer for its new Virgin Money-issued Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 5,000 miles (10,000 miles in total) on the FREE Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card  you will get […]

Your first look inside the new My Lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

This is my review of the new My Lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal. The ‘third party lounge’ situation at BA’s Gatwick hub – the South Terminal – has been a mess for some time.  A victim of its own success, so many airlines have […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

A reader emailed me recently about IHG’s new mini-Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays this Spring, this promotion will be the most generous offer in the market for most people.) The reader wanted to know if it was possible […]

Bits: IHG devaluation delayed from Monday 14th, buy cheap Avios via Groupon (again), Garuda starts UK-Bali

News in brief: The IHG Rewards Club devaluation seems to be delayed I dropped this article in on Sunday rather than Monday to save readers from any unnecessary booking panic on Sunday night! IHG Rewards Club was due to change the reward pricing of almost […]

How to earn Avios booking hotels via Agoda – and is it worth it?

Agoda is one of the lesser known British Airways Executive Club hotel partners, of which you can see the full list here. Agoda is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally focused on Asia.  It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. […]

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