Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Hilton launches an India hotel sale

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Hilton has launched a dedicated sale for its hotels in India.  I think this is the first time we’ve ever seen an Indian-focused sale promoted heavily in the UK.

Until 10am on 17th May you can get up to 25% off the Best Flexible or Bed & Breakfast rate at selected hotels.

Included are for example the Conrad Pune and the Conrad Bengaluru (pictured below).

conrad bengaluru

The sale website is here.

As we always say with Hilton sales ….. basing the ‘25% saving’ on the Best Available Bed & Breakfast rate is not exactly fair. Sale rates are non refundable so it is cheeky to compare them to a refundable rate.  That said, these deals do usually offer a saving on the ‘advanced purchase’ price. Full pre-payment needs to be made at time of booking.

These rates are available for stays until 31st December 2019 and you must book at least 3 days in advance.


How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (June 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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 in three Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.

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 (35)

  • Mark2 says:

    OT
    On Tuesday we are flying to Vancouver in F on an A380 in our first flight from T3.
    Can I assume that we shall board from one of the gates past the lounge or do we have to go on a train like T5?

    • John says:

      There are no trains in T3. The A380 gates are 1,3,5,7 (about 5 mins walk from CX/QF lounges) and 40,42 (about 10-15 mins walk from CX/QF lounges).

    • Gin and Tonic Please says:

      Nice! Use the Cathay Pacific lounge instead of BA. MUCH nicer!

  • Shoestring says:

    I’m just messing about with my wife’s flight to Germany tonight. She’s got a window with nobody next to her (I grabbed that last night) but is stuck in the back third of the plane – only got carry on luggage. She didn’t want an aisle seat last night and I could move her up to 7E but she doesn’t like middles – so all good except stuck down the back.

    I just noticed that her check-in options to move up the plane ever since T-24 have been rubbish compared to what I normally see going out on Avios to our place in the sun.This is a BA flight but booked with the IB90K points thru Iberia.

    Has anybody else ever noticed that no-status people travelling on BA with IB Avios get treated worse in terms of seats available to change to than when they book thru BA?

    • John says:

      No but it looks like lots of people are going to Germany for the weekend

    • Anna says:

      I think they just treat you like that if you refuse to pay for your seats in advance, like us! On our last CE flight we were allocated rows 1, 4 and 7 – though my 13 year old was quite chuffed to get 1B and unchivalrously refused to give it up for me 😂

  • C77 says:

    At least one of the Wamos A330’s is the ex Monarch. Complete with random old LH slopey business class seats in the front. It still had Monarch cabin divider/galley curtains in it last year when it flew for Norwegian ex Gatwick to New York JFK.

    • _nate says:

      Does the airline substitution affect in-flight service, baggage allowance or anything else?

  • Yawn says:

    So what’s the bad news for Norwegian’s LGW crew? Apologies if it was discussed, but I didn’t see an update anywhere over the weekend.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.