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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for April 2018

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

BOOK NOW: 170 IHG PointBreaks hotels (some decent!) for just 5,000 to 15,000 points

Why the free BA Amex is a bad deal for low spenders (after we said it was a bad deal for high spenders)

Who has the best premium economy product – Virgin Atlantic or British Airways?

You can join the ultimate frequent flyer MegaDo trip this October

GONE: Excellent, but convoluted, Virgin / Delta business class deals to the US from £939!

New O2 concerts available in the SPG suite!

Your last chance to book Virgin’s best value redemption – Air China to Beijing

Extra discounts on BA Holidays this weekend

See an exclusive Bastille gig in London with Hilton Honors

Get 300 free Flying Blue miles from Opinion Rewards Club

My review of SAA business class from London to Johannesburg (and back) – Part 1

My review of SAA business class from London to Johannesburg (and back) – Part 2

Europcar vastly increases the number of £1 car rentals available!

40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points means a good Mallorca deal

Why you should swap your (now closed) Amex Gold charge card for the new Amex Gold credit card

Alex Cruz speaks about the new Club World and First Class seats

New underwater guest room at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island!

Additional BA services to Santiago and Washington launched

Radisson Blu April sale – last chance to book

Should I do a Marriott Platinum Challenge to lock in the new benefits?

Shock BA announcements – some priority baggage WILL now receive priority, and a First Class bus!

Excellent £264 Virgin Atlantic deal to Dubai

Get another 50% bonus when you buy Avios

New – earn Marriott Rewards points and stay credit with London house rentals

An exceptional new Middle East beach redemption using Marriott Rewards or SPG points

The new Oman Air First Class suite – and how to redeem for it

Virgin’s new Afternoon Tea in the Clubhouse

Why NO-ONE should spend £20,000 for a 2-4-1 on the free British Airways American Express card

More Formula 1 and tennis tickets redeemable via Starwood

Good Etihad fare to Australia for Christmas

My review of the new(ish) INNSiDE Hamburg Hafen

New Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City now open – and just 20,000 points

New exhibition on Heathrow Airport launched

75% bonus when you buy Radisson Rewards points

Earn double or triple Le Club AccorHotels points on UK stays!

The WorldHotels Peakpoints scheme is closing

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Facts

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Opinion

Inside BA’s new A320neo aircraft with its super-thin seats (and power sockets)

Who won the two flights to New York in Premium Economy?

Get £50 off all British Airways long-haul flights until Monday night

From August … a 5-month window to redeem the BEST Starwood hotels at 40% off

Get a 25% American Airlines transfer bonus

ViaVan launches in London with £3 Zone 1 rides

Get a 50% bonus transferring Membership Rewards points to Finnair Plus

Virgin Atlantic and Avis bring back their 6,000 miles promotion

New Durham Tees Valley lounge now open

REGISTER NOW – Hilton launches new ‘double points’ promotion for May to September

Millennium Hotels offering 20% off and a food and beverage credit

Virgin Atlantic launches afternoon tea – on the ground and onboard

It’s back – ‘Kids Fly Free’ on BA to/from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast and Glasgow

The Amex Plat / Marriott status answer and what else I learned at the Marriott press briefing yesterday

Zipcar Flex opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 – drive for £17

The first Airbus A320neo has entered service for British Airways

Book the 5-star Sofitel at Heathrow Terminal 5 for £100 or less as a ‘Top Secret’ hotel

ALL GONE: Book £55 rooms at the five star Hilton Park Lane in London!

All (?) you need to know about the new merged Marriott and Starwood programme

British Airways opens new lounge in Rome

Aegean Miles & Bonus joins Heathrow Rewards with a competition

The QE2 is now bookable in its new life as a hotel

Win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points!

Update on the new Leeds Bradford Airport lounges

British and Monaco Grand Prix tickets available NOW via Marriott Moments

The problems deepen for Rolls-Royce Boeing 787 engines

The future of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest is revealed tonight

Scandic Friends review – How to save you money when you travel to Scandinavia

This is Virgin’s best value redemption – reviewing Air China business from London to Beijing (63,000 miles!)

What is the best hotel scheme? – Radisson Rewards – The Opinion

What is the best hotel scheme? – Radisson Rewards – The Facts

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for May-July – here are my targets

New BA Holidays Club World and Club Europe flash sale – fly to New York with hotel from £1,382!

Get 12,000 Avios or 15,000 Virgin miles with a new sign-up bonus on the Tesco Premium Credit Card!

New Virgin Atlantic US economy deals launched

IHG news: your Accelerate Q2 target viewable, and an interesting IHG / Avis deal

IAG confirms it will open talks with Norwegian to buy the airline

Generous ‘sweet spots’ if you move Amex points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Why you shouldn’t appeal your BA compensation!

The most valuable Membership Rewards redemption has been dropped

Why the ‘Sheraton Family Package’ can be a deal when travelling with children

British Airways to resume Oakland in April 2019

My experience with Blacklane – with 10% discount

Virgin Flying Club has fixed its pricing problem with infant redemption tickets

How to make a claim for your lost miles during the topbonus insolvency period

Earn Membership Rewards points with American Express FX International Payments

Novotel opens a funky new hotel at Heathrow

What are the best Virgin Atlantic airline partner awards you can book?

REGISTER NOW for the new Marriott and Starwood promotions starting next week

Last call to earn up to 120,000 Radisson Rewards bonus points – but with a catch

What do you need to know about the closing of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme?

We travel on the inaugural Eurostar service to Amsterdam!

Miles & More launches decent Enterprise car and van promotion

Get yourself a cheap Harry Styles!

Avios platform announcement this week?

Leeds Bradford to open THREE new airport lounges this week

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

New Radisson hotel opening in New York

Heathrow Terminal 1 auctions off – everything!

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Opinion

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Rewards – The Facts

Two new Maldives resorts which will soon be bookable on points

New Hilton property opens in Paris

Good SWISS business class deal to Delhi

Are the new Virgin credit cards a good reason to start collecting Flying Club miles?

Good PartnerPlusBenefit promo on European flights

News: Have breakfast with Alex Cruz, goodbye Diners Club

Get special deals at all Park Hyatt and Andaz hotels globally via new Hyatt Prive

Avios Ireland: 350 bonus Avios AND double Avios for converting SuperValu points (3 days only)

Your questions about the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards answered

New Economist promos launched by British Airways and Accor

New Heathrow Rewards transfer bonus launched

Etihad dropping services from Edinburgh?

Massive Nectar shake-up being trialled

APPLY TODAY: The new Virgin Atlantic credit cards are here! What are the benefits?

Part 2: Are the new Virgin Atlantic credit cards right for you?

Avios First Class availability to the Americas, Asia and Africa is back!

2,500+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

Book £29.99 one-way transfers from Heathrow to London – and earn miles!

British Airways suspends Oakland service for Winter timetable

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Opinion

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club AccorHotels – The Facts

Where has all BA’s First Class Avios availability gone?

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (17): Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Mastercard

The following changes to Hilton Honors start today

Reviewing Europe’s last great sleeper train: Stockholm to Lapland

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (16): Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

Hilton adds nine new airline partners, drops 11 and improves the transfer rate on two!

LAST CALL: Get up to 80,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

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