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

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

Why Marriott Travel Packages are getting worse – but we don’t know by how much

Last chance: Win two nights at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Washington Dulles

The good and bad of the new Marriott / SPG reward chart, now revealed

IAG launches a new airline in Austria with just three weeks notice!

Why the new Hyatt Prive scheme can beat Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

BREAKING: New Marriott and SPG reward chart now LIVE

InterContinental opens new resort in Vietnam

Hainan Airlines selling Edinburgh-Dublin

Virgin Atlantic to end all flights to Dubai next year

Gulf Air has launched a couple of interesting business class deals

British Airways suspends Oakland and Fuerteventura

Iberia receives its first A350-900 – and test flights from Heathrow to Madrid still bookable

Part 1: My review of Virgin Upper Class on the ex-airberlin A330-200 fleet

Part 2: Will the A330-200 encourage Virgin to abandon the Upper Class herringbone seat?

Radical new Virgin Money deal – earn Flying Club miles with a one-year fixed rate savings bond

Swap your Avios for beer … or wine …. or Bollinger! 20% discount still available

LOT Polish Airlines to launch London City to Budapest

Save 15% on Official Gatwick Parking

New American Express hotel discounts launched

My review of The Graham, Georgetown, Washington hotel – and what is Hilton’s Tapestry Collection?

What I found inside Hilton’s ‘Innovation Gallery’ in Washington

NEW: 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards conversions to Heathrow Rewards – worth it?

Transfer your Shell Drivers Club points to another person (and onto Avios) for free

The madness continues …. the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios for £200’ deal ends tonight. Let’s do the maths.

Review of the Escape Plus Lounge (for Virgin and Qatar) at Manchester Airport Terminal 2

ENDS 11pm SUNDAY: Iberia’s VERY generous 90,000 Avios promo – you can book, it really does work!

T&Cs updated – 10,000 Virgin miles with Virgin Money life insurance, now from £10 a month

Hilton drops ‘Travelling Connect’ but you can still earn points with your mobile abroad

Get up to 90,000 Avios in a VERY generous (or crazy) Iberia promo – but is there a catch?

Win 40,000 Virgin Flying Club miles

News: HFP Summer Party sold out, no resort fees on Hilton redemptions

A brief review of the refurbished Marriott Manchester Airport hotel

Get 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles with (potentially cheap) Virgin Money life insurance

Last day to earn miles from Virgin East Coast – and should you take miles or Nectar points from West Coast?

We review the new Singapore Airlines A380 First Class suites on a private tour

Vueling launches an Avios credit card in France – but is it any good?

Save 35% on Starwood Preferred Guest points – and potentially convert to airline miles

Why – financially – hotel loyalty programmes are different to airline schemes

Is Lufthansa about to buy Norwegian?

£15 Amazon discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders ending soon

Up to 50% bonus when you buy Radisson Rewards points

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

How to earn top-tier IHG Rewards Club status by transferring Virgin miles – and when it makes sense

Exclusive HFP competition: Win two nights at ANY Hilton property worldwide!

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the BA criteria revealed too)

Excellent Virgin Atlantic US deals in Upper Class from Amsterdam

No 1 Lounges bringing Clubrooms to Birmingham International

Last day to book economy Avios redemptions for 50% fewer points

IHG launches new upscale ‘conversion brand’ voco – but what is a ‘conversion brand’?

NEW: How to earn Avios with Budget car rentals

My review of MOXY London Excel – what is Marriott’s funky budget chain really like?

British Airways relaxes the dress code for non-rev (staff ticket) passengers

Norwich International Airport joins Priority Pass

LOT to launch new Warsaw service from London City

2,000+ Heathrow Rewards points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking (converts to Avios and more)

The peak and off-peak Avios redemption calendars for 2019

…. and here’s the Aer Lingus peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2019

How I got good value for my Amex points with a short-notice Club Eurostar redemption

What is the best replacement for the UK Lufthansa Miles & More credit card?

Tesco drops the Tesco Premium Credit Card

Tesco Bank backtracks on charging Curve customers

MBNA announces closure of the Lufthansa Miles & More credit cards

Cheaper Southern and Thameslink train tickets accepted on Gatwick Express until September

What is the best alternative to the United Airlines MileagePlus UK credit card?

Virgin Atlantic A330-200’s unveiled – using old Air Berlin aircraft

The new Club Aspire lounge is now open in London Gatwick’s North Terminal

Get a 100% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus – for three days only

What is the best replacement for the UK Emirates Skywards credit card?

Lufthansa drops UK gift voucher redemptions

Get tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed with Hilton

Two more Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges join Priority Pass and Lounge Club

We went back! New review of IHG’s Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel (Part 1)

We went back! New review of IHG’s Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel (Part 2)

“How to get elite British Airways status quicker than you think”

Hilton Blackpool to leave the chain, but a new Hampton opens

British Airways improves Club Europe food …. but only to Madrid

Exclusive Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offer for HFP readers – 5000 bonus IHG points on every booking

EXCLUSIVE: Big changes coming to your Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

A brief review of the refurbished and renamed Priority Lounge at Southampton Airport

Can you get a better travel deal with Clubcard points than Avios or Virgin miles?

TRAVEL CARD REVIEWS: A look at Monzo and its 0% FX fees debit card

Get a 30% bonus when you buy Virgin miles – good deal?

Gone: no more ability to (quickly) find cheap BA Club World tickets via ITA Matrix

Primera Air drops Birmingham to North America services

Virgin Flying Club launches new redemption seat sale on selected Economy routes

Last day to buy Hilton Honors points with a bonus

Hilton has launched its Summer Sale for weekend stays

New Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios offer launched

British Airways drops Calgary for the winter

Why Marriott Travel Packages are a great use of Marriott or SPG points – but what happens after August?

Marriott publishes a summary of Platinum welcome benefits from August

New Hertz and Hyatt Amex cashback deals launched

New World of Hyatt promotion launched

Get 24% back with up to 4x Accor points at Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure etc – but does it beat triple Avios?

Very good Oman Air sale to Asia and Middle East

British Airways announces routes to be flown by Qatar Airways

New: Save money at World Duty Free & Dufry stores in the UK with their app (but no Avios yet)

Coming soon: redeem Avios on Fiji Airways with more new partners promised

What happens to your Avios points when you die?

How to book American Airlines flights with Avios whilst is not working properly

Virgin Atlantic to launch Manchester to Los Angeles

British Airways now in TSA pre-check

Do you know the expiry rules for your airline miles?

Our review of The Virgin Money Travel Credit Card – save ££££’s abroad due to 0% FX fees

See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards

How to access Lufthansa lounges with American Express Platinum

Carlisle Lake District Airport opening delayed

British Airways to pay 2.2 BILLION Avios to settle a US Class Action lawsuit settlement

British Airways launches 50% off Economy redemptions – but is it still a bad deal?

Interesting Amex / Esso cashback deal – and earn Avios

Etihad Guest moving to variable reward pricing

Final closing date for MBNA’s Virgin Atlantic cards announced – what should you switch to?

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