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

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


My review of business class on Iberia’s brand new A350 (coming to BA’s A350’s?)

How to get free personalised luggage tags from Etihad

Taking the train to Gatwick? Your ticket is temporarily valid on more trains than you think

Virgin Atlantic and Delta opening a pop-up pub in Holborn

Get double Accor points (Novotel, Pullman, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc) on UK stays until 30th September

Hilton Honors extends its ‘double points’ promotion

American Express suspends Starwood Membership Rewards transfers

Who won 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points?

Earn double Clubcard points on Esso Synergy Supreme+ premium fuels

‘3’ strikes an interesting deal with easyJet

How does ‘Part Pay With Avios’ work with Flybe?

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

Heathrow Airport now selling Fast Track security access, inc Terminal 5

Avios from the Iberia ‘90,000 Avios’ promotion CAN now be transferred to British Airways

Get bonus Avios and Virgin miles from Tesco via Pay+

Back in the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5 ….

Which hotels don’t give Avios but DO earn Virgin Flying Club miles?

For the brave, potentially cheap airline miles via Marriott Travel Package arbitrage

The UK gains four Kimpton hotels and one InterContinental as Principal rebrands

Save 15% on Official Gatwick Parking – offer extended

Exclusive Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offer for HFP readers ending soon

Last chance for a discount on IHG UK ‘points and cash’ bookings

Here’s the August date for the full Marriott / SPG merger – and news on Travel Packages

British Airways announces new Pittsburgh route with excellent Avios availability

Marriott’s best family redemption – Domes of Elounda, Crete – bookable again. Avoid the 89% price rise!

IHG launches UK staycations promotion

Changes to the lesser-spotted TSB Avios credit cards

My review of TAP Portugal’s short-haul business class product

Eurostar to open a cocktail bar in the London lounge

Etihad to launch Acqua di Parma amenity kits

Exclusive: Get 100% bonus redeeming Heathrow Rewards points for shopping vouchers

How to cash out your Amex MR points or Emirates miles for 1p each this week

BOOK NOW: 135 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points inc Crowne Plaza Heathrow

Earn 250 Avios per booking at 45,000 restaurants in ten European countries

Tesco Clubcard to BA Avios conversion competition launched

Where your Priority Pass gets you a flight of whisky ….

New ‘buy Avios’ promo launches today

My review of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel (Part 1)

My review of The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky (Part 2)

LAST DAY: Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points with Head for Points

BA Holidays launches short-haul and long-haul luxury sale – cheaper than just booking a flight!

IHG launches new ‘buy points’ bonus – up to 100%

Europe’s largest Residence Inn opens in Kensington

Good BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

Save £100 off Virgin Holidays!

New list of IHG PointBreaks redemptions on Monday

Hilton has launched a free competition – ‘Pick Your Paradise’

BA increases Sao Paulo services – good Avios availability if you book now

How to earn Avios on your July tax bill via debit card (Tesco), Amex (Billhop) or Visa/MC (Curve)

British Airways launches an August-only US Business sale from Dublin

Review of the ‘new’ BA lounge in Toronto, now managed by Plaza Premium

Why are BA Singapore redemptions pricier via Iberia – and are there others?

Important: Virgin transfers to IHG Rewards Club are no longer status qualifying

In brief: Dave Stringer passes away, Marriott Platinum Challenge surprise

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Save 20% on almost all hotels, everywhere via an Aer Lingus AerClub promo!

British Airways launches Cologne – book your Avios Christmas Market trips now

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

My failed attempt to review Vueling’s short haul business class

Eurostar station staff to strike on 28th July

Amazon Prime Day continues all day on Tuesday

Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points on Head for Points this week!

My review of YOTEL Gatwick Airport – what’s it like to stay in a windowless cabin?

Starwood opens a brand new luxury hotel in Paris this week

Amazon Prime Day – big discounts from noon today and all day tomorrow

The free night promo you have literally YEARS to complete ….. Hyatt Brand Explorer

What are the best hotel promos for July?

Carlisle Lake District Airport opening delayed – again

Earn cheap Avios with a Lloyds Avios Duo credit card balance transfer deal

New Opodo discount code released – save up to £70

How Jason got to the World Cup semi final at 48 hours notice using his miles and points!

Changes to Gold Guest List lounge guesting policy for the Summer

Get 20% off Manchester stays at IHG hotels

30% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

Louis Vuitton opening in Heathrow Terminal 4

Still bookable – British Airways First Class to Cape Town for £2,026 each, or less

Going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

Qatar Airways adds an A350 from Manchester

Finnair partners with AirPortr to offer at-home luggage delivery and collection

Etihad offering you a 10% World Cup discount

Celebrate World Cup failure with £66 off a British Airways long-haul flight!

Starwood loses four top properties in Dubai

Etihad Formula 1 packages now available

LATAM launches a £973 business class deal to Rio for August travel

What happened at the Head for Points Summer Party

Why Hilton’s proposed new UK credit card could be one of the best

3,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points on Hertz rentals

New American Express hotel cashback deals have launched

Get 500 bonus Accor points and two cocktails with MGallery

Historic photos of Heathrow’s RAF role as it celebrates its 100th anniversary

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

Earn double Radisson Rewards points this Summer

New SPG Moments and Marriott Moments concerts launched

New IHG promotion: 10% off points & cash redemptions in the UK and Ireland

Holiday Tips 1 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

The HFP Summer Party is tonight!

The saga of the Iberia 9,000 Avios rolls on …..

My review of the Virgin Atlantic and Delta Revivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3

My review of the Renaissance Paris Republique hotel

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

Hilton competition winner – and don’t forget our Kimpton De Witt exclusive offer

British Airways ‘upgrade to First’ offer is back

What are the 10 most lucrative global airline routes?

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass, Lounge Club and LoungeKey

Special discount code for Virgin Atlantic economy flights to the Caribbean, Orlando and Las Vegas

We meet James Hillier, and other tales from BAEC’s ‘After Hours Club’ party

Special BA Holidays discounts this weekend

British Airways First Class to Cape Town for £2,026 each or less

Holiday Inn Kingston South rebranding as a Crowne Plaza

Miles & More credit card clarifies the miles expiration policy

Earn 1,000 bonus Accor points at Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel

Get 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets

TODAY ONLY: LEVEL flights from Gatwick to Vienna at 2p return

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

How to spend your 90,000 Iberia Plus Avios – as you can’t move them to BA

More London to Dubai flights cut, following Virgin’s move

Five UK Marriott hotels to leave the chain

New Avios hotel partner (at a generous 3 Avios per €1) – Trip.com

The 90,000 Iberia Avios start to drop into accounts!

There are now 48 UK hotels (up from 4!) who take your SPG Amex free night voucher – but is it a good deal?

My review of the brand new Club Aspire lounge at London Gatwick’s North Terminal

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios when your children fly

£1200 KLM business class fares from the UK to Hong Kong

How I recreated BA Club Europe on easyJet for £107 one-way!

New British Airways ‘comedy’ safety video released

Using DragonPass at the DIH Ahlan First Class lounge in Dubai

How to get the best deals on Gatwick Airport car parking

Get 1,050 Avios for £12 – plus 12 copies of The Economist!

Thameslink and Great Northern declassify First Class

Hilton Blackpool will now be run by Britannia Hotels!

How to convert Marriott or SPG points into Hilton or IHG points, via Virgin