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

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

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Which countries will now accept the NHS covid vaccination app?

Review: the Waldorf Astoria Berlin hotel

LAST CHANCE: Get a huge 60,000 points bonus with Amex Platinum

Melia opening the luxury ME Barcelona hotel next month

LAST CHANCE: Get 40,000 Avios with the new British Airways Premium Plus American Express

British Airways Executive Club ‘unavailable’ for 3 days in November

The InterContinental Barcelona hotel is now open

Radisson Rewards extends your status to February 2023

Aer Lingus scraps flights from Manchester to Boston – before they even launch

Emirates brings the A380 back to London Gatwick

United to move to 22 Heathrow flights to the USA per day

Review: the Plaza Premium lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

Air Passenger Duty shaken up in the Budget – are you a winner or a loser?

BIG NEWS: Marriott Bonvoy is introducing dynamic award pricing

Your Marriott Bonvoy status and vouchers are being extended – this is how

Revealed: the British Airways flights moving to Terminal 3 in two weeks

Review: JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Business Bay, Dubai

Join me at ‘Loyalty Summit’ in London on 18th November – for free

Here are the vaccination and testing rules for USA travel from 8th November

Finnair slashes taxes to £30 in Business on many long-haul Avios redemptions

Get 5,500+ Avios or Virgin Points with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the Marriott Bonvoy free breakfast benefit

Review: Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai – the highlight of my trip

Have you walked the tunnel between Heathrow T5, T5B and T5C?

‘Frequent Flyer – The Video’ – the best 20 minute film ever made about air miles

Are you waiting for your double tier points from BA Holidays? – and a reminder of how it works

Get £100 cashback on £400 Amex Travel spend

British Airways news: more lounges open, BA and Kenya Airways launch codeshare

ENDS SOON: Get 10,000 Avios with the free British Airways American Express card

Review: Sheraton Grand Dubai hotel – what is a ‘new style’ Sheraton like?

Buy hospitality seats in the Amex VIP box for Brighton games

Barbados scraps ‘on arrival’ PCR covid testing

BOOK NOW: Lots of Club World Avios seats to the Maldives & Mauritius for Oct-Dec, even next week

easyJet has opened its first airport lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal

London gains a Hyatt as Crowne Plaza The City rebrands

The Club Aspire lounge at Gatwick North has closed for good

Review: W Dubai The Palm hotel – how is it?

The CAA proposes new fees for using Heathrow – and airlines are not happy

Get a free hotel night worth £150 if you join IHG Rewards and do two cheap stays

Plaza Premium lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 wins award

Aer Lingus joins British Airways Holidays

Date set for the new Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport Terminal 2

Manchester to gain a YOTEL as the Qbic hotel rebrands

Ibis opens two new hotels near London Heathrow Terminal 5

Get 100 free Miles & More miles with “My World Challenge”

Who has the best premium economy seat and product – Virgin Atlantic or British Airways?

Review: the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

Register now for Radisson’s new double points promotion

What is the best Star Alliance credit card?

Restaurants going missing from the list for the American Express Platinum £200 dining credit

InterContinental is opening a luxury beach resort in Ras Al-Khaimah in February

Here are the full guidelines for the new Day 2 lateral flow tests

News: I’m in ‘The Club’, get £40 off Finnair (and British Airways?) flights

Buy Premier League hospitality football packages from £36

Get 1,000 Avios or other miles with a Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus

Official: UK tourists can visit the United States from 8th November

Save 25% on the annual fee for the HSBC Premier World Elite credit card – worth it?

British Airways launches a new flight and holiday sale to the US

News: Virgin Atlantic boosts South African services, 100% bonus buying Hilton points

BREAKING: PCR tests scrapped from 24th October for those returning to England

NOW BOOKABLE: British Airways A380 flights to Frankfurt and Madrid

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

Join Marriott Bonvoy for a meal at Darjeeling Express

American Express changes the rules over your £5 Deliveroo credits

LAST DAY: Win a $500 Marriott Bonvoy gift card with HfP to celebrate ‘Week of Wonders’

Is it worth converting Emirates Skywards miles INTO Heathrow Rewards points?

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

How to use or transfer a small Avios balance from a friend

IT’S OPEN: See inside the American Express Centurion Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

You can no longer book Hilton hotels with Tesco Clubcard points from January

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

Save 30% on SeatSpy ‘First Class’ membership – Avios data now updated every 35-40 minutes

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

Cape Town showing some pre-Christmas Avios availability in First and Club

Review: SWISS Business Class to Dubai on an A330

Which hotels don’t give Avios but DO let you earn Virgin Points?

Qantas confirms non-stop London flights will restart on 14th November – to Darwin, not Perth

Book NOW to avoid World of Hyatt ‘peak’ room pricing for 2022 stays

Why Barclays Avios Rewards and Virgin credit cards are great for solo travellers

Review: the SWISS Senator Lounge at Zurich Terminal E

Bid on special ‘Week of Wonders’ Marriott auctions – and the WoW offers we missed

Is it worth spending your Avios on wine and champagne via

How can you maximise the Barclays Avios Rewards upgrade voucher?

Book Avios-earning £1,040 Finnair business flights to Bangkok – or £835 ex-Stockholm

Get up to $300 hotel credit when you book luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels during ‘Week of Wonders’

Get a 55% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy hotel points as part of ‘Week of Wonders’

‘Red List’ cut sharply from 54 countries to just seven from next Monday

More BA Avios seats to Dubai and Miami released for December, including First, on the A380

BREAKING: BALPA accepts new British Airways Gatwick proposal by a huge majority

‘British Airways cannot be forced to refund flights you missed during lockdown’ – Government report

Save on Marriott Bonvoy redemptions as ‘Week of Wonders’ returns

Got a Marriott credit card? Get 2,000 bonus points on your next stay with ‘Week of Wonders’

Shangri-La Golden Circle launches a 50% off redemption sale

Hotel deals: IHG launches ‘Stay Longer’ offer, Radisson launches a new sale

Book now: BA adds extra Dubai flights over Christmas and New Year, wide open for Avios

Good Etihad business class sale to a Dubai bus stop (!) from €739 or £1,093

Got an SME? Capital On Tap shakes up its (indirectly Avios-earning) Visa credit cards

You can keep earning Avios and BA tier points on Emirates as the Qantas JV is extended

SkyTeam and Malaysia Airlines lounges in Terminal 4 will not re-open

What are the best hotel promos for October 2021?

Get 500 free Lufthansa Miles & More miles instantly when you download the app

EXCLUSIVE: British Airways is bringing 5 x A380 aircraft back, starting with Frankfurt and Madrid

How do the England travel rules change today?

Review: Lufthansa Business Class lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

British Airways may return to Gatwick as pilots vote on an improved offer

How to earn Virgin Points via Tesco Clubcard when buying fuel or food at Esso

Earn double Virgin Points with WorldHotels – and save £100 with Amex

Aer Lingus announces a big expansion at Belfast City Airport

Review: the spellbinding Jumeirah Port Soller hotel, Mallorca

Creation cancelling credit cards which have been used with a Curve Card

Qatar Airways cleans up at the 2021 Skytrax awards – but BA picks up three

American Express launches new bonus points offers

Emirates to relaunch flights from London Gatwick Airport in December

British Airways has started moving Gatwick flights to Heathrow

Your guide to the BA ‘On Business’ SME loyalty programme and BA Amex Business Card

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