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

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

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What is the best value Avios redemption per minute of flying time?!

How mysterious: get a bespoke bonus when you buy Virgin Flying Club miles

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (2): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold)

IT’S BACK: Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

Earn triple Accor points on your next ‘luxury’ stay

Get 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points with their Autumn sale

You can now pay for entry at the Qantas Heathrow T3 lounge

New luxury lounge planned for Newcastle Airport

250 Membership Rewards points or Avios for £5 spend on Amex

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): The American Express Card (Amex Green)

BOOK NOW: 175 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points!

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Take a look at the impressive new British Airways lounge at Milan Linate

Did you know lets you refund non-refundable flights?

Excellent Qatar Airways deals from Europe to Asia from £1000 – earning 560 BA tier points

United Airlines adding a sixth Heathrow to Newark service

British Airways terminal changes from today – whilst Virgin launches Mumbai

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London (Part 1)

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London (Part 2)

Two Head for Points reader success stories!

A new American Express lounge launches in Sydney

A review of IHG’s impressive Kimpton Manchester / Principal Manchester hotel

Why you should get a FREE Curve Card to maximise your miles and points from credit cards

New Hilton ‘£50 back on £250 spend’ cashback deal

Save up to £100 on your next British Airways flight

ENDING SOON: 60,000 points sign-up bonus with American Express Platinum Business!

REGISTER NOW: IHG launches new 4x promo ON TOP OF ‘Accelerate’

NEW OFFER: Get 25,000 Avios for opening a Barclays Premier Account

United Airlines to guarantee Polaris on Chicago flights

IHG Rewards Club drops free Kindle books for members

Qatar Airways offering packages to the Club World Cup

HFP in Vietnam: the Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

New lower fares on Heathrow Express – as new ‘old’ trains come into service

Air New Zealand to end UK services with closure of Heathrow to Los Angeles route

Lufthansa and SWISS launch a new UK sale (and it doesn’t need two people this time)

Are the best cashback credit cards a good alternative to miles and points cards?

Earn double Avios at Bicester Village

Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns for 2019 – but it is capped

Redeem IHG Rewards Club points for event tickets

Virgin Flying Club has brought back its ‘Miles Booster’ bonus

New family travel section launched at

Evelop to run London Gatwick to New York for BA – without fully flat business class

Review: the new Club Aspire lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

Hilton is running an India and South East Asia sale

Heathrow Express / BA Gold Guest List upgrade deal continuing

See ATP tennis at the O2 with Marriott Bonvoy

News: get 10% off Gatwick parking, last call for 100% bonus buying Hilton points

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery Sofitel

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the one remaining Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

Marriott adds SEVEN hotels in Barbados as it buys Elegant Hotels for £100m

HFP in Vietnam: Review of the Hilton Hanoi Opera

HFP in Vietnam: My one night river cruise with Paradise Cruises on Halong Bay

St Regis Venice opens – a potentially aspirational Bonvoy redemption

Which is the best American Express cashback credit card?

News: ‘Combine My Avios’ broken, welcome Sinead

Another Scottish castle you can now book with World of Hyatt points!

REMINDER: Up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

A review of the Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport

Got a Lloyds Amex? It’s a good time to get a Club Lloyds current account

Last call for Marriott and Hyatt ‘buy points’ offers

Virgin Atlantic to launch a Chinese joint venture with China Eastern

More on whether air miles should be banned to reduce climate change

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 1)

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 2)

REGISTER NOW: Marriott Bonvoy launches its Autumn promotion, ‘Unlock More’

HFP in Doha: Review of the flagship Qatar Airways Al Mourjan business class lounge

And the new Flybe brand will be ….

Would scrapping frequent flyer schemes really reduce climate change?!

Exceptional Lufthansa / SWISS companion fares from Italy

Bid on a two night stay at Hilton’s new The Biltmore in Mayfair

Get a 75% bonus when buying Flying Blue miles

Amex has closed two Amex Rewards Credit Card variants – but you may still want to get the surviving one

Review of the new Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport – is it worth £40?

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

What happened at the Head for Points reader dinner last week?

Get 160 tier points from £210 in the British Airways sale

Get yourself an 18 carat gold debit card

HFP in Doha: Is the Al Maha VIP arrival and departure service worth booking?

How to earn miles and points from Europcar

O2 mobile customers now get FREE airport lounge access if their flight is delayed!

BA’s virtual reality experience arrives in Gateshead

Get 3,000 Miles & More miles with a 2-day Hertz rental

Review: Cardiff Airport Executive Lounge (Lolfa Foethus)

Get yourself a bargain in the new BA luxury flight and holiday sale

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

We take a sneak peak at United’s Polaris business class – now on all Newark flights (Part 1)

We take a sneak peak at United’s Polaris business class – now on all Newark flights (Part 2)

News: congratulations to BA’s IT team, 20% bonus on Etihad transfers

British Airways launches new route to Antalya

HFP in Doha: How is the food and drink when you fly Qatar Airways Qsuite?

NEW: 50% bonus on Emirates Skywards conversions to Heathrow Rewards – worth it?

We try the private jet departure experience at Gatwick (whilst flying BA) – our review of Signature Elite Class! / Vueling Club / AerClub downtime today and tomorrow

British Airways launches Club Suite to New York

Generous 40% or £100 cashback deal launched by Amex and FREE NOW / mytaxi

Aerotel is open in Heathrow Terminal 3 – 18 months late!

HFP in Doha: Our review of Qatar Airways Qsuite business class (Part 1)

HFP in Doha: Our review of Qatar Airways Qsuite business class (Part 2)

Hyatt opens its first hotel in Ireland

Get double Club Eurostar points this Autumn!

The lawsuit against BA for the 2018 data breach is approved – should you join in?

What are the best hotel promos for October?

Take a look at the new Qantas A380 cabins, just launched and flying to Heathrow

Conrad New York Midtown now open – a good value Hilton Honors redemption

The Cardiff Airport lounge has pulled out of Priority Pass and Lounge Club

Get 300 bonus Le Club AccorHotels points on your next UK stay

Get up to 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (=10,000 miles) with jewellery, watches and technology

HFP in Doha: Review of the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4

Where can you go with Virgin Flying Club miles, given the new 25,000 mile bonus on their credit card?

Last day to buy Radisson Rewards points with a 30% bonus

Win 50,000 Avios with Avis and Aer Lingus (enter in two minutes, no rental required!)

Manchester Airport expands PremiAir to 32 airlines

British Airways launches a codeshare deal with Malaysia Airlines

Get £50 Marriott cashback via American Express

Hilton launches a flash sale across EMEA

Get 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points with their Autumn sale

Flybe turns London Heathrow to Guernsey into a year-round service

Win 75,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles!

Something is ‘up’ at ART & LOUNGE in Heathrow Terminal 4

American Airlines to launch Boston to Heathrow

How to use your Emirates Skywards miles on Qantas, Japan Airlines, easyJet and more!

NEW AMEX: Is the British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card worth a look?

NEW AMEX PART 2: Is it worth collecting BA On Business points via the new BA Accelerating Business Amex card?

Join an Amex-sponsored charity dinner at the Hotel Cafe Royal

More Arsenal tickets now available for Emirates Skywards miles

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

Hyatt launches a new MOXY-style brand, Caption

Radisson launches a new Autumn sale

PremiAir is opening on 21st October at Manchester Airport

Book a bargain in the Best Western Winter Sale …. and pick up double points or some Avios or Virgin miles too

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