Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Here’s the full HfP index of articles for September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which BA European routes do not offer lounge access?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARCC: a new way to keep your Amex points when cancelling Gold or Platinum

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary deals, bargain at the new IC Perth, Etihad business sale

Club Carlson family room redemptions …. a good deal or not?

Virgin Flying Club – what are the best partner awards, whilst we wait for Air France / KLM?

How to swap points between programmes with

Great deal: Qatar Business Class, Prague to Shanghai, for £885 return with 560 BA tier points!

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

Bits: Uber loses its London licence – or does it?, £5 off a 16-25 Railcard

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

My review of the ANA lounge at Porto Airport (which BA won’t pay for)

Good deal – you can earn 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

Bits: LOADS of new SPG Moments O2 concert tickets in their suite, HFP downtime

My trip to the Austrian Airlines maintenance hangar!

Avios Ireland: Win 1 million Avios when you convert your Real Rewards points!

I try out the amazing new Qatar Airways Qsuite (without flying anywhere)

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

Bits: Pre-order food at Heathrow, Virgin East Coast First Class ticket auctions, 11400 Miles & More with The Economist

Which is the best hotel at Vienna Airport? NH or Moxy?

British Airways launches new route to the Seychelles – more Avios seats released

Bits: avid hotels confirmed as a new IHG brand, how to save £68 tax on Avios flights to Cape Town

Bits: new SLH scheme with free Amex upgrade, who buys Air Berlin?, currency converter app

How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand deal using the multi-partner chart

Bits: BA launching Seychelles today?, new Avios and Virgin in-store partners, new Hilton Curio in South of France

2 odd routes to oneworld (=BA) status – pay £190 per month or match via airberlin or Lufthansa

How to pay (almost) ANY bill with an Amex or other card, with Billhop

Bits: last day for our Scotland competition, Qatar sale and 10% off code, Cathay sale, HFP on mobile

Earn double Avios on restaurant bookings for the rest of the year

Bits: why BA changed the Club World bedding, pigeons in the BA lounge, 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

Bits: Lufthansa Asia sale, 1000 Heathrow Rewards from Rocketmiles, Virgin sale extended

Bits: Qatar launches Cardiff with a 787, last call for 500 Avios with £25 Amazon spend, Charles Tyrwhitt sale

New travel (and High Street) cashback deals launched for HSBC and First Direct customers

British Airways restricting 1st row of Club Europe to Gold only?

Are shared private jets worth it? I try out a Citation CJ2 for size!

Bits: BA £30 fares, enter our VIP distillery competition, HFP fit and well, WhatsApp

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Why’s ‘upgrade using Avios to Club World’ pricing may have ripped you off

Bits: 3600 Avios with LEGO, non-stop to Jakarta with Garuda, Flying Blue 100% ‘buy miles’ bonus

HFP shortlisted for four major business travel awards

How to use Avios points for airport lounge access

Bits: Rolling Luggage Avios change, free Luxury Travel Fair tickets, 3 x Flying Blue miles with Accor

Review of the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

Does the Barclays Travel Plus Pack make sense for Barclays account holders?

My review of the Crowne Plaza Geneva hotel

Exclusive HFP competition – Win a VIP distillery visit to Scotland for 2 people with Chivas Regal whisky

My review of the Signature private jet terminal lounge at Luton Airport!

Bits: BA ‘Upgrade to First’ back, SPG / Marriott merger clue, IC Ambassador 5k bonus goes

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

How to save £100 on an Economy Avios redemption to Dubai

Earn free travel with the National Express loyalty scheme

Bits: BA Holidays Avios bonus being cut, Flying Blue promo awards, 30% bonus buying Carlson points

15% off Uber and reminder of our exclusive Uber code

Get a free night after two stays with the new Marriott promo

Bits: Bigger BA Holidays discounts in the BA sale, Etihad Guest devalues

Bits: Exclusive HFP competition, two Lufthansa hotel deals, free Etihad First Class upgrade

BA testing ‘upgrade for £ in the departure lounge’ via their app

Bits: earn Avios at Rolling Luggage, register for new SPG promo, Good To Go Parking sale

LAST CALL: Get an extra Rewards free night credit on your next stay

Interesting niche anomalies in Avios reward pricing you can exploit

Bits: visit the McLaren factory with Hilton, SPG to American 30% bonus, Vueling sale

Hilton launches new ‘double points + Diamond bonus’ promotion

Virgin Atlantic sale now on in all classes

Bits: Club World £1060 Dubai fares, BA stops awarding Avios and tier points for airberlin flights

The first 10-across BA economy flights from Gatwick are on sale ….

Get FREE London membership of the Zipcar car sharing club – but avoid the Avios deal

How to buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auction deals, £8000 of free BA flights for joining a supercar club!

500-1000 bonus Avios or Amex points with £25 gift card purchase!

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ offer for Autumn

Bits: new Avios route to Oz with Qantas, Aer Lingus launches ‘no baggage’ long-haul fares

The best Avios and Virgin miles-earning wine deals currently available

Bits: BA long-haul cancellations for 2018, 13200 Avios with an Economist subscription (again)

BA offering car transfers at Heathrow to late-running domestic passengers

Bits: Hilton summer sale ends Monday, Irish Independent Avios deal dead

Can I use Avios on Virgin Atlantic?

British Airways launches a big new sale in all classes

Eight Avios secrets you probably don’t know

Bits: new Virgin / Heathrow Rewards offer, new BA Amex spend bonus, 6000 Avios with Tesco insurance

Cathay Pacific launches Dublin – a new low-tax Avios route to Hong Kong

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