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

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How to earn Avios or Virgin miles via a Tesco current account

Get £10 cashback on Heathrow Express tickets

Good Lufthansa / SWISS Business Class deals to Asia and Africa

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): HSBC Premier Mastercard

World of Hyatt changes from 1st November – good or bad?

Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus confirmed

See Argentina v Barbarians with Marriott Rewards and SPG

The Marriott MegaBonus adds two new targets to spice it up

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): Flybe Mastercard

Why The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah is an exceptional Marriott Rewards redemption (Part 1)

Why The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah is an exceptional Marriott Rewards redemption (Part 2)

An interesting Finnair tier point run for British Airways Executive Club members!

Save on new luxury hotels in Asia with Mastercard and Be The First

Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club conversion bonus secretly launched?

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

A brief review of my Lufthansa A340 business class flight from New York

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 spent!

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

My visit to the airline catering factory at Prague airport

British Airways prunes its CityFlyer regional weekend services

Get 1,000 American Airlines miles at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House

Good new BA Holidays flash sale launched

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Rewards credit card

An astonishing deal for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next month

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (2): American Express Platinum charge card

British Airways discloses massive new credit card data breach on Avios redemptions

See England v Japan rugby in VIP style with Marriott Rewards points – ends Friday

Earn 2,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking, however cheap, via our current Kaligo.com offer

Hilton launches into the hostel market!

Kimpton Fitzroy London now bookable with IHG Rewards Club points

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold)

Credit & Charge Card Reviews: The American Express Card (Amex Green)

500 free Avios for British Airways American Express cardholders

What it’s like to fly Air Belgium when you’re expecting British Airways Club World

What to expect from Virgin’s new Upper Class and Clubhouse menu, designed by Donal Skehan

Earn Virgin miles with the Virgin Atlantic 1-year Flying Club Savings Account – now with a better rate and more miles

Changes to Iberia flights at Heathrow Terminal 5

Hertz is 100 and has launched a Centenary sale

Delta adds Edinburgh to Boston – an interesting new Virgin Atlantic redemption

It’s back: Get up to 100,000 Avios when you open an ISA or SIPP via Nutmeg

An interesting trick to cut your ‘taxes and charges’ on BA Avios redemptions

Cobalt Air enters administration

Save 25% on No 1 Lounges

Ethiopian Airlines drops Dublin to Los Angeles

LAST CHANCE: Get £50 off £100 spend at Amazon with Amazon Business

Review: Why Amex Gold Business charge card is a good option for an SME

Barclays is changing Travel Plus Pack – does it still make sense for account holders?

Hilton launches a Curio Collection hotel in Kitzbuhel

The Marriott Daily Win game now lets you win daily!

Review: Why Amex Platinum Business charge card is worth a serious look

New Hilton ‘£50 back on £250 spend’ cashback deal with American Express

Good Park Plaza Waterloo £139 deal now available

No 1 announces three new UK lounges – and save 20% on the £5 Priority Pass booking fee

Get 2p per Avios using ‘Part Pay With Avios’ until Monday (for economy ….)

British Airways launches new route to Charleston, South Carolina – bookable now with Avios

My poke around the public and private parts of a KLM Boeing 787-9

Priority Pass launches airport shopping discounts

Get complimentary wifi on Qatar Airways flights

Virgin Atlantic announces new food partnership with Donal Skehan

British Airways launches Heathrow to Preveza and Bastia

50% Heathrow Rewards bonus when transferring to Asia Miles

Odd redemption deals you might not know – Emirates & easyJet, Etihad and Flybe

My review of the impressive Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel

Some interesting facts from my tour of KLM’s engine overhaul workshop

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

Why crediting Hertz rentals to IHG Rewards Club is surprisingly attractive

ARCC: a way to keep your Amex MR points alive when cancelling Gold or Platinum

Attractive British Airways Gatwick to Barcelona fare for 80 tier points

New CAA guidance to airlines on hidden disabilities

Airport fire fighter training in action!

