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

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InterContinental O2 scraps its £30 pool fee following our coverage

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

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

NEW: Get 1,000 bonus points (625 Avios) with Nectar Hotels bookings

Malaysia removes all covid testing requirements from 1st May

Hyatt’s two new London Stratford hotels are open

How to earn Avios in Aer Lingus AerClub – including earning Avios from flying United Airlines

NEW: Earn Avios from car rentals with Hertz, Europcar and Sixt

News: BA leasing Boeing 757s from Titan for Gatwick, Cathay resumes daily London flights

Shangri-La Circle launches today, replacing Golden Circle – what has changed?

Should British Airways Executive Club introduce Lifetime Silver status?

Our review of Aspire Rewards – and how Priority Pass lounge visits count

News: British Airways closes Houston lounge, Virgin returns to Havana, Courtyard Exeter opens

Good new Amex hotel cashback offers released – 2 x Marriott (up to 37% back!), LHW and more

Southampton Airport to finally reopen its lounge

InterContinental London The O2 adds a £30 pool fee

How has British Airways been hit by Boeing’s 777X and 787 problems?

Help us update our crowdsourced list of Amex Membership Rewards points transfer times

Review: Hotel Indigo, Birmingham

Should you get the Marriott Bonvoy American Express for Gold Elite status?

Review: Le Meridien Hamburg hotel – my first big win from a Marriott ‘Suite Night Award’

What is the best Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefit? And what are they?

Get up to an extra 20% off – and earn Avios – during the Bicester Village Private Sale

Top tips for anyone with two British passports

Save 25% and earn double points in the new Radisson hotel sale

News: get FA Cup Final tickets with Emirates miles, Air Canada adds Manchester-Toronto flights

Review: the Emirates lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal

Love cookies? Get an exclusive 30,000 points Amex Gold sign-up bonus if you do

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

Good news – spend on IHG’s UK hotel credit cards WILL continue to count for status

Get a unique Hilton Honors redemption at Old Trafford cricket ground

Manchester Airport tries again to reopen Terminal 3, with British Airways moving back

Get a 25% bonus on hotel points transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

Review: the Aspire Lounge at Belfast City Airport

British Airways extends Executive Club elite status – for Gold members only

What happens when British Airways loses your luggage or leaves it behind?

60,000 AMEX POINTS: What is the best use of your American Express Platinum sign-up bonus?

No more masks on flights to and from the United States

My first Hyatt Globalist stay, at Grand Hyatt Berlin

Goodbye Jurys Inn – entire hotel chain to be rebranded this year

Now bookable: see Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates miles

Ritz Carlton Reserve joins Marriott Bonvoy, finally

60,000 POINTS BONUS: If you cancel Platinum, the Amex Rewards Card will keep your points alive

A BA Amex 241 companion voucher question I can’t answer – any takers?

Review: the No1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport

60,000 BONUS POINTS: Why Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the best Amex Platinum benefits

Get 20,000 Virgin Points by opening a Virgin Money current account

Review: KLM’s Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

60,000 POINTS BONUS: Why American Express Platinum gets you into more lounges than you think

REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches new ‘double and triple points’ promo to 5th September

60,000 POINTS BONUS: Are the four free American Express Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

IHG One Rewards is here – what do we think? (Part 1 – earning points and status)

IHG One Rewards is here – what do we think? (Part 2 – new status benefits)

IHG One Rewards is here – what do we think? (Part 3 – Milestone Rewards)

Flybe is back – and I was on the first flight!

GREAT VALUE: 12 nights full board Virgin Voyages cruise for two for 80,000 Virgin Points!

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

See the Monaco Grand Prix with your Marriott Bonvoy points

Review: The House, Barbados – a Marriott Bonvoy all-inclusive resort

No Stansted Express from Liverpool Street or airport trains from London Victoria over Easter

What are Club Eurostar points worth in 2022? We do the maths

Review: Sandals Royal Barbados resort – all-inclusive heaven or hell?

Driverless pods are back at Terminal 5 for the car park and the Thistle hotel

Get 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards hotel points, worth £10, with your first app booking

Get 1,000 bonus Bonvoy points per night with Marriott Homes & Villas

Review: we try Aer Lingus business class from Manchester to Barbados

Save 30% on SeatSpy ‘First Class’ membership

Earn 60% bonus Avios with Avis car rentals

See Queen’s Club tennis with Emirates Skywards miles

650 points for HfP readers when you sign up to Swapi

How to get a second British passport for business reasons

Good short-haul Business Class sale with Lufthansa and SWISS

Aer Lingus relaunches Philadelphia with more US routes to come

Flying long-haul on British Airways with a baby – how is it?

Is a British Airways ‘double Avios’ promotion on the way?

British Airways drops Bangkok and other Asia routes for the Winter

News: no Heathrow tubes over Easter, save £30 on selected Virgin Atlantic US routes

Review: the InterContinental Amstel hotel, Amsterdam

News: new BA Amex / BA offer, 100% bonus buying IHG points, new Qatar Airways promo

Get 4,500 bonus points if you (or your partner?) are a new Hilton Honors member

The world’s best First Class seat returns to the UK …. to London Stansted

Accor brings back its excellent Taste of London redemptions

Eurostar reopens its cocktail bars – and Rhys names a drink!

Review: The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife – five star luxury in the Canary Islands

Virgin Atlantic introduces wine and cognac tastings in The Booth on its new A350 aircraft

BA news: Avios 2023 peak/off-peak analysis, Jersey flights to remain at Heathrow

JetBlue will launch its new London to Boston flights in July

Why the Competition & Markets Authority won’t renew the AA / BA transatlantic JV until 2026

Finnair launches Mumbai flights, bookable on Avios

Free IHG hotel rooms for grandparents, and possibly other family members

Get free afternoon tea at Marriott County Hall if you are called Elizabeth

Blow to Irish Avios collectors as SuperValu Real Rewards ends its partnership

Get £100 back on £200 of Eastern Airways flights with American Express

NEW: Get 25,000 bonus Avios with the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Review: Le Meridien hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

How to boost your Amex spend by using PayPal for online purchases

Review: Courtyard London Gatwick Airport hotel, part of Marriott Bonvoy

Rotterdam Airport gets a lounge

Vueling launches new routes from the UK

Accor loses its three UK MGallery hotels – but they’ll still recognise your membership

Etihad’s A350 takes its first flight, unveiling its Club Suite-cloned business seat

Marriott news: W Algarve opening, Hurlingham tennis tickets, ‘buy points’ bonus ending

What are the best hotel promos for April 2022?

Why the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard is the best cashback credit card for most people

Get FA Cup semi final tickets with Emirates Skywards miles

Are Mastercard World Elite credit cards swapping from Lounge Key to DragonPass?

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

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