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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for March 2016

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in March 2016.  Click through to read them in full:

Hilton status match back – plus 40% off in Asia / Australasia / India / Maldives flash sale – plus US sale extended

Bits: Virgin launches Boston and San Francisco from Manchester, Virgin / Flybe codeshares, new Tesco printer ink deal

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!

Bits: BA cuts Club World baggage allowance, Hilton flash sale for North America and Asia, Luxury Travel Diary auctions

Five frequent flyer perks I still get as an old-timer but you can’t!

How to match your existing hotel status to Best Western Diamond

Meanwhile, over at Mumsnet today ….. is HFP about to cause its first divorce?!

Review: British Airways Boeing 787-9 in Club World

Is the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport worth getting?

New Hyatt Gold Passport promotion launched – a good deal for heavy stayers

The ‘other’ Avios redemption chart you never knew about – and which never devalued

How to avoid the Heathrow Hotel Hoppa fee by travelling on local buses for free

Double Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 900 Avios per night – and redeem with them

Have we been too harsh on using Avios for economy long-haul redemptions?

Bits: BA changes date for New York promo, Marriott ‘cash and points’ awards launched

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Good British Airways business class fares to Australia from Oslo

Double Avios on flights to New York until 30 July

Do you know you can apply for BOTH the Virgin White and Virgin Black credit cards?

Major blow to the BA Amex as FCA imposes 0.3% interchange fee cap

BA launches new Cape Town route – with full reward availability

Bits: new Pullman hotel in Liverpool, Marriott / Starwood takeover latest

How to use ITA Matrix to find cheap British Airways flights from Europe

Bits: more on Avios from Nutmeg, AA charging seat fee when booked via BA, £15 Uber code to beat tube strike

More deals when you redeem for hotel stays

Bits: 500 Accor points with wine, double Heathrow Rewards on fashion, current Tesco Clubcard earning deals

My review of InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel (part 1)

My review of the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel (Part 2)

Bits: Hilton buy points bonus, 40% discount when you redeem Starwood points in Las Vegas

Bits: Is 10,000 Avios from Nutmeg a good deal?, No 1 Traveller’s plan at Gatwick North

Need a UK hotel for Easter? Accor Happy Mondays (from £25) available Thu – Tue this week!

Last chance for the BA sale, the generous ‘part pay with Avios’ deal ….. and AA redemptions before devaluation

Time running out to get Amex Platinum if you want free Accor Platinum status

3,000 Avios with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (not targetted)

Vital HFP reader news – new champagne coming to Club World next week (and new cutlery)

How I ended up in the hipster lounge – My Lounge at Gatwick North (and a look at BA’s Bordeaux lounge)

Bits: £20 off £400 Opodo flight, Marriott / Starwood off, new book on EU261

My review of the Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Bits: Virgin Azuma trains named, 0% on balance transfers and no fee with Post Office credit card

LAST DAY: Win £300 of hotel stays with HotelTonight – and a discount for both new and existing customers

Bits: BA Gatwick schedule changes for Summer, free night promo with Starwood & Design Hotels

My review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah (Part 1)

My review of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah (Part 2)

‘Part Pay with Avios’ offering 1.33p per point until 22 March – fly Club Europe from £97 return!

Bits: quick way to find Hyatt ‘cash and points’ awards, new Sheraton resort in Cascais

Earn Avios with Atlantis, One&Only and Mazagan

Get a free Rewards night credit with a two night stay

Baggage delivery service AirPortr launches at Heathrow T4 – now covers all terminals, Gatwick and City

REMINDER: Win £300 of hotel stays with HotelTonight – and a discount for both new and existing customers

3,000 to 5,000 Avios with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking – a handy resource I never knew existed

Bits: Chinese to break up Marriott’s Starwood bid?, Expedia 72 hour sale, BA drops Baku

Win £300 of hotel stays with Head for Points and HotelTonight!

Emirates – 50% off economy and 25% off selected business redemptions – two weeks only

My review of the brand new Hilton at Amsterdam Schiphol

Proof that the Conrad / Waldorf-Astoria bonuses are still paying out

Bits: BA launches new routes to Germany, Amba and ‘every’ hotel sale

Bits: last day to book Hilton Flash Sale, new Marriott pricing policy announced

I’m ill …. Head for Points returns on Sunday!

Is this the best round-the-world routing using Avios?

Run your own company? Join Star’s PartnerPlusBenefit scheme and get a free upgrade

Bits: Starwood adds 2 Radisson hotels in Paris, images of the BA Cape Town lounge

Supercard announces full launch in the Summer – how does it compare with Curve?

Bits: 30% off and double Virgin miles with East Coast trains, new Singapore flights to Oz & NZ, Best Western sale

From Doha to Ras Al Khaimah ……

My review of Qatar Airways impressive A380 business class

1,000 free Etihad Guest miles for everyone – and an upgrade to Silver after one flight

Bits: Park Inn Easter offers, Amex Nectar sign-up bonus now available to everyone

Bits: Avios Suitcase closed, Finnair business class bargains from LON / MAN / EDI to Asia

Why I still love the Qatar Airways lounge at Heathrow (and why I was there)

Bits: introducing, Hyatt launches new brand for independent hotels

Hilton launches seven day ‘flash sale’ for weekend stays until 3rd July

Bits: 30% bonus on buying Avios – good deal?, new Gatwick Express trains in service

9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin miles with Tesco Home Insurance – plus summary of other Tesco offers

Bits: 500 Avios with first LOVEtheatre booking, new Qatar business class seat on the way

Bits: my worst ever Dynamic Currency Conversion scam, Flybe sale, good Iberia Plus wine offer

25% off Starwood Preferred Guest points means buying airline miles at 1.5p

Bits: $75m for Heathrow slot pair, new InterCon in Pattaya, Flying Blue miles sale

New British Airways First and Club World sale launched, for travel into 2017

I don’t get it. Why do people like the Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul?

Bits: Design Hotels now bookable with SPG points and a potential SPG bargain in Croatia

Sales – Virgin West Coast tickets from £4, £30-£150 off Qatar flights and, erm, easyHotel deals

Bits: New Avios partnership with LOVEtheatre, BA launches in-flight hypnotherapy!

As the tax year ends, don’t forget 6,000 Virgin miles for opening an ISA

Review of the newly refurbished Aspire lounge at Luton Airport

Free upgrade, free breakfast and a free Easter egg with Radisson Blu!

How a reader redeemed 52,500 Avios for a £1,500 Iberostar hotel in Majorca

New ‘buy points’ deals with United, Carlson, American, Hyatt, Melia … and a Flying Blue deal coming

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, American arrivals lounge closes, new Qantas lounge for T3

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