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

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Head for Points article index

BOOK NOW: British Airways launches Gatwick flights for next Summer – wide open for Avios

British Airways launches Paphos flights for Summer 2023 – wide open for Avios

No more Avios from Laithwaites Wine as the British Airways partnership ends

Review: the family-friendly Le Méridien Ile Maurice resort, Mauritius

Review: How does the Jumeirah One hotel loyalty scheme work?

How I successfully applied for Global Entry to get fast track US immigration

News: British Airways pre-order duty free deals, £100 Amex / Emirates cashback offer

Vueling launches three new Spanish routes from London Gatwick

What are Hilton Honors hotel points worth?

Double tier points from the BA Holidays promotion are (finally) starting to post

Review: the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Yes, you can use a railcard on Stansted Express

How to use a BA Amex 241 companion voucher to book an Avios flight – a beginners guide

What are Accor Live Limitless hotel points worth?

What are the best IHG One Rewards hotels at London Heathrow Airport?

News: good Marriott Amex offer, 30% discount on Hyatt points, 75% bonus on IHG points

Review: the Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort in Flic-en-Flac

How to get to Mauritius using air miles, as we begin our series on the island

Review: the British Airways First Class lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

Cathay Pacific launches its new loyalty scheme

Changes to the British Airways overnight bag drop rules

Elizabeth Line trains will run direct to Heathrow from November

Get up to 25% off Qatar Airways flights and 2,500 bonus Avios

Review: The Thief hotel, Oslo

BOOK NOW: Wide open Avios seats to The Maldives, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Buenos Aires

NEW: Amex Business Platinum adds a £200 ANNUAL travel credit

How I saved 71% on my Oslo hotel with Choice Privileges points

Flybe drops Heathrow to Leeds Bradford for Newquay, launches nine new routes

Is Dublin JetBlue’s next transatlantic destination?

Lots of one-way business class flights from New York to Zurich for 50,000 Virgin Points plus $6

Review: flying to Oslo from Gatwick in Norse Atlantic Premium – from £149 return on a 787

Get big savings on No1 Lounges with a Virgin Atlantic offer

Bid for a Frieze art fair VIP pass with Marriott Bonvoy

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

Most regional UK Marriott hotels to rebrand as Delta this Autumn – what’s going on?

Who has the best premium economy – Virgin Atlantic, British Airways or Norse Atlantic?

Review: the My Lounge airport lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

SUNDAY ONLY: Bid for a great Reading Festival VIP package, inc hotel, with IHG One Rewards

When is it worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card?

News: British Airways adds Grenoble flights, get 10% off Enterprise car rentals

Review: the new Hyatt Regency Stratford hotel, London

NEW: 40,000 points Amex Platinum bonus for people who don’t qualify for a Platinum bonus

News: did you sign up for our BA Prepaid Mastercard offer?, earn 8x Avios at eBay

Miles & More extends expiry protection for ex-payment card holders

Listen to Radio 4’s “Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer”

REGISTER NOW: Hilton Honors launches new bonus points promo to 31st December

Review: Is the new, FREE, O2 Roam Freely Lounge at Gatwick North any good?

Air France extends its direct service to Nice into Winter – book on Virgin Points

Review: the Moxy NYC Chelsea, New York, hotel – a good mid-range option

How does the Hertz car rental benefit for Amex Gold cardholders work?

World of Hyatt launches its new Autumn bonus points promotion

Here are some pictures of the new Plaza Premium lounge at Edinburgh airport

IT’S BACK, BE QUICK: Many IHG hotels showing at half price or less for points!

Get Sinead’s £2,000 hotel suite at The Athenee in Bangkok for just 87,000 Marriott points!

Review: the British Airways arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5

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

How to check the balance of your British Airways eVoucher online

Plaza Premium Edinburgh airport lounge opens today

Hotel Indigo Birmingham rebrands

Heathrow passenger cap to be extended to 29th October

Review: we fly Norse Atlantic’s Premium cabin from London Gatwick to New York

Let’s clear up the confusion over the tier points needed to earn or renew BA status this year

Fly Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 business class – from Manchester to Geneva!

Which British Airways lounges have pre-flight dining?

Review: One Hundred Shoreditch hotel, London – currently with £60 Amex cashback

Get 1,000 bonus points per night with a new Radisson Rewards hotel promotion

Review: the Principal York hotel – fool me once, fool me twice

Get a 100% bonus buying Flying Blue miles

News: win a trip to Spaceport Cornwall, get a 25% bonus when you buy Marriott points

Hyatt’s Magma Resort Santorini opens

Virgin Red launches a new 2,500 points Tesco Clubcard conversion bonus

British Airways launches flights to Aruba and Georgetown

Get double Rewards stamps on your next stay up to 31st October

O2 opens a FREE airport lounge at Gatwick’s North Terminal for its customers

British Airways adds Lyon flights back to the Heathrow schedule

A Hotel Indigo is coming to Barbados

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

BOOK NOW: more BA Caribbean flights for Spring 2023 loaded and wide open for Avios

BOOK NOW: Gatwick ski flights for Winter 2022 / Spring 2023 loaded and wide open for Avios

Get great value Reading and Leeds Festival VIP packages with IHG One Rewards

Virgin Atlantic to introduce fees for ‘preferred’ premium economy seating

Why using Virgin Points on ANA is the best way to use air miles to get to Japan

A second The Ritz-Carlton debuts in Manhattan

How to upgrade your British Airways flights using American Airlines miles

easyJet stops invitations to its semi-secret ‘Flight Club’ – and what happened to its loyalty scheme?

You DO earn Avios flying between the UK and USA on JetBlue – take a look

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

(DEAL DEAD) BE QUICK: Most IHG hotels showing at half price or less for points!

Use Railcards on Heathrow Express trains and pay from £3.65 one way

EXCLUSIVE: Cornercard scraps plans for a new UK Miles & More credit card

Review: the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Do you know the expiry rules for your Avios and other airline miles?

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

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

Get up to 5x Nectar points (= 5x Avios) with office supplies from Viking

Is Pestana Guest Club worth joining?

Now bookable: Virgin Atlantic’s new A330neo and the new Upper Class seat

Edinburgh’s Plaza Premium lounge opens on 1st September – save 15% on entry

Get a 80%-100% bonus buying Hilton points – and the cap is doubled

Earn 7x your normal Avios at eBay this week

Hyatt’s 7Pines Resort Sardinia is now open

American Express Platinum is now a credit card – should existing cardholders switch?

How does the Scandic Friends loyalty programme work?

AMAZING DEAL: 7 nights Virgin Voyages full board cruises for two for 115,000 Virgin Points

BIGGEST EVER BONUS: Get a huge 60,000 points + £200 travel credit with Amex Platinum

End of an era as American Express retires its iconic ‘Green’ card

Get 2,000 Avios with a new British Airways American Express Premium Plus offer

EXTENDED: BA stops selling tickets for ALL Heathrow short-haul flights until 15th August

You can now pay £6 to reserve the Club Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5

What are the best hotel promos for August 2022?

British Airways stops selling tickets for ALL short-haul flights from Heathrow until 8th August

Priority Pass adds two new Heathrow ‘lounges’ you can’t access via Amex – is this sustainable?

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and night credit when you book multiple rooms?

Review: the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

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