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Hilton Honors has an interesting auction package up for grabs to see the Spice Girls at Wembley on 14th June.  Interestingly, it has been sitting on the site for a couple of weeks now with only three bids, and is currently at 84,000 points.

This is what you get:

Hilton Honors spice girls auction

Two tickets to the Spice Girls concert at Wembley Stadium on June 14, 2019

3-course dining experience at Association Restaurant at Hilton London Wembley on June 14, 2019

Pre-concert drinks in Sky Bar 9

Two night stay at Hilton London Wembley from June 13-15, 2019, including daily breakfast

Given the concert sold out in minutes, this is a pretty valuable package.  You can bid or find out more here.  The auction closes on 1st April.


How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card comes with a limited time bonus of 60,000 Amex points (converts to 120,000 Hilton Honors points) until 2nd November 2021.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (101)

  • Munch says:

    OT – Completed the outbound leg of a flight to FLL from LHR with a connection in ATL. The transit time between flights was only 64 minutes so was always going to be touch and go if we cleared immigration in time for the connection – landing time 8:25pm / connecting flight 9.29pm. “Surprisingly” we missed the connecting flights due to the lack of staff at immigration – the flight did arrive on time.

    We we’re able to board the next flight but there was no 1st class seats available so had to take comfort+ or wait until the following day. Could I claim compensation for the downgrade? The flight was booked as a cash ticket last year but times altered on a number of occasions which meant the transfer time was very short compared to the original booking.

    • Genghis says:

      Isn’t there precedent from an Emirates case last year about EC261 being payable on connecting flights that originate from the EU?

      • Munch says:

        Not sure. We did make the next flight at 11.45pm so in theory delayed 2 hours 15 minutes but downgraded to comfort +.

      • Rob says:

        Yes. If you arrive 3+ hours late because your incoming flight was under 3 hours late but you missed your connection, compo is due.

        • Jonathan says:

          My understanding is if you voluntarily downgrade to get an earlier flight then no downgrade compensation. The fact you were 2hrs 15mins late also removes delay compensation as well unfortunately. If you had waited for First availability then would have been entitled to delay payment.

        • Shoestring says:

          I think Jonathan is right – it was your call to take the downgrade, therefore it was voluntary. Your best bet might be asking customer services for some Avios points.

          Delay does not appear to be long enough to claim compo on that score – but you omit the arrival time of plane #2 (doors open) which is the important datum (not your 11.45 take off).

  • Boris says:

    OT – BAPP – is there a bigger sign up than 25K (26K with referral)??

    Sure there has been 35K when they do offers

    • Genghis says:

      IIRC there was a 30k sign up last year but you had to apply via a certain link (i.e. referrals not possible).

    • Anna says:

      Platinum sign up is 35k MR points if referred.

  • Michael says:

    If you have a virgin and card you could try that.

  • James says:

    OFF TOPIC.

    As a BAEC silver status holder is the extra check-in baggage allowance permitted when flying on an Iberia plane booked using IB Avios via iberia.com in what Iberia call Blue Class ?

    OR
    Is Blue Class like the BA HBO fare (although does include 1 check-in bag !!) in that extra baggage allowance from status is not allowed ?

    Cheers.

  • Taylor says:

    OT: What is the better lounge at Birmingham for a week day flight No1 or Aspire? And is there a way to reserve Aspire in the same way as No1 for £5 using priority pass?

    • Shoestring says:

      on point 2, I’d like to be proven wrong, but – answer: no, not for £5. I think you can reserve a place by buying entry, ie £40 at times, but you can’t reserve entry on PP @£5 same as No1

    • RM84 says:

      I am Birmingham-based and much prefer No1 over Aspire in terms of surroundings and quality of food/drink. The ability to reserve for £5 is also a bonus and includes access to fast track security which has always been well worth it for us. Next time we have a day flight I’m tempted to try the new No1 Clubrooms – can be reserved for £15 on PP I believe.

  • Qwerty Bertie says:

    Does showing a platinum card typically gain entry to lounges, if the PP card has been left behind?

    • Genghis says:

      If you swipe it and charge £40 to it, of course. There is a PP app.

    • Rob says:

      No. However Plat has direct deals with Plaza Premium and Delta – flash your card there and you’ll get in.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      sign in to the PP App and you can add a virtual card to your wallet

      • Qwerty Bertie says:

        Thanks. It’s a shame they can’t just add a little logo to the amex card, the way HSBC has with Lounge Key. I was hoping a flash would work so that I could purposely not carry the PP card.

        I can’t use most apps as I have a Windows phone. I’ll have a look, but I expect it’ll be the same old story with PP…

  • Alan says:

    Bits OT – anyone else not received a Lloyd’s letter yet? Just renewed and thought I’d get home to one but nada. Don’t want to end up being caught out if they think they’ve notified me and I don’t hit the £7k in time!

    • Anna says:

      I’ve not had one yet, card year started Feb 4th.

    • Lev441 says:

      You’ll have to your next renewal date to spend and earn the upgrade voucher..

    • meta says:

      I’ve not had one. My card year started mid-October. I think they’ll have to prove they sent the letter otherwise it won’t hold.

    • Alan says:

      Arrived this morning! Got until Feb next year to hit spend so all good – will spend majority before Amex goes (as better earnings rate) then hold off triggering it until the end.

  • Doug M says:

    Assume you have to be flying Delta to access a Delta lounge with Platinum?

    • Rob says:

      Yes – but this is still a good benefit because Delta does NOT give lounge access in the US if you are flying in Business or First Class. Amex is your only way in unless you have status.

      • Alan says:

        Although remember no free guest allowed – and they’re very strict about this

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