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

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What will we see from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in 2019?

Get a Virgin Premium Economy flight for £1 with its (rather long-shot) Golden Ticket game – the Avios partner you have never heard of

Why Norwegian Reward is a more valuable scheme than it first appears

How to use ‘Part Pay With Avios’ for flights on BA, Iberia, Vueling, Flybe and Aer Lingus

Last chance for 10,000 Miles & More miles with the NEW Lufthansa payment card – and my experiences with it so far

HILTON REMINDERS: Save in the Europe and Asia sales, get a status match, register NOW for the new points promo

Buy 2,000 Avios for under £17 via Groupon Spain

Get 1000 Avios or €20 credit at selected UK hotels

BACK AGAIN: Buy discounted MeliaRewards points on Amazon and get cheap hotel stays

A negative Hilton Honors quirk you may not know about and which could prove costly ….

(DEAL DEAD) 560 BA tier points (almost Silver!) with £1125 Qatar Airways Milan to Bangkok business class deal

Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know

British Airways lounge in San Francisco to close next week

Virgin Atlantic to launch Tel Aviv?

STILL RUNNING: Get £50 off £100 spend at Amazon with Amazon Business

My travel highlights and lowlights of 2018

Happy Christmas! Head for Points returns on Thursday

Norwegian Air secures a cash injection to carry on flying into 2019

Business Traveller charity auction now on

Best Western launching a Twixmas sale on Boxing Day

Qatar Airways sharply increases UK and Ireland frequencies

Why Taj Inner Circle is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

Time running out to register for the Marriott MegaBonus

Aer Lingus applies to join the transatlantic joint venture

Big changes for No 1 Lounges at Edinburgh

Earn IHG Rewards Club points with OpenTable

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss (Dec 2018)

STILL LIVE: BA Business Class to South Africa from £1250 in the sale – when you book it with a car

We review N26, the UK’s latest ‘online only’ bank – how does it compare to Revolut or Monzo?

The best economy deals in the British Airways sale

What are the best IHG Rewards Club options at Heathrow?

Virgin pilots strike cancelled, whilst Virgin Atlantic / Flybe talks continue

Lincoln Plaza London hotel at Canary Wharf finally opens

New British Airways sale now on!

First Class to be scrapped on Stansted Express

New World of Hyatt benefits from January, including ‘milestone awards’

First look at London City’s new terminal – which will be FOUR TIMES the current size

Marriott delays the new Category 8 until March 2019 – you get three more months to save!

Advanced Avios: 30,000 Amex points sign-up bonus with the Amex International $/€ Cards

New Hampton by Hilton opens at Edinburgh Airport

Virgin Atlantic launches codeshare with Aeromexico

British Airways launches new Split service from London City

The changes to InterContinental Ambassador are not as good as we thought

REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches bonus points promotion for January to April

British Airways announces Islamabad route

Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched

Send your children on the British Airways work experience scheme

Virgin Atlantic Winter Sale now on – decent deals in all classes

Get a free night at ANY IHG hotel globally when you try out IHG’s new UK properties

Should you use your Avios for BA’s ‘Experiences’ rewards?

Barcelona gains a Hyatt property

Times change – Wizz Air becomes the biggest airline at Luton

Malaysia Airlines drops First Class and, erm, keeps First Class – and you can’t use Avios

Our review of the American Express Nectar credit card

What is an Avios point worth?

Aer Lingus and Supervalu launch a NYC competition

An update on My Lounge Gatwick South – is Priority Pass or Lounge Club accepted?

Earn 2,000 Virgin Atlantic miles with a Sixt car rental

Is IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA scheme – worth a look?

Aer Lingus to launch FULLY FLAT business class seats on European routes!

What are the best hotel promos for December?

