Archives for May 2017

Bits: double Avios on BA’s regional weekend routes, buy the contents of Heathrow Terminal 1!

News in brief: Double Avios on BA’s regional weekend routes British Airways is offering double Avios points on its weekend services operated from regional airports.  These are the flights which use the London City Airport fleet of Embraer aircraft whilst City is closed over the […]

Amex changes Membership Rewards terms – no more transfers on closure

American Express has, quietly, slipped out a new version of the Membership Rewards terms and conditions. You can see the document here (PDF) – you are looking for pages 18+.  The main Membership Rewards UK website is here. The new document is dated May 2017. […]

Four Seasons Hampshire in meltdown

We were down at Four Seasons Hampshire over the weekend, which I know is a weekend break spot for many of our readers.  It was a complete disaster.  I have never, ever, seen more people in a hotel making complaints.  You couldn’t turn around without […]

A few PR thoughts on the BA system outage

Last week we published something on HFP which, whilst totally innocent, inadvertently had the potential to cause us a PR problem if it had been publicised.  We shut it down quickly with a full and genuine apology to the people concerned and the problem went […]

Bits: Iberia launches 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Delta adding fuel surcharges to Virgin redemptions?

News in brief: Iberia launches a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus Last week we saw a 50% bonus if you bought Avios points via British Airways Executive Club, AerClub or Iberia has launched its own 50% bonus Avios offer as you can see from this […]

Bits: how to pre-order your BA duty free, 180 Avios for giving Tesco your insurance details

News in brief: How to pre-order your BA duty free for at-seat delivery I would be fibbing if I said that I had never bought any duty free items on a flight, but I’m rarely in the mood – especially when trying to keep two […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013. Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as […]

Bits: last call for Etihad credit card sign-up bonus, other deals ending Wednesday

News in brief: Special Etihad credit card sign-up deal ends soon A quick reminder that 7th June (the deadline has been extended by a week from 31st May) is the last day to apply for the Etihad credit card with the current bonus of 15,000 Etihad Guest […]

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

Just under two years ago, Virgin Flying Club teamed up with hotel booking site to offer a new way of redeeming your Virgin miles.  You can now use them to pay for hotels globally offered by You have been able to redeem Avios points for hotels […]

Share your BA shut-down experiences …. and BA adds £16 to Expedia etc bookings

I don’t try to pretend that I’m an expert on things I don’t understand.  That’s why I am going to spare you my thoughts on the impressive British Airways shut-down yesterday. There is plenty of in-depth coverage without a paywall at The Guardian, BBC News […]

Earn Virgin miles with EVERY Sainsbury’s online grocery shop

Most of the supermarket chains, plus Ocado, offer incentives to encourage you to make your first online grocery order.  What is very rare is to offer you an incentive for FUTURE online orders. Sainsbury’s is the only supermarket chain to pay incentives to everyone on […]

How to book Best Western hotels with Tesco Clubcard vouchers

We ran a version of this article on Shopper Points last week but we thought it would also benefit a lot of Head for Points readers too.  Apologies for the duplication if you receive emails from both sites. The majority of HFP readers who use […]

Got Amex Gold / Plat? Get 3,000 free MR points with the companion credit card

If you currently have an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or American Express Platinum charge card, you should be eligible for a special offer for five days only. If you add the (free) Platinum credit card or (free) Gold credit card to your account, you […]

My review of the Escape Lounge at Stansted Airport

This is my review of the Escape lounge at London Stansted Airport. Our collection of UK airport business lounge reviews is growing steadily.  As Rob and I cannot visit every single UK airport lounge, we have had help from readers adding reviews to the list. […]

Bits: 25% off a Priority Pass, Avios-earning Finnair sale

News in brief: 25% off a Priority Pass airport lounge card To celebrate its 25% anniversary, Priority Pass is offering 25% off its airport lounge access cards for a limited period. If both you and your partner travel heavily, you’d get a better overall deal […]