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

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FOR NEW AND EXISTING USERS: Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

Final Black Friday post: Virgin Upper Class to Boston for just £925!

Get £45 for free if you have a Monese account (only 4 minutes needed!)

Black Friday lunch round-up: Glasgow and Aberdeen lounges, Vueling, Lufthansa, Etihad, Cathay, Air France and Amazon!

More Black Friday deals: 25% off plus Avios at Hackett, 40% off Accor hotels, £19 sub to Conde Nast Traveller, NCP savings

The best Black Friday deal? Very cheap MeliaRewards points being sold both directly and via Amazon

And more Black Friday: £25 off Lufthansa, more Virgin Atlantic deals, Qatar Airways deals, Opodo discounts

Here are the British Airways Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals – anything interesting?

Two best Black Friday flight offers: Air New Zealand £179 to LA, Air China business to Asia and Oz for £1000-£1300

Cathay Pacific selling discount vouchers on Groupon!

News: HSBC to Avios transfer bonus coming?, Hilton’s EXCELLENT Japan / HK flash sale

Why the bonus miles with Virgin’s Economy Delight fares makes them good value

Black Friday deals: Avios-earning Finnair fares plus Opodo, Virgin, Uber, Radisson and more

Your 100 free Iberia Avios have arrived …. this is how to transfer them to British Airways Avios

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (15): Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Mastercard

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (14): Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

FIRST REVIEW: We visit the new British Airways lounge in Geneva

Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Ireland (in English!) from 1.05p

Virgin Atlantic drops its second Johannesburg service

Get GHA Discovery Platinum hotel status for just £16 this week!

Game on … Virgin Flying Club ‘earn and burn’ on Air France and KLM coming as US approves deal

BA’s fourth A350 badly damaged by the painters!

Buy cheap Avios via Groupon Spain (again) from 1.06p

How to earn IHG Rewards Club points with OpenTable bookings

Curve Card to add 1.5% fee for HMRC payments – unless you upgrade to Curve Metal

BALPA recommends British Airway’s pay offer – but will the pilots accept?

When is LATAM leaving the oneworld alliance?

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (13): Tesco Clubcard Mastercard

More Avios booking quirks …. confusion over Gold Priority Reward pricing

Two interesting new Marriott Bonvoy signings – W Yas Island opens, M by Montcalm joining

IHG opens voco Oxford Spires – and it’s just 20,000 points per night

Fly to Sydney or Melbourne in Lufthansa / SWISS business class for £1600 (two must travel) plus Asia deals

Odd things are happening when you add a return to a one-way British Airways 2-4-1 ticket

What are the Virtuoso benefits at Mandarin Oriental?

More Arsenal football tickets released for Emirates Skywards miles

Vitality adds Virgin Atlantic flight discounts from 2020

Book now – Hilton has launched its Winter Sale for weekend stays to mid-2020

Avios Ireland: 250 free Avios, and on-going bonuses, by using your Visa card at SuperValu

Atlanta to get British Airways Club Suite – on the brand new Boeing 787-10

LAST DAY: Get a 50% bonus when you buy Avios

Amex launches a new co-brand cashback card with health and life insurer Vitality

Virgin announces four new A350 routes and an extra daily to Delhi

News: Etihad Guest stops expiring miles, ski holiday discount with SNO

What does Fans of M.O. (Mandarin Oriental’s loyalty programme) offer you when you stay?

Virgin Atlantic announces a codeshare deal with WestJet

Get 1,000 Avios with a £100 British Airways spend via American Express

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

Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points, and how to get yourself a Hilton Honors status match

How you can do what I did and book a £205 Economy return flight to Sydney at noon today!

Vote in the HFP Travel & Loyalty Awards 2019 – and win 10,000 Avios!

The cheapest Australia flights ever are on sale from noon!

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (12): Starwood Preferred Guest / SPG American Express

Easy (and cheap!) Avios redemptions to Washington DC on new Iberia flights

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): Lufthansa Miles & More Global Traveller Diners Club and Mastercard

How to use ‘part pay with Avios’ to book Iberia, Vueling or Air Nostrum flights

Save 30% when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points – but should you?

