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Changes to HFP posting over the Summer

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The kids are off school and the travel marketing machine has started to wind down.  There are few people at their desks to be interested in their special offers – and most people wait to get their Summer holiday out of the way before thinking about Christmas or Easter.

To reflect the lack of activity, as I did last year, Head for Points is dropping down to two articles a day from tomorrow until the end of August.  (Technically, it has gone down to two articles a day from today if you don’t count this as a proper article!)  If there is a rush of news then I will go back to three on the occasions but I don’t want to be scraping the barrel every day for three interesting ideas.

Sylt

(It also, of course, makes life easier for me given that we will also be away a lot over the next few weeks.  Including to Sylt, pictured above, which should make an interesting trip report.)

Don’t worry though – you can be certain that all of the key frequent flyer and hotel loyalty deals will still be covered!

Comments (21)

  • Lady London says:

    The timing is sticky. You are almost out of the ambit of Christmas, which will inflate prices and reduce availability, but not quite.

    Why not reserve something cancelable, and try your luck again in September?

    FWIW with various sorts of travel supplier I have often found prices inflated if booking during holiday periods, even when your intended travel is far out of peaktime.

    Well Raffles Sylt has got to be a lot cooler than Dubai at this time of year! Have a relaxing holiday…

    For NY you could also try Aer Lingus.

  • Frank says:

    Allow PLENTY of connection time at Madrid in winter! We got stuck for 2 days after fog delayed all incoming european flights by 90 minutes a few years ago. We booked Iberia Business LHR-MAD-SJO. Connecting passengers were asked to remain on the plane after arrival from Heathrow to be shipped via bus to connecting terminal. Bus arrived 30 minutes later and when we finally arrived at the gate the plane pushed back in front of our nose. We shared this pleasant experience with about 70 people on our flight and probably over a thousand others at the airport. It appears that all long haul flights departed pretty much on time. Complete and utter mayhem and Iberia staff could not have cared less! We then spent 2 nights in Iberia’s cockroach infested hotel – all I could think was: ‘does this pleasure never end’…

    • squills says:

      Good (Iberian) skiing around Madrid in Winter – pays to remember…mountainous country…brass monkeys…snow…

  • Wade says:

    What, no more articles about the BA tier card design changing?! 😉 Enjoy Sylt

    • Rob says:

      That was the most popular of the three posts on the day it ran – as I expected it would be. After doing this for 2 years I can predict fairly well the rank of articles by page views on any particular day!

  • Tom says:

    Raffles, where are you staying on Sylt? (Promise we won’t all turn up).

    • Rob says:

      A-Rosa. We have stayed in their Travemuende hotel 3-4 times and it is outstanding, better than any beach hotel in the UK, so we are taking a punt on this one. Parents-in-law coming too!

  • Simon says:

    Hope you have a good holiday Rob.

    Just to let you know in case you aren’t aware there is a small layout problem with the site in Firefox and Chrome (I’m running Windows), the top menu now wraps onto 2 lines. It seems to be caused by the extra characters in the word August in the “August Credit Card Update” menu item, July, June etc were ok.

    • Rob says:

      Fixed, thanks. I use IE and Safari mainly so missed it. Annoyingly, I did double-check Safari as that is normally where the problem occurs.