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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for July 2019

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

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BA loses at the Court of Appeal, pilot strikes can go ahead

Use your Marriott Bonvoy points for lunch – or a cooking class – at ‘Core by Clare Smyth’

Get 10,000 Miles & More miles with the Lufthansa charge card

Last call to book in the IHG Summer Sale!

Save up to 25% at Hilton in South East Asia, Australasia, Japan, Korea and Greater China

Earn an underwhelming double Avios on flights to Dublin!

First impressions of the British Airways Club Suite on the A350!

Behind at the scenes of the British Airways A350 arrival event

Are the six Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

Here is the British Airways Tom Kerridge menu in full

Get up to 10,000 bonus Avios on hotel bookings at

Is it worth converting Virgin Flying Club miles to Hilton or IHG?

Air Malta adds a 2nd Gatwick service for Winter 2019

British Airways adds Tom Kerridge food for #BA100

British Airways A350 arrival postponed!

Virgin Atlantic dropping St Lucia and moving Havana

Review of the (gone downhill) No 1 Lounge at London Gatwick’s North terminal

Excellent Nectar redemption deal with LNER trains – get 1p per point

Gatwick Airport opens new gates for BA’s domestic passengers – no more buses!

Qatar Airways adds ‘Super Wi-Fi’ to Heathrow services – and it’s free for a limited period

Why IHG ‘bonus points packages’ are an easy way to earn status more quickly

£25 off £40 Amazon purchase for Amex Gold and Platinum holders

InterContinental Maldives now accepting reward bookings ….. at a premium price

Etihad adds a permanent 4th Heathrow service – but with a Boeing 787

Get great value for your Marriott Bonvoy points in Oxford

Heathrow Airport staff strike suspended as new pay deal tabled

Earn Avios on your July tax bill with Billhop via Amex or Visa/MC + special HFP reader offer!

Review: the new Hilton Garden Inn at London Heathrow Terminal 2

Emirates ‘one day deal’ from Spain – and launching Barcelona to Mexico City!

Get a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points

Get 10% off Malaysia Airlines flights from the UK

High Court rejects British Airways injunction to stop pilot strike

New American Express ‘Shop Small’ cashback offer

Exceptional World of Hyatt redemption in Budapest – but ending soon

Avios has fixed the error with regional redemption pricing

What is the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme for you?

British Airways pilots vote heavily in favour of industrial action

Which 14 British Airways Boeing 777 routes will get Club Suite this Winter?

More Amex changes – interest rates become variable, ‘over limit’ fees will be scrapped

Amazing £1070 BA Club World fare to Rio, starting in Paris

Two more quirks – one good, one bad – with BA’s new ‘£1 taxes’ short haul redemptions

Fantastic images from the BA / Red Arrows flypast yesterday

Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways wine deal from Laithwaites

Save £125 on Virgin Atlantic flights to Mumbai

See Manchester United and AC Milan in Cardiff with Marriott Bonvoy

Get a 50% bonus when buying Radisson Rewards points

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels tweaks the My Millennium loyalty scheme

More Avios £1 quirks – cancellation fees for ALL short-haul tickets now appear capped at £1

British Airways rejigs its A350 launch route

Is this the smallest Priority Pass airport lounge in the world?

Book Manchester to Las Vegas for £1400 on BA or AA

Live in the regions? Your Avios have just been devalued (accidentally)

Zipcar Flex rolls out further – join for free and drive to or from Heathrow T5 for £17

Wizz Air to launch Luton to St Petersburg and Moscow

Curve Card raises $55m of new funding

NEW – use Priority Pass and Lounge Club for Luton’s Clubrooms

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

Get 2,000 Avios with ANY hotel booking, however cheap, with our current Kaligo offer

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

BA cuts Avios taxes to £1 in the UK and Europe – but it isn’t as good as it sounds

Visit the free “BA2119 – Flight of the Future” exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

Milan Linate to close for three months – what are your options?

We do like to be beside the seaside …. at the new Holiday Inn in Bournemouth!

Win a 5-star British Airways holiday to Durban

More Amazon Prime Day offers – £8 bonus on an £80 gift card, and £10 voucher for an Audible free trial

Which six loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you never use them?

Win Malaysia Airlines flights with Heathrow Rewards

Amazon Prime Day – big discounts all day today and tomorrow

British Airways outsources Amsterdam lounge – which is good news!

