Archives for November 2014

12,000 Avios for £155 with best-ever Iberia / Economist offer

(EDIT:  DO NOT APPLY for this offer without clicking here and reading this article first) Iberia Plus and The Economist have brought back a special offer for taking out a subscription.  This time it is 50% more generous than usual! As you can see at […]

Next week: Win a £1,000 five-star luxury weekend break in London!

Just a quick heads up that, from next Tuesday, we will be running a fantastic competition in association with The Langham London hotel. You may remember that I reviewed The Langham London back in May and was impressed. Within the façade of a grand Victorian hotel […]

The ideal Christmas gift for the cocktail loving frequent flyer ….

If you are still looking for a suitable Christmas gift for a cocktail-loving friend or relative, help is at hand. Introducing the ‘Carry On Cocktail Kit‘. Selling for $24, it contains everything you need to make two Old Fashioneds in the air! The kit contains […]

Smith Commission signals the end of Air Passenger Duty in both England and Scotland?

The Smith Commission reported this week on, amongst other things, the devolution of tax powers for Scotland.  You can read a full report on the BBC here.  What is key about the Smith Commission is both Labour and the Conservatives have agreed to support its recommendations, whichever […]

East Coast Rewards to close as Stagecoach wins franchise

The Government announced on Thursday that a consortium comprising of Stagecoach (90%) and Virgin Rail (10%) will take over the East Coast rail franchise from 1st March 2015. I will not dwell on the political issues behind putting the franchise back into the private sector – […]

500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) with blinkbox Music More

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? Over the Summer there were a couple of generous Clubcard […]

British Airways launches £1,007 Club World flash sale!

I have dropped this in as one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts because this is a genuinely impressive deal. If you don’t have your Christmas or New Year plans finalised yet, British Airways has launched a short ‘flash sale’ for Club World. […]

IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental) 48-hour Winter Sale back!

IHG – owner of Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc – has brought back the 48-hour Winter Sale that it originally ran earlier in the month.  Booking is now open. Over 600 hotels in Europe are taking part.  This time the start […]

Tesco opens an online gift card store – generate cheap Avios points

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 an online gift card store just in […]

100 bonus Avios for first 3,000 purchases at the Avios estore today

As ‘Black Friday’ deals go it is not going to win any prizes for generosity! However, if you are doing any Christmas shopping online today then remember that the Avios estore is giving 100 bonus Avios points to the first 3,000 transactions. This promotion is […]

What I learned from my chat with Kyle Armstrong, CEO of new Avios hotel partner Kaligo

On Tuesday I wrote about the launch of Kaligo, the new British Airways Executive Club partner.  Kaligo is a hotel booking website which rewards you with 5 – 20 Avios points for every £1 you spend on the site. Kaligo is also offering a large […]

Back tomorrow: Free London tube, bus and train travel with MasterCard contactless

Don’t forget that tomorrow MasterCard is repeating its promotion which will get you free travel to work and back if you live or work in London. MasterCard has announced that this Friday is again ‘Fare Free Friday’. To promote the new contact-less travel service on London buses, […]

One to avoid – IHG Exclusively Yours Rewards

For as long as I can remember, IHG Rewards Club and its predecessor, Priority Club, has offered a small range of ‘real’ goods for points redemption.  There was also a modest range of retailer gift cards.  For people who earned huge amounts of IHG Rewards Club […]

Win one of six copies of aviation board game ‘Jet Set’ for Christmas!

Today I am launching another Head for Points giveaway! Courtesy of we have six copies of board game ‘Jet Set’ for HFP readers to win! About ‘Jet Set’ ‘Jet Set’ is a Monopoly-style game for aviation fans. Instead of buying streets and building houses, […]

More free Avios via the Facebook Avios Suitcase app

If you have been taking part in the Avios Suitcase ‘game’ on Facebook, a few more badges have been added in recent weeks. It is a while since I logged in (August?).  The current badges are new and, for me at least, unclaimed: Flybe – […]