Two more quirks – one good, one bad – with BA’s new ‘£1 taxes’ short haul redemptions

Over the last few days we have been looking at odd side-effects of British Airways trialling ‘£1 taxes and charge’ Avios redemptions on UK and European flights. As a catch up: here is our main article on how it works, and why I think it […]

What are the best hotel promos for July and August?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Fantastic images from the BA / Red Arrows flypast yesterday

British Airways has released some very impressive images from the combined flypast yesterday at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Click on any of the photos to enlarge. It involved the Boeing 747 repainted in the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery earlier […]

Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways wine deal from Laithwaites

(EDIT: link updated, the order form does now have a box for your BAEC number.  All very odd!) If you’ve been reading Head for Points for a while you’ll know that points-earning wine deals seem to be very popular with readers, for some odd reason […]

Bits: see Man Utd in Cardiff with Bonvoy, £125 off Virgin Atlantic to Mumbai, 50% bonus buying Radisson Rewards

News in brief: See Manchester United and AC Milan in Cardiff with Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Bonvoy has made 10 football hospitality packages available for points on its ‘Moments’ experiences page. The tickets are for the International Champions Cup game between Manchester United v AC Milan […]

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels tweaks the My Millennium loyalty scheme

Millennium & Copthorne is a hotel chain with a presence across the UK, Asia, North America and New Zealand.   It relaunched its loyalty scheme as My Millennium in 2016 and has recently streamlined the scheme considerably. As many HFP readers may find themselves in […]

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More Avios £1 quirks – cancellation fees for ALL short-haul tickets now appear capped at £1

BA’s new trial of ‘£1 taxes’ on short-haul Avios redemptions is the gift that keeps on giving, in terms of finding intriguing new content for HFP.  We’ve already got the weekend covered 🙂 First, to clarify ….. Yesterday we ran article showing how Avios flights […]

Bits: big changes for BA’s first A350 route, book Manchester to Las Vegas for £1400 on BA/AA

News in brief: British Airways rejigs its A350 launch route British Airways announced a major change last night which will impact anyone hoping to catch the new A350 – and the new Club Suite – in action. The original plan was that Toronto would see […]

Is this the smallest Priority Pass airport lounge in the world?

Every so often we get an email from a reader about a highly unusual lounge, airline or travel-related experience.  This one is from Graeme, who was flying with LATAM on an Avios redemption from Iguazú Falls to Buenos Aires. (South America is, on the whole, […]

Live in the regions? Your Avios have just been devalued (accidentally)

If you start your Avios redemptions outside London and require a connection, your points were devalued (accidentally) on Monday.  It just took us 48 hours to notice.  No-one else seems to have spotted this at all. The good news is that I think BA will […]

Zipcar Flex rolls out further – join for free and drive to or from Heathrow T5 for £17

Most readers, at least London-based ones, will know Zipcar as a ‘pound per hour’ car hire group.  They have a few hundred cars scattered across Central London and you can book them by the half-hour via their app. If you live in the right area […]

Bits: NEW – use Priority Pass and Lounge Club for Luton’s Clubrooms, Wizz launches St Petersburg, Curve raises $55m

News in brief: Luton Airport Clubrooms joins Priority Pass You may be familiar with the luxury ‘Clubrooms’ airport lounge brand thanks to their presence at other airports –a reader reviewed one recently at Birmingham Airport. The Clubrooms are owned and operated by lounge group No […]

Get 2,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking, however cheap, via our current Kaligo.com offer

Between 1st and 31st July we are running an exclusive promotion with hotel booking site Kaligo.com, the booking site which awards Avios points with every hotel you book. If you spend over £700 on hotels at Kaligo.com before midnight on 31st July, across one or […]

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have relaunched ‘Your World Rewards’, the old Starwood scheme which allowed you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points! The scheme was suspended to new sign-ups following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, […]

BA cuts Avios taxes to £1 in the UK and Europe – but it isn’t as good as it sounds

It’s back.  Following a short trial in April, British Airways is rolling out ‘£1 taxes’ Avios redemptions on ALL UK and European routes for a trial period. Instead of paying £35 (Euro Traveller) or £50 (Club Europe) in taxes and charges on return short haul […]

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