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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for September 2021

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in September 2021.  Click through to read them in full:

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Is the Avios ‘Global Loyalty Platform’ finally about to happen?

How does the BA upgrade voucher from Barclays Avios Rewards work?

Iberia Plus Kids …. another way of earning Avios points when your children fly

EXCLUSIVE: Gatwick’s Virgin Clubhouse reopens as a Plaza Premium lounge

How do British Airways Executive Club Household Accounts work?

Singapore Airlines re-opens its Heathrow lounge – if you do a PCR test

British Airways commits to no post-furlough redundancies

Heathrow Airport’s £5 drop-off and taxi fee delayed to 1st November

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

Oman Air wants to join the oneworld alliance

Review: ExpressTest Covid-19 testing at London St Pauls One New Change

How do British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers work?

Qatar Airways launches a new Business Class fare – no lounge access, fewer Avios

Review: the Eurostar lounge at Paris Gare du Nord station

Which of the SEVEN special credit card sign-up bonuses currently available should you get?

Review: the Eurostar lounge at London St Pancras station

Get 43,000 Avios and an upgrade voucher with Barclays Avios Rewards

How does YOTEL’s Club@YOTEL loyalty scheme work?

Is 30,000 bonus points from Virgin’s credit card a reason to collect Virgin Points?

The day I flew to Barra and landed on the beach

Review: how does Club Eurostar work?

LAST DAY: Marriott Bonvoy ending its latest ‘buy points’ bonus

New £100 cashback offer for Marriott luxury hotels, plus £100 at Amex Travel with Business cards

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

CONFIRMED: British Airways closes Gatwick short-haul, all flights removed from sale

The end of Rewards? Expedia Group to merge all of its loyalty schemes

News: IHG adds a Maldives resort, good Radisson Scandi offer, £100 cashback at WorldHotels

NEW: Amex Gold sign-up bonus increases to 30,000 points (=30,000 Avios) – should you apply?

Where can you fly with Virgin Points, given the 30,000 points credit card bonus?

Will you earn more Avios from BP or Esso when buying fuel?

Get free Deliveroo Plus if you have Amazon Prime

Get triple Club Eurostar points – worth a 30% rebate

NEW: Get 30,000 Virgin Points sign-up bonus with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card

Planning a trip to New York? Save a fortune in Avios and cash by flying Iberia

IHG is fixing the free night problem on the IHG Rewards Premium credit card

British Airways extends Executive Club elite status – but only for some

British Airways improves lounge benefits for Silver, Gold and GGL Executive Club members

Good new Amex hotel cashback offers released – Marriott, Hyatt, Thistle and more

Get 30,000 Avios with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold until 9th November

NEW: Get a status match between Avis and

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

News: British Airways adds flights to San Diego, Accor relaxes its points expiry rules

EXCLUSIVE: British Airways could close Gatwick short-haul after BALPA pulls pilot ballot

Get an extra Rewards free night stamp on your next stay

New travel rules released – bad news for the unvaccinated, good news for everyone else

BE QUICK: London NFL tickets available via Marriott Bonvoy for ‘buy it now’ redemption

Finnair adds two more long haul routes from Stockholm, bookable on Avios

News: join me on a loyalty podcast, £100 Eastern Airways cashback with Amex

BA adds new Mauritius services for November and December – excellent Avios availability

How to earn Avios from converting your BPme Rewards points

British Airways launches flights to The Azores

Domes of Corfu now bookable via Marriott Bonvoy

Your Hilton status has been extended to 2022 – plus qualification levels cut and elite nights rolled

REGISTER NOW for IHG’s new October – December bonus points promotion

Emirates launches ‘Skywards+’, a PAID loyalty programme. Will other airlines follow?

This is the best card for a miles and points beginner

How a couple can earn 317,875 Avios if they are new to Amex

Amex launches new Membership Rewards spend bonuses for October – check yours

New Amex Platinum holders ARE getting the £200 fine dining restaurant credit

Review: Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London – part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Get up to 10,000 Avios with household, business, medical or landlord insurance, or RAC cover

Arsenal tickets bookable with Emirates or Amex points – VIP prices halved

A disturbing new trend? UK hotels adding a service charge to your room rate

How I got a flat bed on my Iberia flight from London to Madrid

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit cards

What are the best hotel promos for September 2021?

What is the best Virgin Atlantic credit card for you?

Which British Airways European lounges are open?

Earn bonus Avios at NH Hotels and Melia

News: 500,000 BA seats for under £40, get 1000 American Airlines miles with Hyatt

Expecting a refund to your American Express card? Here’s how it impacts your voucher or bonus

Which UK airport lounges are open and accepting Priority Pass?

Four new European Hilton Honors hotels open this week

BA CityFlyer expands at Belfast City Airport

Weird but true – Hilton non-refundable hotel rooms ARE refundable in the US, Mexico and Caribbean

Three follows Vodafone and EE in bringing back mobile roaming charges in Europe

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

A potentially interesting United MileagePlus transfer bonus

Qatar Airways launches new flash sale with double Qpoints – and 5,000 miles for joining Privilege Club

BA adds London City / Southampton to Salzburg – bookable with Avios for February half term

Get IHG Rewards Platinum hotel status with just five nights

Review: the Aloft Madrid Gran Via hotel

Sofitel hotel at Heathrow Terminal 5 reopens to the public – with savings via

News: the Emirates T3 lounge reopens, Hilton opening a 37-room hotel in Santorini

Virgin Atlantic extends Virgin Flying Club status and vouchers – for the fifth time

Does using 2 x ‘new’ 241 BA Amex vouchers for a family of four still make sense?

Review: The Barcelona EDITION hotel – sleek and sophisticated

What Amex sign-up bonuses are you still eligible for?

British Airways adds extra Dubai flights, wide open for Avios at October half term

Is it easier to find Avios seats with the NEW British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher?

Review: W Barcelona, a Marriott Bonvoy hotel

Get a £10 Amazon gift card by signing up to Malaysia Airlines MHgroupbooking for free

Aer Lingus opens its new Dublin lounge and delays the launch of its Manchester to US routes

Avios launches a new ‘first time’ transfer bonus from Nectar

Accor is launching a luxury ‘soft’ hotel brand – its 39th

This is how the new British Airways low cost subsidiary at Gatwick will work

News: new BA CityFlyer routes, Amex transfers to Radisson are back, our Virgin Points winner

Buy Premier League hospitality packages from £70

Expert Medicals removed from UK approved covid test list – is your cheap test worthless?

Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 opens on Sunday

A few photos from the reopened British Airways Concorde Room at Heathrow

Marriott Moments are back at the O2, London and Old Trafford, Manchester

Your first look at the The Booth on Virgin Atlantic’s new leisure A350 fleet

NEW: Huge 60,000 Avios bonus with the relaunched BA Accelerating Business Credit Card

Good suite deal at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes

British Airways Concorde Room lounges reopen

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

How can you earn United Airlines MileagePlus miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn SAS EuroBonus points from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Qatar Airways Privilege Club miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Qantas Points from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Finnair Plus points from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Delta Air Lines SkyMiles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Asia Miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards?

How can you earn Air Canada Aeroplan miles from UK credit cards?

Get 40,000 Avios with the new British Airways Premium Plus American Express Card

Get 10,000 Avios with the new fee-free British Airways American Express Card

Here are the new British Airways American Express card designs – what do you think?

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