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

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

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UK Government to ban international travel and domestic hotel stays ‘except for work’

What are the 2021 Avios peak and off-peak calendar dates for BA, Aer Lingus and Iberia?

First batch of Mr & Mrs Smith hotel redemptions now available on

Stay in a Kensington 3-star hotel and be paid for it!

Marriott fined £18.4 million for UK hotel data breach

Did you win our Malaysia Airlines / One & Only Desaru Coast competition?

Hilton Honors offers Formula 1 auction packages, with a difference

United Airlines to trial free compulsory covid testing for London Heathrow flights

Hyatt to open its first hotel in Sweden

What is the best Marriott Annual Gift Choice benefit? And what are they?

Who won our five Marriott Bonvoy competitions?

Qatar Airways offering ‘Kids Fly for Free’ for 48 hours

Cyprus and Lithuania back on the quarantine list, no countries removed

Should British Airways Executive Club introduce Lifetime Silver status?

Get a 40% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club hotel points

Get double Accor Live Limitless points on day use hotel bookings

£75 deal at The Tower Hotel in London – with breakfast, parking and 4pm check-out

The British Airways ‘On Business’ SME loyalty programme reviewed (Part 2, 2020 edition)

Get Hilton Honors Diamond hotel status to March 2023 for just 15 nights!

Why I think British Airways should reform the Gold Priority Reward

The British Airways ‘On Business’ SME loyalty programme reviewed (Part 1, 2020 edition)

Get a FREE Zipcar drive on Wednesday (plus £25 free credit if you join for free)

Should you convert Amex, Heathrow Rewards or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

Accor Hotels launches £50 American Express cashback offer

Another British Airways Boeing 747 will be preserved, this time at Cotswold Airport

Hilton offers Lime bikes for hire at its London hotels

How does Marriott Bonvoy’s ‘Points Advance’ feature work?

British Airways drops M&S for short-haul economy food – Greggs to take over?

British Airways brings back hot main meals to long-haul flights

Reader story: what’s it like doing two weeks enforced hotel quarantine in Australia?

One retired British Airways Boeing 747 will live on as a film set

Amex Platinum adds a £100 Harrods credit – no minimum spend!

Virgin Atlantic resumes two more Caribbean routes

Redeem Avios on two new Japanese airlines from today

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Stanglwirt in the Austrian Alps

British Airways tells customers that flights need to move by 4 hours to trigger a refund

What are the Club Europe business class deals in the British Airways Luxury Sale?

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Our Land Island Backwater Resort, Alleppey, South India

Book British Airways Club World from £991 in the new BA Luxury Sale

Conrad opening a new hotel resort in Rabat, Morocco

Get a 30% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt hotel points

LNER ending the redemption of Nectar points for rail vouchers

Radisson launches a new conversion brand – Radisson Individuals – in Bath

Liechtenstein added to quarantine list, but Canaries, Maldives, Denmark and Mykonos removed

I went to Heathrow to see Virgin and Delta’s covid safety measures in action

British Airways changes its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy (again)

Radisson and Dorchester join the American Express hotel cashback party

The new British Airways First Suite – the first review!

How to use the £400 Amex Platinum credit at Marriott for food and drink (no stay needed!)

Which long haul routes are British Airways operating in November?

Sean Doyle gives his first speech as British Airways CEO, whilst Grant Shapps talks about quarantine

GOOD ACCOR DEAL: €20 of points or 1,000 Avios bonus on your next five hotel stays

BONUS DOUBLED! Get 20,000 Avios with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold

Flybe WILL return – airline sold by administrators to Cyrus Capital

NEW: Amex Gold sign-up bonus doubles to 20,000 points – should you apply?

What are the best Tesco Clubcard travel deals now Avios is withdrawing?

SpiceJet launching flights on two Indian routes from London Heathrow

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors hotel points

Get a 25% rebate on Radisson Rewards hotel redemptions

My (failed) attempt to review the Hart Shoreditch Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton

Wizz Air near miss shows why you aren’t allowed to move seats before take off …..

Save 20% at No1 Lounges – or get free champagne

Save 20% on IHG Rewards Club ‘points and cash’ hotel redemptions

Is Flybe on the way back?!

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – The Villa Side Residence, Antalya, Turkey (£26.75 per night!)

Is air travel whilst wearing masks safer than we think? US Government study says it is

News: Norwegian delays UK relaunch, Shangri-La Golden Circle redemption sale

Barclays Premier Rewards closing – Avios coming?

