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Here’s the full HFP index of articles for January 2020

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in January 2020.  Click through to read them in full:

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Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios, airline miles and hotel points?

Save an extra 10% on Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic ‘flight and hotel’ packages

Qatar Airways opens an excellent new airport lounge at Singapore Changi, open for British Airways flights

British Airways cancels all flights to China (but not Hong Kong) until 29th February due to coronavirus

Which is the best hotel loyalty programme for earning Avios points?

New Kimpton Vividora hotel opening in Barcelona

American Express says their travel insurance will cover Platinum cardholders for coronavirus

Get 3,500+ Heathrow Rewards points (= Avios) with a Rocketmiles hotel booking

British Airways suspends all flights to China, UK Government to enforce 14 days quarantine on returning passengers from Wuhan

The impressive Six Senses Istanbul hotel now bookable on IHG Rewards Club points

Has IHG Rewards Club killed PointBreaks, the bargain-priced 5,000 points hotel room redemptions?

How does the Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge work for quick hotel status?

British Airways delays the launch of the first Boeing 787-10 flights to Atlanta

New £50 Hilton hotel cashback deal launched with American Express

Your Curve Card now works with Apple Pay

Finnair adds a 7th daily London Heathrow flight to Helsinki

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points with Official Heathrow Parking

British Airways trialling short-haul food pre-ordering in Europe

Where have all the hotel promotions gone?! And the best of what there is ….

You can now refund British Airways flights to China or Hong Kong due to coronavirus

Why you should NEVER book Avios reward flights on Iberia via ba.com

Book an impressive TAP business class flight deal to Rio (£1349) for Christmas

Last chance to book in Hilton’s Winter hotel sale

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

Why flying LEVEL is decent value for long-haul Premium Economy Avios redemptions

A new Malmaison hotel opens in Edinburgh …. and get good Advance Booking discounts

Get QUADRUPLE Accor Live Limitless points at selected new hotels

Eastern Airways launches flights from Teesside (Durham) to London City Airport

Has British Airways now messed up its iPhone app too?

British Airways and Qatar Airways plan an Australian joint venture to Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian drops lounge access entirely for Premium passengers and starts charging for carry on baggage

Which British Airways flights have wi-fi?

NEW: the Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 3 Arrivals airport lounge joins Priority Pass

Use your Hilton Honors points for a (pricey) McLaren Technology Centre visit

Finnair restricts Avios flight reward bookings in business class

How to earn miles on your HMRC tax bill via debit card (Tesco), American Express (Billhop), Curve, Miles & More or Revolut

Virgin Atlantic ends its Air China partnership – are there any good partner flight awards left (except ANA!)?

Win a trip to The BRIT Awards if you’re an IHG Rewards Club credit card holder

Get a good Australia and New Zealand business class flight deal on Singapore Airlines

Aspire airport lounges announces lengthy Luton and Edinburgh closures

Excellent Plaza Premium airport lounge opens in the Emirates terminal at Dubai

What happened at the Head for Points Winter Party? (And how much money did you raise?)

New BA Amex offer – get 3,000 bonus Avios for £300 of British Airways spend on your card

What is the best replacement for your Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (SPG Amex) credit card?

StatusMatcher – what tier matches can you get from your existing airline and hotel status cards?

Time running out to pay your HMRC Inland Revenue tax bill with your Curve Card

Which sort of IHG Rewards Club points count towards elite status, and which don’t?

Aer Lingus unveils its new pilot, cabin crew and support staff uniforms

Book a good KLM Business Class flight sale deal from the UK

A 100% purely speculative article about what may happen at Heathrow Terminal 5 soon ….

Here’s what you missed at the Head for Points Travel & Loyalty Awards dinner …..

Why Radisson Rewards points are suddenly a decent option for New York hotel redemptions

IT’S BACK: How to buy refundable airport lounge passes for £7.80 each!

Get £20 off Virgin Atlantic economy flights

Get an excellent Qatar Airways business class flight deal from Oslo (eg Tokyo £1377)

Get a 30% ‘buy Avios’ points bonus, to go with the January sale

American Express is cutting the sign-up bonus on the new Marriott Bonvoy Amex credit card

Radisson Rewards launches potentially the most generous hotel points promotion of 2020!

