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

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

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EXCLUSIVE DATA: Which routes have the most and least Avios availability in Club World and First?

Virgin Atlantic opening a Clubhouse at Manchester, as Thomas Cook creates a big opportunity

With the Aspire Gatwick South lounge now open, don’t forget Aspire Rewards – as Priority Pass visits count!

Before LATAM quits oneworld – a good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile with just £44 tax

The Club Aspire lounge in Gatwick South is finally open!

Virgin Atlantic repaints a Boeing 747 in ‘Star Wars’ livery

Dubai Marriott Harbour – a good family Bonvoy redemption where a room sleeps 5!

Good news if you lost Amex cashback because the merchant used a payment aggregator

How to earn Avios on foreign currency transfers with Midpoint

Help us update our crowdsourced list of Amex Membership Rewards transfer times

No more Avios or tier points from LATAM as it resigns from oneworld

Luxury in Luton? We review the new premium Clubrooms lounge at Luton Airport

News: Head for Points on You & Yours, and London New Years Eve fireworks tickets on sale

Amex launches some new cashback deals you might like

30% bonus on buying Avios extended  – but Groupon Spain is a better deal

Some more thoughts on the new Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class service

Review of the Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 4 …… quite a lot of room for not a lot of money

Last day to book Accor stays to benefit from up to 6,000 bonus points or Avios

Hotels.com Rewards adds an avoidable £4 reward booking fee

Review of the new Upper Class Suite as we fly Virgin Atlantic’s A350 (Part 1)

Review of the new Upper Class Suite as we fly Virgin Atlantic’s A350 (Part 2)

Bid on bargain Michelin-starred restaurant experiences – with hotel stays – with Marriott Moments

Is there any link between Marriott Bonvoy peak and off-peak dates and the actual cash price?

Is this the weirdest Heathrow hotel? Review of the new Atrium Hotel Heathrow (Part 1)

Is this the weirdest Heathrow hotel? Review of the new Atrium Hotel Heathrow (Part 2)

Big news: Redeem IHG points at 500 new luxury hotels via a new Mr & Mrs Smith partnership

Get up to 150,000 Avios when you open an ISA, General Investment Account or Pension with Nutmeg

100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points

Send your children on the British Airways work experience scheme

Earn double Avios with Marriott and Accor – but still not worth it

IHG has changed (positively) its rule on crediting multiple rooms – but no-one noticed

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

Our review of Marriott Canary Wharf – good value as a redemption and for Bonvoy elites

Join us for an exclusive HFP private dinner in Soho!

New ‘Emyr’ benefits at Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and LXR hotels

New Qatar Airways sale deals from Scandinavia

All you need to know about earning Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub – including from flying United!

Earn 26,000 miles with a new Virgin Flying Club life insurance deal

Is there a second contender for ‘Smallest Priority Pass Lounge in the World’?!

Get 600 easy FREE Avios when you join ‘Rewards for Thoughts’

Get a 40% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points – worth it?

Hilton’s first European LXR hotel, The Biltmore, now open

ANA’s new business class seat really is very good ….

REGISTER NOW: Earn double Avios on British Airways flights and via BA Holidays

CANCELLED (updated 20/9): British Airways pilot strike on 27th September is called off in a bizarre BALPA move

Did you know that ‘kids eat for free’ at Heathrow?

Is there still a place for the Avios Multi-Currency Cash Passport?

Good Asia deals – and 560 BA tier points – in the Qatar Airways sale

Save 30% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points – worth it?

Register now for the Radisson Rewards Autumn promotion

We have our Etihad competition winner!

IHG launches its new ‘Stay in the Moment’ promotion

Save up to £250 on a Virgin Atlantic ‘Flight & Hotel’ package 

BA forced to reduce A320neo seating capacity due to safety concerns

What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

Save 25% on Emirates Skywards redemptions to Dubai

Marriott Bonvoy peak and off-peak pricing is now live

REGISTER NOW: 3,000 bonus IHG points per InterContinental stay (and more if you join Ambassador)

Avis is now offering its own one-way car rental promotion

Earn 6,000 Accor points (= 6,000 Avios) via a new Europcar promotion

Redeem a lot of Hilton Honors points for a McLaren track day

Should the collapsing £ make you re-assess your points valuations?

