Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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

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

How to use your Avios for car hire excess insurance

Bits: buy half price SPG points – and use for a Marriott travel package, two Hilton sales now on

Plaza Premium lounges launch a loyalty scheme – and free Priority Pass visits count

Avios drops 3 redemption partners – Monarch, Air Malta, Aurigny – starting next week!

240 free Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details – if you got it before, you can get it again

Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco MasterCard

IHG Rewards Club increasing the cost of redemptions from 15th January – book now

Starwood and Marriott launch identical Spring promotions

LAST CHANCE: Our IHG Rewards Club ‘double points’ offer ends 1st January

Bits: no more UK 5,000 point Hilton’s, Amazon Prime deal, future of A380 and B747-8

SAS manages to out-do BA with a new service cut …. which hopefully BA won’t follow

What were my travel highlights and lowlights of 2016?

Bits: free Uber rides tonight, buy Concorde seats, beat AwardWallet’s price hike

New routes galore: IAG budget long-haul, Flybe @ Heathrow, KLM @ City, Flybe @ Southend

Sydney / Melbourne / Auckland for £1365 in Business Class

A painful change to Virgin’s policy on infant redemption tickets

American Express changes its refer a friend scheme without telling anyone

Bits: BA strike off, 100% Heathrow Rewards bonus, Blacklane / Lufthansa bonus

Buy Avios from 0.85p in new Iberia Plus promo

Bits: underwhelming BA sale now on, new Qatar amenity kits launched

Bits: last day for 2,400 Avios on LEGO, Swissport strike off

Why Amex Gold is the ideal starter Amex for a miles and points newcomer

£15 off £25 Amazon purchase for ALL Amex Gold and Platinum holders

Lloyds buys MBNA and its airline credit cards ….. good news or bad?

2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with £75 of LEGO – Christmas delivery guaranteed

Bits: Travelex flash sale today, Hilton improves lifetime status, Starwood / Caesars

Extended until January – 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

How to earn Avios with your Caffe Nero coffee and other High Street retailers

British Airways to run a 777 to Madrid, offering Club World and First!

Bits: Regus Express to open in Heathrow T2 and T3, 20% off at Radisson Red Brussels

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

When reader Tom flew a MiG-29UB for his birthday ……

Bits: last day for Amex ‘Shop Small’, London-Perth (non-stop!) with Qantas, Amazon link

First two BA strike dates announced – and what you can do to prepare

My review of the new Club Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3

Bits: 4,500 Avios with a Times Literary Supplement subscription, Virgin Trains competition

Curve Card comes to Android – get paid £5 for trying it out

British Airways flight discounts (and a £69 Apple Watch) for VitalityHealth customers

Did you win 100,000 Avios with Bink?

I finally book the UK’s best value – by far – frequent flyer redemption!

Bits: BA cabin crew to strike, Accor / Amex cashback extended, SAS / Avis deal

Miles & More: 8000 miles with a hotel, 11400 miles with The Economist

My review of the Cathay Pacific lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 3

Bits: Cathay boosts Gatwick and Manchester, BA schedule changes, MOXY Aberdeen opens

Ends tomorrow: Get 10,000 Mile & More miles with the UK credit card

Flybe to start Avios-earning services to Heathrow in March 2017?

Hilton extends double points promotion until 31st January

My review of The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel – the best UK regional city hotel?

My review of The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel (part 2)

How HFP clogged up the UK Avis network this weekend ….

Bits: BA colouring book, win a holiday to Disneyland Paris, win flights to Paris

British Airways offering you EU compensation as Avios – at a poor rate!

Bits: United cancels Manchester-Washington, Iberia Plus Avios refunds, change in HHA rules for kids?

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

Bits: why companies should listen to ‘Super Consumers’ like you, Global Entry, 1000 Miles & More with Hertz

Bits: Uber launches UberEVENTS, new Park Plaza hotel opens at Waterloo, DVB AirApp

ENTER NOW: Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink and Head for Points!

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

Bits: Plaza Premium T2 voted ‘Best Priority Pass’ lounge, a hotel booking site just for new hotels

Which 30 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Check out the highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

Good Asia sale on Finnair (earns Avios) from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin

Bits: Qatar Airways confirms Dublin launch, Plaza Premium confirms T5 lounge, HFP party

Do you need travel insurance to cover your redemption ticket?

Bits: Nicole Sherzinger joins BA’s New Orleans eBay flights, PartnerPlusBenefit quintuple points!

NEW: Earn Avios when flying United – at higher rates than BA for Economy!

Bits: Hilton Americas Flash Sale, new Qatar business sale, IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub

What is Bink? (And how can it win me 100,000 Avios this week?)

Last chance to get £50 off BA CE for 1-9 people with Tesco Premium Credit Card

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

How to earn Avios via Clubcard when filling up at Esso

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

Coming on Monday: Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink and Head for Points!

Amex ‘Shop Small’ starts today – get £5 back on every £10 purchase!

Bits: new Supercard charges?, Gatwick Express delay repay, more HFP party prizes

Win a return luxury London airport transfer with REAL Transfers

Aer Lingus redemptions now bookable via avios.com – but it’s not that simple ….

Bits: excellent BA Holidays NYC deal, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, 25% off Iberia from Cardiff

Breaking: Aer Lingus redemptions now bookable on avios.com – but Boston loophole closed

50% bonus when you buy Avios via BA – worth it?

BA bits: eBay / New Orleans, HighLife auction, flight simulator gift vouchers

See what you can win at the Head for Points Christmas party next week!