How two million Virgin Flying Club miles can get you a trip to space

Virgin Money tweaks its miles-earning savings account

Belmond hotel group in surprise sale to LVMH

Hilton launches a new Asia-Pacific sale

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

British Airways offering €1250 Club World flights to South Africa

Our review of Hilton London Gatwick Airport, at the South Terminal

FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden is open

Louis Vuitton opens in Heathrow Terminal 4

Exclusive HFP competition: Win luxury swim shorts, worth up to £220, made from recycled plastic

Are these the 2019 changes to IHG’s Ambassador and Royal Ambassador schemes?

Avios invests in Monese – what is its plan?

New No 1 Lounges / Virgin Atlantic offer – big savings on new My Lounge Gatwick South

New O2 concerts available for Marriott Rewards points

Highlights from the Head for Points Christmas party

TWO DAYS LEFT: Get 5,000 to 10,000 EXTRA sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

Why Qatar’s new Malta route is great for BA tier points

Should you do a Marriott Gold or Platinum status challenge now the targets are tougher?

Get 2,500 Avios back when you redeem for wine

We review Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road, to see who IHG’s Staybridge Suites brand is aimed at

What Jamie did right – and very, very wrong – when he booked his Indonesia holiday on Avios

Radisson and Park Inn ‘Dream Deals’ are back

IHG’s new voco brand to open in Dubai

Good Nectar redemption offer with LNER

My review of the new Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road

American Express Platinum Cashback Card (UK) – in-depth review

Good BA credit cards launch in France and Italy – why aren’t fintech firms entering our broken market?

Earn Shangri-La Golden Circle points with Blacklane

Get a 50% bonus when you buy Avios – worth it?

My Lounge now open in Gatwick South as an alternative to No 1 Lounge

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for December? – plus a news round-up inc Flybe final closure

A change to British Airways On Business

Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca and Hotel des Indes going independent

Virgin Atlantic pilots vote for Christmas strike action

Where can you fly these days with Virgin Flying Club miles?

Review of the Virgin Trains lounges at London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

Virgin’s first ex-Air Berlin A332 with the brand new Upper Class and Premium seats is now flying

Get bonus Accor points on your next stay

A warning for British Airways Gold Guest List / GUF / GUF2 holders

50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus via Iberia Plus

Announcing Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money as the sponsors of the 2018 HFP Christmas Party – and more raffle prizes added!

$30 off a $40 ‘experience’ via Expedia – good for restaurants, airport lounges etc, including your home town

Amex to open its first Centurion Lounge in Europe – at Heathrow Terminal 3

Plaza Premium loses management of Cathay Pacific lounge at Heathrow

LOT launches London City to Vilnius – and will BA launch Islamabad?

New Avios partner coming: Royal Air Maroc is joining the oneworld alliance

A unique opportunity to use London City’s First Class Lounge – and be driven to your plane – for FREE!

Earn double points AND double status night credits on Radisson stays

British Airways launches Ljubljana and Montpellier

Get 5% off your ski holiday with a SNO promo code

Review of Qatar Airways business class (Boeing 787-8, herringbone seat) Doha to London Gatwick

Review of Qatar Airways business class (Boeing 787-8, herringbone seat) Doha to London Gatwick – Part 2

Tesco Bank makes big changes to the Tesco Premium credit card – will it re-open to new applicants?

New American Express hotel cashback deals launched

Review of the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge in Doha

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

50%-100% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Virgin – sign-up promo now worth 4,500-6,000 miles!

Review: Qatar Airways business class from Bali to Doha (Boeing 777-300ER, old seats)

Review: Qatar Airways business class from Bali to Doha (Boeing 777-300ER, old seats) – Part 2

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

We go inside the (yet to open!) Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria Station

Small Luxury Hotels now bookable via World of Hyatt – with some great UK redemptions

EXCLUSIVE: Possible BA industrial unrest on the way as unions demand a 5% pay rise

Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’

Avios closing down its South African programme

How to save money on No 1 Lounges

Norwegian begins to drop secondary airports

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