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

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

What Anika discovered when she gave Airbnb a try …..

Special offer: 12,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

Bits: BA ‘enhancing’ First Class menus, final call for Azimo £10 Amazon voucher and ‘buy SPG points’ deals

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

Bits: Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza taken over by Chinese group, Radisson’s new family package

Review of the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills – a good LA redemption with no car?

My day out at London Southend Airport!

30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2017

Bits: A380s to Iberia and Aer Lingus?, Qatar Airways raises stake in IAG

The Curve card and its new ‘acceptable use’ policy

Double Avios on long-haul flights until 31st July – registration required, fails for some

My review of The May Fair Hotel in London

New IHG PointBreaks list of 140 x 5,000 point hotels bookable NOW

Up to 35,000 Avios for NEW Marriott Rewards members

Bits: Is the Dubai Priority Pass / Virgin lounge better than BA?, double PPB points on Austrian

MONDAY ONLY: 2,400 Avios (1,000 Clubcard points) with £60 LEGO Star Wars spend

Last day for the great Qatar sale deals – and Etihad launches its own UK sale

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 1, 2016 edition)

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 2, 2016 edition)

Bits: £15 off £200 Opodo flight, new UK KLM destinations, Radisson & Park Inn Nordic sale

Need a UK Bank Holiday hotel? Accor Happy Mondays (£25+) available Fri-Tue and bookable now

30% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

SPG Moments: Review of an evening at the O2 with Muse

New British Airways sale launched – includes decent First deals

Virgin launches new 30% off redemption seat sale in Economy, booking to 2017

Bits: no more churning of the Hilton HHonors Visa card?, Tesco deals round-up

100% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points returns

How do BA’s new short-haul fare classes (Basic, Plus, Plus Flex) price up?

Earn up to 50,000 bonus Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn) points with their Spring promotion

It’s back – 1,200 FREE Avios points or 1,250 Virgin miles for joining TopCashback!

500 Virgin Flying Club miles with the Shops Away newsletter

Bits: 15% off Leading Hotels, Etihad buying Air Malta, free delivery on Tesco Wine, Mongol Rally

Decisions …. lowest ever Qatar UK Business prices (Perth £1,425!) but you risk NO BA tier points

Marriott Rewards starts to turn into Starwood Preferred Guest with new benefits

Heads up – excellent UK Qatar business class sale launched (Perth £1425, Dubai £880)

How to fly to the Middle East in Business Class for 75,000 Avios and £49 tax

95 AwardWallet 6-month upgrade vouchers (worth $10 each) to give away today

Bits: Finnair Edinburgh service launched, I get a good value Marriott redemption, Euro 2016 travel guide

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Bits: Tesco Bank interchange fee profit hit, new Avios hotel deals, £50 credit at Radisson Blu Edwardian

12,000 Avios points with E.ON Energy Fixed 18 Month Reward gas and electricity tariff

It’s back – buy up to 60,000 cheap Avios, from 0.7p, via Groupon!

New Qatar Business Class sale – deals from Edinburgh (£1k Dubai), Birmingham, Manchester, London

Virgin credit card sign-up bonus raised to 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Bits: Avios / Nutmeg offer extended, full list of new HMRC credit card fees, £10 Amazon voucher with Azimo currency transfer

Qantas follows Virgin in allowing ‘status hold’ for new parents …. but not BA

Revealed … the peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2017

Amex unveils £195 fee on the BA Premium Plus – plus increased sign-up bonuses

Bits: new Avios / Avis promo, South America bargains, flights to St Helena launched

How much money does Avios make and how many are sold each year?

How to snag a VERY hidden bargain via Hilton @Play

The 2-4-1 voucher with the Virgin credit cards gets easier to use

So, Marriott has bought Starwood …. what should your points strategy be?

American Express trialling ‘bonus MR points’ offers …. and a good Harrods cashback deal

InterContinental New York Barclay now accepting IHG Rewards Club redemption bookings

How to open up extra Avios economy reward seats via Iberia Plus

Some fun uses for your Hilton HHonors points via Hilton @Play

New 2,500 Avios or other miles Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

First photos of Gatwick North Clubrooms for BA First and Gold passengers

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

Bits: win tickets to Le Mans with Avios & Shell, how a reader used his free GHA Platinum status

SUNDAY ONLY: 2,400 Avios when you spend £100 at Tesco Wine

10 UK travel credit cards hike their interest rates sharply

A reader writes about how HFP has helped improve his travel experiences

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express (2016 edition)

What to do with the miles from your £1,275 Etihad Australia ticket? BA Bronze benefits for a start

Bits: redeem Avios from Humberside!, win 60,000 Avios with Melia, £129 Park Plaza London

Is the new Millennium & Copthorne Hotels loyalty scheme worth a look?

Etihad Business Class to Australia for £1,275 – and other great Etihad sale deals

What would a new British Airways credit card look like in the 0.3% interchange fee world?

Amex Plat? This is how to get your Accor Platinum status extended ….

My interview with Frantz Yvelin, CEO of low-cost transatlantic airline La Compagnie

My disappointing visit to the new BA lounge and Concorde Bar in Dubai

Bits: Air New Zealand Skycouch just £199, 5% off Qatar fares, how to dispose of old credit cards

Time to make final plans to hit your IHG ‘Accelerate’ targets

Bits: BA ‘Upgrade to First’ promo returns, Accor buys onefinestay, triple PPB points on Air Canada

Earn Avios with IN-STORE and online purchases at Harvey Nichols this month

Bits: £20 Pizza Express Amex cashback, more uses for Avios as Alaska buys Virgin America

Bits: 7,200 Avios with any Dyson product, random thoughts on BA cabin crew

And the winner of £300 of HotelTonight credit is …..

250 free Avios if you pre-register for Aer Lingus AerClub. And will it have revenue based REDEMPTION?

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

Is the Costco TrueEarnings Amex actually the most generous UK travel credit card?

IHG Rewards Club credit cards closed to new applications – what happens now?

Accor makes it even harder to earn Platinum status – but is offering £30 off via Amex!

Exclusive BA Gold benefits at Langham hotels including free Langham status

Big news – HMRC cuts credit card fee to 0.4% which means VERY cheap points!

Bits: 9,600 Avios with XBox One with Kinect for 48 hours, Air New Zealand Auckland code, £100 off Qantas

Why NO-ONE should spend £20,000 on the free British Airways American Express card

Bits: new BA CEO starts today, 10% off Etihad economy, Jamie Cullum and I – the Avios partner you have never heard of!

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