Archives for August 2014

1000 Clubcard points (2400 Avios) with Braun products from £24

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 a launched a new Clubcard promotion in conjunction […]

Free tickets for HFP readers to The Luxury Travel Fair 2014

The Luxury Travel Fair takes place at Olympia in London again this year, running from 6th to 9th November.  Full details can be found at their website here. To be frank, this is not the greatest travel show you will ever visit. I was even told […]

British Airways introduces ‘Hold Your Flight Price for 72 Hours’

British Airways launched a new feature a couple of weeks ago – the ability to lock-in the price of a ticket for up to 72 hours. Since this is a new feature (with nothing taken away in return!) and it will benefit some people, it […]

East Coast Trains launches sale from £10 for Sep-Nov travel

East Coast Trains has launched its latest sale, with tickets available for booking until midnight on Tuesday September 2nd. Tickets start from £10 each way in Standard and £30 each way in First Class. You need to book for travel between 12th September to 21st […]

New British Airways sale launched

British Airways has launched its latest sale.  It offers discounts on Club Europe / Club World and First Class flights and holiday packages. The special page for the sale is here. You need to book by September 23rd. The best way to see what is […]

Our review of the new Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport

This is my review of the new Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. I featured the new No 1 Traveller lounge at Edinburgh International Airport a […]

Earn 10,000 Lufthansa Miles & More with a subscription to The Economist

Back in May, I ran a promotion which offered 8,000 Avios points for a 1-year subscription to The Economist.  I know a few Head for Points readers took it up – I also know a few have had trouble getting their points credited. A similar offer […]

The ‘other’ BA redemption chart we also forget about

Earlier this week I discussed the chaos that broke out on certain US frequent flyer sites when they thought (incorrectly) that Iberia had devalued its oneworld partner awards and that BA must surely follow. Part of the reason for this storm was that everyone had forgotten […]

1000 Avios with Zipcar membership – a good deal?

British Airways Executive Club members should have received an email yesterday with a link to the latest issue of “The Club” magazine.  This included details of their new Avios tie-in with Zipcar. I like Zipcar.  We have a membership in London and there are about […]

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Many Head for Points readers can access airport lounges, even when flying economy, via their membership of Lounge Club or Priority Pass. Lounge Club membership comes with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card, which is free for the first year.  You receive two free […]

InterContinental Royal Ambassador qualification criteria finally confirmed

Last July I wrote a piece in praise of InterContinental Ambassador.  This is the loyalty programme for InterContinental hotels, and confusingly works alongside IHG Rewards Club. Ambassador is different to other loyalty schemes for two reasons: You join by paying $200, not by staying a […]

Amex offer at London Westfield’s – £20 off £100 spend

American Express is running a promotion with both of the mega Westfield shopping malls in London. Until 31st August, which does not give you long, you will receive a £20 statement credit when you spend £100. Unlike most Amex promotions, the £100 spend does NOT […]

There has been NO Iberia devaluation. I repeat …

One upside of only publishing articles in the early morning, instead of dropping them in during the day, is that it gives me more time to reflect on the issue at hand. And, this time, saved me an ‘egg on face’ moment. The quiet of […]

Claiming compensation for flight delays

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ‘Huzar vs Jet2’ legal case.  This has brought substantial clarity to the rules covering ‘EC261’ compensation for delayed flights. As a reminder, you are due the following compensation if your flight from an EU airport on any […]

Is this the new British Airways Club World seat?

We are away at present, so this article is shorter than I would like.  However, I thought this story on Australian Business Traveller was too good to wait. It explains, in detail, a potential new Club World seat which British Airways has just submitted for patenting. […]