BA sale

St Regis Venice opens – a potentially aspirational Bonvoy redemption

The St Regis Venice is now open. When I was in Venice in August 2018 I noticed that Marriot’s Westin Europa & Regina was closed. Following a total refurbishment, it has just reopened under the luxury St Regis brand.  This will make another excellent Marriott […]

Bits: ‘Combine My Avios’ broken, two UK castles you can book with Hyatt points, welcome Sinead

News in brief: ‘Combine My Avios’ is still broken …. We ran an article on 9th October saying that, as well as the entire ‘Combine My Avios’ functionality across BA and Iberia, was to undergo 24 hours of maintenance and would not be available. […]

REMINDER: Up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

One of the better Avios earning offers we have promoted in the past is for Alan Boswell Group personal, business and landlord insurance. They were a long-standing partner until last year, when the Avios Travel Rewards program was shut down. It has taken Alan […]

Hilton India and SEA sale

A brief review of the Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport

This is our review of the Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport hotel. The hotel website is here if you want to learn more or book. This is, I admit, a bit of a niche review which is why I’ve slotted it in as an additional […]

Got a Lloyds Amex? It’s a good time to get a Club Lloyds current account

If you had the old Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express or Lloyds Duo credit cards, you have probably been switched to the new Lloyds Avios Rewards Mastercard by now.  If not, it will happen very soon. (For clarity, before you read on – the Lloyds […]

Bits: ‘should air miles be banned’ update, Virgin’s new China JV, last call for Marriott and Hyatt ‘buy points’ offers

News in brief: More on whether air miles should be banned to reduce climate change There was a big reaction to my piece on Tuesday about whether frequent flyer schemes should be banned because they encourage additional flying which exacerbates climate change. Here are four […]

BA sale

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 1)

This is our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. This is the first part of a new HFP series on Vietnam.  Vietnam Airlines offered me and my plus one complimentary flights (one way Premium Economy, one […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 2)

This is part two of our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Part one, which looks at the Vietnam Airlines premium economy seat, can be found here. This second part looks at the food and in-flight […]

REGISTER NOW: Marriott Bonvoy launches its Autumn promotion, ‘Unlock More’

Marriott Bonvoy has launched its third ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched in February. You can register here. Here are the key points: The promotion is called “Unlock More” It runs from 29th October to 14th January (registration via this link is open now […]

HFP in Doha: Inside the flagship Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge

This is my review of the Al Mourjan business class lounge at Hamad International airport in Doha. It is the final part of our current Qatar Airways series. Our previous article reviewing the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4, is here.  Our […]

And the new Flybe brand will be ….

Flybe has just announced its new brand, following its takeover by a Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air consortium. And it is …. Virgin Connect. This was my guess, and indeed much of the industry (the new holding company is called Connect Airways, after all).  What […]

Would scrapping frequent flyer schemes really reduce climate change?!

The media – of which, technically, HFP is part – is a funny thing.  On Sunday evening I noticed a couple of comments on the site relating to Guardian coverage of a report written by Imperial College and commissioned by the Government’s Committee on Climate […]

Bits: Good Lufthansa / SWISS fares from Italy, Hilton auction deal at The Biltmore, 75% bonus on Flying Blue miles

News in brief: Exceptional Lufthansa / SWISS companion fares from Italy SWISS and Lufthansa have launched some fantastic First and business class fares from Italy. Unfortunately, these are companion fares which require two people to travel – bad luck if you are a solo traveller. […]

Amex has closed two Amex Rewards Credit Card variants – but you may still want to get the surviving one

One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold credit card is free in year 1 and comes with […]

We go inside the new Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – is it worth £40?

This is our review of the brand new Lomond Lounge at Glasgow International Airport. It is part of our review series covering most (we’re getting there!) lounges at UK airports.  You can see all of our airport lounge reviews here. The Lomond Lounge was part […]

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