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

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If you cancel Amex Platinum to save the fee, the Amex Rewards Credit Card will keep your Membership Rewards points alive

Review: how is the InterContinental Porto hotel?

How is British Airways Avios reward flight availability for late 2020 and early 2021?

Hilton Honors extends its status match programme – keep your new hotel status to March 2022

Is Flybe on its way back to the skies?!

Clubcard and Nectar news: 6000 Avios from pet insurance, Booker 3% cashback deal, Nectar dropped by Oxfam, changed Clubcard points earning

What British Airways long-haul flights are scheduled for April?

ALL easyJet flights for Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 are £29.99 or less

Blacklane will no longer award airline miles or hotel points when you ride

Who won our Qatar Airways business class flights competition?

The Holiday Inn London Mayfair hotel has permanently closed

Virgin Atlantic to ask for state aid to avoid bankruptcy

British Airways evouchers for cancelled flights are arriving – and it’s a mess

Earn miles and trigger credit card bonuses when you use Billhop to pay council tax and other bills

Will British Airways extend your Executive Club Gold, Silver or Bronze status due to coronavirus? This is what’s happening.

Qatar Airways is still flying to the UK from much of the world if you need to get someone home

London City Airport to close until the end of April

Virgin Atlantic offers incentives to rebook flights, Aer Lingus gives a 10% bonus and Lufthansa offers €50 – will BA follow suit?

Big hotel news from Hilton – all Hilton Honors status downgrades reversed, and your existing status extended

Try London’s first dedicated coronavirus black cab service, with Noir Taxi

Get £5 American Express cashback on £30 spend at Marks & Spencer

New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Avios companion vouchers are NOT being extended

Marriott news: has your Marriott status surprisingly dropped?, last chance to get 50% bonus buying Bonvoy points

Government to UK aviation industry: Drop Dead

Qatar Airways reiterates its commitment to cash refunds after complaints – and improves its voucher offer

How I survived a 24 hour flight to Australia in Economy! (Part 1)

How I survived a 24 hour flight to Australia in Economy! (Part 2)

All British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers have been extended by six months

Bought a BA Holiday, ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package? You are losing your right to a cash refund.

End of IAG? UK Government may take stakes in British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet this week

IHG turns over two London hotels to the homeless for self-isolating

Emirates announces it will end all flights – then changes its mind

BA’s Delhi call centre has been shut down – expect even longer waiting times

Morrisons supermarkets will no longer award Virgin Flying Club miles from late March

Hilton Honors extends its current hotel promotion to 31st May – and it is ideal for a short, cheap stay

Norwegian secures a Government bail-out, whilst easyJet puts a UK-wide deal at risk

Waitrose will no longer give you Virgin Flying Club miles from 26th March

Review of the Aspire Lounge at Inverness Airport

How to earn 20,000 Avios points – or other miles – as a sign-up bonus with American Express Gold!

Here is the proposed British Airways operational plan going forward

Iberia seeking to lay-off up to 90% of staff with no pay for three months

British Airways suspends all flights from London City Airport

Workaround found! How to trigger an online British Airways flight refund using Google Chrome

Why is British Airways deliberately blocking online cash refunds for Avios flight bookings?

Can you claim EC261 compensation due to coronavirus? The EU clarifies your rights

Review: the new Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport hotel

Amex Gold doubles its sign-up bonus to 20,000 points (= 20,000 Avios) and is still free for a year

Why flying from Inverness can save you £££ in air fare and Air Passenger Duty (and why I went)

Foreign Office advises against all non-essential overseas travel – full statement

Should you be concerned about losing your Avios and Virgin Flying Club miles to bankruptcy?

Coronavirus: British Airways closing some Heathrow lounges from Tuesday

Norwegian will ground 85% of flights and temporarily lay off 7,300 staff

Virgin Atlantic to ground up to 85% of its aircraft and cancel 80% of its flights

Coronavirus: Qatar Airways policy clarification, South Africa, Australia, Kenya, Lebanon and Dominican Republic restrictions

IAG, BA’s parent, to cut flights across the group by 75% in April and May

What will British Airways do about status extensions and expiring BA American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers?

IHG reduces the Spire Elite qualifying points target – making the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card interesting

Virgin Flying Club extends your status and vouchers by six months – and launches two bonus promotions

SAS (Scandinavian) is shutting down its entire airline

Potential good news for insurance claims – Foreign Office says avoid ‘all but essential’ travel to the United States

How can you maximise the American Express ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

Hertz offering ‘no surcharge’ one-way car rentals in the UK – could be handy

IHG opens a new Hotel Indigo in Madrid – Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa

The initial list of United Airlines flight cancellations to Europe

What are the top 10 reasons to get American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold)?

UK and Ireland added to the United States travel ban

What are the top 10 reasons to get American Express Platinum (The Platinum Card)?

Coronavirus: Poland, Denmark, Slovakia and Ukraine close their borders

British Airways will refund ALL flights to 31st May for a voucher – but should you say no?

