Archives for April 2017

Why are some Lloyds Avios cardholders not receiving any points?

Regular readers will know that I hold the Lloyds Bank credit card operation in contempt.  It regularly manages to achieve levels of incompetence which other banks simply couldn’t match if they tried. Who else, for example, would take five days to send out ‘refer a […]

Bits: Iberia competition winner, bonus, 10% off Melia hotels

News in brief: HFP reader wins Iberia’s Facebook competition A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a competition that Iberia was running on Facebook to win 120,000 Avios points. There were only 188 entries when I wrote about it, so I was fairly sure that – […]

My review of the Conrad Tokyo hotel

This is my review of the Conrad Tokyo hotel. As with my other Asia reviews this weekend, it is less comprehensive than usual.  We were not on a review trip, we did not get a hotel tour, we did not see other rooms apart from […]

REGISTER NOW – 6,000 Avios or €120 for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

Yesterday I wrote about two good new hotel promotions – double points from Hilton and a new round of Accelerate from IHG Rewards Club. Here is a third possibility as you plan your stays for the Summer. Accor hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / […]

Is IHG surpressing negative reviews on its website?

IHG, the parent of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, publishes traveller reviews on its website for each of its hotels. For some time there have been rumblings on Flyertalk about bad reviews mysteriously disappearing after being submitted. A couple of weeks ago, I had […]

My review of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel

This is my review of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel. I am going to run a few hotel reviews from our recent Asia trip, although they will be shorter and less detailed than usual.  As these were not ‘official’ trips, I didn’t get a guided […]

REGISTER NOW – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ offer for Summer

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched a website for its Summer 2017 promotion – IHG Accelerate.  Yes, it is repeating the Autumn 2015, Spring and Summer and Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 offer! But that is not a bad […]

REGISTER NOW – Hilton launches new ‘double or triple points’ promotion

I wrote a piece yesterday about the new ‘points pooling’ feature with Hilton Honors.  Today I want to focus on the new Hilton Summer promotion – which offers double or triple base points – which has just opened for registration. To give Hilton credit, it is very […]

Qatar sale: Stockholm to Auckland, business, for £1500 return to December – & earns 600 BA tier points!

I dropped this in as an extra article because I didn’t anyone booking the Copenhagen to Auckland fare (£2,300) that I wrote about in our main Qatar Airways sale feature today without seeing this. As mentioned in the comments to that article (thank you!) there […]

Hilton’s new ‘points pooling’ feature is now live

Hilton Honors has now launched the latest of the new features that were promised during the scheme relaunch in February – points pooling. See here at for details. This is, very simply, a way of allowing up to 10 people to transfer their points […]

New Avios-earning Qatar Airways sale deals launched

Qatar Airways has kicked off another round of business class deals. These are NOT as exciting as we saw back in January.  There is also a very tight travel window – you must fly before 21st June 2017. You have a week to book – […]

Last call: 30% bonus on SPG point purchases, 100% bonus on Hilton purchases

There are two ‘buy points’ offers available at the moment which are worth a look and which, because they have been running for a while, you may well have forgotten about. IHG Rewards Club is also running a pseudo ‘buy points’ bonus as well! Starwood […]

Bits: win a Trespass rucksack today, £50 off at eBookers, HFP feedback

News in brief: Win a Trespass rucksack – today only Our sister site Shopper Points is giving away a Trespass hiking rucksack, worth £100 (albeit £57 in their current sale) in a prize draw today. Entering only takes 30 seconds – all we need is your […]

Bits: 10% off Qatar, £188 LAN deal, Good To Go Parking sale

More news in brief as I do a bit of an inbox clearout: 10% off Qatar Airways flights from the UK The new Qatar Airways services from Cardiff are not yet bookable, but until 13th May you can get 10% off any other Qatar Airways flight […]

BA unveils its refurbishment plans for Terminal 7 at New York JFK

British Airways announced plans yesterday for a £52m refurbishment of its home at Terminal 7 at New York JFK. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2018, the plans include: a new ‘spacious, modern’ check-in area, with the current separation of First and Club World to […]