Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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

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

Heathrow Rewards mega-bonus on electronics, watches and jewellery is back!

My great value reward stay at The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (14): Tesco Clubcard Mastercard

BOOKABLE THIS AFTERNOON: New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (13): Starwood Preferred Guest / SPG American Express

Bits: 100% IHG buy points bonus, Marriott to AA bonus, Hyatt New York deal

wheretocredit.com – a handy resource you might not know

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (17): Lufthansa Miles & More American Express & Visa

Bits: BA selling Heathrow economy flights from £26, new Maldives hand baggage rules

Review of the Hampton by Hilton hotel in Bournemouth

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (12): Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express & Mastercard

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (10): IHG Rewards Club Mastercard

Iberia drops Amex, gives STATUS with its new credit card – BA to follow?

Save 20% when you redeem your Avios for wine

Bits: Use Avios to Lapland, new White Company bedding, 2000 Virgin miles with PointsHound

How ‘taxes and charges’ on Avios redemptions from the US got out of control

Bits: Loyalty Fraud Prevention conference, fixed Hilton / Iberia link, pretend to fly on a private jet

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): HSBC Premier Mastercard

Special ‘part pay with Avios’ deals on London City and Manchester routes – good deal?

Now Iberia launches ‘triple Avios with Hilton’ – a better deal than BA

Get exclusive BA Gold benefits at Langham hotels including free status

It’s back! Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

Bits: Now use Avios on Virgin America, new Marriott Amex coming?, a HFP winner

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): Hilton Honors Platinum Visa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Flybe Mastercard

My review of the impressive Hilton Bournemouth hotel

IHG bits: earn and redeem at Kimpton, new IC open in Singapore, hitting Spire Elite

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): Etihad Guest American Express & Visa

Bits: BA drops Kos, good BA luxury European deals, upstairs on a BA 747

Book review: ‘How To Land A Plane’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): Emirates Skywards Elite American Express & Visa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): Emirates Skywards American Express & Visa

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

Redeem Avios on Iberia’s new San Francisco route – when they fix the taxes

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

Earn TRIPLE Avios on Hilton stays this Autumn – register now

Bits: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

BA changes its baggage rules – effective today, no notice given!

New EU261 ruling on connections means you could be due compensation

Get a FREE Surf Air private jet flight with your top tier airline status!

Use Marriott or SPG points for VIP hospitality at England v Argentina, Barbarians v New Zealand

It’s back – buy Avios for 1p via a French deals website

Bits: 500 Avios from Deliveroo, interesting flight auctions, £25 off SWISS to Geneva

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): the NEW American Express Rewards credit card

Is the Costco TrueEarnings Amex the most generous UK travel credit card?

Heading to Gatwick? Good MyGatwick deals including free Regus lounge access

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (2): American Express Platinum charge card

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold)

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

Get an Iberia Plus status match for Miles & More and Topbonus members

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Airlines AAdvantage Visa

How to buy Avios for 0.77p whilst making your next redemption!

Bits: HMRC miles alternative?, Groupon / Avios deal back, ‘Credit Card Reviews’ returns

Flying Blue: WestJet deal, a look at the KLM UK network and latest promo awards

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

Bits: Atlantis The Palm Avios promo, all food now free at Escape lounges, airberlin closing

Earn double Avios on all BA flights until 31st December – registration required

New Qatar business sale from £976 – good deals, Avios and 560 BA tier points too

Vueling Club is live – how to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

Bits: Travelex / Avios reminder, 20% bonus on transfers to Etihad, £4 Manchester passport control fee

HMRC to stop accepting credit cards on 13th January – no more cheap miles

Bits: Rolling Luggage winner, Avios via Charles Tyrwhitt sale, your new bedtime reading

Get 1,000 Avios with a new wine deal from Laithwaites

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Zipcar London – now get £24 of free driving credit AND free membership!

Get 500 FREE Avios for joining IHG Rewards Club – no stay required

Do you know you can get a sign-up bonus on BOTH the Virgin Atlantic credit cards?

Bits: 4500 Avios for new BAEC members in Germany, decent Virgin / Enterprise promo

Bits: We won 3 BTJA awards!, BA drops three routes, 30000 Nectar points with their Amex card

When did BA hike the taxes on long-haul US economy redemptions?

30% bonus when you buy Virgin miles or use ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Zurich Airport (E gates)

Bits: About last night ….., 2.4 extra Avios per £4 at Tesco, Heathrow’s ‘food Instagram ambassadors’

250 – 500 FREE Avios or €10 of Accor points for joining Accor’s new ClubOpinions

BA launches new Heathrow route to Almeria in Spain – bookable now with Avios

Aer Lingus confirms Philadelphia route – and how to redeem Avios with minimal taxes

Bits: Amex @ Frieze Art Fair, Philippine Airlines launches B777-300ER, Accor relaunches Orient Express hotels

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

Flying Blue goes to full revenue based earning? – and why BA Executive Club shouldn’t follow

Are shared private jets the future of business travel? I take Surf Air’s Zurich launch flight

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

Now earn up to 20,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

Bits: Monarch Vantage Club, Hilton tweaks ‘fifth night free’, Miles & More app bonus extended

Is someone secretly stealing your BA On Business points?

Why it is worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

Why Iberia’s long-haul business seat is better than BA Club World (and low taxes too!)

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

American Express Platinum Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

American Express Gold Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

Can you convert Nectar points into Avios?

What are the rules for booking an ‘open jaw’ redemption using Avios?

My review of Iberia Express in Business Class (a good redemption from UK regions)

Bits: 20% off Best Western, pointless Aer Lingus hotel portal, new Avios Southend-Glasgow route

Review of the Escape Plus Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 2