Now official: BA updates its guidelines on getting Avios and tier points for strike-affected flights

Get an extra £30 off Virgin’s Economy Delight …. and Cathay Pacific is suspending Dublin

An Avios windfall for anyone who has a Tesco Bank mortgage

Review: The SKYLIFE Lounge at Teesside International Airport

Will you be getting Avios and tier points if your flight was impacted by the BA strike? Possibly.

LAST DAY to lock in Marriott redemptions to avoid peak pricing and the changes to ‘Points Advance’

4%-5% cashback at Waitrose for American Express cardholders

Europcar brings back its £1 one-way car rentals

Join me at the Loyalty Summit conference in London next week for 75% off

50% bonus when you convert Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton – worth it?

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

Another quirk with the ‘£1 taxes’ Avios redemptions trial

Get up to 50,000 Flying Club miles with Virgin Money International Money Transfer!

Virgin Atlantic tickets to Sao Paulo now on sale for cash and miles

We’re nominated for some prizes!

Big Vueling sale now on

How to book Avios Reward Flight Saver flights on BA ‘Fifth Freedom’ routes

Get 25% off suites at Radisson Hotels

SWISS, Lufthansa and Etihad launch UK sales – here are the best deals

Hyatt launches its Autumn promotion – register now

An update on the British Airways pilot strike

Surprising news as Hyatt to take over IHG’s new Manchester hotels

Reward Flight Finder loses Virgin Flying Club access

Get free tickets to The Luxury Travel Fair – but is it worth it?

Virgin Atlantic confirms Sao Paulo flight dates and timings

Where can you fly on BA from T3 to visit the excellent Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges?

ENDING SOON: Get 25% off (max £50) at Amazon with Amazon Business!

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Review: Flying SWISS Business Class from Zurich to Chicago (Part 1)

Review: Flying SWISS Business Class from Zurich to Chicago (Part 2)

Virgin Atlantic is launching new sustainable amenity kits – but have they got it right?

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no tax!

Review: SWISS Business Lounge at Zurich Airport Terminal E

Confirmation that BA is now only charging 50p Avios cancellation fees on short haul!

Virgin Atlantic to offer connecting flights in Brazil

Heathrow gets the newest Turkish Airlines aircraft and business class seat

Get a 30% bonus when you buy Avios – but don’t bother

Last day to book for Hilton’s Asia Pacific sale

Excellent deal: 60,000 points sign-up bonus with American Express Platinum Business!

BA sale highlights: New York in Club for £1317, 160 tier points to Helsinki for £210 and more

£200 cashback with Emirates via Amex – with restrictions

British Airways Centenary documentary starts tonight

The Virgin Atlantic credit cards are finally on Apple Pay!

Save 15% on food and drink at some IHG properties

Get up to 25% off Priority Pass annual membership

Selected half price mileage redemptions with Miles & More

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

Exceptional sub-£1000 BA and other oneworld business class deals to the US from Germany

Good deal – earn 6,000 bonus Avios for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

How to get fast track oneworld status with Malaysia Airlines

Wheely has brought back its generous £50 free credit offer for Amex cardholders

Save 15% on BA Wine Flyer with American Express

Something we never knew …. you can use Gatwick’s Signature ELITE Class private jet terminal with ANY airline

Our review of the American Express Nectar credit card

Review: Why Amex Gold Business charge card is a good option for an SME

Avios has teamed up with Sky

Hilton Brussels City becomes a Hotel Indigo on 4th November

The Amex bonus you can still get: 30,000 Membership Rewards points with the Amex International $/€ Cards

Review: Why Amex Platinum Business charge card is worth a serious look

Emirates Skywards launches European football redemptions

British Airways adds more rebooking help for strike-affected flights

Good Air China business class deals over Christmas

Check out these Luxury Travel Diary auctions ending soon

Save an extra £30 on Virgin Atlantic’s Economy Delight cabin

Our review of the Executive Lounge at Norwich Airport