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January always brings a lot of new readers to Head for Points.  If you are one of them, welcome.

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The daily articles on Head for Points are a mixture of news, interesting links and in-depth articles on specific topics of interest to the keen miles and points collector.  There is also a lot of ‘reference’ information on the site as well.

The article below have been published over the last year or so and will give you an idea of the sort of things we cover.  If you want to find these links again in the future, they are under the ‘Favourites’ tab in the top menu bar.

Key reference articles:

What is an Avios point worth?

What airlines can I use Avios points on?

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

Full list of BA Avios redemption pricing by route

Full list of BA and Iberia peak and off-peak redemption dates

Travel tips:

Earning miles from car rental

Earning miles when buying foreign currency

Earning miles from airport parking

Earning miles and reducing fees when using your credit card abroad

The ‘Avios Redemption University’ series:

Whether you are a new Avios collector or an old hand, you will learn something new from this series of articles on how to get the most from your points:

1. The beginners guide to redeeming Avios

2. How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

3. How to upgrade with Avios

4. How and when to use ‘Avios and Money’

5. Understanding BA and household accounts

6. How to use your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

7. Is it worth using Avios for hotel redemptions?

8. What is the cheapest way to buy Avios points?

9. How to redeem on Aurigny and Air Malta

10. Using Avios for non-stop flights from UK regional airports

11. Low tax long-haul Avios redemptions on Iberia

12.  Saving tax on US and Canada redemptions with Aer Lingus

13.  Lowering taxes by redeeming on airberlin

14.  Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

15.  Using Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines

16.  Saving tax on Asian redemptions with Cathay Pacific

17.  How to earn and redeem Avios points with Flybe

The ‘Credit & Charge Card Reviews‘ series:

American Airlines, American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, American Express Platinum, British Airways American Express, British Airways Premium Plus American Express, Emirates, Emirates Elite, Etihad, Flybe, Hilton HHonors, HSBC Premier, HSBC Premier World EliteIHG Rewards Club, IHG Rewards Club Premium, Lloyds Avios Rewards, Lloyds Choice Rewards, Lufthansa Miles & More, Starwood Preferred Guest, Tesco, Tesco PremiumUnited Airlines, Virgin Atlantic White, Virgin Atlantic Black

Key credit card articles:

Comparing the 13 credit cards which now earn you Avios

The top 16 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping just for their benefits?

What is the best Avios credit card?  Part 1 and Part 2

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

What are the best credit cards for earning Star Alliance miles?

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

What is the best credit card to use abroad when someone else is paying?

What is the best use of Amex Membership Rewards points?

Flight reviews:

First Class:  British Airways A380 FirstEtihad A380 First Class Apartment, Etihad 777 First Class SuiteLufthansa A340 First, Lufthansa 747 FirstQatar A380 FirstSingapore Airlines A380 First Suite, Swiss A330 First, Virgin America First  Business Class:  airberlin A330 business, British Airways 787-9 Club WorldEmirates A380 business, Etihad A380 businessFinnair A350 businessIberia A330 business, La Compagnie businessLufthansa short-haul businessQatar 777 business, Qatar 787 business, Qatar A380 businessSingapore Airlines 777-300ER business, Turkish 777 business, Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class  Domestic / regional:  American Airlines short-haul economyBritish Airways domesticQatar short-haul First

UK airport and rail lounge reviews:

Heathrow: Club Millesime T5 Arrivals, British Airways Concorde Room T5British Airways Galleries First T5British Airways T5 Arrivals, Aspire T5, Plaza Premium T4Etihad T4, SkyTeam T4Qatar Airways T4Cathay Pacific T3 (and video and video), American Airlines T3, British Airways Galleries T3, Club Aspire T3, Emirates T3, No 1 Lounges T3, Virgin Atlantic T3, Aer Lingus T2, Plaza Premium T2, Plaza Premium T2 #2, Plaza Premium T2 Arrivals, Lufthansa T2, Air Canada T2, United Airlines Business and First T2, Singapore Airlines T2  Gatwick:  No 1 Traveller North, My Lounge North, My Lounge North #2, No 1 Lounges South, Clubrooms North  London City:  First Class / Private Jet Terminal (and a video)  Luton:  Aspire  Stansted:  Escape  Southend:  SkyLife  Edinburgh:  No 1 Lounges, British Airways  Eurostar:  St Pancras   Trains:  EustonKings Cross, Paddington, LiverpoolManchester Piccadilly

Hotel loyalty scheme reviews:

Club Carlson – Part One and Part Two

Hilton HHonors – Part One and Part Two

Hyatt Gold Passport – Part One and Part Two

IHG Rewards Club – Part One and Part Two

Le Club AccorHotels – Part One and Part Two

Marriott Rewards – Part One and Part Two

Starwood Preferred Guest – Part One and Part Two

Best Western Rewards

My Millennium (Millennium & Copthorne)

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