What you need to know about the HFP Summer Party on Monday 9th July (note the new date!)

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Last week we announced the light, sunny and airy Glasshouse suite at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock as the venue for our first Head for Points Summer party.

We proposed Tuesday 3rd July. Unfortunately, as we hadn’t got our World Cup wall charts up at the time, we didn’t realise that there was a potential clash with an England football game.

Which is why we moved the date to Monday 9th July. (There are no games on that day at all!)

Holiday Inn Camden Lock

The exciting news is that we can announce Etihad Airways as our sponsor.

This means that tickets will now include your first drink for free and Etihad Airways will also be giving away a cool raffle prize for one lucky attendee!

Etihad

Etihad Airways currently flies three times per day from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi with an ‘all A380’ service.  This features the impressive Business Class Studio which Rob reviewed here (pictured below) and was very positive about.  There is also the revolutionary First Class Apartment which we reviewed here.

Etihad Business Class Studio

Etihad Airways also has a double daily departure from Manchester and, until the end of September, from Edinburgh.  If your travel plans are focused on Dubai and not Abu Dhabi, remember that Dubai is a very short and cheap taxi ride away – and the first Etihad flight of the day from Heathrow (9.35am) leaves three hours earlier than the first BA services to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Our Summer party will be a more casual event than the Christmas parties.

There will be a full cash bar with normal Camden prices, which means £5ish for a beer, and a couple of sitting areas and every guest will receive one refreshment voucher.

Because we need to ensure that people who ask for tickets turn up, we will be charging for tickets.

The party will be 6pm to 8pm on Monday 9th July. The bar will remain open for a while after 8pm for anyone who wants to stay longer, and of course there are no shortage of bars and restaurants in Camden if you want to carry on your evening elsewhere.

Tickets, including a voucher for your first drink, are £10 including VAT and will go on sale this Thursday 21st June at 1pm.  We will publish the link on Thursday morning.

There will be 250 tickets available. We hope that the larger venue will give more readers the chance to join us and also slow down the ticket sale process so they don’t all go in two minutes as at Christmas …..

We hope that you can come along to meet Rob and myself and to talk miles, points, credit cards and travel with other readers. Bring a friend or come by yourself – you won’t struggle to find someone to share your stories with.

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Comments

  1. Don’t get your hopes too high …..! To be fair it isn’t 100% signed off yet, if it was we’d have told you now.

  2. How do we buy tickets?

  3. Rob Brown says:

    Shame I can’t make the new date. Hope everyone who goes has a great time. And hopefully will be able to make Christmas if it happens again.

  4. Yeah, England’s exit from the World Cup would have been the ultimate party-pooper. Never mind, y’all can still talk about 1066 on the 9th 😉

    • Brian says:

      Not sure there will be many Normans at the event…

      • ankomonkey says:

        You’re on fire this morning, Brian!

      • Sorry Brian, 1966, I knew it was a long long time ago before most of is were born!

        • Yorkieflyer says:

          I do remember the 1966 win and as a very young lad recall collecting commemorative coins, I think for the 1970 campaign featuring the squad from the local Esso station by hanging about and asking drivers for any spares, not sure you’d recommend your offspring doing similar nowadays…..

  5. I won’t be able to make it now the date has changed, but have a good evening, it was a great event at Christmas!

  6. Andrew says:

    I’ve just had National Express added.

    What have I done to upset the algorithm???

  7. Alex W says:

    For all AV geeks the next day ie 10 July is the RAF100 Anniversary parade and flypast up the mall. I am planning to go, hopefully I can now combine it with the HFP Party! Thanks Rob an Anika.

  8. Brian S says:

    Would have looked to attend but i’m treating the missus to JT at the O2 thanks to a SPG Experience that I found from this page. Enjoy everyone, have a good one.

    • Alex W says:

      I reckon you could leave Camden at 8pm and still get to the O2 before JT comes on stage. Or you could “miss” the train…

  9. Peter says:

    Interesting that Etihad are sponsoring this event bearing in mind they closed their Manchester call centre back in May due to it costing them too much. A shame for the 100+ staff who were made redundant from it.

    • the real harry1 says:

      Well, given that 250x £10 for the free drink = £2500, + maybe another £2500 for additional sponsorship costs so we’re looking at £5K total, they could probably now sponsor well over 750 such events with the savings! 🙂

      • Completely unrelated. The Manchester call centre closure will have come from AUH head office, whilst funding a drink at Rob’s event will be coming from the London sales office marketing budget, and probably damned good used of the small pot they have as well.

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