Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Head for Points Christmas party at the Dry Martini bar at the Melia White House hotel on Tuesday night.  It was another great event and definitely needs to be repeated soon. Apologies to everyone who tried to get a ticket but didn’t get lucky. We will look into a bigger venue, more nights and/or a different ticketing system for the next event. Promise!

We do want to share some of the great pictures Jamie took on the night (big thank you!) and also take this opportunity to thank Qatar Airways for sponsoring the event.  The Qatar Airways marketing team – see below – was out in force and I know they were very impressed by how many of our readers had already flown with them and how knowledgeable they were about the Qatar Airways product and service.

I think this is my favourite picture of the evening!

We had some great conversations ….

and it was really nice to meet so many of you ….

and …

and ….

The bar staff did a great job:

and there was never a long waiting time:

In addition to complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks we decided to also serve prosecco this year.

One of the major contributors to our comments section is in this picture:

Again we forgot to video Rob’s speech …..

A big thank you to all the companies who generously offered raffle prizes! And congratulations to the 18 winners.

The main prize was:

  • Qatar Airways: 1 Business Class return ticket from the UK to almost any Qatar Airways destination

Here is the winner, Lee, with the Qatar Airways team:

And thank you to the other companies who generously donated our other prizes:

Also a big thank you to Qatar Airways, Charles Tyrwhitt and Conde Nast Traveller for providing goodie bag items.

Some readers who missed out on a ticket came later at 8pm when the bar reopened to the public, and there were still some readers in the bar when we left just before midnight – 6 hours after the party started!

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  1. ankomonkey says:

    n picture #2, is the gentleman giving the Qatar Marketing team lady a BA CW trip report that’s making her laugh so much? “I nearly tripped when stepping over the legs of the person in the seat next to me…”

  2. Nick Burch says:

    Thanks for a great evening! It was a fun mix of people, everyone very friendly, and meant you could be sharing your tips one minute, then learning something new the next. Some very interesting chats with folks from Qatar and Avios too 🙂

  3. Looks like it was a great evening! Will try and get myself and MrCate tickets for next year if he promises not to ‘borrow’ the A380 model 😛

  4. It was great to meet Rob, Anika and some of the regular contributors: Dean, Polly, Mark, Benji, Rich, David. Sorry but I am more of a lurker than a poster here. I made it into one of Anika’s pictures, (was featured this am, but now taken down)

  5. the real harry1 says:

    yo Genghis

    ‘One of the major contributors to our comments section is in this picture:’

    so I just need to know if you are Pinky, Perky or Snuffles ie 1, 2 or 3 from left to right

    I have finally worked out how you were so quick on the button lol 🙂

  6. Michael Blume says:

    Thanks Rob, Annika, Vueling, Charles Tyrwhitt, Qatar.
    Looking forward to using my vueling vouchers!

    • Well done. You will want to book ‘Excellence’ class or you have no hope of spending the entire €500 for 2 people in one booking!

  7. Would it be possible I’m future to have one raffle prize for those unable to attend or who live top far away please? Thanks

  8. Perhaps, you will need to distribute tickets through some kind of a draw in the future rather than 1C1S basis…

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