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Here’s the full HFP index of articles for January 2018

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in January 2018.  Click through to read them in full:

What you need to know about the Amex Centurion airport lounge network in the US

Europcar joins Nectar (and Hertz leaves) – and how to earn miles and hotel points from Europcar rentals

BOOK NOW: 200 IHG PointBreaks hotels (some decent!) for just 5,000 to 15,000 points

Last call for the Hilton weekends sale – and other deals ending tomorrow

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – How to book low tax Avios redemptions on Iberia

Highlights from Alex Cruz’s interview in the Mail on Sunday

Hotels where you can redeem your points for suites

Last chance to book in the BA sale – and trigger your Amex ‘BA spend’ bonus

Fly Iberia’s A350 with its new flat bed business class to Madrid this Summer

What am I reviewing in the Middle East next week?

IHG Rewards Club pushes up the price of Ambassador …. if you pay with points

How to get from Heathrow to Upminster for £1.50 …..

Get 300 bonus Avios at Charles Tyrwhitt

Surf Air adds a new ski destination

IHG PointBreaks back on Monday – now pricier but much improved!

Book £1460 business class tickets to Australasia!

Ten new routes launching new Club World food on Thursday

British Airways to halve Leeds Bradford services

Get an extra £20 off Virgin Atlantic this weekend

SAS EuroBonus removes free baggage for status members on Go Light fares

How to earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint

Aer Lingus to operate some Dublin and Hamburg flights for BA from February

Earn 2,000 Virgin miles PER NIGHT with Red Carnation Hotels (but partnership ends 13th April)

9+ Club World Orlando seats opened for Avios on many Summer dates

World in shock as BA’s improved economy food turn out to be quite good

Cobalt Air to launch Heathrow to Larnaca flights with new business class seat

Announcing our NYC competition winner!

Get £60 off flight + hotel with ebookers

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

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

ba.com offering unreasonably poor BAPP Amex sign-up bonus

Carlisle Lake District Airport to reopen

LOTS of American Airlines (very comfy) business class seats between London and the US for Avios

What are the best bonuses for LONG TERM card spending?

Get 100 free Shangri-La Golden Circle points

Singapore Airlines brings its new First Class suites to Heathrow

Dubai Marriott Harbour – a good family redemption where a points room sleeps 5!

EXCLUSIVE: How you can still pay HMRC with a Visa or Mastercard to earn points (and with no fee)

British Airways to order new A380s?

Having issues with the Groupon / Iberia promotion?

News: 75% bonus buying IHG points, 20 years since Heathrow Junction

My full motion flight simulator experience – or why I’m convinced that I CAN now land a plane!

American Express Platinum and Boingo wi-fi offer extended

15% off BA CityFlyer flights in Business from Manchester

Aeroflot moves its Gatwick service to Heathrow

(GONE) Excellent value Hilton Honors Marco Pierre White experience in Bristol

Buy Avios for 1.1p via Iberia

Up to €60 of Accor hotel vouchers with a Europcar rental

News: Melia triple Avios extended, £80 Opodo discount code

An IHG redemption bargain in Amsterdam

My review of the Holiday Inn Southend Airport hotel

Hilton opens a brand new Embassy Suites in New York

Qatar Airways January sales ends (for the 2nd time) today

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 8 – Is it worth using Avios for hotel redemptions?

Stobart Jet Centre now open at London Southend Airport

For Rip Off Britain viewers …. an introduction to Head for Points

SWISS special – £199 return to Zurich in Business Class

Very good Virgin Atlantic deal – 6000 miles for a 2-day Avis car rental

STILL RUNNING: Up to 20,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7 – What is the cheapest way to buy Avios?

Tesco quietly dropping some hotel redemptions from Clubcard

£1080 Garuda business class deal to Bangkok

Curve Card now available to the public as a debit card

EXCLUSIVE: New Heathrow Rewards Avios and airline transfer bonus and new ‘Premium’ benefits

Big changes to Tesco Clubcard – with no notice

Changes may be coming to Amex’s sign-up bonus criteria

Etihad Guest devaluation turns out not to be much of a devaluation after all!

