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Are the best cashback credit cards a good alternative to miles and points cards?

Cashback credit cards are not a core focus of Head for Points due to, erm, their lack of points. That isn’t going to change, but as the benefit packages on all reward cards – travel and cashback – continue to be squeezed it is worth keeping […]

Bits: double Avios at Bicester Village, Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns – but capped, redeem IHG points for concerts

News in brief: Earn double Avios at Bicester Village Bicester Village, the discount luxury shopping outlet in Oxfordshire, is running a special sale until 3rd November. As part of this promotion, Bicester Village is also offering double Avios.  The standard Avios rate is 5 Avios […]

Bits: BA lets Evelop run Gatwick-New York (with sloping seats), new family section on ba.com, Virgin Miles Booster bonus

News in brief: Evelop to run London Gatwick to New York for BA – without fully flat business class Whilst British Airways continues to struggle with engine issues on its Boeing 787 fleet, it has chartered an A330 from Spanish airline Evelop to operate the Gatwick […]

Inside the new and long-delayed Club Aspire (Priority Pass) lounge at Gatwick’s South Terminal

This is my review of the brand new Club Aspire lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal (the British Airways terminal). This is part of our collection of UK airport lounge reviews, which is nearing completion!  You can find all of our UK airport lounge reviews […]

Bits: see ATP tennis with Marriott, BA Gold Guest List HEx deal, Hilton’s India and SE Asia sale

News in brief: See ATP tennis at the O2 with Marriott Bonvoy Tickets for the ATP tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London next month have appeared on the Marriott Bonvoy site. This is the traditional ‘end of season’ event where the top ranked […]

Bits: last call for 100% bonus buying Hilton points, get 10% off Gatwick parking

More news in brief: Last chance to get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points Tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd, is your last day to get a 100% bonus when you purchase 10,000+ Hilton Honors points. The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here. Regular readers of Head for […]

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11 DAYS LEFT: Get 7,000 to 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

There are now under two weeks left to take advantage of the special offer for the Virgin Money-issued Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward and Reward+ credit cards. For a limited period: you will earn an extra 2,000 miles (7,000 miles in total) on the FREE […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. You don’t need to be worried about missing a good […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery Sofitel

This is our review of the Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery Sofitel. It is part of our series on Vietnam. You can see my review of Vietnam Airlines premium economy here and my review of my Halong Bay overnight river cruise here. As a […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne

This is our review of the Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne. It is part of our series on Vietnam. You can see my review of Vietnam Airlines premium economy here. We slotted this in as an additional ‘fourth article’ today because it is a little […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the one remaining Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

On Tuesday, I told you about some major changes to the little-known American Express Rewards Credit Card (ARCC).  Two of the three versions of the card have been closed to new applicants with immediate effect. My full article on the Amex Rewards Credit Card changes […]

Marriott adds SEVEN hotels in Barbados as it buys Elegant Hotels for £100m

If you enjoy visiting Barbados, Marriott Bonvoy may just have got a lot more attractive for you. The hotel group, which owns 30 brands including Sheraton, St Regis, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance and a whole lot more, has just announced its purchase of Elegant […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Hilton Hanoi Opera

This is our review of the Hilton Hanoi Opera in Vietnam. It is part of our series on Vietnam. You can see my review of Vietnam Airlines premium economy here. As a reminder, Vietnam Airlines offered me and my plus one complimentary flights (one way […]

HFP in Vietnam: My one night river cruise with Paradise Cruises on Halong Bay

This is my review of a one night cruise on Halong Bay with Paradise Cruises. We slotted this in as an additional ‘fourth article’ today because it is a little outside of our core ‘airline and chain hotel’ content. This article is part of our […]

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 […]

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