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Here’s the full HFP index of articles for May 2019

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in May 2019.  Click through to read them in full:

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Get 1,000 bonus Avios with Avis car rentals

IHG Rewards Club stops Miles & More transfers – why?

Hilton Hotels is 100 years old today!

See Wimbledon with Hertz (no bids so far!)

British Airways Executive Club / Hotels.com offer is still running

Here is the NEW British Airways partner airlines Avios redemption pricing

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

Watch Wimbledon with IHG Rewards Club with a fantastic points redemption

Air Belgium will be flying to Cairo for British Airways

Earn Heathrow Rewards points with Aspire airport lounges

British Airways cabin crew on Love Island

Good Etihad business class sale from London & Manchester

Review of the Gulf Air (Oman Air) lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4

BOOK NOW: 95 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points!

Have you seen what it costs to reserve a Club World seat these days?

More Amex changes: the Costco TrueEarnings Amex (possibly the UK’s best travel credit card!) closed to new applicants

Get 3000 bonus points per NIGHT with new Radisson Rewards promo

American Express Platinum losing the Preferred Golf programme

British Airways Geneva lounge closing today for a full refurbishment

New IHG PointBreaks list released on Tuesday

Sneaky airport parking deals with JustPark.com

HFP in Oman: coming up on HFP this week …

How to get a Hilton Honors status match – and keep your status until March 2021

Additional British Airways A350 Club Suite flight announced

British Airways adds Do&Co catering on more long haul routes

When your Marriott Bonvoy points expire, and how to stop it

Good KLM Business Class sale from UK (inc regional departures) from £1400

Ignore Radisson’s 30% points rebate on airline mile transfers

NEW: Earn Hilton Honors points with Lyft rides

American Airlines and Hyatt have launched elite status matching

Our review of the three lounges at Leeds Bradford Airport – which is best?

Which of the SEVEN UK airport lounges opening soon am I most looking forward to?

ENDS TUESDAY: Virgin Atlantic Bank Holiday sale deals now on

British Airways announces Elemis Spa improvements

British Airways Johannesburg lounge closing today

Earn 4,000 Accor points (= 4,000 Avios) via a new Europcar promotion

Hilton has launched its annual Summer Sale

Tickets for ALL ICC Cricket World Cup games available for Emirates Skywards miles

British Airways announces various Heathrow terminal switches

No more Avios from mortgages!

Seven more countries can now use the UK ePassport gates

60 families can join Hilton for a day out at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking

Virgin Atlantic relaunches services to Mumbai after a four year gap

What is the future of business class and premium economy (including my BBC TV interview)?

It’s the last day to buy Avios with a 50% bonus

Get 500 bonus Accor points on your next stay

NOW DEAD: Amazing €999 (£873) Iberia business class fare to Cancun and Mexico City

Earn up to 8 Avios per £1 with a special Hotels.com promotion

Has Lloyds closed your Avios Rewards Amex card – and imposed FX fees – without telling you?

It’s gone! BA drops its trial of ‘no taxes’ short-haul Avios redemptions

The IHG summer sale is now on!

Kimpton Blythswood Square in Glasgow now open

More petrol Avios-earning confusion!

Radisson launches at Zurich Airport – and get free breakfast and bonus points at Radisson this Summer

Iberia launches a new luggage scanning app

Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Spain (again)

Exclusive 48-hour competition: Win tickets to see Muse or Metallica at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Good Qatar Airways deals departing from Germany

Get Rugby World Cup tickets with Emirates Skywards miles

British Airways drops Kiev and St Petersburg

We review LNER’s new Azuma trains – how is the ride? (Part 1)

We review LNER’s new Azuma trains – how is the ride? (Part 2)

More Hilton McLaren factory tours announced for points redemptions

Bengaluru will be the 4th British Airways A350 Club Suite route

(Another) new IHG brand launched – Atwell Suites

When your Le Club AccorHotels points expire, and how to stop it

Get 12% Hilton cashback with Visa Offers

BP leaving Nectar on 31st May

British Airways confirms an A350 and Club Suite for Tel Aviv

Is it worth using Bonvoy points for new Marriott Homes & Villas redemptions?

