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

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

My review of MBNA’s Horizon Visa credit card – possibly the UK’s best credit card to use when travelling

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

News: free Happy Socks for Virgin Atlantic passengers and Opodo flight discount codes

Emirates launches a new style of family account

Something I never knew: VERY low-tax AA redemptions with Avios from Spain

Last chance for a discount on SPG and IHG points

Get a £20 Best Western gift card with your next stay

What is the best replacement for the UK Etihad Guest credit card?

Win 35,000 Avios with Alan Boswell Group in our exclusive HfP prize draw!

If you have the Tesco Premium Credit Card, should you be asking for a fee refund?

What can you learn from Qatar Privilege Club’s shock 40% devaluation?

Bank Holiday reading: the forgotten West London and Imperial Airways Empire air terminals in London

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

The little-known way that Amex Platinum gets you Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

The ultimate Hilton Honors / Formula 1 points redemption!

Get free breakfast at UK Best Western hotels

Why you should NEVER book Avios flights on Iberia via ba.com

Accor Super Sale now on – up to 40% off and free breakfast!

Tesco Bank starts to treat pre-paid cards (but not Curve) as a cash advance – with a 4% fee

Get a Charles Tyrwhitt discount – and earn Avios

Heading to Gatwick this weekend? Good MyGatwick deals including free Regus lounge access

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

HFP and the new data protection rules

New Hilton / McLaren factory tour available

REMINDER: Get 3,000 Avios or other miles with the Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Qatar Airways launches Gatwick service plus week long ‘book early’ sale

British Airways announces Winter frequency changes

Heathrow Express / BA Gold Guest List upgrade deal confirmed

Review: London Hilton on Park Lane

BOOK NOW: New BA Johannesburg service launched, wide open for Avios redemptions

Can you access Aer Lingus lounges with British Airways status?

New British Airways Heathrow – Morocco route now bookable

Tesco Direct to close – the end of an era!

How to move Avios from BA to Iberia (and vice versa) now that Avios TRP is closing

Review of the expanded 51 Degrees Lolfa Foethus (Executive Lounge) at Cardiff Airport

BREAKING: No more easy Avios or Virgin miles via Tesco Direct as its closure is announced

Get 720 Avios or 750 Virgin miles with a NOW TV media stick

IAG ‘to make a third €1.5bn offer for Norwegian’

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 spent!

1000 Marriott or IHG points from Hertz for almost everyone and an Accor/Hertz status match

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: Which FREE UK credit cards have 0% foreign exchange fees?

HFP competition: Travel in style this Summer with a luxury polo shirt by Niccolò P.

Get tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton

Last chance for a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York JFK

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: A quick look at Starling Bank and its 0% FX fees debit card

Virgin Atlantic moves Las Vegas flight to Heathrow and adds Boston, Barbados

Two attractive Virgin Atlantic car rental partner deals launched

Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria hits Las Vegas as Mandarin Oriental gets rebranded

No 1 Lounge Summer sale – but is it the best deal?

Double Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles with Kaligo.com

My review of the Northern Lights lounge at Aberdeen Airport – better than the BA lounge?

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: Is Revolut any good, and what has changed recently?

Get 3,000+ IHG points with Hertz bookings and activities

Newly published: “100 Years of Aviation Posters”

What is the best replacement for the UK American Airlines AAdvantage credit card?

FIRST LOOK: Review of the new British Airways lounge at Aberdeen Airport

We try out Virgin’s new afternoon tea in the Clubhouse and in the air!

British Airways starts a long-haul deep clean

An update on redeeming Avios on Flybe

MBNA closing the American Airlines credit cards

Are YOU called Harry or Meg(h)an and flying this weekend?

Good British Airways sale fares to the US and Canada for the Winter

30,000 Membership Rewards points (=30,000 Avios) for getting Amex Platinum …. but is it worth £450?

Heathrow Rewards adds a new airline partner with a conversion bonus

Ethiopian Airlines to launch Manchester to Addis Ababa

We head to New York to review Virgin’s new Economy Delight product

A generous gesture from Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money

35% off Hertz bookings …. plus earn Marriott or SPG points

Use your Marriott or SPG status on United Airlines (and vice versa) via RewardsPlus

Get 10% off your next Qatar Airways flight 

Could you host a HFP Summer Party?

We try IHG’s new EVEN ‘wellness’ hotel brand in New York – is it worth a visit? (Part 1)

We try IHG’s new EVEN ‘wellness’ hotel brand in New York – is it worth a visit? (Part 2)

How to earn SPG or Marriott points when you fly Delta, Emirates and China Eastern

Good Groupon deal: 75% off your next mytaxi ride

Back at Hilton Bournemouth …..

Is Marriott backtracking on 5-months of Platinum status for Amex Platinum cardholders?

First UK Radisson RED opens in Glasgow

Emirates to launch flights from Edinburgh

Loganair launches Clan Loganair – is it worth a look?

British Airways applies to wet lease three Qatar Airways A330 aircraft

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: Is WeSwap, the crowdfunded prepaid card, worth a look?

BOOK NOW: Miami wide open for Avios redemptions from November due to new flight

NEW PARTNER: Get up to 100,000 Avios from Citigold Wealth Management

€29.99 Vueling sale launched

Hotel Indigo Leicester Square opens

InterContinental New York Times Square adds a ‘resort fee’

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

MBNA is closing your Virgin Atlantic credit card – should you apply for the new version?

You can now use Avios to pay for BA seat reservations – but is it a good deal?

BA launches Durban – excellent chance for you to visit South Africa on Avios this Winter

Get 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with the FREE Tesco Mastercard

Get quadruple Accor points at the new Novotel Heathrow

Get 20% off selected British Airways Avios wine redemptions

New Miles & More miles offer with The Economist

Review of the InterContinental Sandton Towers, Johannesburg

Comparing the 11 Avios credit cards that can earn you points!

Up to £40 off Virgin Atlantic economy flights to New York

Norwegian to increase London to New York frequency

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Opinion

topbonus placed in liquidation

50% off Iberia Express redemptions to Madrid from the UK regions

Norwegian rejects two formal takeover bids from BA’s parent IAG

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia launch new codeshare deal

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

Get triple Etihad Guest miles with Accor

What is the best hotel scheme? – World of Hyatt – The Facts

Save money on No 1 lounges and get free champagne or Virgin miles too!

Holiday Inn Sheffield to become a Crowne Plaza

More tickets released for exclusive Bastille gig in London with Hilton Honors

Hilton launches California Road Trip package

My review of the SAA Premium Lounge at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport

Lloyds Avios Rewards credit cards now fully closed to new applicants?

When Lee won our Christmas Party raffle ….

Exclusive May-long 10% minicabit discount for HFP readers

IHG adds exceptional UK hotels for InterCon and Kimpton with Principal Hotels acquisition

Who did you pick as your preferred Premium Economy and Economy long-haul airline?

My day out at the new Aerospace Bristol museum – Part 1

My day out at the new Aerospace Bristol museum – Part 2 (Concorde)

What we know about the new Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club offer

Qatar Airways hoping to launch Belfast services

Get £30 Amex cashback on £100 Harrods spend

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

How to do an IHG redemption for 200 points to hit one of your new Accelerate targets

How does Club H10, the loyalty programme for H10 Hotels, work?

Club Aspire lounge to open at Gatwick North

Accor Hotels buys yet another company ….. Movenpick

News: 240 Avios on HP ink, BA TV programme tonight, 50% off Millennium Hotels redemptions