Archives for 2017

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

If anyone ever tells you that they know a lot about Avios, ask them how you should maximise your Avios earning when buying petrol. It is such a painfully complex calculation that most people will collapse in a gibbering heap before getting to the answer. […]

How to get a one-way Europcar UK rental for just £1!

This is one of those odd little deals which has been running for a while – at least 18 months – but which you won’t know about if you are a new reader, and may well have forgotten about otherwise. Europcar offers one-way UK car […]

Bits: why the Lloyds Avios Amex fraud happened (probably), get lounge access via Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club

News in brief: Is this why the Lloyds Avios Amex fraud happened? As a follow-up to my recent articles on the major fraud in the US on Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express cards, I was contacted last week by a reader who works in the […]

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

It is three months since I last did a round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  The reason for the delay is that things got a little quiet. Since October, we […]

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards for Thoughts’

One of the less known avios.com and British Airways Executive Club partners is market research group ‘Rewards For Thoughts‘.  They are offering a generous 600 Avios points just for signing up and completing one survey. You can find details on ba.com here. It seems simple […]

Bits: Hilton boost Waldorf status benefits, £100 Amex / Royal Lancaster offer, Waldorf and Mandarin expand in London

News in brief: Hilton Honors improves Gold and Diamond benefits at Waldorf Astoria hotels Hilton Honors has announced a small but welcome improvement to their programme which removes one of the anomalies. From Monday, all Waldorf Astoria properties will offer complimentary continental breakfast or an […]

Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know

This isn’t our usual style of article, but I ran a version of it between Christmas and New Year last year and it went down well.  I thought I’d give it another outing.  If you are at work today you probably have enough spare time […]

Bits: £1365 Business to Canberra, Qatar Airways 15% off code, IAG to buy NIKI

News in brief: £1365 Business Class tickets to Canberra on Qatar Airways! Via Flyertalk, Qatar Airways seems to have slipped out some more exceptional fares to Australia.  This is not part of the January sale which won’t launch for another couple of weeks in my […]

REMINDER: Get exclusive benefits on luxury hotel bookings via Head for Points

I wanted to give our luxury hotel booking service another mention today, in case you are starting to make your holiday plans for 2018.  Since I launched this service a year ago with Emyr Thomas of Bon Vivant, the feedback from Head for Points readers […]

Anika’s travel highlights and lowlights of 2017

As a complement to his own travel highlights and lowlights article yesterday, Rob asked me to look back at some of the places I have covered for HfP this year.  The places that really stuck in my mind were Ljubljana and Tokyo, but these were […]

Bits: booking a hotel this week?, 80% bonus buying Hilton points, 35% discount on SPG points

News in brief: Booking a hotel this week? There was a spike in readership to our hotel pages yesterday so it seems that people are looking to get some bookings in place during this quiet(er) time between Christmas and New Year. As a reminder, here […]

Are you still having issues with your Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex after the November hack?

In November, Lloyds suffered a very serious fraud issue on the American Express cards issued as part of the Lloyds Avios Rewards MasterCard and Amex double pack.  We first highlighted it on HFP and it was picked up by a lot of the national press […]

Rob’s travel highlights and lowlights of 2017

There is just one article today as we gently ease back into things.   What impressed me on my travels during 2017?  And what didn’t? What I realised when I looked back over the last year of articles is that I haven’t done much which was […]

Happy Christmas! Head for Points returns on Wednesday

Happy Christmas to you and your family. I hope you enjoy a well deserved break, wherever in the world you are. (Do please post below if your travels have taken you anywhere exciting this Christmas.  I am in London with the in-laws.  Anika is in […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios – 9 Avios per €1 – at Melia hotels to promote its new improved earn rate

EDIT: This offer has been extended and you can now book until 30th January for stays until 15th March The Melia hotel group has changed the way you earn Avios at its hotels.  The company has moved from a flat nightly rate to a revenue […]