Archives for September 2017

Bits: EXCELLENT BA Holidays deals, get £100 for listing on HomeAway, new Virgin NYC flight

News in brief: EXCELLENT new BA Holidays flash sale launched BA Holidays is running another of its ‘luxury flash sale’ events this weekend.  You have until Monday 2nd to book. Here are the headline deals they are using to promote the event, based on two […]

When a BA Gold should book a ‘double Avios’ Gold Priority Reward

A while ago we were with some friends when the conversation turned, as it always does when the other person is a traveller, to miles and points.  The wife was unleashing her frustration about being unable to get the short-haul redemption seats she wanted to fit […]

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Here is the latest edition of our fortnightly feature which summarises offers that are ending soon. It pulls together the different deals mentioned on our Avios Promos, Hotel Promos, Credit Cards and regular article pages. There is a lot ending TODAY as the end of the month […]

Bits: VIP distillery tour winner, £50 Amazon winner, 3600 Avios with iPad Pro, 2400 Avios with LEGO

News in brief: VIP distillery tour competition winner Two weeks ago we ran a competition in association with Chivas Regal whisky and we have a winner! I know many were keen to win, but unfortunately there was only one prize to give away. Andrew M. […]

Why the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card remains the best UK travel card for long-term spending

With the sign-up bonus on the British Airways American Express Premium Plus (BAPP) card still increased to 25,000 Avios, and with the Virgin Atlantic bonus lower at 18,500 miles, I thought it was worth taking another look at why I rate this card for long term […]

Bits: good BA Club World US fares from Leeds Bradford, BA call centres reprieved

News in brief: British Airways Club World US deals from Leeds Bradford (EDIT:  these fares no longer seem to be available) BA is currently selling some interesting Club World fares from Leeds Bradford!   You can fly to Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and possibly other US cities […]

Bits: win £50 for our 200,000th comment!, 100% bonus buying IHG points, SAS / Avis deal

News in brief: Make our 200,000th approved comment! +++ We’ve reached 200,000 comments (200,389 to be precise). We will announce comment number 200,000 tomorrow +++ At some point this morning, approved comment number 200,000 will be made on Head for Points. This is a slightly […]

Which BA European routes do not offer lounge access?

On Saturday we ran a review of the ANA lounge at Porto airport.  This is notable because – whilst it is the only lounge at Porto – British Airways refuses to pay for Club Europe or status passengers to use it. (If you read HFP […]

A change in how ‘Combine My Avios’ works, and a reminder of its quirks

Whilst you can earn Avios in, Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club, the system is designed so that you can move points from one to the other using ‘Combine My Avios’. In theory it is foolproof: There is no limit to how many […]

ENDS TONIGHT: Win £600+ of suitcases with HFP and new Avios partner Rolling Luggage

This week we are running a great competition in association with Rolling Luggage.  One Head for Points reader will win a pretty cool set of new suitcases, worth over £600. IT CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TUESDAY! Rolling Luggage is the latest company to join forces […]

BA World Traveller Plus to Dubai / Muscat / Abu Dhabi from £380 return, ex-Switzerland

British Airways is currently running an exceptionally cheap deal in World Traveller Plus to the Middle East. These tickets can easily be upgraded to a Club World flat bed with Avios if there is availability. This deal requires you to start your trip in Switzerland.  […]

Bits: new Avios-earning Qatar business deals from £836! (£1660 SYD/MEL), Business Traveller deal

News in brief: New Qatar Airways business class deals – TODAY ONLY Qatar Airways launched another (yes, another) business class sale yesterday. The UK sale fares are here and are OK but nothing to get excited about.  This runs until Friday. Things are better in Europe […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the new Amex Rewards card? Possibly.

Yes, you read that right.  If you have the free British Airways American Express card, I think you should consider dropping it for the new American Express Rewards Credit Card (“ARCC”). I wrote about the American Express Rewards Credit Card yesterday (click here) – you […]

NEW! Earn Avios at Best Western – and how to get a status match

Avios and British Airways Executive Club have a new hotel partner – Best Western. You may be surprised to learn that Best Western was not already a partner.  It was an existing Virgin Flying Club partner.  (This HFP article lists other hotel chains which are Virgin […]

Bits: Virgin and BA sales ends today, airberlin bidding, 50% off mytaxi in London

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales end today Today, Tuesday, is the final day for the current Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales. I won’t go through the deals again in detail. The Virgin Atlantic pricing – which is more aggressive than […]