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

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

Spend the night in Virgin’s Heathrow Clubhouse!

British Airways adds lounge access at more European destinations

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 3, Boeing 787 business (Crown) class Amman to London

When your Starwood Preferred Guest points expire, and how to stop it

How to get hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

Italian holiday airline joins the list of BA’s standby carriers

Flybe to be sold?

BA’s cost-cutting literally comes to nothing …..

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION: Win 250,000 Qmiles with Qatar Airways!

What’s the deal with New York hotel ‘resort fees’?

When your Marriott Bonvoy points expire, and how to stop it

23kg suitcase on Flybe with Avios redemption via avios.com

Good business class fares with KLM from the UK

New Miles & More miles offer with The Economist

It’s back – get a free upgrade to First Class when you book BA Club World

When your Le Club AccorHotels points expire, and how to stop it

Very good British Airways Club World fares launched for Autumn and Winter travel

Virgin Atlantic offering a targeted ‘Miles Booster’ promotion

When your IHG Rewards Club points expire, and how to stop it

Etihad drops its chauffeur service on all reward bookings

Heathrow Express / BA Gold Guest List upgrade deal extended

Is British Airways getting rid of the Club Europe console?

When your Hilton Honors points expire, and how to stop it

What I learned at the Co-Brand Credit Card Conference yesterday

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 2, the Crown Lounge at Amman airport

When your Radisson Rewards points expire, and how to stop it

British Airways “to cap Club Europe at seven rows”

Meridiana now officially Air Italy – and may become a useful Avios partner

Air Malta to fly from London Southend Airport

Qatar Airways first A350-1000 arrives, to be used on Heathrow route

Fly to Australasia with Etihad (ex-Scandi) from £1730, valid all year inc Christmas

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 1, review of short-haul Crown Business

Radisson and Park Inn Dream Deals sale now on

Triple Golden Circle award points with the app – a 30% rebate!

The top 12 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – How to earn and redeem Avios points on Flybe

Small Luxury Hotels leaves Avios after launching its INVITED loyalty scheme

Win a 1-year Plaza Premium Heathrow lounge pass

Earn up to 25,000 bonus World of Hyatt points

Get up to 13,000 Miles & More miles with first hotel booking

£1009 in BA Club World to Beijing or Shanghai – Chinese New Year flash sale

This weekend: BA Holidays Club Europe flash sale, £15 off Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific flash sale

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 15 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

Norwegian to increase Gatwick frequencies and add more Premium seats

Get Gatwick Premium Security for just £1

Can you arbitrage IHG’s 75% ‘buy points’ bonus with the new PointBreaks?

Earn points when paying your suppliers with American Express

Book Prague – Johannesburg in Business Class from £1,040 with Swiss

British Airways increases the minimum age for solo travel from 12 to 14

Get bonus Heathrow Rewards points on fashion

American Airlines makes it harder to book with Avios via new controls on inventory

Is BA’s new Club World catering essentially a big con?

Terrible Lufthansa offer with Tesco launched

Save £279 per person in Premium Economy with Virgin Atlantic’s Valentine’s Sale

What do readers think about Midpoint?

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – How to use Avios for tax-free flights on Alaska Airlines (good for Hawaii)

Changes ahead for Radisson and Club Carlson

Hilton Honors status match extended?

Aspire lounge in Gatwick North to close for refurbishment

A good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile – paying just £44 tax

My review of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Part 1)

My review of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (Part 2)

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus

A new ‘buy Avios’ bonus launches today – with changes to the rules

Good Wyndham Rewards promo means you should be staying at a Ramada or Days Inn!

Germania now flying for British Airways

Now Clubcard launches a BA competition ….. which is best?

HFP Exclusive: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit on your next stay

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

Why I am suddenly a fan of Hyatt Place hotels (especially Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga)

Railcards now available for immediate digital download

Eurostar announces start of Amsterdam services

Marriott’s annual devaluation shows that SPG members should remain on alert

40% off Virgin Atlantic redemptions to Miami in all classes

£480 BA World Traveller Plus from Scandi to the US (upgradable to Club World with Avios)

VERY interesting – lastminute.com lets you refund non-refundable flights

Club Carlson announces 120 hotel category changes for 2018 – book now to lock in cheap deals

Amex loses its final appeal – it must cut its fees to retailers who accept BA, SPG and Nectar cards

Get £5 off at ALDI with Amex!

Did you know the avios.com cancellation policy?

My review of the Lufthansa lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 2

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

Amex Platinum closes “UK Hotel Collection”

How British Airways dominates Heathrow

Regus Express now open at Heathrow Terminal 3

Last chance for Business Class sale bargains with Air France, Etihad, South African and Virgin Atlantic

New Qatar Airways discount code launched

British Airways leasing SAA’s 2nd Heathrow slot for five years

An update on using Curve Card to pay HMRC

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Saving taxes on US redemptions with Aer Lingus

HFP EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get an extra Hotels.com Rewards free night credit on your next stay

Earn up to 2,500 Miles & More miles per Hilton stay – a very generous deal

What we know about the new Tesco Clubcard conversion offers

Earn Starwood Preferred Guest points with Hertz

An odd quirk when earning Virgin miles from Virgin Trains

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled their new leased A330-200 aircraft

New Flying Blue promo awards launched

Lufthansa’s new design leaked prior to official event

New A330 and new seats on SAA’s London-Jo’burg – and the terrible economics of the route

Why Amex Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts is a great choice for one night stays

Buy Starwood points for 35% off (= cheap airline miles)

Etihad announces changes in luggage allowances

Changes announced to British Airways On Business

Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with a new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Sainsbury is paid £100m by Aimia to take Nectar off its hands – and the lessons to learn

British Airways adds three new lounges in Europe (and a reminder of cities still without)

Use your spare luggage allowance to help others

Primera drops Birmingham – Boston before it even launches

Pizza Express removed from Avios and British Airways sites

Why SWISS Business makes BA Club Europe look good

Plaza Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi re-opened

Does ALDI now take Amex?

See the luxurious new Caledonian Sleeper trains which launch in October