How to get a discount on Gatwick Express (2019 edition)

Amex does you a favour by dropping Membership Rewards redemptions for goods

The joys of doing live TV, and your last day to buy Marriott points with 25% bonus

New – earn Avios referral bonuses from Monese

Excellent Christmas & New Year USA fares from £1,061 on BA/AA/IB from France & Germany

Should you apply for American Express Platinum before the fee jumps to £575 on 11th June?

Hertz introduces ‘The British Collection’ of luxury vehicles

Earn 25,200 Avios with the Economist (again)

Loganair launches new routes to Norway and Guernsey from Edinburgh

When your IHG Rewards Club points expire, and how to stop it

EXCLUSIVE: Big changes to American Express Platinum on the way (including a metal card and higher fee!)

Get 300 free RED by Dufry points in 30 seconds

New Hyatt – the Hyatt Centric Murano – opens in Venice

Get a 20% bonus buying Etihad miles

When your Hilton Honors points expire, and how to stop it

Earn Avios, get lounge access and save 5% at World Duty Free / Dufry stores across Europe

Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 30,000 mile bonus on their credit card?

Our review of the Escape Lounge at Manchester Terminal 2

How to book domestic QantasLink flights in Australia with Avios (as ba.com doesn’t show them)

Our review of the Escape Lounge at East Midlands Airport

NOW SOLD OUT: redeem Hilton points for a private Jessie J concert at Abbey Road Studios!

Virgin Atlantic bidding for Thomas Cook’s long-haul business – but does it make sense?

Get a 20% discount on Heathrow Express tickets

Hainan Airlines dropping its rather odd Edinburgh-Dublin-Beijing route

Aer Lingus introducing AerSpace business class on UK and European routes

How to swap points between programmes with www.points.com

What happened to Hilton Sa Torre in Mallorca?

Win a luxury London weekend with Hilton

IHG’s Hotel Indigo Venice now open

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express (2019 edition)

British Airways unveils its new New York JFK business class lounge

Get triple Hilton Honors points on your next stay

Get a 40% bonus buying Hyatt points – and Rhys returns!

Did you know Lufthansa offers a 25% mileage discount for children?

With few aircraft to fly, Norwegian’s 787 Gatwick crews asked to slash hours or take unpaid leave

Hotel Voucher Shop in receivership

Get 1000 Virgin Flying Club miles for starting Tesco auto-conversion

Reminder: Miles & More devalues on Thursday

Virgin has boosted its credit card sign-up bonuses – but which card is best for you?

Review of Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Free cups of tea now available in BA short-haul Economy – if you bring your own teabag

Emirates wants to launch a new UK credit card

Review of Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Wing’ First Class Lounge in Hong Kong

BA launches a new flight and holidays sale – and save more when you ‘part pay with Avios’

Can you get an Amex sign-up bonus if you already have the same card as a supplementary?

A bizarre email arrives from Marriott’s new UK luxury country house hotel, The Langley

Update on Flybe’s loyalty plans now it has dropped Avios

New Mastercard / Visa fee caps agreed with the European Union

New 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus launched – is it worth it?

More Norwegian aircraft swaps at London Gatwick as the 787 engine problems drag on

Get £50 off Virgin Atlantic Premium to the US

Hilton launches an India sale

BEST BONUS EVER: Get 12,000 to 30,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards!

What bonus can you get for adding a free Amex supplementary card to your account?

Malaysia Airlines launches a new UK sale in Economy and Business

Etihad goes to FIVE flights per day from London Heathrow

Big changes on the way at Radisson Rewards via its new Chinese owners

British Airways adds lounges access at eight European airports

Top 10 reasons to get American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold)

GOOD DEAL: Get 5,000 to 20,000 Avios as a sign-up bonus with the two Capital On Tap Mastercards for small businesses

The (leaked) new Avios partner pricing looks OK if true …. so why is BA keeping shtum?

Earn 3,500 bonus Avios (6,000 in total) with a £250 purchase from Hackett – plus 20% Amex statement credit!