You will soon see a ‘refresh’ of the British Airways Chicago, Berlin and Edinburgh airport lounges

Excellent 2-4-1 First and Business Class flight deals from the UK, from £1100, with SWISS & Lufthansa

Some Flybe flights now bookable (cheaper!) via Virgin Atlantic – but no mention of miles or tier points

Earn up to 8,000 bonus Qmiles with Qatar Airways flights when you join Qatar Privilege Club

Win 100,000 Avios with Cruise118 and Head for Points!

You can now fly the Qatar Airways Qsuite in business class from Manchester Airport

Flybe saved in a secret Government deal – for now

How to earn Membership Rewards points with American Express FX International Payments

Get a 10% discount on Etihad flights with your American Express card

NEW PROMO: Get 25,000 sign-up miles with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card!

Here are five new UK airport lounges due to open in 2020

BAD NEWS: Amex cuts the earning rate on the SPG Amex as it rebrands as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get 15,000 Avios points as a sign-up bonus with Capital On Tap’s Visa credit card!

LAST DAY to save 30% in IHG’s European hotel sale

British Airways launches Caribbean flight discounts – Club World business class from £1399

Can you use Railcards on Heathrow Express trains?

Is Flybe on the verge of administration (again)?

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Save 15% on Malaysia Airlines flights with a new promo code

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors hotel points – but should you?

See The BRIT Awards by spending your IHG Rewards Club points

Get a good Asia business class flight sale on Finnair – fly from the UK, earn Avios and tier points

Get a great points deal at the new Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour hotel

You now permanently earn 6 Bonvoy points per £1 of Marriott spend on the SPG American Express credit card

What is an Avios point worth?

New deals: save £50 on Addison Lee taxi bookings and get 6,000 Avios with Tesco Pet Insurance

Four small reasons why the Hilton Honors hotel loyalty scheme got better yesterday

Willie Walsh quits as IAG CEO and BA CEO Alex Cruz is passed over for the job

Get a free helicopter transfer when you book a British Airways short break in Monaco!

Are there any luxury hotels in Tirana, Albania?

Is the Tandem Money cashback credit card worth £5.99 per month?

Can you earn and burn Virgin Flying Club miles on Air France and KLM from 15th January?

Tesco Bank suspends applications for its Avios-earning current account

The 10% off Qatar Airways flights discount code also works on some ex-EU sale fares!

What are the best credit card bonuses for your LONG TERM spending?

Save an extra 10% on Qatar Airways sale flights TODAY ONLY

Save on flights and hotels with a new American Express Travel cashback credit – but only for £50

How a couple can earn 178,000 Avios from American Express sign-up bonuses – if you’ve not had an Amex recently

How to buy refundable airport lounge passes for £7.80 each!

How to save £20+ on the Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 as a ‘Top Secret’ hotel

How does Club H10, the loyalty programme for H10 Hotels, work?

How many of our “Best Travel Innovation 2019” shortlist have you tried?

Who won ‘Best Travel Innovation 2019’ at the Head for Points Awards?

Flying Blue launches its discounted Promo Rewards mileage flights for January

Cheap MeliaRewards hotel points are available again – book a 4* New York hotel for £83!

Get an excellent British Airways World Traveller Plus premium economy flight deal to North America

Who won ‘Best Special Sign-Up Offer on a UK Travel Rewards Payment Card 2019’ at the Head for Points Awards?

Still got the Amex Gold charge card? Swap to the Amex Gold credit card and save

What is worth buying in the British Airways High Life Shop sale?

Get yourself £150 hotel cashback for Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught from American Express

How to see England v Ireland with your Marriott Bonvoy hotel points

Who won ‘Best UK Travel Rewards Credit Card’ at the 2019 Head for Points Awards?

When does Royal Air Maroc join the oneworld alliance? And where does it fly?

Get 2,500 bonus Radisson Rewards hotel points with sale bookings

Get £100 off British Airways Holidays and 10% off Virgin Holidays packages this weekend

What’s the time in Morocco? Perhaps not what you think it is.

Who won ‘Best Hotel Loyalty Promotion 2019’ at the Head for Points Awards?

What will we see from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in 2020?

65 AwardWallet 6-month upgrade vouchers (worth $15 each) to give away at noon today

Who won ‘Best Hotel Loyalty Scheme’ at the 2019 Head for Points Awards?

What American Express sign-up bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

How to use Avios points for a free nights at Iberostar hotels and resorts