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News in brief:

Win two passes for the United Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

A reader has generously given us FIVE United Club lounge passes that he does not need.  This is good news for anyone flying out of Heathrow Terminal 2 before 30th June.

The United Club lounge is easily the best in Terminal 2 – I reviewed it here and here.  In fact, it is probably the best mass-market lounge anywhere in Heathrow.

You do not need to be flying United Airlines in order to use these passes.  Because the United lounge is in the 2B satellite terminal, it helps if you are flying long-haul from Terminal 2 because you are likely to be going from 2B.  If you are flying short-haul then your flight is likely to be from 2A.  You can still use the United Club lounge but you need to factor in 15 minutes each way to walk through the tunnel to and from 2B.

The passes can also be used at any other United Club lounge globally, as long as you use them before 30th June.

If you are interested in winning the passes (UK residents only, as we need to post them) please click here and leave your details in the Gleam widget.  You must say whether you want one or two passes.  Your odds are marginally better if you only ask for one pass since if the first two winners want two, we will keep picking the 3rd winner until we get someone who only wants one.

The deadline is midnight tonight (Wednesday).  Please only enter if you are sure you will have a flight out of Heathrow Terminal 2 by 30th June, otherwise you are depriving another reader.

We have added a corrections and updates page

The nature of HFP – a site which runs a large number of detail-heavy articles seven days a week written by a team of two – means that errors do occasionally creep in.

Whilst these are corrected on the site when they are flagged up, this does not help our email readers who will have received the original version.

As an experiment, we are trialling a corrections and updates pageYou will find it here.  Email subscribers will find the link under each article.  Desktop and tablet readers will find it at the bottom of the sidebar.  Mobile readers have no easy access at this time unless they switch to desktop mode but we will change that if it proves popular.

All factual corrections will be listed, as will major additions of new information.

We kicked this off last weekend and the only entries to date are a few changes to our Curve article from Sunday and a Hilton tweak from yesterday.  If we are lucky then there won’t be much on this page, but history shows life isn’t like that …..

Dream Lodge Holidays Easter offer

Dream Lodge Holidays have nothing to do miles and points, before you ask.  However, as they are advertising in our email newsletters this week, we thought we’d give them a mention to all our readers.

If you are looking for a family holiday or weekend away in the UK staying in a high-end lodge, Dream Lodge Holidays might have what you are after.

For bookings before 31st March kids go free when using the code KIDS at checkout and until 2nd April you get 40% off your stay when using the code EASTER40.

The Dream Lodge Holidays website is here.

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  1. I find the four Radisson hotels very good value for redemption.

  2. O/T – am redeeming my Hilton Free Night voucher at the Waldorf Astoria and also booking an additional night via as have a 1-night credit to use up.
    Is it best to book the free night for the first night and the night for the second night with the hope they will link the bookings at check-in so I keep any upgrade I’m offered? I’m conscious that I may not get any Hilton Gold benefits for both nights if I book using for night 1.


  3. OT – I’ve just hit the £750 spend on the HH visa I managed to bag before they pulled it. I want to book the free night asap in either Washington DC or Boston in August. Will they email me the certificate and how long does this usually take? Will I then have to call them to redeem and is there a UK number for this?

    • I didn’t get an email but saw Barclaycard Free Night Certificate listed on my Hilton Honours account activity page. I just called the main Hilton Number and asked to book using it and they found the certificate number for me.

    • When I hit it, it took about a week to get the email to confirm I had been given it.

      The number to call was an American one, so I rang via Skype to ensure not to be charged an arm and a leg. Once through, they could see the certificate and it’s number on their screen. Whole process took maybe 5-10 mins.

    • The Hilton card has been pulled? When did this happen?

  4. Aftem: Have stayed in most central Cardiff hotels during a distance learning course. The ones that stick in my mind…
    Holiday Inn – could watch Cardiff rugby matches on a Friday night if you got a back room on a high floor, but the hotel was an absolute dump. Bad food.
    Park Plaza – very very nice rooms, and good restaurant, despite the exterior of the building looking like a run-down council block. V. good central location.
    Park Inn – nowhere near as nice as above – don’t be tempted to save money/points trading down from Park Plaza.
    Parc (Thislte) Great location. Pleasant, but not exceptional and a fair bit more expensive than similar options. Portions in restaurant were very stingy.
    Coldra Court (by Celtic Manor). On M4 near Celtic Manor. Used to be a very 3rd rate Hilton – hope they’ve spent some money on it!

    All things being equal, Park Plaza is the best choice.

    • Jon, Thanks for the excellent write-up. Good to read your first-hand experiences.

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