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News in brief:

Exciting British Airways bacon roll news

According to the latest newsletter sent to members of the British Airways ‘Future Lab’ survey panel, as a result of their feedback bacon rolls will soon be available in the Heathrow Galleries Club lounges until 11am.  The same goes for their vegetarian equivalent.

This is the most positive news to come out of British Airways for some time!

Slightly disturbingly, Future Lab reported that a “business case” had to be prepared in order to sanction an extra hour or so of bacon rolls, but luckily for us it was approved.

1,200 Avios with My Little Pony

Tesco Direct is running a good extra Clubcard points offer with My Little Pony.

You will get 500 Tesco Clubcard points (worth 1,200 Avios) when spending £30 on My Little Pony before 2nd April.

The list of available boxes is here.

Win a trip to LA with Hilton and The Boss Baby

Hilton and DreamWorks are running a competition giving away a family trip to L.A.

All you need to do is sign up for Hilton Honors (although I assume most HFP readers are already members) and fill out a form on the Hilton / The Boss Baby website – click ‘Go back to see the boss’.

The trailer, also on the entry page, has echoes of a horror movie to me but it is apparently a fun family film if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids this Easter.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (April 2024)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (105)

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  • Ammar says:

    OT – following on fromy’day article, when is the best time next year in 2018 to visit Japan for the cherry blossom season, would 15th-22nd APril 2018 be too late? Never been to Japan, so not sure how long to spend there?
    Was thinking of combining with PEK like Rob has, however, wasn’t sure if it was too cold in China that time of year?

    • the real harry1 says:

      Osaka (Osaka) 29-Mar 2017- 5-Apr 2017
      Hikone (Shiga) 4-Apr 2017- 9-Apr 2017
      Kyoto (Kyoto) 30-Mar 2017- 6-Apr 2017
      Kobe (Hyogo) 29-Mar 2017- 6-Apr 2017

    • Genghis says:

      Not sure how long to spend there? Depends what kind of things you want to do, experience etc. Japan is a fantastic country. China (much) less so IMO after our 3 week holiday there last year.

    • the real harry1 says:

      isn’t that possibly like saying go up to Edinburgh in May to catch the daffodils, primroses & tulips?

      • Genghis says:

        It’s one place I regret not going while in Japan. Wild bears, quality onsen and walking.

        • the real harry1 says:

          well I regret not going to Shetland, must be lovely there, but you only live once 🙂

      • James67 says:

        Masses of Dafs around Dawyck gardens last week, looked fabulous in the snow…I kid you not!

  • Jamie says:

    O/T are there any virgin ISA deals going to be happening seeing as the new financial year is fast approaching?

    • James67 says:

      6000 to the end of April last time I checked. However, take care, last year it rose to 12000 a few months later so I’m holding back for a while.

      • the real harry1 says:

        same here

        • Jamie says:

          I was thinking that it might increase also.. didn’t get a chance to do it last year but will definitely be keeping an eye open.

  • the real harry1 says:

    that Boss Baby bears an uncanny similarity to you, Raffles

    • Peter K says:

      Nah, Raffles looks younger. Must be all the sleep he gets in 5* hotels

      • Rob says:

        That’s those cool new pix that Qatar Airways gave us for nothing from the photographer on their Business Travel Show stand this year (see ‘Contact Us’).

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