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

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

How to use BA Holidays to avoid paying for your flight until 5 weeks before departure!

Is Expedia’s loyalty scheme worth a look?

Which 30 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

New British Airways Executive Club membership cards revealed?

New GWR rail lounges opened in Truro and Penzance

Why you should join the Automobile Association to save ££££’s on hotels!

Good Malmaison UK hotel deals available if you can book 90 days in advance

Good Enterprise / Virgin Flying Club deal – and win a family travel kit

60 AwardWallet 6-month upgrade vouchers (worth $15 each) to give away at noon today

REGISTER NOW: British Airways launches new ‘double Avios’ promotion for the Autumn

EXCLUSIVE Marriott HFP offer – earn 10,000 bonus points for a long weekend in Europe!

South Africa overhauls its ludicrous visa rules for children

Garuda Indonesia selling £1850 Sydney and Perth fares from London

The new Marriott Rewards  / Starwood Preferred Guest promotion is now underway

New British Airways uniforms to be designed by Ozwald Boateng

Piccadilly Line strike now on until Friday afternoon – no trains to Heathrow

HfP exclusive discount at Ski Solutions extended

British Airways launches London City to Munich

Norwegian drops Belfast and Edinburgh as it attempts to find a path to profitability

Excellent one-way Business Class fares to the US for 2019

Last day to enter our £100 Amazon gift voucher competition

LAST CALL: BA Wine Explorer deal – 14 bottles and 1,000 Avios for £55

British Airways new route to Osaka is now official – redemptions bookable

Etihad partners with Air Europa, opening up SkyTeam opportunities

Which credit cards still treat Curve ATM withdrawals as a purchase?

How to win 100,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with Hertz

Review of the American Airlines First Class lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 3

BOOK NOW: 165 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points (some decent!)

British Airways about to announce flights to Osaka?

Win a £100 Amazon gift voucher on HFP with the new Amazon Business service

Review of the British Airways Galleries First lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3

What has changed with BA’s Best Price Guarantee?

Fuel surcharges returning to one-way Avios redemptions from Hong Kong

See ATP tennis very cheaply with Emirates Skywards miles (or American Express points)

Two reviews of the brand new Aspire Lounge South at Birmingham Airport

More on Curve and cash withdrawals and earning points

Kimpton Fitzroy London – the first in the UK – opening soon

Virgin Atlantic and Texaco Star Points partnership ended – how else can you earn miles from petrol?

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul European flights!

InterContinental San Diego opens this week

New Priority Pass lounge coming to BA’s Gatwick South terminal

How to redeem Avios on Mexico’s Interjet

Get 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles from Virgin Wines

Curve introduces 0% foreign exchange fees – and more change to come

An email arrives about Avios ….

IHG new ‘buy points’ flash sale TODAY – up to 100% bonus

Montreal becomes an Avios bargain with Aer Lingus

Review of the British Airways (and Priority Pass) lounge at Jersey Airport

British Airways launches new Kos route, wide open for Avios redemptions

British Airways expands connection car transfers for premium passengers

Emirates offering A380 business class to Bangkok for €1546

Vueling scraps ‘Excellence’ fares as it retreats from the business market

FREE hotel night for new Marriott Rewards members who do just two stays

What Curve’s email yesterday actually means

How to use Virgin Atlantic miles to get to Auckland

Hilton launches a new Asian flash sale

Which Virgin Atlantic credit card is best for you?

How to get Avis Preferred Plus status from your Priority Pass

How long does it take British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa to refund a cancelled flight?

Save 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

Head for Points shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards

How I tried to outwit the St Regis New York $50 ‘Daily Destination Fee’

Hilton Honors quietly DOUBLES the price of many of its cheapest redemptions

Buy Avios from 0.85p via Groupon Spain (again)

Lufthansa launches a very decent Premium Economy deal

Great Virgin redemption: fly Amsterdam to Toronto on Jet Airways

Which Marriott Rewards hotels should you book before January when Category 8 launches?

