Archives for June 2014

Win 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points on Head for Points tomorrow!

A quick heads up that I am running a special competition on Head for Points tomorrow! The winner will receive 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points, courtesy of IHG. Don’t forget to visit the site tomorrow to enter. (Restricted to UK, German and Austrian residents – […]

New Avios collection partner announced: Dixons Travel

Starting tomorrow – and just for the Summer peak – Dixons Travel is letting you collect Avios points on all of your duty free electrical purchases in Heathrow Terminal 5. Coupled with the potential to earn additional Avios via Heathrow Rewards this could potentially be very […]

Air India finally cleared to join Star Alliance on July 11th

After an incredibly long and painful process, Air India has finally been cleared to join Star Alliance.  It has only taken seven years from their initial application ….. During that seven years, Air India has been through a turbulent time.  It is now only the […]

Double or triple Shangri-La Golden Circle points this Summer

A lot of Head for Points readers now have a Shangri-La Golden Circle account following their ‘free points’ promotion last Autumn. I know that most readers are waiting to redeem them for a free meal in The Shard once they start allowing point redemptions in […]

British Airways announces new Dublin route from City Airport

British Airways has announced a new 5-flights-per-day service to Dublin from London City Airport.  Flights will start on October 26th – the same day that the Dublin service from Heathrow moves to Terminal 5. The airline is also taking advantage of the introduction of three […]

Last chance for 15,000 American Airlines miles with a free credit card sign-up

A quick reminder that TOMORROW (Monday) is your last chance to apply for the American Airlines credit cards to benefit from the current 15,000 miles sign-up bonus. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered last year, this is still a very […]

A reminder of our main affiliate partners

This post is mainly for the benefit of our email subscribers (over 2,500 people) who do not see the ‘Click To Visit Our Affiliate Partners’ banners in the right-hand margin every day! The rest of you have permission to skip this post …. Head for […]

A new Avios travel app for iOS – Avios Flight Finder

If you have an iPhone or iPad there is a new (beta) Avios travel app now available in the App Store – Avios Flight Finder.  It is not available on Android at the moment unfortunately. It does what it says on the tin.  It is […]

My review of the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk, NL

This is my review of the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. Last weekend we did something totally different – a beach holiday in the Netherlands!  This is not something you would normally consider but it worked incredibly well.  We were, […]

The new British Airways American Express card – spot the difference!

A bit of silliness for a quiet Summer Saturday …. Here is the new look British Airways American Express card now being issued: Here is the old style British Airways American Express card which is being withdrawn: Spot the difference! (To see our complete list […]

EXCLUSIVE: '50% off' Avios redemption sale starts Monday

An extra 4th post today to let you know that I have it on good authority from a source in Sussex that British Airways will be launching a ‘50% off’ Avios redemption sale on Monday. This will only apply to World Traveller flights (long-haul economy). Most […]

It's back – £10 of free London taxi credit with GetTaxi

(EDIT:  September 2017 – the code in this article still works OK so feel free to use it) Last month I published a £10 sign-up code for new downloaders of London taxi app GetTaxi.  That offer closed pretty quickly. GetTaxi has now launched a referral programme.  This […]

Heathrow Hoppa now £5 one-way …. and how to travel for free instead

To be honest, I have always been happy with the idea of not letting the Heathrow Airport hotels run their own shuttle buses.  We all know from experience at other airports how chaotic arrival terminals can be with hotel and car hire shuttle buses all […]

Playing redspottedhanky Fantasy Football Cup? Time to make your transfers

The group stage of the World Cup ended last night.  The first batch of knock-out quarter final games will begin on Saturday. If you are playing the redspottedhanky Fantasy Football game, it is time to start making some transfers.  You have 15 transfers which are […]

‘Huzar v’ – a potential game changer on flight delay compensation

‘Huzar v’ is the rather unprepossessing name for a legal case which wound its way through the Court of Appeal earlier this month.  The result may have a significant impact on the way that compensation is handled for UK airline delays. Most Head for […]