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6 – How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher

Win in a new Accor daily competition

Excellent business class deals to Australia

Earn double Avios with Shell Drivers Club

How to book Eurostar tickets using Amex Membership Rewards points

How to earn Avios points when your child flies

HSBC Premier World Elite bonus developments (positively!)

25% bonus on Membership Rewards redemptions via Platinum Travel – a bad deal

Cathay Pacific launches a short economy sale

STILL RUNNING: Get 18,000 Avios for £143 – but now with a big catch

British Airways Europe flash sale – one way flights from £23!

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 5 – The pros and cons of using household accounts

Good IHG Rewards Club redemption option in Venice

Surprisingly decent KLM business class sale deals out of the UK

Avios scraps its restaurant booking partnership from 20th February

Changes to British Airways ‘Gold Upgrade for 2’ vouchers announced

Kimpton Hotels now bookable with IHG Rewards Club points

Good Groupon deal on the Emirates flight simulator in North Greenwich

Help us update our crowdsourced list of Amex Membership Rewards points transfer times

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 4 – Why you should consider using ‘Avios and Money’

Finnair expands from Gatwick and Edinburgh

IHG and Melia launch January sales

Another Qatar Airways sale bargain …. to Johannesburg

Why Amex Gold is the ideal starter Amex for a miles and points newcomer

Avios Ireland: Double Avios in AerClub with SuperValu

Good (Avios and tier point earning) Business Class bargains in the Qatar Airways sale

The Etihad sale is now on

News: the British Airways credit card booking fee has gone, Dave’s blog

Charles Tyrwhitt discount plus double Avios

11am – First look at the Qatar Airways sale deals

British Airways announces real improvements to World Traveller / Economy catering

Qatar Airways sale starts today

Reward Flight Saver on Gatwick flights flown by Titan for British Airways?

50% discount in the Corinthia Hotels sale

Flying Blue Petroleum – a good free scheme if you’re in the oil and energy sector

Hilton Honors cuts points for low stayers, boosts them for top stayers and kills ‘points and miles’

Four regional BA weekend routes offering 160 tier points

My Accor status finally drops …. but only to Gold

British Airways closes the New York JFK Galleries First lounge

Free private jet flight for American Express Centurion cardholders

British Airways starts to cut the new Club World meal service – before it even gets rolled out

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 3 – How to Upgrade With Avios

South African Airways sale now on – cheaper than BA to Cape Town

Is the new Club World seat the old Emirates seat?

This new Thameslink rail timetable is the reason that BA is expanding at Gatwick

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

BA announces new Gatwick routes to fill Monarch’s slots – bookable now on Avios

New Club rooms at ANA InterContinental Tokyo

Good Asia sale deals on Finnair – which earn Avios

TAP to launch London City to Porto

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver

Exclusive HFP competition: Win two flights to New York – and YOU pick the airline!

£15 cashback or 1500 Avios with £100 British Airways purchase via Amex

World of Hyatt changes announced

News: Opodo and ebookers discounts, Virgin MAN and LGW routes using airberlin planes

Big IHG devaluation on the way with top hotels up 10,000 points

Have I retained my Accor Platinum status?

An interesting new Tallinn hotel option

Heathrow cuts UK domestic landing fees again

3,000 bonus Club Carlson points for your first booking with their app

Some more cheerless news about BA’s new ‘densified’ short-haul aircraft

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

HSBC Premier offering you a free hotel stay to switch – and get the best Avios non-Amex credit card

My pick of the best long-haul deals in the British Airways sale

Is Radisson Rewards the best Amex Membership Rewards hotel partner?

More petrol – is Virgin’s Texaco deal better for earning Flying Club miles than via a Tesco garage?