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

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

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News: HfP party, Virgin Atlantic pulls Havana, new Kimpton hotels secret password

Iberia to operate some British Airways flights from Heathrow this Summer

Review: The St Regis Venice hotel (Part 1 – the impressive stuff)

Review: The St Regis Venice hotel (Part 2 – where it went wrong)

(SOLD OUT!) Get your Head for Points 10th Birthday Party tickets at noon TODAY

Fly to Oslo on a Boeing 787 with Norse Atlantic from £65 return – or £149 in Premium

How I earned 6,337 Virgin Points from one lunch booked via SquareMeal

ENDS WEDNESDAY: Get a huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus with Amex Platinum

One hour only: get 25 Nectar points per £1 spent at eBay

Got a pre-paid hotel room you can’t use? Do mobile check-in anyway ….

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

Norse Atlantic launching Gatwick to New York flights in August, from £255 return

Airalo review: how to beat mobile roaming charges abroad using travel eSIMs

What you missed on Head for Points last week

Fantastic Cape Town Upper Class reward availability for Winter (inc Christmas) with Virgin Atlantic

Unite balloting on potential BA strike action after ‘secret’ pay rises for new staff

Earn 3,500 Virgin Points when you buy annual travel insurance

Vueling announces two additional routes from London Gatwick

HSBC to add hotel points transfers to its UK loyalty credit cards

4 x Orlando Upper Class reward seats showing for some Summer dates with Virgin Atlantic

How to get a free DragonPass airport lounge membership, worth £68

Virgin Atlantic shake-up: Edinburgh to Barbados dropped, daily Cape Town flights return

Radisson Rewards running a flash redemption sale – save 15% on all rooms

London City Airport gains a new route to Deauville

4pm today: Get £30 luxury hotels in Oxford and Cambridge, plus $30 US deals

American Express launches a £120 Qantas discount

Conrad New York Midtown hotel is no longer ‘all suite’

InterContinental opening a resort in Crete next year

(GONE AGAIN!) 7 nights Virgin Voyages full board cruises for two for 95,000 Virgin Points

SAVE THE DATE: the Head for Points 10th Birthday Party!

The British Airways ‘double Avios’ Gold Priority Reward saga continues

The Accor Summer hotel sale is now on

Newss: Etihad deal to Johannesburg, Iberia domestic flights bookable via the BA website

Three credit cards worth keeping, unused, just for their benefits

Review: the super luxe Park Hyatt New York hotel

Get up to 12,500 Avios for 1.2p each with a subscription to The Spectator

British Airways ‘Gold Upgrade’ vouchers are now valid on American Airlines

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

Your guide to The Ritz-Carlton hotels – history, service and future plans

Good Amex Gold and Plat hotel promo for FHR and The Hotel Collection – but is there a catch?

Get 2,500 Virgin Points by activating Tesco Clubcard auto-conversion

Review: the ‘new’ Sheraton Frankfurt Airport hotel

What you missed on Head for Points last week

How can you maximise the Barclaycard Avios Mastercard upgrade voucher?

We go inside Etihad’s new A350 – what’s it like?

British Airways parent IAG confirms massive Boeing 737 MAX order

Bid for British Grand Prix packages with Marriott Bonvoy

Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge (International Satellite) in Kuala Lumpur

GREAT IHG DEAL: Instant Platinum status plus a simple challenge to get 18 months of Diamond

Shop Small™ with American Express will be returning in June

Spend £10 at Amazon on your Barclaycard and get £10 back

Review: the W Kuala Lumpur hotel

What new airlines can you earn and spend Avios with via Qatar Privilege Club?

Review: Shangri-La Rasa Ria resort, Sabah, Malaysia – a trip to Borneo

(SOLD OUT) 7 nights €2,900 full board Virgin Voyages cruise for two for 95,000 Virgin

Review: I try Malaysia Airlines Business Class to Kuala Lumpur, as the country reopens

Get your ‘3rd night free’ at Hilton’s luxury hotels in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia

How to use your American Express® Business Card to travel better in your free time

Six reasons why you could keep your Amex Gold card after the free first year

Eurostar: Standard Premier vs Business Premier – what’s the difference?

Why crediting Hertz car rentals to IHG One Rewards is surprisingly attractive

Important dates for your diary – offers about to close which you shouldn’t miss

ENDS SUNDAY: Get 50,000 points with Capital on Tap’s best ever card sign-up offer

Review: Eurostar Business Premier from Amsterdam to London St Pancras

Will the UK be the test market for the new Star Alliance credit card?

Why are BA tier points not being given on fully flexible American Airlines tickets?

What you missed on Head for Points last week

Air France reveals its new business class seat – with a door

Marriott Bonvoy releases VIP tickets for more O2 events, including Queen and Alan Partridge

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

BA’s latest Head of Customer Experience resigns – after a year

Dubai news: Emirates PE soon bookable, Jumeirah’s new airport lounge, Accor to run the QE2 hotel

Review: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – what do Andaz hotels have to offer?

You (probably) won’t need to wear a mask when flying to an EU country from Monday

NEW: Earn and spend Avios with Virgin Australia

Thistle, The Clermont and Amba play musical chairs with their London hotel brands

See the British Grand Prix with your Hilton Honors points

The final rail partners leave the Nectar loyalty scheme

LAST CHANCE: Save 30% on SeatSpy ‘First Class’ membership

What is Hyatt Prive?

Elizabeth Line opening date set – but what about trains to Heathrow?

Get an 80% bonus buying IHG One Rewards hotel points

John Lewis suspends applications for its Partnership credit card

LAST CALL for the Nectar Hotels booking bonus, and a reminder of other Nectar travel partners

Get England v India VIP cricket tickets via Hilton Honors

Good tax savings on long-haul Avios 241 redemptions if you start in Dublin

Excellent £100 Hyatt / American Express cashback deal launched

Review: the W Amsterdam hotel

FOUR WEEKS LEFT: Get a huge 60,000 points with Amex Platinum

Should you convert Amex, Heathrow Rewards or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

Why IHG One Rewards ‘bonus points packages’ can get you elite status quickly – and effectively free

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

Get 100 Avios via your BA Amex when you try BA’s ‘Speedbird Cafe’ or pre-order duty free

What are the best hotel promos for May 2022?

What you missed on Head for Points last week

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

Review: I try Eurostar Standard Premier from London to Amsterdam

Look out for convincing BA-branded investment scam emails – linked to data breach?

REGISTER NOW: IHG One Rewards launches a new double, triple or quadruple hotel points offer

Review: the Eurostar London St Pancras Business Premier lounge

Amex Business Platinum vs personal Platinum – what’s the difference?

How do you convert Avios into Nectar points?

What you get when your BA Gatwick flight becomes a Titan Airways Boeing 757

Earn 2,000 Avios with a £54 six bottle wine offer

You can now use Accor’s Suite Night Upgrades online, guaranteed when booking

NEW: Get 50,000 points with Capital on Tap’s best ever card sign-up offer

I finally try a hotel ‘Mobile Key’, and this is what I found

What else does Barclays Premier offer apart from Avios?

Qantas confirms non-stop London to Sydney flights from 2025

LAST CHANCE: Get 40,000 points and Gold status with the Marriott Bonvoy Amex

News: get 4375 Avios with pet insurance, save £250 on Virgin Holidays

How to earn Avios from Barclays Premier via savings WITHOUT switching banks

IHG One Rewards cuts the cost of Mr & Mrs Smith hotel redemptions

Topping up’ Marriott Bonvoy hotel free night certificates is now possible

Why Barclays Avios Rewards is great for the solo traveller

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