Archives for August 2017

BA launches Toronto and Las Vegas from Gatwick – wide-open for Avios

British Airways has announced two new long-haul routes from London Gatwick. As always with new route announcements, you will find at least two Club World and four World Traveller seats for EVERY flight loaded and bookable at If you jump in today you can take […]

Bits: Irish Independent 18,000 Avios vouchers arriving, Which? names the best UK airports

News in brief: 18,000 Avios for £146 – vouchers arriving EDIT: this deal is now dead as the bonus had been cut to 9,000 Avios Last week I wrote about a great deal for subscribing to the digital version of the Irish Independent newspaper – […]

Bits: £15 Heathrow Express Saturdays, Etihad sale now on

More news in brief: Heathrow Express launches £15 Saturday tickets Following the end of its £15 August promotion, Heathrow Express will continue to offer discounted tickets to passengers on a Saturday for the rest of the year. A one-way ticket purchased on a Saturday will […]

BA confirms new Club World dining to JFK from Friday …. without Bollinger

British Airways has confirmed that the new ‘trolley style’ Club World dining service will launch on Friday.  This will be exclusively on the New York JFK route, with other routes being added during 2018. Despite the images released during service trials, it seems that Bollinger […]

Bits: bizarre new easyJet service, hidden IHG Accelerate goals, airberlin cancellations

News in brief: easyJet launches new ‘check in your hand baggage’ service No, 1st April has not come early.  easyJet really did launch a new service yesterday called ‘Hands Free’. Apparently, many people who travel with just hand baggage – in order to avoid queuing […]

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

This is another of our ‘introductory’ articles which we have been running throughout August. With the new round of hotel promotions about to kick off, and with IHG Rewards Club running another generous version of Accelerate which may reward you for making unnecessary hotel stays, […]

What BA economy tickets can be upgraded using Avios?

This article is part of our unofficial ‘how to’ series that we have been running during August for the benefit of recently joined readers. When British Airways ‘enhanced’ the Avios scheme in 2015, one of the carrots dangled at members to soften the blow of devaluation […]

Bits: American drops Manchester-New York, Emirates launches 50% off economy reward sale

News in brief: American Airlines to drop Manchester to New York American Airlines has confirmed that it is dropping its seasonal Manchester to New York service.  It will not be returning in March for the launch of the Spring timetable, with the last flight departing […]

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow, HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

This article is another of the ‘how to’ pieces we have been running over August for the benefit of newer readers, although hopefully everyone will get some value from them. A regular email question I receive from readers is about ‘convertible’ points.  There is a […]

Peak season BA World Traveller Plus to Middle East from £422!

We don’t feature many World Traveller Plus deals on Head for Points, mainly because there aren’t many of them around, but this one is worth a look. Courtesy of Flyertalk, some interesting British Airways fares from Amsterdam to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat in World […]

Last call for these deals which expire on 31st ….

It’s always a bit quiet on a Bank Holiday – especially if it’s sunny – so I thought I’d take the chance to remind you of some of the deals closing this week. These are mainly on the 31st, but some people seem to be […]

Get free Accor Gold status and 10% off ibis stays with an ibis Business Card

Many Head for Points readers currently have Platinum status in Le Club AccorHotels, as it used to be an American Express Platinum charge card benefit. Accor ended this deal last year, and those of us who have Platinum status will lose it at the end […]

Buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

I have covered a few of the Iberia / Groupon ‘buy Avios’ deals recently.  The French equivalent of this deal has now returned, after initially running in March.  It worked – administratively – pretty well that time. You can find full details here on the […]

Can you cancel the return of an Avios redemption after flying outbound?

Sometimes I get asked a question by a reader where I am so sure that I know the answer that it genuinely surprises me when I look for confirmation.  This is such a case, and it made me think that other readers may not know […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]