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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for July 2020

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BA / IAG “to break even in Quarter 4” – and more from IAG’s January to June financial results

Nutmeg offering up to 300,000 Avios with ISAs, pensions, Junior ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and General Investment Accounts

Who is worst for airline refunds? Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Ryanair, easyJet top the CAA’s naughty list

Earn Avios points when you stay with Airbnb – 6 per £1 for first time users!

Park Hyatt drops its flagship Mallorca hotel resort – will be taken over by a local brand

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

British Airways is paid £125,000 per month to fly to Newquay

400 Travelodge hotels likely to rebrand as Ibis

Will IAG get a 50% discount on its purchase of Air Europa?

EXCLUSIVE: British Airways to mothball its Waterside head office

British Airways Gatwick short-haul flights suspended until 9th November

How to get a (partial) refund on your non-refundable hotel bookings

Last call for 30% bonus buying Hyatt points & 100% buying IHG points, plus a new 100% Air France KLM Flying Blue bonus

Glasgow Airport to re-open its lounge tomorrow, with Edinburgh’s Aspire lounge to follow

Len McCluskey blows his cool with Alex Cruz and announces plans for British Airways cabin crew strikes

When should you accept a British Airways ‘Future Travel Voucher’ instead of a refund, now some can be used online?

Etihad offering STATUS tier miles if you transfer credit card or hotel points into Etihad Guest!

More British Airways airport lounge art for sale at Sotheby’s

Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other UAE destinations requiring covonavirus test certificates for entry, transfer AND EXIT

What I found on a coronavirus-free, mask-free holiday in Jersey

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and night credit when you book multiple rooms?

Does the weak £ make Marriott Bonvoy’s flight ticket redemptions a good deal?

IAG considers asking for €2.75 billion from shareholders – will they bite?

UK travellers from Spain must quarantine – but Foreign Office won’t advise against Balearic and Canary Islands

How to avoid the Heathrow Hotel Hoppa fee by travelling on local buses for free

Accor Live Limitless offering 500 bonus points on your next hotel stay

News: Qatar Airways and JAL move to Heathrow Terminal 5, more countries added to the ‘travel corridors’ quarantine exemption list

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Yatama Ecolodge, Costa Rica

Let your staff collect Avios points via YuLife insurance

American Express buys £750 million of Avios in return for an extension of its British Airways credit card contract

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

British Airways extends ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee

Alaska Airlines joins the oneworld alliance early

Aer Lingus to open six ex-Flybe routes from Belfast City Airport

Lounge news: Aspire lounge at Luton Airport opens 4th August, Eurostar lounges open 3rd August

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

What are the best seats on a British Airways Boeing 787-8?

Could you save money by rebooking your Summer holiday flights?

British Airways launches flights to Montego Bay

Why Taj Inner Circle Gold is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

Review: Is the Bank of Ireland Avios credit card from Aer Lingus AerClub worth the fee?

Stay for $499 for two at the Park Hyatt Maldives, including breakfast and dinner

What’s it like travelling in Europe at the moment? Thoughts from my Ibiza trip.

Where is British Airways flying to in Europe in late July? 33 new destinations added

Marriott and Hyatt make masks mandatory at their US hotels

British Airways drops flights to Portland – before it even launches

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Four Seasons Orlando

A reader LOSES his arbitration case against British Airways for not refunding seat selection fees

First Virgin Atlantic flight in three months takes off

Vueling restarts flights to Spain from Cardiff Wales Airport (bookable on Avios)

How to earn 400 Avios in Spain with the Cabify rideshare app

London City Airport CEO Robert Sinclair talks to HFP about recovery (and new lounges!)

World of Hyatt now letting you book suite rewards online – a BIG improvement

News: Marriott launches ‘Welcome Back’ hotel offers, I sold my Dell stuff …..

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

The story of the Boeing 747 at British Airways (with some great videos and photos!)

Hilton launches hotel discounts for UK ‘key workers’

American Express launches luxury shopping cashback offers

Eurostar cancels its dedicated ski services to France for 2020

LAST CHANCE: Redeem Amex Membership Rewards points for 0.9p in cash (Amex Plat only)

HFP’s brief history of the Boeing 747

Two new Shangri-La Golden Circle points offers have launched

Get €350 resort credit at select Marriott hotels with the British Airways Flash Sale!

Your Marriott Bonvoy ‘bonus’ elite nights have posted – should you now get the credit card?

Here is the British Airways official Boeing 747 statement and some great vintage photos

Get a bargain in the British Airways Summer Flash Sale – flights from £24.99 and holidays from £199 (some with free lounge access!)

Goodbye ‘Queen of the Skies’. British Airways is to retire its ENTIRE Boeing 747 fleet.

IHG Rewards Club launches a new hotel promo giving you up to 4x points (worth 25% of your spend!)

