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

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

BIG NEWS: Major changes at Virgin Flying Club

Should the collapsing £ make me re-assess my points valuations?

Bits: bonus Avios with, Luxury Travel Diary auctions, 1200 Avios with £23 Tesco NOW TV deal

Bookable from 2pm-ish: new list of 5,000 points per night IHG PointBreaks

Bits: New Liberty washbags in BA First, 75% Club Carlson ‘buy points’ bonus, Worcester Whitehouse winner

New IHG PointBreaks list of 125 x 5,000 point hotels, book on Monday

Last call: Get 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards

£100 back on £500 BA spend (should include Avios taxes) with new Amex offer

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): Emirates Skywards Elite American Express & Visa

BA launches new route to Fort Lauderdale – Avios seats wide open for next Summer

HFP EXCLUSIVE: 3,000 BenefitPoints for joining the Star Alliance small business scheme

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Emirates Skywards American Express & Visa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the BA criteria revealed too)

Bits: Hilton ‘buy points’ offer extended to 31st, why you should follow HFP on Instagram

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Platinum charge card

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of spending

BA bits: win a trip to Prague, use Apple Pay to buy your flight

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (2): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Airlines AAdvantage Visa

‘Part Pay With Avios’ now available on Flybe – at a poor rate

Bits: Get 5000 bonus Miles & More miles with a hotel booking, £18 off next Lufthansa flight

Bits: Etihad sale, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns, an unmissable video blast from the past

The three different types of loyalty credit cards I own

How to convert Marriott or SPG points into Hilton or IHG points

Bits: Kids fly free to Scandinavia, two nights for the price of one at Macdonald Hotels

Why I spent £1052.84 on LEGO Friends – Confessions of a HfP reader (Part One)

Why I Spent £1052.84 on LEGO Friends – Confessions of a HfP reader (Part Two)

Get 2,500 Avios or other miles with a Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Earn 3,600 Avios with £75 LEGO City spend

Bits: whopping 3600 Avios with new £75 LEGO deal, Sunday Times £30 deal working again (perhaps)

Fascinating article on the Imperial Airways Empire Air Terminal at Victoria

How to earn miles when using your mobile abroad, with ‘Travelling Connect’

British Airways announces New Orleans ….. Avios redemptions wide open

Swap your Avios for beer … or wine …. or Bollinger!

Bits: Win 1 million Amex Membership Rewards points, win a trip to New York with

Bits: BA increasing check-in time limit, Qatar discount code, reader wins an awesome prize!

American Airlines First Class Avios redemptions to get cheaper but tier points cut

Bits: 20% bonus converting Marriott to American, 25% hotel to United bonus, Hilton / Flying Blue bonus

What are the best ‘first’ loyalty credit cards to get?

How to use SPG and Marriott points for a cheap African holiday

Bits: Avis comp winners, Star Alliance HEx upgrade is back, Melia sale + new Frankfurt hotel

British Airways scraps Chengdu, to launch New Orleans?

Accor Super Sale – up to 30% off and free breakfast

Bits: bonus Heathrow Rewards points on ‘collect on return’, Thistle London deals

Get a FREE Curve Card with £5 credit loaded!

50% bonus on Emirates conversions to Heathrow Rewards – worth it?

Bits: Radisson Blu sale, BA Holidays £1149 Christmas sale ends today, new BA Gatwick Summer flights

‘50% off Qatar Airways flights’ voucher for £19 on Groupon – worth it?

Bits: Free travel in London with Android Pay, potential Hilton auction bargain, HFP reader wins trip to New York and a car!

HfP competition – Win a luxury weekend for two in Worcester

6,000 Avios (2,500 Clubcard points) on the £150 Tesco Premium Credit Card – worth it?

12,000 Flying Blue miles with any 2-night hotel booking TODAY

New BA Holidays promo – NYC and other routes from £1,149 Club World including hotel!

Sunday Times Travel Magazine changes the rules on its 4,500 Avios promo

Bits: Attending World Travel Market?, bonus PartnerPlusBenefit points to Japan, Ski & Snowboard Show

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn

Are you better off taking Flying Club miles or Nectar points from Virgin Trains?

Bits: Win a trip to the Dutch Caribbean with KLM, win a trip to the Caribbean with BA

Qatar Airways business class to Adelaide (ex Zurich) for £1,086

Bits: AirPortr’s ‘home to destination’ luggage handling, new Global Entry dates in London, Finnair increases Asia frequencies

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

Got Enrich Miles? Up to 70% off Malaysia Airlines redemptions from London to KL in all classes!

CANCELLED AT THE LAST MINUTE: Bonkers Wyndham / SPG hotel promo, should you bite?

3 HFP readers won 1 million Avios last year – now Shell is giving away 75 million Avios again!

Last chance: 10,000 Avios points or €200 for 4 x 2-night Accor stays, however cheap!

NEW: How to keep your Membership Rewards points when cancelling Amex Gold or Platinum

Bits: Gatwick shorthaul schedule changes, 25% off and free drinks at Ibis, Hilton flash sale ending

Win a trip around the world with Radisson Blu and up to 200,000 points with Accor

Bits: 1p per Nectar point with Virgin East Coast, tour the McLaren factory with Hilton

Bits: 100% bonus buying Hilton points, no more free Heathrow Express First upgrades for Star Gold

US Global Entry appointments available in London for a limited period

It’s back – buy up to 100,000 Avios, from 1.08p, via Groupon!

I get legged over with MBNA’s replacement for Diamond Club!

LAST CHANCE: 10,000 Avios for opening an ISA with Nutmeg

Bits: Virgin scraps Combi Fare, Hilton Visa application criteria eased, Avios Dining delayed

Get 10,000 Mile & More miles with the UK credit card – biggest bonus in 11 months

Bits: Earn 1000 Miles & More miles with Blacklane, Iberia wine deal, Gatwick schedule changes

Bits: 50% bonus on HSBC transfers to Avios, £15 LON-EDI train tickets, 40% bonus on Hyatt points

Avios added as reward option with hotel booking site Agoda PointsMAX

Etihad, Alitalia etc aligning loyalty schemes + airberlin (oneworld) status match

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

Hilton launches new Flash Sale for weekend stays until January

Get 15,000 Etihad Guest miles & £50 via their credit card – and a 20% bonus on partner conversions

New promo – 1,000 Avios in BA and for collecting with a new partner

Win 18,000 Avios in a new British Airways free draw

Why the Hilton HHonors Visa is the ideal starting point for the new miles and points collector

How to earn 7 Avios per £1 shopping at Waitrose, John Lewis and Amazon!

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, Emirates / Arsenal tickets, Premier Inn Scarborough reviewed!

Is the Amex Platinum ‘UK Hotel Collection’ a good deal?

Bits: £50 off £100 Thistle stay, Monarch flies on, new Hotel Tonight loyalty scheme

Big redemption savings: Hilton properties in Turkey and Iberia Express flights to Spain

Bits: Heathrow protest today, Etihad sale, update on 40,000 Nectar points deal

Get £38 of Airbnb credit with your first booking as a “business traveller”

My review of the Hilton Paris Opera hotel – Part 1

My review of the Hilton Paris Opera hotel – Part 2

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