Archives for August 2013

Earn on Qatar Airways, redeem on …. British Airways AND Virgin Atlantic!

Yesterday I published details of Qatar Airways entry into the oneworld alliance, which now seems set for 1st October (but possibly still 31st October, depending on what you read).  From that date, you will be able to redeem Avios for Qatar Airways flights. There is […]

Last chance to WIN 10,000 Avios / Flying Club / Miles & More miles!

Today (31st) is your last chance to enter the very low key competition being run over at Business Traveller magazine to win 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (EDIT: link removed as now dead). This is to promote the relaunch of the scheme and their current (until […]

Qatar Airways and Avios – earn from Monday, redeem from 1st October (they do The Maldives for a start …)

Qatar Airways sent an email to its frequent flyer members this week which appears to confirm the entry date of Qatar into the oneworld alliance.  More interestingly, it confirmed that it is bringing forward its partnership with British Airways. The first point is that Qatar’s […]

5,000 bonus Flying Club miles when you book Guest List

Last September, Virgin Atlantic launched an interesting new service – Guest List. Most frequent travellers acknowledge that, whatever they may think of Virgin Atlantic’s on-board product, the ground service at Heathrow (and to a lesser extent Gatwick) is unbeatable. It certainly leaves British Airways a […]

Hyatt launches its new Autumn promotion – how does it compare?

Hyatt Gold Passport has become the latest of the big hotel programmes to launch its Autumn promotion.  Called ‘Discover The Possibilities’ it is at least very simple! The web page for full details and registration is here. The bonuses run like this: Stay 5 nights, […]

Last chance for 6,500 Miles & More miles with the M&M credit card

A quick heads up that the current promotion on the Lufthansa UK ‘Miles & More’ credit card is ending tomorrow, August 30th. This is far from the greatest credit card deal of all time. The sign-up bonus, usually just 1,500 Miles & More miles, is […]

American Express Nectar credit card – in-depth review

This is my review of the American Express Nectar credit card. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards which offer airline miles or hotel loyalty points for your spending.  However, as easyJet is now a partner with Nectar, it is worth taking a look […]

Why earning Avios with Moneycorp at Terminal 5 is not a great idea

I posted a couple of weeks ago that American Express Currency Exchange had resigned from its positions in Heathrow Terminal 5 (EDIT May 2014: Amex has now been replaced at all other terminals as well).  These booths, including the one in the British Airways lounge, […]

How I finally got the IHG Rewards Club ‘5000 points for a weekend stay’ bonus to post!

IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc programme) is well known for publishing lots of one-off bonus codes which can really add up.  This post shows how I got 12,000 points from a recent £55 Holiday Inn Express stay, which is nearly […]

1,200 Avios / 1,250 Flying Club miles for £5 at Tesco when you pre-order ‘Skylanders’ instore!

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now? Here we go again!  Some elements of this post may […]

The best InterContinental hotel in the world? We have a winner …. inside a cave in China!

InterContinental has some very pleasant hotels. I should know … I stayed at their Dusseldorf, Boston and New York Times Square hotels last month, and I’ve also written a review about the Carlton in Cannes in the past.  Do a search in the search box […]

Marriott announced its new MegaBonus promotion for the Autumn

Marriott Rewards has launched its major promotion for the Autumn, which will be another outing for MegaBonus. This promotion is active across all Marriott brands, including Renaissance, Courtyard, Autograph, Edition, JW Marriott, Gaylord and the various US ‘extended stay’ chains. There is a positive twist […]

Earn airlines miles when booking hotel stays with Rocketmiles and PointsHound

Two new hotel booking services have sprung up recently which offer a twist on the usual third-party booking service. Both Rocketmiles and PointsHound give you a large slug of airline miles with every hotel night you book. The reason that you won’t have heard much […]

IHG launches “The Big Win”, a potentially very generous Autumn promotion

(EDIT:  This post discusses Big Win 1 from Autumn 2013.  Big Win 2 (Spring 2014) is discussed here.) IHG Rewards Club – the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group – is launching its new promotion on Monday.  It will run from September […]

Free First Class upgrade on First Capital Connect to Gatwick, plus other Gatwick offers

Gatwick Airport has launched the Gatwick Voucher Passport, a new scheme which claims to offer over £400 of discounts to travellers.  Whilst I’d take that with a pinch of salt, there are some decent deals. You need to register here.  Annoyingly, I can’t find a […]