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

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

MBNA Diamond Club credit cards to end 30th September

Win a share of £1,000 of Amazon vouchers by testing a new rewards app!

Bits: Qatar Airways sale offering ‘Kids Fly Free’ in Economy, another decent Club Europe meal!

My review of the 14th century Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca – Part 1

My review of the 14th century Hilton Sa Torre, Mallorca – Part 2

The hidden jewel in the Qatar Airways sale? Helsinki

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 3000 Virgin miles for joining Flying Club, Avios / LOVEtheatre deal

STOP PRESS: New Qatar Airways business class sale rolling out

Etihad sale deals: £1500 to Oz ex-Istanbul, £1900 to Oz ex-Dublin and £1200 to Middle East ex-UK

Bits: last day to get 2400 Avios with a LEGO purchase, do you have unclaimed BMI miles?

Etihad A380 Business – Sydney, Melbourne from Istanbul for £1,500!

Bits: Delta Heathrow changes, if you need a hotel in Worcester ….

How holding a 1-hour 1-person meeting at Marriott can get you elite status

Last few days: 13,200 Avios with an Economist subscription and 7,200 Avios with Tesco home insurance

Win prizes with three free competitions from IHG, Starwood and Accor!

Bits: free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, BA cancels Westjet codeshares

My review of the Virgin Trains First Class lounge at Liverpool Lime Street

‘CombiFare’ (one-way cash, one-way Avios) may be coming to British Airways, copying Virgin

My review of Starwood’s Aloft Liverpool hotel – Part 1

My review of Starwood’s Aloft Liverpool hotel – Part 2

Taking a look at the highlights of the new British Airways sale

New – 15%+ return with triple Accor points on UK Novotel, Mercure, Ibis etc stays!

Bits: Finnair to increase Edinburgh and Dublin, Starwood and Hilton Autumn promos revealed

Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend is back!, BA changes rules on ‘Plus’ short-haul fares

My review of airberlin short-haul from Palma to Innsbruck – my best Avios redemption!

An introduction to Macdonald Hotels ‘The Club’ – and how to get £15 of vouchers

British Airways September sale starts TODAY

30% – 50% discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points

My review of the Virgin Trains First Class lounge at Manchester Piccadilly

Buy cheap IHG points if you have status via a new promotion

Bits: 777 Manchester-Munich, Qatar & Vueling codeshare, £1660 London-Melbourne business

My review of the new Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre

Does Marriott regret buying Starwood and is hoping the Chinese kill the deal?

Bits: pay your car tax on Amex, laterooms.com sale, beat luggage theft with a gun!

Bits: New BA Stansted route, HFP in The Economist, new BA / China Eastern codeshares

My review of the refurbished Virgin East Coast First Class Lounge at Kings Cross

Register now – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for the Autumn

British Airways introducing buy on board by the back door!

BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

Review of my airberlin ‘super low tax’ New York – Berlin Avios redemption

Bits: new Hilton in Edinburgh, Night Tube starts, HFP back on Apple News

Bits: new BBC ATC series starts tonight, Virgin economy sale, 30 Avios per £1 on flowers!

My review of the (temporary) AA Admirals Club lounge, New York JFK Terminal 8

Bits: Emirates makes Manchester ‘all A380’, Priority Pass deal, HFP in the Express

My review of the new (and new style) Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown, New York

Bits: Virgin East Coast 50% off sale, HFP in the Daily Mail, a good Club Europe meal

My review of Melia’s new INNSIDE New York NoMad hotel

My review of La Compagnie’s all-business-flight from London to New York (Part 1)

My review of La Compagnie’s all-business-flight from London to New York (Part 2)

Garage bits: 60 Avios buying a coffee from Shell!, £5 off £50 at Esso from Amex

Bits: Another Lloyds / Avios horror story, spam Avios emails doing the rounds

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

Bits: BA removes newspapers from inbound short haul, Etihad 10% discount code

The Leaders Club entices me back with a freebie …. where should I go?

Bits: Tesco trialling 12,000 Avios bribe for Premium Credit Card, developments at Aer Lingus

If you missed my interview on CNBC on Wednesday ….

Amex cuts the rewards on its cashback cards – a sign of things to come?

Bits: Hilton sale reminder, £1240 Garuda to Singapore, £25 Airbnb sign-up bonus

How to use your Avios points for airport lounge access

Bits: BA Holidays / Sandals promo, new EU ruling extends flight delay compensation

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 17 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe

Bits: cheap Dragonpass lounge access, 750 Avios with No 1 Lounges, airberlin new short-haul business

VERY good deal – 4,500 Avios for a £30 subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

25% off Avios sale to Middle East now works with a 2-4-1 – but you must book TODAY

New BA and oneworld arrivals lounge opens in Heathrow Terminal 3

New Club Carlson ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ promo – up to 39% rebate on your spend!

New Qatar business class sale from £680 – from Helsinki

Bits: good Accor / Amex cashback deal, other Amex offers, 20% bonus on SPG to AA conversions

Big airberlin US expansion means LOTS of new low-tax Avios redemptions

Bits: Avios / Tesco competition, 1200 free Avios with PayQwiq, Etihad ‘all A380’ from Heathrow

Bits: how to get Park Hyatt Mallorca half price, Lufthansa closes oilandenergyclub, triple PartnerPlusBenefit points

Bits: Virgin / Tesco promo is live, Qatar increases IAG stake, last long-haul BA 767

Uber news – 2 free £15 rides with booking.com and free rides for everyone in Bolton!

Join ‘The Club of Small Luxury Hotels’ at ‘Loved’ level – and get TRIPLE Avios

Review of the surprisingly good James Martin food on Virgin East Coast – plus the new seat

Swissport lounge in Heathrow T3 closing and an update on LoungeMiles

Annoying quirks with the new IHG and HSBC World Elite credit cards

Bits: changes to BA earning with American AAdvantage, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

Changes to Head for Points posting during August