HSBC Premier credit card offering a free hotel night to new applicants

Hilton to open a hotel overlooking Silverstone motor racing circuit

REGISTER NOW: Marriott’s new Autumn bonus points promotion is here

Crazy Rich Asians sequel, starring British Airways …..

British Airways offering refunds on flights booked during data breach

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points

Good deal – earn 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

How to get a good Heathrow parking deal via the NCP at Hilton T5

Get free Luxury Travel Fair tickets – but is it actually worth it?

Aer Lingus launching two new long-haul routes (bookable on Avios)

Genuine surprise as BA ditches its caterers for the best in the business

See top concerts in Berlin with Marriott / SPG

British Airways ‘buy on board’ tea and coffee prices up!

Iberia rolls out Premium Economy to Havana and Johannesburg

Etihad’s Manchester lounge in T1 becomes a premium independent ‘1903’ lounge

Interesting Sunday Times piece on what caused BA’s data breach – and possible cash compensation

Much improved Venice lounge for British Airways passengers

New American Express cashback deals for Tesco and Peninsula Hotels

Review: Why the JW Marriott resort in Venice continues to frustrate me, and why we return (Part 1)

Review: Why the JW Marriott resort in Venice continues to frustrate me, and why we return (Part 2)

How to use the SPG American Express card to earn miles with 44 different airlines

Does Italian law mean you can book a cheap BA ticket from Milan but get on in London?

Get bonus Avios with Shell’s silly Pump Challenge game

Cobalt Air launches a loyalty scheme – but you need to pay

Air France and KLM launch strong Business Class sale from the UK

Air Europa is to launch an Iguazu service in 2019

Norwegian dropping Gatwick to Singapore

New Accor / Economist deal launched

AerClub Avios from United Airlines finally posting!

What more do we know about the British Airways data breach?

Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched – up to £200

Get 2,000 bonus Heathrow Rewards points on fashion purchases

Plaza Premium lounges has a loyalty scheme – and free Priority Pass visits count

British Airways passengers can now be driven to their plane at London City (for a fee)

Join me at Loyalty Summit and the Frequent Traveller Awards Europe

Eurostar launches its London lounge cocktail bar

British Airways launches a new Indian codeshare with Vistara

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the Marriott Bonvoy free breakfast benefit

British Airways admits massive data breach including theft of credit card numbers, expiry dates, CVV codes, email addresses and home addresses

British Airways news: £1150 Club World to Cape Town, Muscat suspended, Phoenix reduced

20 Arsenal games now bookable with Emirates miles or Amex points – from just 5000 miles!

The best Upper Class and Premium deals in the Virgin Atlantic September promo

15% discount on hotel and car hire bookings with Avios – worth it?

New Avios / The Economist subscription offer

Etihad has launched a one week long promotion from the UK

Good Oman Air deals from Paris – well worth the diversion

Get a HfP exclusive reader discount at Ski Solutions

REGISTER NOW: IHG launches a mini-Accelerate promotion for September to December

My review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow

How to get free Fast Track security at London Stansted

Get 2,000 bonus Miles & More miles with an Accor hotel booking

Get 10 Miles & More miles per £1 / €1 / $1 with Blacklane

What are the best World Traveller Plus deals in the BA sale – and how to upgrade them?

Free Fast Track security access at Manchester Airport

See NFL at Wembley by redeeming points with Marriott and SPG

How to earn Avios when flying United Airlines – at higher rates than BA for Economy

Review of the American Express Lounge at Universal Studios Hollywood!

50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Emirates Skywards – sign-up promo worth 4,500 miles

New American Express hotel and airline cashback offers launched

New World of Hyatt promotion launched – but it isn’t an easy one

Get 3,000 Avios with a new Avis UK car rental promotion

LAST CHANCE to book Lufthansa and SWISS 2-4-1 deals in Business and First Class

Is Pestana Priority Guest worth joining?