Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Here’s the full HFP index of articles for May 2016

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Did you know iberia.com shows more Iberia business class Avios seats than ba.com?

Get Star Alliance lounge access at Heathrow with Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club

The London InterContinental hotels reviewed – InterContinental O2 (part 1)

The London InterContinental hotels reviewed – InterContinental O2 (part 2)

The London InterContinental hotels reviewed – InterContinental Park Lane

Bits: Virgin credit cards bonus ends, Avios / LOVEtheatre promo ending, avoiding squat loos in Thailand

Earn 3,500 Miles & More miles with two Hilton stays

£818 Business Class sale bargains to Asia on Qatar Airways (£566 Dubai, £979 Cape Town)

My review of the Iberia Dali VIP lounge in Madrid

Business Class to Las Vegas on BA, Virgin or American for £1,150 this Summer

Bits: bad news as Lloyds tries to buy MBNA, bad news as Regus culls Gold cards

More petrol – is Virgin / Texaco better than earning Flying Club miles via Tesco petrol?

PhD Avios: Which is the best way to collect Avios when buying petrol?

American Express removes the minimum income requirement from its cards

Bits: Flying Blue joins PointsHound, United ‘buy miles’ bonus, PartnerPlusBenefit Vienna bonus

Bits: Hilton cutting UK Diamond benefits, super-cheap InterCon London 02 nights, £15 off Lufthansa

Amex says ‘business cards must now only be used for business expenditure’

100 free Heathrow Rewards points (=100 Avios) for downloading their app

What should you do with your Curve card now?

Tesco to launch a £150 Premium credit card

Bits: Starbucks / Amex offer, 10% off Emirates via HSBC, Iberia / Groupon issues?

Curve card ‘pauses’ Amex functionality

Big 40% bonus lets you buy Avios points via Iberia for as low as 1.0p each

Heading to New York? I’ve found an IHG Rewards Club bargain

Bits: Accor UK hotel deals for the Bank Holiday, those AwardWallet upgrade codes

Earn up to 50,000 miles with two transatlantic BA or AA flights this Summer

My review of The Nadler Victoria hotel in London

LAST CHANCE: 25,000 miles with the Virgin credit cards and 500 miles with Shops Away

Bits: The Economist on ‘class war in the [BA] airport lounge’, 22 months 0% balance transfer on Post Office credit card

Win 1 million Avios if you convert Tesco vouchers into avios.com this quarter

The LoungeKey airport lounges you can enter with the new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

BA launches a quadruple Avios deal with Hilton – and why you SHOULDN’T sign up

Bits: Alex Cruz interview, Aer Lingus ‘to rejoin oneworld’, Oman Air to Manchester

Bits: why MasterCard FX rates are better than Visa, Air India returns to London-New York route

It’s back – Hilton HHonors will match your existing hotel status with another chain!

Bits: BA changes stance on Qatar ‘R’ class, bonus miles and tier points with Virgin

British Airways adds new Cape Town services – plus Krakow, Reykjavik

TODAY ONLY: Win free luggage pick-up and collection with AirPortr – and a discount for everyone

EXCLUSIVE: 40,000 Avios or miles bonus with new HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard

British Airways launches new route to Chile – good Avios availability

What is the best FREE Visa or MasterCard for earning miles and points?

Bits: new Qatar 241 deals (Sydney from €2,100), 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

Hilton launches The Big World sale for Summer weekends

LAST DAY for the 3 BA sales – BA Holidays, ‘Part Pay With Avios’ and Club/First

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (48 hours only), £344 Etihad to Hong Kong, 15% off Iberia

BA reported to be ending free food in Euro Traveller – good news or bad?

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Summer

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, join a class action against Ryanair

Double Avios on British Airways flights to Berlin and Hamburg

Is BA changing Reward Flight Saver? Might be, might not be ….

New UK airport lounge joins Priority Pass

BA rejigs Middle East schedules – outstanding Avios availability on new flights

Bits: the dead are unhappy IAG bought Aer Lingus, Airportr JV with Gatwick Express, Apple News

Double incidental points on IHG stays in the Middle East, Asia and Africa all year

How to earn and redeem Avios on Vueling flights from the UK

Bits: Hilton / Avios sign-up working, SPG Moments ‘steal’ in Paris ends 2pm, Hyatt Place Heathrow opening

My review of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, Italy (part 1)

My review of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, Italy (part 2)

No plans for Christmas or New Year? Club World from £1,149 INCLUDING your hotel!

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale (HKG £369), BA launches Tesco competition, Qatar TO Heathrow for £700

Heading to Vegas? Good IHG promotion worth a look

‘Part Pay with Avios’ at 1p per point until 17 May – fly Club Europe from £52 return!

Bits: FREE 2-month Friends & Family Railcard, 25% off Radisson, Park Inn & Park Plaza weekends

LAST DAY: 30% off Virgin economy redemptions, Miles Booster and buy miles

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

Bits: cheap Avios IN-STORE with Tesco printer ink, good Miles & More Economist deal

Now Iberia allows new parents to ‘pause’ their status …. will BA follow?

The only way to earn cashback when booking easyJet

Bonus Avios offers with Starwood, Melia Hotels and NH Hotels (and The Economist offer returns!)

Bits: £269 business class to Istanbul, Azimo £10 Amazon voucher, Clothing At Tesco!

Earn up to QUADRUPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Summer!

Bits: LAST DAY for 2400 Avios from Tesco Wine, biometric passports for the US, Gett taxi app now in 25 UK cities

Earning miles or points from Europcar car rentals

Qatar business class to Auckland for £1,125

London City Airport finally opens a lounge …. and charges £180 per person

LAST CALL – 1,200 FREE Avios points or 1,250 Virgin miles for joining TopCashback!

Bits: British Airways FINALLY signs wi-fi deal, Electric Daisy Carnival on Hilton, Four Seasons in Biarritz

Bits: Extra BA Las Vegas flights, new BA credit card … in Kuwait, Iberia wine deal

Should you get the Virgin credit card and convert the miles to Hilton or IHG?

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with a new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

Bits: TODAY ONLY – the best hotel in Frankfurt for €55, no more free Etihad spa treatments

15% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers into Virgin Flying Club miles – worth it?

Good Accor promotion – €120 of credit or 6,000 Avios for three stays, however cheap

Bits: 2400 Avios with £100 Tesco Wine order, 1000 hotel nights in Geneva to be won

Sometimes the oddest Avios redemptions can be the best value!

Earning Avios from the Tesco current account two years on – what has changed?

Registration for the new Starwood promo, Triple Up, opens today

My review of the Holiday Inn Express London Ealing hotel

Earn double Hilton points for 4 months with ‘Unlimited Bonus’

Bits: Use Newquay’s lounge for £10, £25 off SWISS to Geneva, South African Airways sale

Bits: £1,000 business class AA fares from Paris, InterContinental London O2 down to 45,000 points

My review of the Cathay Pacific (and BA) lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle