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Here’s the full HfP index of articles for January 2022

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Here is a full list of the articles we published in January 2022.  Click through to read them in full:

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COMPETITION: Win a Tumi suitcase worth £955 with Snoop and HfP (and get £5 for entering)

Review: the Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

How to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

Get a £10 Deliveroo voucher with new loyalty wallet app Swapi

Is British Airways now refunding Future Travel Vouchers which include 2-4-1 vouchers?

The new Aspire lounge in Manchester Airport Terminal 2 is finally opening

Review: the British Airways Galleries First lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

The easy way to use Avios to get to Australia and New Zealand

Review: the British Airways Galleries Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

Get Hilton Honors Diamond to March 2024 after just 12 nights with a new status match

Goodbye JFK Concorde Room: British Airways and American are joining forces in New York

News: 10% off Virgin Holidays, 10% off at Harvey Nichols, Kimpton opens in Koh Samui

Here’s Lufthansa’s new premium economy seat, with a fixed-shell design

Is American Airlines finally opening a Flagship First lounge at Heathrow?

LAST CALL: Earn up to 300,000 Avios with Nutmeg

We missed a trick … the new IHG Rewards ‘double points’ bonus is ELITE QUALIFYING

What is a W Hotel? Everything you need to know about the ‘coolest’ hotel brand

REGISTER NOW for Marriott’s new ‘1000 bonus points and double elite nights’ promotion

Get £150 American Express cashback with Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Has Tesco blocked Pay+ debit cards from paying HMRC?

Choose your Avios / Nectar auto-convert deal: 2x Nectar points at Sainsbury’s or win 50,000 Avios

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

Marriott Bonvoy releases tickets for more concerts at the O2 in London

It’s the last day for the British Airways and BA Holidays sale

How to use the American Express Business Cards to improve your business travel

Good news – ‘Day 2’ travel testing to end on 11th February

Still need to pay your January tax bill? Use Billhop to earn Avios

Get 30,000 Membership Rewards points for upgrading Amex Green or Gold Charge to Platinum

Lufthansa is closing in on Italy’s ITA – your SkyTeam status match could become Star Alliance

Why Barclays Avios Rewards is great for the solo traveller

Review: the Courtyard Glasgow Airport hotel, part of Marriott Bonvoy

Virgin Atlantic launches codeshare with LATAM – what does it mean for you?

Iberia Express to operate British Airways flights from Gatwick this Summer

Aer Lingus confirms that Manchester – Barbados flights will return for Winter 2022

Virgin Atlantic returns to Tobago

NEW OFFER: Get 20,000 IHG points after two nights when you join InterContinental Ambassador

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

Vueling boosts Paris and renews three Spanish routes from Cardiff (bookable on Avios)

BOOK NOW: the first BA Euroflyer Gatwick routes for Winter 2022 are available

Vueling expands sharply at London Gatwick, adding five new Spanish routes

REMINDER: Get points worth 30,000 Avios with Capital on Tap’s SME Visa card

How safe is home-swapping during covid?

REGISTER NOW: IHG Rewards launches a new double points hotel bonus for Spring

IHG Rewards is relaunching in March with new tiers – what will change?

News: win a £700 voucher with Virgin Atlantic, get 25% off No1 Lounges

New W Hotel to open on Greece’s Costa Navarino this year

Got Amex Plat? Join the new Harvey Nichols Rewards scheme and save even more

NEW: Get a 45,000 Avios bonus with British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card

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

Get IHG Rewards Platinum hotel status with just five nights

Is MeliaRewards moving to revenue based redemptions from May?

Paying HMRC? Clubcard Pay+ is now open to all and earns points on tax

Review: the Park Hyatt Vienna hotel, a new favourite

Shangri-La devalues, and rebrands, as it moves to revenue based redemptions

What is the best Virgin Atlantic credit card for you?

News: British Airways launches a short haul sale, Eastern Airways launches Humberside to Jersey

Caffe Nero redemptions are back at Nectar – a good way to spend Avios

New Etihad sale – from £1,499 ex-UK in Business or €1,199 from Europe

News: is a British Airways / Avianca partnership coming?, get 6250 Avios with pet insurance

Marriott Bonvoy to scrap ‘Travel Package’ redemptions next week

Hans Airways – the UK’s smallest, newest airline – will start long-haul flights in 2022

Get an extra £150 off Upper Class flights to Boston, New York and Orlando in the Virgin Atlantic sale

It’s a miracle – you can finally move Avios between BA and Iberia if you have a household account

Emirates releases some (overpriced) Arsenal VIP packages for Skywards miles

Get 5,000 Avios as a sign-up bonus with the Aer Lingus credit card

New Avios routes are coming to Belfast City Airport

NOW WITH 2% CASHBACK: the Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card for SME’s and sole traders

Save 15% on all Radisson Rewards hotel redemptions this week

The excellent Cathay Pacific lounges in Heathrow Terminal 3 are open

What is the best way to spend your Nectar points?

British Airways adds six new routes from London City for Summer 2022, bookable now

Get a FREE helicopter transfer when you book a British Airways short break in Monaco

Hotel news: get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points, new Radisson sale launched

Hyatt takes two more London hotels from IHG

Is Nectar’s hotel booking site a good way of earning Avios?

Can you do a Virgin Atlantic tier point run on Singapore Airlines?

Get 2,000 bonus Avios with a new British Airways American Express promotion

Virgin Atlantic confirms launch of Austin flights

Your questions on our 30,000 points Capital on Tap Visa offer answered

NEW: Get £100 per year of Harvey Nichols credit with Amex Platinum

Big news: BA changes the rules AGAIN on how many tier points you will need to retain status

What does a £1.79 Wizz Air flight get you? I try it out

Qatar Airways launches 25th anniversary flight sale – fare deals and bonus miles

NEW OFFER: Get 725 Avios with your first fill at a BP garage

Air France and KLM launch a business class sale

£1,699 to Dubai in Emirates Business Class in the January sale

Very generous ‘bonus Avios’ offer from eBay

IHG to open a luxury Six Senses beach resort in Dubai in 2024

Singapore Airlines launches flights from Milan to Barcelona

Virgin Atlantic: launching Austin?, reopens arrivals lounge, extends rebooking policy, launches sale

Save up to £300 as BA Holidays launches new discounts

Pick up a Randox ‘Day 2’ test at your local PayPoint store – but you are overpaying

Don’t forget the 4-day Jubilee Bank Holiday in June 2022

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

How can you earn Nectar points? (Part 1 – non-financial)

How can you earn Nectar points? (Part 2 – financial)

Get 5,000 bonus points if you (or your partner?) are a new Hilton Honors member

Government scraps pre-arrival covid testing and ‘Day 2’ PCR tests

It’s back! Earn up to 300,000 Avios with Nutmeg

Wizz Air announces 14 new Gatwick routes to compete with BA Euroflyer – but what’s it like?

Why our Capital on Tap Visa 30,000 points promo may work for you even if you can’t spend £5,000

NEW: Get points worth 30,000 Avios with Capital on Tap’s SME Visa card

What is an Avios point worth?

Still got the Amex Gold charge card? Swap to the Gold credit card and save £140

Which hotel chains offer lifetime status? (and the British Airways lifetime status criteria revealed)

Match your British Airways Gold or Silver card to Star Alliance Gold via TAP

Review: The Royal hotel at the Atlantis Bahamas resort

Get 30,000 Membership Rewards points with the Amex International $/€ Cards

Review: The Cove hotel at the Atlantis Bahamas resort

What are the 2022 peak and off-peak Avios flight dates?

Review: the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Nassau hotel

Accor Diamond? Get a FREE 72-hour weekend car rental from Europcar

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