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

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News in brief:

HfP 10th birthday party sold out!

The Head for Points 10th birthday party on 21st June sold out in 7 minutes yesterday.

We’d like to say sorry to everyone who missed out. We genuinely had no idea what the demand would be like, especially with ‘work from home’ now being more common. It took us three days to sell 500 tickets for the Christmas 2019 party and we thought we’d be lucky if we did the same this time.

Congratulations to everyone who got a ticket. We will do our best to make it a great night. See you on the 21st.

Virgin Atlantic to drop flights to Havana

Virgin Atlantic cancels flights to Havana – before they start

Last month, Virgin Atlantic announced it would re-instate flights to Havana from November. This month, however, it appears to have changed its mind.

Passengers who were booked on the service got the following email last week:

“We’re disappointed to confirm that due to the unique complexities of Cuban operations, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw plans to start London Heathrow – Havana services.”

It’s not entirely clear what these ‘unique complexities are, and Virgin won’t tell us ….

Kimpton’s new Summer secret social password

Kimpton fancies itself as one of the cooler IHG brands, and part of that involves something it calls a secret ‘social password’. This is is intended to get you extra perks when you stay at the brand.

These secret passwords are valid seasonally and shared on social media, and can involve anything from free drinks, parking, breakfast or an upgrade – the choice varies by hotel. All you have to do is mention the password at check-in.

The latest password, which is valid until the 5th September, is ‘stay cool’. Let us know if it gets you anything worthwhile.


IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August.  You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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