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

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

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We go on board the first Virgin Voyages cruise ship, Scarlet Lady

How to earn Avios points when you stay with Airbnb – up to 6 points per £1

Book an exclusive ‘3-4-2’ offer at InterContinental, Regent and Kimpton hotels

What are the best value British Airways On Business points redemptions vs Avios?

Get 500 bonus Accor points, worth €10, when you link your Flying Blue account and do one stay

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

Get your ‘3rd night free’ at Hilton’s luxury hotels in Europe, and ‘4th night free’ in the Middle East

What is the British Airways On Business points redemption chart?

10 new hotels where your Marriott Bonvoy American Express card could take you in 2022

My Curve Metal mobile phone insurance pays out

Get double Marriott Bonvoy points on ‘Homes & Villas’ rentals

Should you redeem your Emirates Skywards frequent flyer miles on easyJet?!

Here are 10 new Hilton hotels you’ll want to visit in 2022

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

Why you should use AwardWallet to track your frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points

Seven Avios secrets you probably don’t know

Get GHA Discovery Platinum hotel status for just £16

Get 500 bonus Accor Live Limitless hotel points, worth €10, on your January and February stays

Review: we visit Hilton’s new Canopy London City hotel

News: win a stay at the Shangri-La London hotel, we hit 20 million annual page views

BA Holidays tightens its payment terms

How does Marriott Bonvoy ‘Points Advance’ – booking rooms without having the points – work?

British Airways launches its Winter flight sale – what is worth a look?

BA Holidays extends its ‘double tier points’ offer but tightens Covid cancellation rules

Get a good deal at Melia’s UK INNSiDE hotels

European Union will refuse to accept vaccination certificates after nine months

The Millennium Hilton New York Downtown hotel is leaving the brand

Get a 20% bonus on Small Luxury Hotels gift cards

Is a Plaza Premium or Virgin Atlantic lounge coming to Edinburgh Airport?

LAST CALL: Apply for 60,000 free Avios worth £480+ if you are an NHS employee

BIG NEWS: British Airways extends Executive Club elite status – for some – and reduced tier points

The free IHG Rewards credit card is closed to new applicants – what now?

News: easyJet returns to Southend, Luton Hoo resort sold, Hilton Athens to be redeveloped

LAST DAY: Get up to 60% extra when you buy Virgin Points

Get £45 of free snacks with new Amex ‘100% cashback’ offers

BA is cancelling and refunding some Future Travel Vouchers – is your 2-4-1 voucher still protected?

How to earn Virgin Atlantic Silver and Gold status flying with KLM and Air France

NEW: Get 50%-100% bonus Avios and lower fees on FX transfers with Midpoint

You can, effectively, buy British Airways Gold and Silver status from Finnair – is it worth it?

Review: the American Express Centurion lounge at Virgin’s New York JFK Terminal 4

Arsenal tickets bookable with Emirates or Amex points – but no VIP packages

Review: the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at New York JFK Terminal 4

Aer Lingus Regional will relaunch in March 2022 – here are the new (Avios bookable) routes

The last ever A380 is delivered to Emirates

Moxy Manchester City hotel opens in Spinningfields

Qantas to launch DIRECT flights from Rome to Perth

News: win 10,000 Avios with British Airways, United Airlines lounge at Heathrow reopens

Accor Live Limitless Diamond member? Your €100 of food and spa vouchers are here

Points or miles expired? New loyalty app Swapi will reimburse you!

Heathrow increases its passenger charge to £30.19 per person from next month

British Airways adds new A380 routes to the US and Canada, with good Avios availability

REGISTER NOW: Hilton launches new bonus points promotion for January to April stays

IAG’s plan to buy Air Europa is dead – for now

Lufthansa launches huge UK sale – Dubai £799, Cape Town £1199, Maldives £1399

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace hotel rebranding

No1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport reopens today

Save 15% on easyJet Plus membership

BOOK NOW: 35 new British Airways Gatwick routes bookable for cash and Avios

‘Red List’ scrapped – but pre- and post-travel testing to remain

Amazon launches £34.99 Day 2 PCR tests, processed at its own laboratory

British Airways (re-)launches flights to Portland and Pittsburgh

How expatriates in the UK can earn 100,000 Avios points by joining Citigold Expat

Virgin Atlantic gets £400 million lifeline from Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines

How a HfP reader ended up in a Singapore ‘facility’ for four days despite negative PCR tests

Review: how is Marriott’s new Courtyard London City Airport hotel?

BA’s 60,000 Avios giveaway now open to ALL NHS employees in the UK

Get an 80% bonus buying IHG Rewards points

Register now for the new World of Hyatt promotion

Is easyJet Plus worth the annual membership fee?

Review: the Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport hotel

Qantas and Emirates re-open their UK airport lounges

News: get yourself a Virgin Atlantic salt and pepper sets, HfP party at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

How to book a low cost ‘day room’ at a Hilton hotel

Get £50 Amex cashback on a £500 Bond Street spend – capped at 2,000 people

Marriott opens W Rome hotel

IHG’s new ‘Vignette’ chain signs three 5-star European hotels

Review: the Barclaycard Premium Plus business credit card

20 days to claim your free Dell products via Amex Business Gold and Platinum

Close to higher Bonvoy status? Should you get the Marriott Amex for 15 elite night credits?

Is Virgin Money planning a Curve-style product?

Hyatt opening hotels in Santorini and Sardinia in 2022

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

Earn double Accor Live Limitless points on December stays

Fly to Dubai in British Airways Club Suite for €1,188 (£1,009)

Finnair adds more new routes for 2022 – and you can use Avios on them

Is the new PizzaExpress Club loyalty scheme worth joining? (Yes – free dough balls!)

What are the best hotel promos for December 2021?

Review: how is Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy cabin on the A350?

Win a big pile of goodies in a Gatwick Airport competition

FCA removes the ’90 day’ rule for open banking transactions

App In The Air launches its new Digital Health Passport

Want Avios reward flights? These BA routes have the most Avios seats in Business and First

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but transferring airline miles is bad)

Save 20% on Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotel bookings with new ‘Dream Deals’ sale

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

How to earn Avios when you fly United Airlines – at higher rates than BA for Economy

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

UK introduces pre-departure Covid tests from Tuesday 7th

STARTS TODAY: Save up to £25 with American Express Shop Small for Christmas 2021

BIG BONUS: Get up to 60% extra when you buy Virgin Points

Can you convert Club Eurostar points to Avios?

Switzerland removes the quarantine requirement for UK visitors

Randox forced to changes its business practices by the Competition & Markets Authority

Are you a mug to pay £3,700 for ‘Red List’ hotel quarantine if you have miles and points?

Review: the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

Funky new American Express Platinum card designs …. but not for the UK

United Airlines to resume its US services from Edinburgh

USA will now insist on a covid test taken within 1 day of departure

France to require a PCR or antigen test for all UK arrivals from Saturday

How does the British Airways Best Price Guarantee work?

Should you transfer Club Eurostar points to Accor Live Limitless for the 20% bonus?

Review: inside Melia’s new INNSiDE Newcastle hotel

Why are most 3 hour ‘rapid PCR’ tests NOT valid for UK arrivals testing?

News: Turnberry to leave Marriott, £300 easyJet Holidays and £100 Mandarin Oriental cashback

Book a good value Radisson ‘Park, Dream and Fly’ package at Heathrow

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