Archives for June 2015

Alitalia offering a status match (SkyTeam) to British Airways Gold card holders

Alitalia is currently offering a status match to British Airways Executive Club Gold members as well as other top-tier status holders with other airlines. Full details can be found on the Alitalia website here. This is, presumably, part of the relaunch of the airline under […]

Bits: oneworld branding, Delta Hotels now partly in Marriott Rewards, was your £780 BA HK ticket cancelled?

News in brief: oneworld alliance launches new ‘Priority’ logo Take a look at the logo below.  You will be seeing a lot more of it: The oneworld airline alliance, which includes British Airways, will be rolling out this logo over the next 12 months.  It […]

REMINDER: Last day to buy IHG points with a 100% bonus (= £182 max for InterContinental hotels)

This is a reminder that today, Tuesday 30th, is your last day to take part in what is, almost certainly, the most generous ‘buy points’ promotion that we will see this year. It is for IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – and the […]

Save up to £500 on premium class BA flights with ‘Part Pay With Avios’

‘Part Pay With Avios’ is the scheme which allows you to reduce the cost of a British Airways cash ticket by redeeming Avios points. Launched in 2013, it has been a bit of a damp squib.  It is usually restricted to short-haul flights only and the […]

My review of Melia’s new INNSIDE hotel in Manchester

I wrote about Melia’s new INNSIDE hotel in Manchester a few weeks ago.  This is the first UK opening for this expanding four-star business brand – which allows you to earn Avios on your stays via Iberia Plus – and they have gone with an architecturally […]

TODAY ONLY: Win £200 of chauffeur drive credit with Blacklane!

Following the success of our previous chauffeur drive competition, and thanks to global professional driver service Blacklane, I am running another special giveaway today which will last for just 18 hours. Between now and midnight, you can win up to £200 (or US$200 or €200) of credit towards a […]

How AwardWallet helped me notice my Tesco vouchers were stolen

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? I was, yet again, the victim of Tesco Clubcard points […]

15,000 free American Airlines miles with their UK credit card

American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus on its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles.  This is the same offer which ran twice during 2014. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which was […]

When your Hyatt Gold Passport points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hyatt Gold Passport points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hyatt Gold Passport points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. Hyatt […]

Should you start crediting BA economy flights to American Airlines AAdvantage?

If you are still crediting your British Airways economy tickets to British Airways Executive Club, it may be time – for some people – for a rethink. The Avios changes at the end of April were pretty brutal if you fly on discounted British Airways economy […]

Using your Starbucks card for free foreign currency conversions!

Reader Richard gave me a prompt yesterday to write about something which I knew worked but which had somehow fallen through the cracks and never got covered on Head for Points before. If you have a Starbucks payment card, you may or may not know […]

When your Hilton HHonors points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Hilton HHonors points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Hilton HHonors points expire?’. This series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. Hilton HHonors is the loyalty scheme for […]

New British Airways sale launched in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus

Just six weeks after its previous World Traveller and World Traveller Plus sale ended, British Airways launched a new raft of offers yesterday, which are available for booking until July 14th. Depending on where you want to go, you can book for travel up to June […]

Bonus Avios from Shell via a very silly promotion!

Shell Drivers Club is the loyalty scheme for Shell garages in the UK.  Joining is simple – pick up a card at a Shell station when filling up and register it online.  You earn 50 Avios just for registering your card so it is worth […]

Big boost to the sign-up bonus on the Emirates Skywards credit cards

MBNA has brought back a special sign-up promotion for its two Emirates credit cards.  The offer is more attractive than the one they ran in March. Full details can be found here on the Emirates website.  You need to click the boxed ad to see […]