Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in May 2017.  Click through to read them in full:

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

Amex changes Membership Rewards terms – no more transfers on closure

Four Seasons Hampshire in meltdown

A few PR thoughts on the BA system outage

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

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

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

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

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for hotel rooms

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

Earn Virgin miles with EVERY Sainsbury’s online grocery shop

How to book Best Western hotels with Tesco Clubcard vouchers

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

My review of the Escape Lounge at Stansted Airport

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

How to earn 10,000 Avios with your next five Hilton stays

Bits: Waitrose / Virgin – up and down, BA to launch airside in-app upgrades

Bits: last day for 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, £99 / €99 Norwegian sale to the USA

What should you do now Travelex is closing Supercard?

Bits: free in-flight books and magazines with Amazon Prime, Hilton Asia-Pacific flash sale

Bits: SLH scraps The Club, Emirates A380 to Birmingham, Virgin / Malaysia partnership

Bits: Should you buy Waitrose gift cards today?, Amex MR and the Heathrow Rewards deal

Special offer: 8,000 Virgin miles for opening a Virgin Money ISA

Bits: Good deals at Hilton Honors Auctions, more ways to save at No 1 Lounges

Exclusive: Get 100% bonus using Heathrow Rewards for shopping vouchers

50% bonus when you buy Avios – worth it?

‘Pay Your Birth Year’ – an attractive Starwood promo for our older readers!

Win two tickets to (just about) anywhere with Qatar Airways and Head for Points

Generous 1,500 Avios bonus on your next two Accor stays in UK and Ireland

My review of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel

How I used Avios for a flat-bed from Japan to China – and other Asian Avios deals

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 1, 2017 edition)

The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme explained (Part 2, 2017 edition)

How can you get IHG Rewards Club status quickly, and possibly for free?

Bits: great Qatar Airways / HFP competition coming, 1200 Avios for £15 & FREE Now TV!

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Bristol Airport

Two generous Hilton competition prizes just for UK residents

Do you understand Avios / Virgin ShopsAway / Bink in-store ‘card clash’?

Bits: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai, last chance for TopCashback / Avios bonus

TODAY ONLY – Win Lufthansa lounge passes and $100 LoungeBuddy credit

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

It’s back – get 30,000 Avios for £300 if you know someone in Ireland!

Bits: Avios / Tesco competition, register for the new Starwood promotion

Bits: IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, Amex Plat adds more lounges, Hilton Japan flash sale

Bits: £100 off £500 BA spend, 4000 Miles & More miles with a hotel, Troy Warfield leaves BA

REGISTER NOW for Marriott’s new Summer promotion

My review of the ANA lounge at Tokyo Haneda’s International Terminal

What is an Avios point worth?

Review of ANA’s business class service from London – Tokyo Haneda

Review of ANA’s business class service from London – Tokyo Haneda (Part Two)

Earn 5,000 to 10,000 Avios with new Kaligo.com hotel booking promo

Why using Virgin miles on ANA is the best way to get to Japan (and why we went)

Review of the Executive Lounge at Exeter Airport

American Express Platinum Cashback Card (UK) – in-depth review

Accor’s new ‘Secret Deals’ is a lot worse than ‘Happy Mondays’

If you have a Lloyds Avios credit card upgrade voucher expiring, you could try this …..

A (brief) review of Waldorf Astoria Beijing

American Express Nectar credit card – in-depth review

Stockholm / Berlin / Copenhagen to Singapore from £885 business class, with 560 BA tier points

Air Canada dumps Aeroplan (or, the perils of selling off your loyalty programme)

Bits: win a Heathrow T2 lounge pass today, 75% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

Earn 20,000 Avios with a subscription to The Telegraph

‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast and Billund

30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2018 with MasterCard

How to take British Airways to CEDR arbitration

Bits: new Nightly hotel site, £25 off SWISS to Geneva, new Priority Pass Sydney benefits

EXCELLENT Avios-earning Qatar Airways sale deals, from £833!

Bits: Win 10000 Avios with Accor, Good To Go Parking sale, Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios deal

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles, and save £, with No 1 Lounges

First review: the new 1903 Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 3

Good deal: Virgin credit card bonus now 10,000 (White) and 25,000 (Black) miles

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount still works, what happened to BA’s LCY-JFK A318?

BA wi-fi pricing revealed as in-flight trials begin

Earn Avios points from your estate agent!

What is worth booking in the new BA luxury sale?

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental

Bits: 1200 Avios with a £25 NOW TV box, 30% bonus when you buy Hyatt points

I check out the new British Airways domestic Club Europe

Bits: BA / Clubcard competition, 2400 Avios with £60 of LEGO Star Wars, Hoppa article

Got the Etihad credit card? Get a free upgrade to Heathrow Rewards premium tier

New BAEC benefits: free seating on Hand Baggage tickets and status extension for new parents

Bits: SWISS sale, Star Alliance HEx upgrade, use Avios for Lapland!

How to avoid the Heathrow Hotel Hoppa fee by travelling on local buses for free

Review: the new Business Class Lounge at London City Airport

Bits: Avios / Caffe Nero deal tweak, Flying Blue / PointsHound bonus, AA hotel bonus

Should you do the Hilton status match to get triple points this Summer?

Some good news on British Airways in-flight food!

Which low interest rate credit cards also earn points?

Bits: Has Accor scrapped Happy Mondays?, IHG redemption sale in Mexico / LATAM / Caribbean

Bits: HEx and Airbnb cashback deals, buy Etihad miles, AA Heathrow slots

I check out new hotels walkable to City Airport and Excel

My review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto hotel

Kyoto, in pictures