Good ‘airport parking and hotel stay’ deals via little-known IHG link

British Airways fined £20m for the 2018 data breach, was acting illegally

Win a stay at the W London hotel with dinner and cocktails

£75 off £200 of Marriott spend for Bonvoy American Express cardholders

Virgin Atlantic launching Delhi and Mumbai from Manchester whilst Vistara boosts Heathrow

Marriott Bonvoy extends 2,500 bonus points per hotel stay offer into November

Italy, San Marino and Vatican City added to quarantine list …. but Crete removed

Win a suite stay at the Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel in Manchester

Is something happening to the Miles & More Global Traveller payment cards?

Good £95 deal at Marriott’s The Dixon hotel in London

Collect Flying Blue miles or use Accor hotels? You can double dip

Win a stay at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel!

Get £10 of free Amazon credit for Amazon Prime members

Alaska Airlines will join the oneworld alliance on 31st March 2021

Gatwick Airport to introduce £5 charge to drop off passengers from 2021

Some British Airways Amex 2-4-1 companion vouchers extended by ANOTHER six months

Win a stay at Sheraton Grand Park Lane!

Got your free Amex Plat £400 Marriott credit? Get an extra $100 and breakfast if you book through us

Alex Cruz replaced as British Airways CEO

EXCLUSIVE: No more Avios from Tesco Clubcard

Got Amex Platinum? Get £400 of TOTALLY FREE Marriott hotel stays!

Win a stay at The University Arms in Cambridge, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection

British Airways changes its ‘Book with Confidence’ policy (again)

ALL Marriott Bonvoy hotels at off-peak prices during October & November

News: 1964 Heathrow video, Shangri-La Golden Circle coronavirus updates

Get triple Avios and £50 Amex cashback with NH Hotels

Get a free Marriott night (worth 35,000 points) with a 3-night home rental

World of Hyatt announces more covid-driven programme updates

Get a 30% bonus transferring points into Etihad Guest

A new American Express Centurion Lounge opens at New York JFK in the Virgin terminal

Save 30% at Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques – what can you get?

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

See photos and video of yesterday’s BA Boeing 747 retirement – and take our BA 747 quiz!

News: loyalty podcast, 25% off at Atlantis The Palm, save 40% at Citadines

Review: The Abbey Hotel in Bath, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio property

Good news! Five Greek islands removed from quarantine list, no countries added

SOLD OUT: British Airways selling 747 Club World return flights for £999 return

“WELCOME TO WONDER”: We launch a week of competitions and offers

Four more photos of the new British Airways First Suite

Qatar Airways launches a two day flash sale

The final BA Boeing 747s depart Heathrow on Thursday – but one will be preserved

AT LAST: Mr & Mrs Smith hotels bookable with IHG Rewards Club points (at a decent rate)

‘My Favourite Hotel’ review – Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma, Maldives (bookable on IHG points)

MASSIVE AVIOS SALE – 50% off ALL long-haul flights, 25% off short-haul (and works with a 241)

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

Eurostar delays the introduction of the £32 redemption fee

Virgin Atlantic delays the relaunch of Orlando flights

Avios launches new Santander deal in Spain

Get £40 American Express cashback at Bicester Village (and earn triple Avios)

The first photo of the new British Airways First Suite

Qatar Airways updates its Travel with Confidence policy

Heathrow Airport planning to charge £150 for coronavirus tests on departure

Are you a teacher? Qatar Airways is giving away 21,000 free flights

Which of the 19 (!) current American Express hotel cashback deals is the best?

Get a 100% bonus buying Radisson Rewards hotel points

Uber will become ‘fixed fare’ across the UK

Ukraine International Airlines starting flights from London Heathrow launches a credit card in the United States – here’s how it works

Amazing hotel deals combining Hyatt’s new points bonus, the 3-4-2 deal and £100 Amex cashback

Co-Op launches an American Express cashback deal

The first British Airways Boeing 777-300ER with First Suite has arrived

What you get at One&Only Desaru Coast if you win our Malaysia competition

Review: the new and weird Radisson RED London Heathrow hotel

Save 30% (up to £60) at Amazon by opening a free Amazon Business account!

Hyatt luxury brands offering ‘3 for 2’ via Hyatt Prive agents – with extra benefits on top

Turkey and Poland added to quarantine list (none removed)

How to get £25 free driving credit with our Zipcar promo code

Hampton reveals the hotel of the future …. in Ealing

Earn triple Avios and get up to 30% off during the Bicester Village Private Sale

News: £48 48-hour Best Western sale, Accor launches website for day room hotel bookings

Last day for double Virgin Points on flight bookings

The 2021 Iberia peak and off-peak Avios redemption flight calendar

The 2021 Aer Lingus peak and off-peak Avios flight redemption calendar

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