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

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

PhD Avios: Which is the best way to collect Avios when buying petrol?

How to get a one-way Europcar UK rental for just £1!

Bits: why the Lloyds Avios Amex fraud happened (probably), get lounge access via Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Club

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

600 easy FREE Avios with ‘Rewards for Thoughts’

Bits: Hilton boost Waldorf status benefits, £100 Amex / Royal Lancaster offer, Waldorf and Mandarin expand in London

Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know

Bits: £1365 Business to Canberra, Qatar Airways 15% off code, IAG to buy NIKI

Anika’s travel highlights and lowlights of 2017

Bits: booking a hotel this week?, 80% bonus buying Hilton points, 35% discount on SPG points

Are you still having issues with your Lloyds Avios Rewards Amex after the November hack?

Rob’s travel highlights and lowlights of 2017

Earn TRIPLE Avios – 9 Avios per €1 – at Melia hotels to promote its new improved earn rate

Bits: New US Avios options with Meridiana, Amex Travel cashback, Avis one-way rental deal

Amazing Virgin fares to the US from Dublin (£1150 Upper Class) – as it drops some free chauffeur transfers

Bits: Two BA-related competitions, new Innsbruck lounge, new BA / China Southern codeshare

You can finally earn and burn Le Club AccorHotels points at Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel

Bits: New HMRC card fees, Hilton sale, BA long-haul ‘no suitcase’ fares looking inevitable

Bits: Club Eurostar competition winner, free Wilbur & Orville from Virgin, 30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

REGISTER NOW for Starwood’s new Spring 2018 promotion

REGISTER NOW for Hilton’s new Spring 2018 bonus points promotion

Emirates launches Stansted with its amazing new First Class suite

‘Couldn’t make it up’ #2: bmi regional gives out topbonus miles – but you can’t spend them

Free champagne on BA this Christmas if you sit in 25D!

Bits: Miles & More online booking, 80% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, is Royal Air Maroc still joining Avios?

Cheapest BA Club Europe fares ever – from £114 return, for 80 tier points!

Meanwhile, on the roof of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Heathrow Terminal 3 …..

REGISTER NOW for the new Marriott Megabonus promotion

Bits: Club Eurostar Shop opens, has the Avios reward chart vanished?, Cathay Pacific sale

British Airways performs badly in annual Which? airline survey …. and why I am not quoted in it

Club Eurostar hits problems over ‘hidden’ tier point resets

ENDS 24th: Get up to 50,000 Avios opening an ISA or SIPP with Nutmeg

LAST DAY: Win 5,000 Club Eurostar points plus top-tier Carte Blanche status

Bits: A free hour of BA in-flight wi-fi, Eurowings adds business class, last day for 50% off Avios economy tickets

Bits: Good Virgin compensation, Business Traveller charity auction, collect Avios with Trenitalia

HFP reader story – how Peter used 650,000 points for a holiday in Barbados (+ Hilton Barbados review)

Get 2400 Avios, 2500 Virgin miles or £30 of Uber credit with £40 of Hasbro board games

Bits: 3000 Virgin miles with £65 of wine, Avios wine deal, NIKI closed

48 HOURS ONLY: Win exclusive ANA Star Wars model planes!

2,000 free Avios for Christmas BA travel now posted – check your account

4 WEEKS TO GO: Last chance to pay your tax with a credit card – what should you use?

Get 3000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party!

Bits: Virgin Atlantic sale launches today, double Avios with Charles Tyrwhitt, miles with Airbnb stays

Manchester hit by Virgin Atlantic plane changes due to 787 woes

Thank you for coming to the Head for Points Christmas party last night ….

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

Bits: Priority Pass unveils lounges of the year, new easyJet routes from Southend, HTTPS

Review of the Escape Lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Exclusive Billhop discount for HfP readers – pay (almost) any bill with your Amex card

BA announces new London City, Manchester and Edinburgh routes for 2018

Bits: BA lounge guesting rules relaxed, AirPortr partnering with AA, 40% off PartnerPlusBenefit redemptions

Exclusive competition: Win 5,000 Club Eurostar points plus top-tier Carte Blanche status

Bits: 2000 free Avios if you fly BA over Christmas, 80% bonus buying Hilton points

OFFER EXTENDED: Get up to 50,000 Avios for investing with Nutmeg

Bits: New HFP IT set-up, HFP reader wins 1 million Avios!, Charles Tyrwhitt Avios

Bits: new ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen, United ‘buy miles’ bonus and a Marriott / SPG arbitrage

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for Spring

Highly critical YouGov report shows collapsing BA customer perceptions

Bits: Qatar Airways £1350 Australia tickets are back!, 250 Heathrow Rewards points with Heathrow Express

Bit: 10% off duty free voucher, 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus ending, Club Eurostar launches

Flying Qatar Airways soon? New bonus miles and fast-track status promo launched

Bits: 2000 M&M miles with a car rental, targeted 50% bonus on Amex – Hilton transfers, KLM Flight Bundle

Bits: EXCELLENT £994 Club World fare to California, the Starwood Amex may not be on its last legs ….

BA closes OpenSkies from Paris, launches LEVEL – use Avios to Martinique and Guadeloupe

Bits: Nutmeg / Avios deal for existing clients, 20% off National Express, up to 4800 Avios with LEGO

Avios Ireland: Triple Avios in AerClub with SuperValu!

Bits: Economist / Avios promo back, Heathrow Rewards adds new partner, Regus Express coming to T3

British Airways finalises Summer 2018 routes from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

Bits: Lufthansa gets 5* status, JetSmarter moves to London City, Wizz gets Monarch’s Luton slots

Why the Starwood Amex credit card is a mess – and why you should get it!

Bits: Amex / Park Hyatt free night offer, No 1 Lounges / Avios promo over, ‘How To Land A Plane’ winners

Malaysia Airlines unveils the new A350 coming to London, and bookable on Avios

Where can you fly on BA from T3 to visit the new Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges?

Look out for Virgin Atlantic downgrades (and no Premium Economy) as 787 problems mount

My review of the Aer Lingus lounge in Dublin Terminal 2

BA says goodbye to in-flight shopping on short-haul, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph

Bits: 50% off mytaxi this weekend, 1903 Lounge in Manchester partners with SkyTeam, Avis / Emirates deal

Review of ‘The Lounge’ used by Aer Lingus at Boston Airport Terminal C

500 Avios (or 1500 IHG points) for a two-night IHG stay + 500 FREE Avios for new members

Starting Saturday: Get £5 back on £10 purchases using Amex when you ‘Shop Small’