What I found when I flew on British Airways from London City Airport this week

John Lewis and Waitrose Partnership Mastercard credit card cuts its cashback rate – what’s the best alternative?

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Vineyard hotel, Cape Town

News: £70 Opodo discount code, British Airways Arrivals Lounge closed, Hilton closes its hotel in Cape Town

Nectar launches a hotel booking site – is it any good?

Hilton Honors will roll over ALL your elite status nights from 2020 into 2021!

LAST DAY: Get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points and a 60% bonus buying Marriott Bonvoy points

Virgin Atlantic announces its £1.2 billion rescue plan – but is it enough?

How I am maximising the American Express Business Platinum £150 Dell cashback offer

Norwegian to resume long-haul flights from London Gatwick in December

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Peninsula, Shanghai

400 UK Travelodge hotels may change brand as landlords lose patience – and money

Is the new British Airways ‘use more Avios points but just pay £1 of taxes’ policy a big mistake?

Book now for IHG and Best Western ‘3 for 2’ hotel deals

Here’s the deal British Airways pilots have agreed to minimise redundancies

Get 15,000 points (=15,000 Avios) sign-up bonus with Capital On Tap’s Visa SME credit card!

What are the best seats on a British Airways Boeing 747?

How to upgrade your British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

Great news: use your InterContinental Ambassador free night at Kimpton Hotels – ANY day!

Where does Blue Islands fly?

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Haifa, Israel

ZERO fines issued for breaches of English or Scottish travel quarantine rules

Scammed: How and Tesco lost money via fake Clubcard Deals codes

Hilton to open a luxury Conrad hotel on the Costa del Sol

Big changes to the Park Inn hotel at London Heathrow Airport from next week

New ‘App in the Air’ features makes post-Corona travel easier – and a free offer for healthcare staff

Get up to 100,000 Avios when you join Citigold Wealth Management or Citigold Private Client

FCO advises against cruise ship holidays, invalidating your travel insurance

Get a 15% rebate on World of Hyatt redemptions until 8th October (and buy points with a 30% bonus)

Get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club hotel points

Leeds Bradford Airport lounge reopening

InterContinental to gain a second hotel in Fiji – the Grand Pacific

Here are the countries that Scotland residents can visit without quarantine – if they let you in

Another IAG airline bites the dust – LEVEL France closing

London commuter boats to be renamed Uber Boat under a new sponsorship deal!

See how frequent flyer schemes make money in this United MileagePlus presentation

LNER trains drops Nectar as an earning, but not a spending, partner

Aspire airport lounges in London to re-open, starting this week

Hilton adds a luxury Bodrum beach resort – Susona Bodrum

Hyatt brands offering ‘3 for 2’ if you book via a Hyatt Prive agent – with extra benefits on top

Match your British Airways Executive Club Gold or Silver card to Star Alliance Gold via TAP Air Portugal!

Weird – some British Airways ex-160 tier point routes from Gatwick only show 80 tier points from Heathrow! (Updated)

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Conrad Algarve, Portugal (bookable on Hilton points)

Where is British Airways flying to in Europe in July?

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the British Airways lifetime status criteria revealed)

Avis offering long-term UK car rentals – with 2,500 Avios on top!

American Airlines moving its flights to London Heathrow Terminal 5

Here’s the new British Airways airport lounge breakfast

£40 fee rebate for Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card holders

British Airways launches a new route to Belfast City Airport

American Express launches new benefits for Business Gold cardholders

How to earn Avios points on printing with

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

What’s on the new British Airways airport lounge food menu?

British Airways Holidays launches a flash sale to celebrate the end of quarantine

What happened to the old British Airways Helicopters fleet?

Here are the countries where you can travel without quarantine …. if they let you in

British Airways to re-open three Heathrow business class lounges on Saturday

Get £17 of Radisson Rewards points – 5,000 bonus points – on every hotel stay (including reward nights!)

Why Amex Gold is the ideal starter American Express for a miles and points newcomer

IHG extends its coronavirus cancellation policy to 30th August

You will now receive your Dell cashback from American Express Business Platinum!

Is Capital On Tap Business Rewards (15,000 Avios bonus) or BA Accelerating Business Amex the best SME credit card?

Qatar Airways expands UK services, now insists economy passengers wear a face shield AND a mask

BA Holidays guarantees you can cancel new bookings for a voucher ….. no questions asked

HMRC changes its rules for tax payments by business debit card

Get 25% off UK Accor hotels for NHS staff (Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure, MGallery etc)

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Peninsula, Tokyo

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for July? – plus your news round-up

What are the best seats on a British Airways A380?

Shangri-La launches ‘double points’ promotion – no stay required

Norwegian cancels 97 aircraft orders

British Airways cancels all Gatwick short-haul flights for July and August

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