British Airways increasing RFS fees on short-haul African routes (+ list of where BA flies)

EXCLUSIVE HFP OFFER: Earn up to 10,000 bonus Avios with Kaligo.com hotel bookings!

Avios ‘taxes and surcharges’ increased for First Class redemptions out of the US

Hertz to become the first non-airline member of SkyTeam

A few thoughts about the St Regis New York hotel and my $2,800 suite

The new British Airways First Lounge has opened at New York’s JFK Terminal 7

Good redemption option for flights inside South America

American Express and Preferred Hotels launch an ‘extra night’ offer

Our review of the Executive Lounge at Cornwall Airport Newquay

Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit!

Get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points

Review of the Amex Lounge at a Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League game!

Marriott Rewards finally launches its new online game

Competition & Markets Authority launches probe into the BA / AA / Iberia / Finnair transatlantic JV

Accor buys three top London hotels

How your £50 Amazon Business voucher actually works …..

My lunch with Clare Smyth and some HFP readers at Core

British Airways adds more Nashville services

Good one-way Business Class fares to the US from London

Literally everything you ever wanted to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher, in one article!

Get £18 ‘free’ with a FairFX prepaid Dollar Mastercard

Virgin Atlantic launches special NYC World Pride flight for 2019

Free Langham ‘1865’ Voyager status for HSBC Premier credit card holders

New Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios discount code launched

Hilton gains an attractive new Paris option – Maison Astor

Virgin Flying Club launches redemption seat sale on selected US economy routes

Flybe increases its Avios earn rate by 50% – and the Flybe Avios scheme goes live

Has ‘£5 back on a £20 Amazon purchase’ appeared on your American Express accounts?

Aspire Lounges launches its new Aspire Rewards scheme – and Priority Pass / Lounge Club visits count!

Two split-ticketing tools to help you find cheaper train tickets

British Airways to run an A380 to Dubai during runway closure

Air India drops Heathrow to New York – but adds Bangalore

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 1)

My review of American Airlines 77W Business Class – is it better than BA Club World? (Part 2)

Earn 9,000 Avios for a 3-day Avis weekend car rental!

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

Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport now open

Last day to book for IHG’s UK and Ireland Flash Sale

Hyatt stops offering home rentals – but Marriott expands!

Avios confirms that you can keep your 2nd Lloyds upgrade voucher

Heathrow Airport fined £1.6m for fixing car parking pricing at Terminal 5

The Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, managed by The Ritz Carlton, re-opens

20% off LATAM flights – earning Avios and tier points too

LAST CHANCE: Win a £500 lastminute.com gift card from Cross Border Financial Planning

Why you should now be wary about visiting the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5

American Express Shop Small is returning in December

British Airways to drop trolley food service in Club World

Has a 2nd Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher appeared in your account?

IHG launches a four-day UK and Ireland Flash Sale

British Airways launches TARGETED Tesco Clubcard conversion bonus

Etihad adds 4th Heathrow to Abu Dhabi service for Christmas

British Airways replaces its dire Bordeaux lounge

Get a 20% bonus on points transfers to Etihad Guest

New Selfridges cashback deal launched by American Express

You can now swap points between Club Eurostar and Le Club AccorHotels – but should you?

Caledonian Sleeper overhaul delayed until 2019

See ATP tennis at the O2 with Emirates miles or Amex Membership Rewards points

Delta increases Heathrow services on two niche routes

Lufthansa launches a new UK charge card – partly as a Diners Club! Should you apply? (Part 1)

Lufthansa launches a new UK charge card – partly as a Diners Club! Should you apply? (Part 2)

New Marriott Moments O2 concerts launched

British Airways drops Summer 2019 services from Bristol and Birmingham

Exclusive: Etihad Heathrow Terminal 4 lounge takeover by No 1 Lounges confirmed

New Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Heathrow Terminal 4 delayed – but opening this week?

Primera Air files for bankruptcy – what happens next?

Save £750 on Business and First Class Etihad fares to Australia (and £50 off Economy)

What are the best hotel promos for October?

Get up to 15,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=15,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for October? – plus a news round-up