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

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Here are the best Business and First Class deals in the new British Airways sale

British Airways unveils major sponsorship deal with Twickenham

Priority Pass guest fee for Amex Platinum cardholders rising to £20

NatWest Black drops Priority Pass for DragonPass – but is it worth £28 per month?

Hilton offering a McLaren track day for Hilton Honors points!

British Airways launches London City to Rome

Marriott West India Quay completes its refurbishment – and becomes a good value redemption

How to earn Avios via Clubcard when filling up at Esso

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Humberside Airport

REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new ‘double or triple points’ promotion for September to December

Aer Lingus moves into London City Airport (and goodbye CityJet)

Your last call for the Hilton weekends sale

Does the confusing new ‘buy Avios’ promo for BA Amex cardholders make sense?

Which five loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you never use them?

Good 2019 business class deals to the US – from £1300 – with BA, Virgin and Star Alliance

Now use Virgin miles for Clubhouse spa treatments (and no more free male haircuts!)

Don’t use Membership Rewards Auto-Redeem!

Up to 40% off British Airways short-haul flights for VitalityHealth customers

Aspire opens a second lounge at Birmingham Airport

Which British Airways economy tickets can be upgraded using Avios?

Good To Go Parking – the secret way to save on Official Heathrow Parking

ENDING SOON: £15 off £25 Amazon purchase for ALL Amex Gold and Platinum holders

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

Garuda Indonesia suspends London Heathrow service

10% off Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ packages until Monday night

Marriott Platinum Challenge status update

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

The University Arms joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection

Singapore Airlines sale from London and Manchester

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

BA Club Europe catering …. it’s coming home!

Changes to American Airlines’ international destinations

You can now merge your Marriott and SPG accounts – and what I booked

It’s back but worse – 5,000 Virgin miles with Virgin Money life insurance, from £10 a month

EXCLUSIVE: I chat with Virgin about the launch of Virgin Group Loyalty Company

British Airways launches another First Class 241 ‘Dream Tickets’ offer

Marriott Rewards backtracks on its changes to Travel Packages

How to use your Avios for car hire excess insurance

Virgin Flying Club splitting from the airline to create a Virgin-wide loyalty scheme

Top name SPG and Marriott Moments concert tickets for the O2 added

American Express Membership Rewards rate to Marriott / Starwood confirmed

Visit the McLaren Technology Centre with Hilton Honors

Iberia adds extra flights to Buenos Aires and Mexico City

Let’s be clear ….. avios.com is NOT closing. Your questions answered.

How to get cheaper Avios redemptions to the Middle East by exploiting the 3000 mile rule

Save money on No 1 lounges and get double Virgin miles too!

Lufthansa and SWISS 241 deals in Business and First Class, bookable to 3rd September

What ACTUALLY happens to your Marriott Travel Package

‘Frequent Flyer – The Video’ – why we do what we do

Get A350 Business Class to Dubai on Avios for just £116 in taxes ….. on Finnair

Are the Amex Platinum Cashback cards a good alternative to miles and points cards?

Why I like toypassport.com …..

Best Western sale (plus Avios, a status match and £20 voucher!)

Last minute Marriott Travel Package panic – and other things to do today and tomorrow

“American Express Platinum House” coming to London

Priority Pass guest fee jumping up – what should you do?

EXCELLENT Virgin Atlantic business class deals (£1000+) to the US and Canada, valid until March

Can you claim tax relief if you pay to upgrade your flight on a business trip?

10% off Blacklane transfers for new users

More 1p Avios via Groupon Spain

The InterContinental in a quarry is really opening!

An update on the generous Hilton / Lufthansa ‘2500 miles per stay’ promo

Virgin Atlantic launches a Tesco conversion inducement

My review of the new Travelodge PLUS London City, Middlesex Street

Get 6,000 Emirates Skywards miles with a Sixt car rental

Win free flights in Virgin’s pub quiz tonight! [or not]

New Radisson cashback deal launched with American Express

Get up to 50,000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Excellent 2-4-1 First and Business deals from the UK, from £999, with Lufthansa and SWISS

Why InterContinental Ambassador is a loyalty programme I am happy to pay for

Review of the newly refurbished Aspire lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

What you need to know from a leaked version of the new Marriott / SPG scheme rules

Why loyalty programmes lose member goodwill by the time the member becomes profitable

Our review of the new British Airways lounge and Priority Pass lounge at Marrakech Airport

Why Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the best Amex Platinum benefits

New Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios discount code now launched

Marriott gives some guidance on the future of Travel Packages

Belmond hotel group puts itself up for sale – will IHG strike now?

Get £50 off ANY Virgin Atlantic flight with this code

Lloyds Choice Rewards credit card being closed to existing cardholders

Excellent £933+ Oman Air Business Class flash sale to Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bangalore and Delhi

New BA Wine Explorer deal – 14 bottles and 1,000 Avios for £55

Virgin Atlantic and Delta have opened their pub!

Grand Hyatt opens in Athens

Etihad bringing the Business Class Studio to Manchester

Get cheap one-way long-haul Economy flights with Lufthansa’s AnyWay Travel Pass promotion

InterContinental mulling positive changes to the Ambassador scheme

Excellent LATAM (Avios earning) business class fares to South America for December

My review of Iberia’s refurbished Velazquez lounge at Madrid Terminal 4S

More about the changes to your Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

50% bonus on SuperValu transfers to Aer Lingus AerClub Avios

British Airways schedules its final Boeing 767 services

A new useless American Express transfer partner!

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

Lloyds starts to close its Duo and Avios Rewards Amex cards – what should you do?

No British Airways Fast Track security in Nice …..

A new Hilton family deal (and win a weekend in London for a family of four)

The BA maintenance base at Cardiff turns 25 …. but you may never have heard of it

Save £50 off Virgin Atlantic Upper and Premium fares

£1500 return Business Class flights to Hong Kong from Gatwick on Qatar Airways

Aer Lingus to announce two new North American routes

Why EVERYONE should sign up for the new Hilton / Lufthansa promotion

Something I never knew …. Tokyo has lower taxes when Avios tickets booked as 2 x one-ways

Something I never knew …. Tokyo has lower taxes when Avios tickets booked as 2 x one-ways

Primera Air quits Birmingham International

A brief review of the Premium Lounge at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

VERY generous Hilton promo – 2500 Miles & More miles (worth £25) on every stay

30%-40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points

New Heathrow Rewards bonus for lower spenders

25% bonus when you transfer HSBC Premier credit card points to Avios

Review of the Aspire lounge at Belfast City Airport

Virgin Atlantic and Avis bring back their bonus miles promotion

Fly Frankfurt to Madrid in LATAM business class for £172 return

Hyatt announces a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

My review of the new Hyatt Centric Madrid hotel

REMINDER: Up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

New American Express cashback offers launched

Habtoor’s Dubai hotels rebranded by Hilton

New British Airways champagne range launched

Mandarin Oriental coming to Lake Como

New British Airways First Class 2-4-1 ‘Dream Tickets’ deals launched to India and Chile

I try out Heathrow’s Personal Shopper experience

British Airways Executive Club ends Kerzner International Resorts partnership

Have lunch with Clare Smyth courtesy of Marriott

The Starwood Amex free night is now valid ANY day of the week – but is it worth getting?