Archives for July 2014

Use your British Airways Gold or Silver card at Aer Lingus lounge in T2

Over the next couple of days I will be writing some pieces on the new Heathrow Terminal 2.  I finally had the chance to try it out last week. My timing was rubbish.  I was flying to Dublin on Aer Lingus.  Aer Lingus moved to Terminal […]

Quickies: Etihad ex-Dublin deals, 10% off Etihad code and half-price Priority Pass

Three quick deals in one post today: Etihad Etihad is currently running a number of aggressive deals out of Dublin in both economy and business class. You need to book by August 4th for travel by 30 June 2015 – although I’m pretty sure there […]

New York Stories #10 – Say ‘No’ to using miles for merchandise!

This is the last of my observational pieces from my recent New York / Germany tour.  After landing at Frankfurt Airport from my Singapore Airlines JFK to Frankfurt flight, I had a couple of hours to pass before my Lufthansa domestic flight to Hamburg. I […]

Use your Amex Membership Rewards points for a Nectar ‘x4’ redemption

Not a lot of people know that Nectar is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.  You can transfer your Amex points into Nectar points in a ratio of 1:1. (The minimum transfer to Nectar is just 1 point.  This means it is a […]

Why we loved Hilton St George’s Park at the National Football Centre

Two weeks ago, immediately after my children finished school, we headed off to Thomas (the Tank Engine) Land as a treat for my three year old.  This article is my review of the new Hilton St George’s Park – better known as the National Football Centre – which […]

Last chance to get 4,800 Avios for £20 with blinkbox books

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? If this post sounds familiar, it is because I originally […]

20% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin Flying Club – a good deal?

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? Tesco has launched a 20% bonus on transfers of Tesco […]

Food and drink in Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suites – New York Stories #9

This is my review of the food and drink on offer in a Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite. On Sunday I explained how I booked myself into a Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite for the – admittedly modest – flight from New York to […]

How to combine current Hilton promos with the Summer Sale

I have run a number of articles on Head for Points in the last couple of weeks about opportunities for earning bonus Hilton HHonors points: 2,500 points for your next stay 2,000 points per night for Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria stays 2,000 / 3,000 / 5,000 […]

Avios Big Reward – did Head for Points persuade Avios to improve the prize?

Back in May, I wrote this post about ‘The Avios Big Reward’ competition. I said, frankly, that it stank. Avios was encouraging people to send in tear-jerking videos, often about how someone they know has coped bravely in the face of terrible adversity.  These videos would […]

Win an iPad with Lufthansa JetFriends (UK only – good chance of winning!)

Lufthansa is running a competition to promote the new website and app for their JetFriends childrens club.  There is an iPad up for grabs as the main prize.  The competition is UK-only so you have a decent chance of winning. About JetFriends If you are […]

Reminder: IHG PointBreaks bookable from Monday afternoon

On Saturday, I posted the list of hotels which will be bookable for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points in the latest round of IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks. This is just a reminder that these hotels will open up for booking this afternoon, probably 2pm-ish […]

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite reviewed (and how to book one) – New York Stories #8

This is my review of the Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suite, flown from New York to Frankfurt. There are a few First Class products which have a reputation which sets them apart from the rest.  British Airways does not often feature on such lists, […]

50 free Avios points with new Iberia Plus promotion

I wrote an article a couple of week ago about ‘The Great Avios Conquest’.  That is a new Iberia online game which gave everyone 50 Avios for signing up – enough to ‘activate’ your Iberia Plus account and allow you to transfer Avios points in […]

New – redeem Hyatt points for dining and spa credit in London and Birmingham

Hyatt Gold Passport has been slowly rolling out their ‘Dining, Spa & More’ redemption option to more countries. They have now reached the UK.  The three participating hotels are: Hyatt Regency Birmingham (restaurant and spa) Hyatt Regency London, Churchill (restaurant) Andaz London (restaurant) Participating hotels in other […]