HFP in Malaysia: Malaysia Airlines Business Class review (Part 1)

HFP in Malaysia: Malaysia Airlines Business Class review (Part 2)

Can you use Avios to reach Easter Island or the Galapagos with LATAM?

Etihad offering 20% off Abu Dhabi Grand Prix packages

50% discount when you buy Avios via Iberia Plus

More on the American Express / Priority Pass changes – no more free restaurant meals (except at Gatwick!)

ANA launches excellent new First and Business Class seats on flights from Heathrow

Is an offer of 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points for joining Ambassador worth taking?

40% Tesco Clubcard conversion bonus for Shell Drivers Club members

Unite announces six days of Heathrow strikes in pay dispute

New RailAir coach link launched from Guildford to Heathrow

Holiday Tips 3 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

Norwegian’s founder and CEO resigns – what happens now?

IHG Rewards Club status match extended

Attractive CZK 36600 (£1285) Qatar Airways deal – Prague to Chiang Mai – worth 560 BA tier points

HFP in Malaysia: Review of Malaysia Airlines First Class lounge at Kuala Lumpur

First look at the new British Airways lounge at San Francisco International Airport

New oneworld routes for Avios redemptions …… Finnair adds Busan whilst Iberia adds Cairo

American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses

YOTEL opening in Edinburgh – and not in the airport

British Airways Beijing flights moving to Daxing

Lufthansa launches mileage transfers via its mobile app

What happened at the Head for Points 2019 Summer Party?

Marriott follows BA with a huge GDPR fine

American Express pushing a ‘buy Avios’ bonus – worth it?

Strikes by BA pilots looking more likely as ACAS talks fail

Stansted Express launches a family ticket offer

40% bonus when you use Virgin Flying Club ‘Miles Booster’ – good deal?

Finally …… the full British Airways peak and off peak Avios calendar for 2020

Virgin Atlantic offering 0% FX fees to new credit card applicants – better than bonus miles?

Holiday Tips 2 – earning Avios or other miles when ordering foreign currency

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 Upper Class Suite is now bookable!

American Express is removing Priority Pass restaurant access

Tonight is Head for Points Summer Party night!

New Heathrow T4 Priority Pass lounge opens as El Al throws in the towel

Norwegian drops London Gatwick to Las Vegas

Get £100 off £500 of Hilton USA spending with American Express

EU approves Virgin’s acquisition of Flybe following slot commitments

HFP in Malaysia: Review of the new Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur (Part 1)

HFP in Malaysia: Review of the new Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur (Part 2)

Win your share of one million Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points with their Summer competition!

Groupon offering 50% off a Priority Pass

Up to 40% off No 1 Lounges – an easy way to avoid the airport crowds this Summer

Save 15% off Malaysia Airlines for Amex cardholders

Review of the new Clubrooms lounge at Birmingham Airport

How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand redemption using the multi-partner chart

Carlisle Lake District Airport (finally) opens – but with very few flights

Monese adds PayPal support

An Etihad Business Class deal to Singapore – for the committed!

HFP in Malaysia: the beach resort of Four Seasons Langkawi reviewed (Part 1)

HFP in Malaysia: the beach resort of Four Seasons Langkawi reviewed (Part 2)

Avios online banking partner Monese boosts its benefits – should you apply?

HFP in Malaysia: Our review of Malaysia Airlines Business Suite (ex First Class) (Part 1)

HFP in Malaysia: Our review of Malaysia Airlines Business Suite (ex First Class) (Part 2)

Last chance to convert Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Uber credit

Attractive £1328 Qatar Airways business class deal to Hong Kong

The new Hilton Garden Inn in Heathrow Terminal 2 and T3 is open

Get 10,000 Miles & More miles with the Lufthansa charge card – but is it right for you?

Rolling Luggage has dropped Avios – and Charles Tyrwhitt dropping Avios next week

Crowne Plaza Kensington has a secret beach

How to handle a metal American Express Platinum card

Hilton releases more tickets for the McLaren Technology Centre family day

Good 18,000 Avios bonus with The Economist (1.2p per point)

American Express launches spend-based bonus promo for Gold and Platinum cardholders

HFP in Malaysia: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Heathrow T4 review

Attractive Oman Air business class deals from Paris – such as £1042 to Dubai

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points this week – worth it?

Food and drink outlets in the new Manchester Airport Terminal 2 unveiled

British Airways makes genuine improvements to the ‘Gold Upgrade for Two’ voucher

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