Archives for September 2015

My day exploring the world of airline food with Virgin

I spent last Monday in a shed in Crawley.  This is not my normal Monday routine, but when the shed is the headquarters of Virgin Atlantic it becomes more interesting! I had been invited to tag along to an event aimed at food bloggers (Simon […]

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 as good as it ever gets on these cards. Full details can be found here on the Emirates website.  You need to click the boxed ad to see […]

Iberia ‘buy Avios for 1p’ promotion extended by a week

Iberia Plus, the Iberia frequent flyer scheme which also uses Avios as its reward currency, has extended its current ‘ buy Avios’ bonus by a week.  The offer now closes on October 4th. The Iberia annual cap on buying points was recently raised to 100,000 […]

REMINDER: Get better deals on luxury hotels with Head for Points and Propeller Travel

(This introduction to our travel booking service last ran in early August, feel free to ignore this article if you read it then and still remember what we offer!) Head for Points, in conjunction with Propeller Travel, offers a specialist travel booking service for luxury hotels […]

Is it time to re-assess the value of the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade vouchers?

The received wisdom, prior to the April 28th Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade vouchers left something to be desired. Post devaluation, should we be […]

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2015 edition)

I had the dubious benefit of visiting Gatwick Airport on both Monday – to visit Virgin – and Tuesday – to visit No 1 Traveller – last week.  Having spent a substantial chunk of money on Gatwick Express tickets, I though it was worth doing my […]

Bits: register for SPG’s ‘Stay For More’, Qatar coming to Sydney?, win a holiday with

News in brief: Registration now open for Starwood’s ‘Stay For More’ promotion You can now register for the latest Starwood Preferred Guest, the Westin / Sheraton / Le Meridien / Aloft etc chain, promotion. I initially ran through this a couple of weeks ago.  Called ‘Stay […]

What are the best IHG Rewards Club redemptions in London?

Until IHG Rewards Club revised its reward chart earlier this year, there was one stand-out bargain in London – the Holiday Inn Wembley. For 10,000 IHG points per night, it was a great deal.  The hotel might be ugly but it was fully refurbished last […]

Use Hilton points for a private concert by Jess Glynne in London

Hilton @Play is the Hilton HHonors equivalent of Starwood’s SPG Moments scheme, allowing you to redeem your points for ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences rather than more hotel stays! [email protected] launched earlier this year and, to be honest, has been underwhelming.  The difference between @Play […]

LAST CHANCE: 5,000 Avios with any Kaligo hotel booking & 20,000 Avios for spending £1,000

I wanted to remind everyone that the very generous Avios promotion being run by hotel booking group ends on Wednesday 30th September. It is a very good deal. There are two separate promotions although you can earn points from both. Promotion 1: The first promotion is […]

LAST CHANCE, CLOSES MIDNIGHT: Win a trip to Los Angeles for 1-3 people with Air New Zealand and HFP!

Today is your last chance to enter our fantastic competition in association with Air New Zealand. One lucky Head for Points reader will win their choice of 1, 2 or 3 seats to Los Angeles, flying on the revolutionary Air New Zealand Economy Skycouch. What is […]

Bits: 15% off Iberia flights from UK Sun & Mon, craziest trip report ever?, Aeroplan devalues

News in brief: 15% off Iberia flights for 48 hours Iberia, BA’s sister airline, is offering 15% off all Iberia flights from the UK. This deal is only available for 48 hours, today and tomorrow (Sunday and Monday).  It is valid on Iberia, Iberia Express […]

easyJet revises cancellation and change fees – I compare with BA

easyJet dropped me a line with its revised cancellation and change policies which went into effect on Wednesday. These policies are not all new but are worth highlighting because, in general, they are reasonable and show why more cost-conscious business travellers are moving across. Name […]

Up to 1,500 bonus Clubcard points (3,600 Avios) with LEGO and Fisher-Price

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 Direct has launched two new toy-related bonuses which could […]

Important dates for your diary

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly weekend feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. There is a LOT happening at the end of September.  The […]