Visit the Lomond Lounge at Glasgow Airport for just £30

Save £50 at Bicester Village with American Express – and earn double miles

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (10): IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (9): IHG Rewards Club Mastercard

Save 20% on Radisson Rewards redemptions this week

The British Airways lounge in Amsterdam has joined Priority Pass!

Flybe announces its first Summer schedule under Virgin ownership

Get a 25% bonus on elite-qualifying IHG bonus points packages

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (8): HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

Why is DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge rebranding?

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (7): HSBC Premier Mastercard

I visit the new PremiAir VIP Terminal (yours for £50+) at Manchester Airport – and get driven to my plane

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

Why won’t BA refund your seat reservation fees when you cancel a flight?

How to get SkyTeam Elite status with one Vietnam Airlines trip

Save 25% on IHG bookings with their new sale

Radical Miles & More shake-up announced – Lufthansa is copying BAEC!

How I earned 7,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 7,000 Avios) with a £135 Rocketmiles hotel booking

Save 30% on No 1 Lounges gift vouchers

Bid for an IHG New Year’s Eve party in Manchester

Get a 20% discount on Radisson Rewards conversions to airline miles

RELAUNCHED: Get up to 20,000 Avios with the Capital On Tap small business Visa card

Asia from £965, Sydney / Melbourne / Auckland / Brisbane from £1275 as Air China’s Business flash sale returns

Get 25% off selected British Airways Avios wine and beer redemptions – worth it?

Save up to 40% on a Priority Pass airport lounge card

Get 100 FREE Avios in Iberia Plus for 30 seconds work!

See inside the impressive new BA lounge at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

Review: Marriott’s brand new and very central Aloft Madrid Gran Via

Avios news, Club Suite roll out timetable and other IAG Capital Markets Day revelations

easyJet and Jet2 snap up Thomas Cook slots

Have you been struggling to use your British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher in the Avios sale?

Review: The Amelia Earhart lounge at City of Derry Airport

BA adds new flights for Avios redemption whilst Virgin expands at Manchester

American Express adds new cashback deals with Waitrose and LNER

Get a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, to go with the reward sale!

How to earn 1,500 Avios with an Avis car rental

Get 10% to 50% off long-haul Avios redemptions – ALL ROUTES, ALL CLASSES

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

Get a (targeted?) 50% bonus converting Amex points to Marriott – which means an Avios bonus!

New Stansted Express trains on the way

Get double Avios with Kaligo on all stays booked this month

Get 1000 Avios with your first Airbnb stay

Review: I return to Renaissance Paris Republique – not as good, but still the best value Bonvoy option?

Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office

Vitality Health drops British Airways flight discounts

Review: we try the new Aerotel hotel, inside Heathrow Terminal 3

IAG to buy Air Europa in a €1bn deal – Air Europa to leave SkyTeam and adopt Avios

What happened on my Virgin Atlantic ‘celebration’ flight to Tel Aviv with Richard Branson ……

Park Hyatt Kyoto opens – an excellent redemption

News: save 5% off ski hotel packages with SNO, and get 18000 Avios with The Economist (1.2p each)

How to earn Avios or Virgin miles via a Tesco current account

Bonuses galore: 25% TopCashback to Avios bonus, and a 50% Asia Miles / Heathrow Rewards bonus

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): American Express Rewards credit card

New Aspire lounge in Edinburgh now open

Finnair boosts Lapland flights to fill Thomas Cook gap

Marriott Bonvoy cuts the cost of its ATP Tennis VIP packages at the O2

British Airways launches a flash sale in Economy from Gatwick

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Platinum charge card

Intriguing new Avios promo – open virtually ANY seat for Avios, on any flight, if you hit a qualifying target

Lufthansa returns to Bristol in 2020

(Yet another) 100% bonus for buying IHG Rewards Club points

Hilton Sheffield to close in December

Earn up to 6,000 SAS EuroBonus points with Avis

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