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

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

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British Airways extends its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy – but not by much

Excellent IHG deal at the new Hotel Indigo Bath – 30,000 points for a £500 suite

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

What’s new from Qatar Airways? New Manchester flights, more South Asian routes reopen, innovative UV cleaning technology

Race against McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris with Hilton Honors Experiences

BA can now kick you out of the Executive Club if you criticise it online

citizenM hotel flash sale – today only

Good World of Hyatt points deals at new Hyatt Regency Malta

Which long haul routes are British Airways operating in October?

Five reasons why you should keep your Amex Gold card after the free first year

Review: by the sea at the new(ish) Holiday Inn Bournemouth

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Earn 10 Avios per £1 in the Hackett menswear sale

Where can you still travel to from the UK? We update our list

Where can you fly in Europe on British Airways in October?

Exclusive: Hilton’s Conrad takes over top Abu Dhabi hotel from Jumeirah

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Benesse House Museum on Naoshima, Japan

Lufthansa CEO thinks long haul markets will reopen with rapid testing before Christmas

IHG launches a UK and Europe flash sale – and get a 75% bonus buying IHG points

Two airlines announce new Manchester to Newquay flights

Win a luxury holiday with Malaysia Airlines and HfP – and why you should fly them

Did you take up the IAG rights issue in full? Alex Cruz and IAG’s CEO didn’t.

LAST CALL: Get a bargain in the British Airways September Sale

Goodbye Virgin Flying Club miles …. hello Virgin Points

Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curacao added to quarantine list (none removed)

Fly to Athens with a flat bed in BA Club World for £197 – and earn 160 tier points!

My review of the (refurbished) Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Hatton Cross, Heathrow

Get Accor Gold status, 1000 Accor points and 10% off ibis hotel stays with ibis Business

Another FREE £100 for Amex Platinum cardholders!

Review: The University Arms hotel, Cambridge (a Marriott Bonvoy bargain)

Can you cancel the return leg of an Avios redemption flight after flying outbound?

Where can you fly from London City with our free parking offer?

EXTENDED: American Express will pay you 0.675p CASH for your Membership Rewards points

EXCLUSIVE: Free parking at London City Airport, worth up to £145, for HfP readers!

Get up to £100 Amex cashback with Hilton, IHG and Leading Hotels of the World

IAG shares fall close to rights issue price whilst BALPA claims easyJet could go bust in 2021

“Technical design flaws, lack of transparency and failed oversight” led to two 737 MAX crashes

Why you shouldn’t spend £20,000 on the free BA Amex credit card

Reminder: Earn 600 free Avios points for signing up with e-Rewards

Lowest ever BA Club Europe fares? Sale flights now from £119 return (tier points from 91p)

Last day to get a 100% bonus buying Hilton Honors points

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Sundance Lodge, Alberta, Canada (accessed by mule!)

Win Business Class flights to Malaysia PLUS stay at the new One&Only Desaru Coast resort!

Why the Competition & Markets Authority won’t renew the AA / BA transatlantic JV until 2024

British Airways announces a modified First Class Suite with a door!

Priority Pass and Lounge Club drop No1 Lounges

Which airlines have all the Heathrow landing slots?

Why Amex Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts is a great choice for one night stays

Slovenia and Guadeloupe added to quarantine list (Singapore and Thailand off)

What did Alex Cruz say to the House of Commons Transport Committee yesterday?

How to redeem your Virgin Flying Club points for hotel rooms via Kaligo

Get a 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy hotel points

Stay in the new YOTEL London for £30 per night!

Government bans sale of Duty Free electronics and clothing from January

REGISTER NOW: IHG Rewards Club launches a new double points bonus for Autumn

British Airways to launch flights to Lahore, increases Islamabad frequencies

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit cards

Get £5 American Express cashback at Tesco and £50 from NH Hotels

EU intends to allow a Winter airport slot waiver, with conditions

Virgin offering extra bonuses to Reward and Reward+ cardholders when booking flights

London City Airport to cut 35% of staff as flight numbers remain low

What’s it like using a hotel room as your office (apart from earning points and elite credit)?

Is it worth using Virgin Points for a Virgin Holidays discount?

Don’t waste Avios on Club Europe business class redemptions from London City Airport

Get a 15% rebate on World of Hyatt redemptions until 4th January

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselka, Northern Finland

Get airport lounge access with the Santander World Elite Mastercard credit card

Virgin Atlantic boosts services from Manchester to Barbados

Cabin crew war breaks out as BASSA (part of Unite) encourages BA to fire Mixed Fleet (part of Unite)

Should you trigger your next British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher early?

EXCLUSIVE: No1 Lounges to reopen, starting next Thursday

QUARANTINE UPDATE: Portugal, Hungary and more added to England quarantine list (Sweden off)

IAG still intends to break-even in Q4 despite bookings being worse than expected

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

Virgin Atlantic puts an A350, with the new Upper Class suite, onto Barbados

Is British Airways closing the Newcastle lounge permanently?

Review: Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme, Turkey, an all-inclusive points resort

Moody’s downgrades IAG and BA debt as Willie Walsh declares he likes state aid

Eurostar resumes a full catering service

British Airways avoids compulsory cabin crew redundancies at Heathrow and City

LAST CHANCE: Get up to 10,000 bonus Avios on hotel bookings at

Save with generous new Amex cashback deals at Marriott and Hyatt

British Airways extends Reward Flight Saver to all long-haul routes

Get a hotel deal with a Melia 40% buy points bonus

QUARANTINE UPDATE: Seven Greek islands added to England quarantine list

Here’s how the airlines want to resolve the 80/20 slot rule for the Winter

Get 18,000 Avios points with a subscription to The Economist (1.2p per point)

Latest Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Accor and Hyatt coronavirus refund policies explained

Save £5 on each of your next two Uber rides!

Get 160 Executive Club tier points from £194 in the British Airways Club Europe sale

Wizz Air adds additional services from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Qatar Airways launches a premium sale

Get a 25% bonus buying World of Hyatt points

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Mingary Castle in Lochaber, Scotland

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express train tickets (2020 edition)

News: Eurostar drops Ashford and Ebbsfleet, Hampton Blackpool hotel expands

Save an extra £100 in the BA Holidays sale

Lessons worth sharing from the HfP redesign process

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Sind Club, Karachi, Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic plans to make 1,150 staff redundant on top of 3,000 previously announced

Get €350 resort credit at select Marriott hotels with the British Airways sale

How does the Hertz and Amex Platinum ‘4 hour grace period’ work?

How is the Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 2 lounge during coronavirus?

Got a free BA Amex? Earn 1,000 bonus Avios over the next seven weeks

Jersey tightens its entry rules to local authority or London council level – I can go, Rhys can’t!

Save £100 on a £350 spend at Small Luxury Hotels

Virgin Atlantic makes further improvements to on-board food and drink

Review: Holiday Inn Express Bodmin Victoria Junction

Good Accor deal – earn 6,000 bonus Avios points (or €120) for 3 x 2-night hotel stays

Aer Lingus to launch US flights from the UK regional airport that pays it the most money

You need ZERO Virgin points for upgrades or 2-4-1 flights with the new credit card vouchers

How to access some Lufthansa airport lounges with American Express Platinum

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