Here is the EU proposal to waive the 80% ‘use it or lose it’ airport slot rule – and IATA is not happy

Marriott and Hyatt allowing free cancellation of existing and future hotel room bookings

Coronavirus: Singapore blocking TRANSIT and stays (UK exempt for now), Malta ban, Croatia ban, Argentina ban

Last chance to book Air China redemption flights using Virgin Atlantic miles

British Airways drops plastic cards for Executive Club status members

What are the top 10 reasons to get the American Express Rewards Credit Card?

Coronavirus: Oman, Norway, Cyprus and Czech Republic block UK travellers

Coronavirus: Czech Republic bans travellers from the UK (plus 14 other countries) from Saturday for 30 days

Rebook your IHG and Hilton rooms NOW – both chains will refund cheaper ‘Advance Purchase’ rates

British Airways agrees to pay for customers stuck in Italy to reach non-Italian airports

Here is the British Airways refund policy on the US / Schengen Zone travel ban – and how the ban will work

Malaysia Airlines launches a new sale

Donald Trump blocks flights from Europe to the USA

British Airways cancels BA1, London City to New York, and Beirut

Get a free airport lounge pass when you book 4 hotel nights with ebookers BONUS+

What are the top 10 reasons to get the British Airways American Express (BA Amex)?

Coronavirus: India suspends all tourist visas, including issued ones, from 13th March

British Airways takes over Flybe’s 12 daily Heathrow take-off slots – which could cause problems!

What are the top 10 reasons to get the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card?

British Airways extends its ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee – and will now offer refunds via a voucher

Coronavirus: what are the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic policies on travel, refunds and changes?

British Airways cancels ALL flights to Italy until 4th April

Aurigny starts flights on two Flybe routes to Birmingham and Exeter

British Airways launches a new 50% ‘buy Avios’ points bonus – worth it?

Air New Zealand gets £20m for its London Heathrow landing and take-off slots

Coronavirus: Italy in full lockdown, Israel enforces 14-days quarantine on entry, Vietnam blocks UK passport holders from Friday

British Airways cuts European flights by 18% due to coronavirus

Radio 4’s ‘File on Four’ covers toxic aircraft cabin air quality

British Airways cancelling flights to Northern Italy due to coronavirus

Weird but true – Hilton hotel non-refundable rooms ARE refundable in the US!

What are the top 10 reasons to get the HSBC Premier Mastercard?

New British Airways policy just issued for flights to Italy

Coronavirus: what are the current British Airways and Virgin Atlantic policies on travel, refunds and status extensions?

Is Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Miles Plus Money’ feature a good deal?

Review: the Regus Express Business Lounge at London Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal

What are the top 10 reasons to get the HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard?

Hilton Bath City hotel rebrands as a DoubleTree

Qatar Airways launches free flight ticket changes FOR ALL whilst S7 launches full refunds

What are the top 10 reasons to get the free IHG Rewards Club credit card?

Virgin Atlantic cuts redemption prices and scraps change fees at Virgin Flying Club

INSANE Avios availability to Sydney in Club World and First! Book now!

Back, cheaper …. £852 British Airways business class flights to the USA from Paris!

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Earn triple Aspire Rewards points at three UK airport lounges

Aspire to manage the British Airways lounge at Belfast City Airport

What are the top 10 reasons to get the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card?

Flybe – some interesting hard numbers on what has been lost

Good news as Loganair, Eastern and Blue Islands pick up many Flybe routes

Get 160 Executive Club tier points from £204 in the British Airways Club Europe sale

Virgin Atlantic delays Sao Paulo flights, launches a change waiver and announces cost cutting measures

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Lufthansa Miles & More Diners Club and Mastercard?

Flybe enters administration – what happens next?

LOTS of Avios seats on British Airways flights to the Maldives in Business and First – book quick!

REGISTER NOW: Marriott Bonvoy launches its Spring bonus points hotel promotion, ‘Elevated Earning’

British Airways moves its Maldives flights to Heathrow Airport

Get up to 10,000 Avios with your household, business or landlord insurance

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card?

EXCEPTIONAL £924 British Airways business class fares to the USA from Paris!

News: British Airways adds Bengaluru flights, last call to earn 6000 Avios from Accor Hotels

Last day to book Marriott hotels before the Bonvoy category changes

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard credit card?

Is it worth joining the Point A Hotels ‘A List’?

British Airways launches its ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee – but is it enough?

Is British Airways dropping Amex for Mastercard? Willie Walsh drops vague hints

News: the BA Angels fund closes, 1p Avios via Iberia offer extended

Leeds Bradford Airport is opening a super-premium lounge!

How to use the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card to earn miles with 44 different airlines

Is Priority Pass worth the money?

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard credit card?

How to save 10% on Iberostar hotels and resorts by joining ‘My Iberostar’

A review of Starling Bank and its 0% FX fees debit card

How should you time your promotion to British Airways Silver status to maximise your benefits?

Does Hilton status match?

What are the British Airways weekend leisure routes from London City?

The story of the forgotten West London and Imperial Airways Empire air terminals

What are the top 10 reasons to get the Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Mastercard credit card?

Is Pestana Priority Guest worth joining?