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Here’s the full HFP index of articles for April 2017

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Why are some Lloyds Avios cardholders not receiving any points?

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

My review of the Conrad Tokyo hotel

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

Is IHG surpressing negative reviews on its website?

My review of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel

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

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

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

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

New Avios-earning Qatar Airways sale deals launched

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

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

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

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

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Bits: 2400 Avios with Tesco Mobile, Qatar Airways launches Cardiff!

New Premier Inn directly at Terminal 4 now bookable for £29.50!

(BACK IN STOCK) Quick deal: Under 1p Avios or Virgin miles with a BT phone from Tesco!

My review of the BA Galleries lounge in the Terminal 5 satellite terminals

BOOK THIS AFTERNOON: 100 new IHG PointBreaks hotels at just 5,000 points

Is the Tesco Premium Card – the most generous Avios Visa / MasterCard – worth £150?

Why I think Hilton Honors points may be getting more valuable

My review of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Hatton Cross, Heathrow in London

Bits: 1200 Avios with LEGO DC Heroes, Heathrow Rewards adds AerClub, Hilton gig tonight

New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels released, book on Monday

New wine deal – 15 bottles and 1000 Avios for £52

Bits: 2400 Avios with £99 tablet, Norwegian adds Singapore, more Amex Plat lounges

The alternative to hotel loyalty schemes – Hotels.com and Hotels.com Rewards

Bits: TAP launches London City, generous SAS / Hertz deal, KLM drops free bags for BlueBiz

printed.com – the Avios partner you have never heard of

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Opinion

Review of the Breeze Priority Lounge at Southampton International Airport

Do you get BA lounge access on Vueling, Aer Lingus, Flybe and AirBaltic?

Additional airport lounges that you never knew Amex Platinum got you into

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Facts

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, Amex wine deal, 35% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

My review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 1)

Review of Emirates A380 First Class (Part 2)

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Opinion

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge now open in Heathrow Terminal 4

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Facts

Decent deals in all classes in Virgin’s Easter sale

Inside the Emirates First Class Lounge (or ‘floor’) of Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Opinion

How we got into China without a visa last night

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Facts

Review of the Etihad arrivals lounge in Abu Dhabi

Bits: win 120,000 Avios (only 188 entries!), Expedia selling rail tickets, Etihad discount code

How Brad is flying around the world for 116,000 airline miles + £285 + $30

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Opinion

TRIPLE points on Club Carlson stays until June – a potential 50%+ rebate!

Big boost to the sign-up bonus on the Emirates Skywards credit cards

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Facts

Avios Ireland: 250 Avios via SuperValu for (almost) every eShop purchase

My review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment, the second time around

My review of Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment (Part 2)

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Opinion

Bits: Hilton / Amex cashback, bonus Avios with stationery, Avios debit card now available again

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Facts

Bits: BA long haul buy-on-board confusion, interesting Accor / Economist deal

Back in the Etihad First & Business Class lounge, Heathrow Terminal 4

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hilton Honors – The Opinion

BA makes Club Europe meal improvements following feedback

New sign-up bonus: get 15,000 Etihad Guest miles via their credit card

What is the best hotel scheme? – Hilton Honors – The Facts

Why did I fly both Emirates A380 First and Etihad A380 First within 72 hours?

Bits: last call for Nutmeg / Avios deal, £1000 Virgin Upper Class to Boston, new Norwegian routes

The new First Wing at Heathrow T5 reviewed

What is the best hotel scheme? – Club Carlson – The Opinion

Avios Ireland: 100% bonus on SuperValu transfers into Avios!

My flight from Gatwick to Heathrow – or, what’s happening at BA?

What is the best hotel scheme? – Club Carlson – The Facts

A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – on Hilton points (Part 1)

A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – on Hilton points (Part 2)

A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – on Hilton points (Part 3)

A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – on Hilton points (Part 4)

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

Bits: Avios Group CEO replaced, BA Buy on Board – just fancy that …

Look where I’m going today ….

Travelex and Azimo launch new travel money products (and £10 off with Azimo)

Bits: 2400 Avios with a £40 Nerf gun, Nutmeg ISA Avios update

7am exclusive: First T5 ‘The First Wing’ pictures as it officially opens

Earn 250 Avios when dining at restaurants – now finally launched

Bits: Qatar deals from Oslo, Waitrose shopping tracking

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 (but make sure you choose Iberia)

Bits: £1350 Etihad business to Asia, win a Caribbean holiday, Etihad 20% transfer bonus

How to use your Starbucks card for free foreign currency conversions!

BA Club Europe domestic flights confirmed as 40 tier points each way

Collapsing £ now means 1p per SPG point when redeeming for flights

Bits: Virgin Boston spend offer, Delta / Westjet partner, 4 x Tesco debit card points

Is Virgin Atlantic’s new ‘Miles Plus Money’ feature a good deal?